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

915 result(s)
Category: Resource use, Environmental performance, Evolution/range, Migration, Population dynamics, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Dilts TE, Steele MO, Engler JD, Pelton EM, Jepsen SJ, McKnight SJ, Taylor AR, Fallon CE, Black SH, Cruz EE, Craver DR, and ML Forister. 2019. Host Plants and Climate Structure Habitat Associations of the Western Monarch Butterfly. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 29 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00188

Category: Environmental performance, Migration, Physiology/behavior, Resource use, Hostplant biology, Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Jones PL, Petschenka G, Flacht L, and AA Agrawal. 2019. Cardenolide Intake, Sequestration, and Excretion by the Monarch Butterfly along Gradients of Plant Toxicity and Larval Ontogeny. Journal of Chemical Ecology 45(3):264-277. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-019-01055-7

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Ries L, Zipkin EF, and RP Guralnick. 2019. Tracking trends in monarch abundance over the 20th century is currently impossible using museum records. PNAS 116(28):13745-13748. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1904807116

Category: Overwinter dynamics, Supporting research
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Alvarez BXM, Carrera-Trevino R, and KA Hobson. 2019. Mortality of Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) at Two Highway Crossing “Hotspots” During Autumn Migration in Northeast Mexico. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 16 July 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00273

Category: Commentary or review, Overwinter dynamics, Migration, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2019
James DG, and TA James. 2019. migration and overwintering in australian monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus (L.) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)): A review with new observations and research needs. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society (73(3):177-190.

Category: Commentary or review, Overwinter dynamics, GMO/toxins, Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Pelton EM, Schultz CB, Jepsen SJ, Black SH, and EE Crone. 2019. Western Monarch Population Plummets: Status, Probable Causes, and Recommended Conservation Actions. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 03 July 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00258

Category: Hostplant dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Johnston MK, Hasle EM, Klinger KR, Lambruschi MP, Lewis AD, Stotz DF, Winter AM, Bouman MJ, and I Redlinski. 2019. Fronteirs in Ecology and Evolution 21 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00210

Category: Environmental performance, Conservation/social dimensions, Hostplant dynamics, Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Lewis AD, Bouman MJ, Winter AM, Hasle EA, Stotz DF, Johnston MK, Klinger KR, Rosenthal A, and CA Czarnecki. 2019. Does Nature Need Cities? Pollinators Reveal a Role for Cities in Wildlife Conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 21 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00220

Category: Evolution/range, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Hobson KA, Kardynal KJ, and G Koehler. 2019. Expanding the Isotopic Toolbox to Track Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Origins and Migration: On the Utility of Stable Oxygen Isotope (δ18O) Measurements. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 18 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00224

Category: GMO/toxins, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Olaya-Arenas P, and I Kaplan. 2019. Quantifying Pesticide Exposure Risk for Monarch Caterpillars on Milkweeds Bordering Agricultural Land. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 14 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00223

Category: Overwinter dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Hristov NI, Nikoladis N, Hubel TY, and LC Allen. 2019. Estimating Overwintering Monarch Butterfly Populations Using Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. | doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00266

Category: Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Wepprich, T. 2019. Monarch butterfly trends are sensitive to unexamined changes in museum collections over time. PNAS 116(28):13742-13744. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1903511116

Category: Migration, Resource use, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Saunders SP, Ries L, Neupane N, Ramirez MI, Garcia-Serrano E, Rendon-Salinas E, Zipkin EF. 2019. Multiscale seasonal factors drive the size of winter monarch colonies. PNAS https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1805114116

Category: Commentary or review, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Agrawal AA. 2019. Advances in understanding the long-term population decline of monarch butterflies. PNAS https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1903409116

Category: Evolution/range, Environmental performance, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Svancara LK, Abatzoglou JT, and B Waterbury. 2019. Modeling Current and Future Potential Distributions of Milkweeds and the Monarch Butterfly in Idaho. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 15 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00168

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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.