Library

Welcome to the monarch library! Our goal is to include all peer-reviewed articles on monarch biology with links to sites that will give you the easiest direct access to each article. Please contact leslie.ries@georgetown.edu if you 1) know of an article not included, 2) find a mistake in any of the listed articles, 3) know of a better link to access an article. Thanks! With your help we can provide the most complete, informative access to all papers on monarch biology.

Field Definitions

First author: Last name of the first author
Type: Article or book chapter
Year: Publication year
Source: Journal or book
Category*: Broad scope of the publication.
Research topic (monarch & supporting research only)*: Specific topic.
Geographic focus*: Geographic setting for field studies.
Monitoring data used: Data from monitoring or public data efforts.
* Full list

922 result(s)
Category: Evolution/range, Commentary or review, Migration, Hostplant biology, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2017
Agrawal, A. 2017. Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution. Princeton University Press. 296 pages. ISBN-10: 0691166358 | ISBN-13: 978-0691166353

Category: Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Kosmala M, Wiggins A, Swanson A, Simmons B. Assessing data quality in citizen science. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2016 Dec 1;14(10):551-60.

Category: Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Alcock J, Brower LP, Williams Jr EH. Monarch butterflies use regenerating milkweeds for reproduction in mowed hayfields in northern Virginia. The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 2016 Aug;70(3):177-81.

Category: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Pleasants J. Milkweed restoration in the Midwest for monarch butterfly recovery: estimates of milkweeds lost, milkweeds remaining and milkweeds that must be added to increase the monarch population. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 2016 Sep 1.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Pleasants JM, Williams EH, Brower LP, Oberhauser KS, Taylor OR. Conclusion of No Decline in Summer Monarch Population Not Supported. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 2016 Mar 1;109(2):169-71.

Category: Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Kasten K, Stenoien C, Caldwell W, Oberhauser KS. Can roadside habitat lead monarchs on a route to recovery?. Journal of Insect Conservation. 2016:1-1.

Category: Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Barriga PA, Sternberg ED, Lefèvre T, de Roode JC, Altizer S. Occurrence and host specificity of a neogregarine protozoan in four milkweed butterfly hosts (Danaus spp.). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 2016 Oct 31;140:75-82.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Espeset AE, Harrison JG, Shapiro AM, Nice CC, Thorne JH, Waetjen DP, Fordyce JA, Forister ML. Understanding a migratory species in a changing world: climatic effects and demographic declines in the western monarch revealed by four decades of intensive monitoring. Oecologia. 2016 Mar 21:1-2.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Williams, E.H., & L.P. Brower. 2016. A conservation concern: how many monarchs are there? News of the Lepidoptera Society 58(2):90-94.

Category: Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
DiTommaso A, Averill KM, Hoffmann MP, Fuchsberg JR, Losey JE. Integrating Insect, Resistance, and Floral Resource Management in Weed Control Decision-Making. Weed Science. 2016 Oct;64(4):743-56.

Category: Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Lewandowski EJ, Oberhauser KS. Contributions of Citizen Scientists and Habitat Volunteers to Monarch Butterfly Conservation. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 2016 Nov 19:1-6.

Category: Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Pfeiler E, Nazario-Yepiz NO, Pérez-Gálvez F, Chávez-Mora CA, Laclette MR, Rendón-Salinas E, Markow TA. Population genetics of overwintering monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus), from central Mexico inferred from mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite markers. Journal of Heredity. 2016 Oct 3:esw071.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
James DG. Population Biology of Monarch Butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.)(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), at a Milkweed-Rich Summer Breeding Site in Central Washington. The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 2016 Aug;70(3):182-93.

Category: Habitat, Overwinter dynamics, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Carlon Allende D, Mendoza ME, Perez-Salicrup DR, Villanueva-Diaz J, and A Lara. 2016. Climatic responses of Pinus pseudostrobus and Abies religiosa in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Central Mexico. Dendrochronologia 38:103-116 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2016.04.002

Category: Hostplant biology, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Seward MD. Density Dependence And Clonal Integration In Common Milkweed, Asclepias Syriaca. (2016)

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This database is a work in progress and is likely to contain several omissions and mistakes.
Please contact leslie.ries@georgetown.edu with any additions or corrections.