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, 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: 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: Resource use, Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Pocius VM, Debinski DM, Pleasants JM, Bidne KG, Hellmich RL, Brower LP. Milkweed Matters: Monarch Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Survival and Development on Nine Midwestern Milkweed Species. Environmental Entomology. 2017 Sep 7;46(5):1098-105.

Category: Migration, Techniques, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Hobson KA, Plint T, Garcia-Serrano E, Alvarez XM, Ramirez I, Longstaffe FJ. 2017. Within-wing isotopic (δ2H, δ13C, δ15N) variation of monarch butterflies: implications for studies of migratory origins and diet. Animal Migration 4(1):8-14 https://doi.org/10.1515/ami-2017-0002

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: 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: 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: 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
Reppert SM, Guerra PA, Merlin C. Neurobiology of monarch butterfly migration. Annual review of entomology. 2016 Mar 11;61:25-42.

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

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, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Cary SJ, DeLay LS. MONARCH BUTTERFLY (DANAUS PLEXIPPUS) IN NEW MEXICO AND A PROPOSED FRAMEWORK FOR ITS CONSERVATION.

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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.