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

828 result(s)
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: 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: 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: Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Lewandowski E, Oberhauser K. Butterfly Citizen Science Projects Support Conservation Activities among their Volunteers. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice.. 2016 May 20;1(1).

Category: Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Lewandowski EJ, Oberhauser KS. Contributions of Citizen Scientists and Habitat Volunteers to Monarch Butterfly Conservation. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 2016 Nov 19:1-6.

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

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: 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: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
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. 2016 Oct 1.

Category: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Pleasants J. Milkweed restoration in the Midwest for monarch butterfly recovery: estimates of milkweeds lost, milkweeds remaining and milkweeds that must be added to increase the monarch population. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 2016 Sep 1.

Category: Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Alcock J, Brower LP, Williams Jr EH. Monarch butterflies use regenerating milkweeds for reproduction in mowed hayfields in northern Virginia. The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 2016 Aug;70(3):177-81.

Category: Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Alexa Fritzsche McKay,1, Vanessa O. Ezenwa,1,2 and Sonia Altizer1, "Consequences of Food Restriction for Immune Defense, Parasite Infection, and Fitness in Monarch Butterflies," Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 0, no. 0 (-Not available-): 000.

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.

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: 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.

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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.