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

957 result(s)
Category: Overwinter dynamics, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Carlón-Allende T, Villanueva-Díaz J, Mendoza ME, and DR Pérez-Salicrup. 2018. Climatic Signal in Earlywood and Latewood in Conifer Forests in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Tree-Ring Research 74(1):63-75.

Category: Environmental performance, Evolution/range, Migration, Population dynamics, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Flockhart DTT, Acorn JH, Hobson KA, and DR Norris. 2018. Documenting successful recruitment of monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) at the extreme northern edge of their range. The Canadian Entomologist 1-9; doi:10.4039/tce.2018.52.

Category: Hostplant biology, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Baker AM, and DA Potter. 2018. Japanese beetles’ feeding on milkweed flowers may compromise efforts to restore monarch butterfly habitat. Scientific Reports 8:12139

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Halbritter DA, Gordon JM, Keacher KL, Avery ML, and JC Daniels. 2018. Evaluating an Alleged Mimic of the Monarch Butterfly: Neophasia (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) Butterflies are Palatable to Avian Predators. Insects 9(4):150; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects9040150

Category: Physiology/behavior, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Flockhart DT, Fitz-gerald B, Brower LP, Derbyshire R, Altizer S, Hobson KA, Wassenaar LI, Norris DR. Migration distance as a selective episode for wing morphology in a migratory insect. Movement Ecology. 2017 Apr 5;5(1):7.

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

Category: Migration, GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Flockhart DT, Brower LP, Ramirez MI, Hobson KA, Wassenaar LI, Altizer S, Norris DR. Regional climate on the breeding grounds predicts variation in the natal origin of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico over 38 years. Global Change Biology. 2017 Jan 1.

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, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Brower LP, Williams EH, Jaramillo-López P, Kust DR, Slayback DA, Ramírez MI. Butterfly Mortality and Salvage Logging from the March 2016 Storm in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. American Entomologist. 2017 Sep 1;63(3):151-64.

Category: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Zaya DN, Pearse IS, Spyreas G. Long-term trends in Midwestern milkweed abundances and their relevance to monarch butterfly declines. BioScience. 2017 Mar 8;67(4):343-56.

Category: Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Rafter JL, Vendettuoli JF, Gonda-King L, Niesen D, Seeram NP, Rigsby CM, Preisser EL. Pretty Picky for a Generalist: Impacts of Toxicity and Nutritional Quality on Mantid Prey Processing. Environmental entomology. 2017 Mar 20.

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: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Schultz CB, Brown LM, Pelton E, Crone EE. Citizen science monitoring demonstrates dramatic declines of monarch butterflies in western North America. Biological Conservation. 2017 Oct 1;214:343-6.

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: Migration, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Freedman MG, Dingle H, Tabuloc CA, Chiu JC, Yang LJ, and MP Zalucki. 2017. Non-migratory monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.), retain developmental plasticity and a navigational mechanism associated with migration. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123(2):265-278. | https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blx148

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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.