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

882 result(s)
Category: Environmental performance, Migration, Natural enemies, Resource use, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Haan NL and DA Landis. 2019. Grassland disturbance increases monarch butterfly oviposition and decreases arthropod predator abundance. Biological Conservation 233:185-192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.03.007

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: 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: 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

Category: Physiology/behavior, Evolution/range, Resource use, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Jones PL, and AA Agrawal. 2019. Beyond preference and performance: host plant selection by monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus. Oikos doi: [10.1111/oik.06001]

Category: GMO/toxins, Evolution/range, Hostplant dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Boyle JH, Dalgleish HJ, and JR Puzey. 2019. Monarch butterfly and milkweed declines substantially predate the use of genetically modified crops. PNAS 116(8):3006-3011.

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
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: 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: 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: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Kantola T, Tracy JL, Baum KA, Quinn MA, and RN Coulson. 2019. Spatial risk assessment of eastern monarch butterfly road mortality during autumn migration within the southern corridor. Biological Conservation 231:150-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2019.01.008

Category: Migration, Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Tracy JL, Kantola T, Baum KA, and RN Coulson. 2019 Modeling fall migration pathways and spatially identifying potential migratory hazards for the eastern monarch butterfly. Landscape Ecology 34(2):443-458 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00776-0

Category: Evolution/range, Population dynamics, Resource use, Habitat, Hostplant dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Waterbury B, Potter A, and LK Svancara. 2019. Monarch Butterfly Distribution and Breeding Ecology in Idaho and Washington, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 22 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00172

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: Resource use, Physiology/behavior, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Pocius VM, Pleasants JM, Debinski DM, Bidne KG, Hellmich RL, Bradbury SP, and SL Blodgett. 2018. Monarch Butterflies Show Differential Utilization of Nine Midwestern Milkweed Species. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2018:00169

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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.