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

975 result(s)
Category: Natural enemies, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2018
FLOCKHART DT, Dabydeen A, Satterfield DA, Hobson KA, Wassenaar LI, Norris DR. Patterns of parasitism in monarch butterflies during the breeding season in eastern North America. Ecological Entomology. 2018 Feb;43(1):28-36.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Mouritsen H. Long-distance navigation and magnetoreception in migratory animals. Nature. 2018 Jun;558(7708):50.

Category: Population dynamics, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Obregón R, Jordano D, Cuadrado M, Moreno–Benítez JM, Haeger JF. Dispersal of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) over southern Spain from its breeding grounds. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation. 2018;41(1):1-8.

Category: Physiology/behavior, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Meier AR, Hunter MD. Mycorrhizae alter toxin sequestration and performance of two specialist herbivores. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2018;6:33.

Category: Population dynamics, GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Saunders SP, Ries L, Oberhauser KS, Thogmartin WE, Zipkin EF. Local and cross‐seasonal associations of climate and land use with abundance of monarch butterflies Danaus plexippus. Ecography. 2018 Feb;41(2):278-90.

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Agrawal AA, Inamine H. Mechanisms behind the monarch's decline. Science. 2018 Jun 22;360(6395):1294-6.

Category: Techniques, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Grant TJ, Parry HR, Zalucki MP, Bradbury SP. Predicting monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) movement and egg-laying with a spatially-explicit agent-based model: The role of monarch perceptual range and spatial memory. Ecological Modelling. 2018 Apr 24;374:37-50.

Category: Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Davis AK, Schroeder H, Yeager I, Pearce J. Effects of simulated highway noise on heart rates of larval monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus: implications for roadside habitat suitability. Biology letters. 2018 May 1;14(5):20180018.

Category: Hostplant biology, Resource use, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Petschenka G, Fei CS, Araya JJ, Schroder S, Timmermann BN, and AA Agrawal. 2018. Relative Selectivity of Plant Cardenolides for Na+/K+-ATPases From the Monarch Butterfly and Non-resistant Insects. Frontiers in Plant Science 9:1424; doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01424

Category: Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Petschenka G, Fei CS, Araya JJ, Schroder S, Timmermann BN, and AA Agrawal. 2018. Relative Selectivity of Plant Cardenolides for Na+/K+-ATPases From the Monarch Butterfly and Non-resistant Insects. Frontiers in Plant Science 9:1424; doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01424

Category: Natural enemies, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Davis AK, and JC de Roode. 2018. Effects of the parasite, Ophryocystis elektroscirrha, on wing characteristics important for migration in the monarch butterfly. Animal Migration 5(1); doi https://doi.org/10.1515/ami-2018-0008

Category: Evolution/range, Environmental performance, Natural enemies, Physiology/behavior, Resource use, Hostplant biology, Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Decker LE, Soule AJ, de Roode JC, and MD Hunter. 2018. Phytochemical changes in milkweed induced by elevated CO2 alter wing morphology but not toxin sequestration in monarch butterflies. Functional Ecology 2018 https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13270

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Aardema ML, and MJ Andree. 2018. Likely Extirpation of the Previously Common Milkweed Butterfly Danaus eresimus (Danaidae) from Grand Cayman Island. The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 72(4), 329-333, (1 March 2017). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.72i4.a12

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2018
James DG, James TS, Seymour L, Kappen L, Russell T, Harryman B, Bly C. Citizen Scientist Tagging Reveals Destinations of Migrating Monarch Butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.) from the Pacific Northwest. The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 2018 Jun;72(2):127-44.

Category: Evolution/range, Physiology/behavior, Population dynamics, Resource use, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Faldyn M, Hunter MD, and BD Elderd. 2018. Climate change and an invasive, tropical milkweed: an ecological trap for monarch butterflies. Ecology 99(5):1031-1038.

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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.