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

931 result(s)
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
Inamine H, Ellner SP, Springer JP, Agrawal AA. Linking the continental migratory cycle of the monarch butterfly to understand its population decline. Oikos. 2016 Apr 1.

Category: Orientation
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Shlizerman E, Phillips-Portillo J, Forger DB, Reppert SM. Neural Integration Underlying a Time-Compensated Sun Compass in the Migratory Monarch Butterfly. Cell reports. 2016 Apr 26;15(4):683-91.

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: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Semmens BX, Semmens DJ, Thogmartin WE, Wiederholt R, López-Hoffman L, Diffendorfer JE, Pleasants JM, Oberhauser KS, Taylor OR. Quasi-extinction risk and population targets for the Eastern, migratory population of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Scientific Reports. 2016;6.

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: 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: 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: 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: Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Landis TD, Dumroese RK. 2015. Propagating Native Milkweeds for Restoring Monarch Butterfly Habitat. Acta Hortic. (ISHS) 1085: 299-307.

Category: Monarch research, Natural enemies
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Oberhauser K, Anderson M, Anderson S, Caldwell W, DeAnda A, Hunter M, Kaiser MC, Solensky MJ. 2015. Lacewings, wasps and flies--oh my: insect enemies take a bite out of monarchs in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Nail KR, Oberhauser KS. 2015. Overview: Monarchs in a changing climate in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Flockhart DTT, Pichancourt J-B, Norris DR, Martin TG. 2015. Unravelling the annual cycle in a migratory animal: breeding-season habitat loss drives population declines of monarch butterflies. Journal of Animal Ecology 84:155-165.

Category: Monarch research, Population dynamics
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Ries L, Oberhauser KS, Taron DJ, Rendon-Salinas E. 2015. Connecting eastern monarch population dynamics across their migratory cycle in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Supporting research
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Lemoine, NP. 2015. Climate Change May Alter Breeding Ground Distributions of Eastern Migratory Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) via Range Expansion of Asclepias Host Plants. PloS ONE 10: e0118614.

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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.