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

943 result(s)
Category: Overwinter dynamics, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Leong KLH, Walker JH, Dees R, Sletteland H. 2017. Use of cluster photographs to estimate overwintering monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus Linnaeus, 1758 (Lepidoptera: Danaidae), populations at selected California overwinter sites. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 93(4):229-233 https://doi.org/10.3956/2017-93.4.229

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2017
James, DG. 2017. Two Monarchs: two amazing journeys! News of the Lepidopterists' Society 59(2):84-87

Category: GMO/toxins, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Pan H, Yang X, Bidne K, Hellmich RL, Siegfried BD, and X Zhou. 2017. Dietary Risk Assessment of v-ATPase A dsRNAs on Monarch Butterfly Larvae. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:242 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00242

Category: Population dynamics, Environmental performance, Overwinter dynamics, Resource use, Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Marini L, and MP Zalucki. 2017. Density-dependence in the declining population of the monarch butterfly. Scientific Reports 7:13957 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-14510-w

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Pleasants JM, Zalucki MP, Oberhauser KS, Brower LP, Taylor OR, Thogmartin WE. Interpreting surveys to estimate the size of the monarch butterfly population: Pitfalls and prospects. PloS one. 2017 Jul 14;12(7):e0181245.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Oberhauser K, Wiederholt R, Diffendorfer JE, Semmens D, Ries L, Thogmartin WE, LOPEZ‐HOFFMAN LA, Semmens B. A trans‐national monarch butterfly population model and implications for regional conservation priorities. Ecological entomology. 2017 Feb;42(1):51-60.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Leverkus AB, Jaramillo-López PF, Brower LP, Lindenmayer DB, Williams EH. Mexico's logging threatens butterflies. Science. 2017 Nov 24;358(6366):1008-.

Category: Environmental performance, Natural enemies, Physiology/behavior, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Tao L, Hoang KM, Hunter MD, de Roode JC. Fitness costs of animal medication: anti‐parasitic plant chemicals reduce fitness of monarch butterfly hosts. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2016 Jun 1.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2016
McCoshum SM, Andreoli SL, Stenoien CM, Oberhauser KS, Baum KA. (online early). Species distribution models for natural enemies of monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) larvae and pupae: distribution patterns and implications for conservation. Journal of Insect Conservation.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Pierce AA, Roode JC, Tao L. Comparative genetics of Na+/K+‐ATPase in monarch butterfly populations with varying host plant toxicity. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 2016 Mar 1.

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: 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: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Brower LP, Slayback DA, Jaramillo-López P, Ramirez I, Oberhauser KS, Williams EH, Fink LS. Illegal Logging of 10 Hectares of Forest in the Sierra Chincua Monarch Butterfly Overwintering Area in Mexico. American Entomologist. 2016 Jun 1;62(2):92-7.

Category: Environmental performance, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2016
McKay AF, Ezenwa VO, Altizer S. Unravelling the Costs of Flight for Immune Defenses in the Migratory Monarch Butterfly. Integrative and comparative biology. 2016 Jun 2:icw056.

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.

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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.