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

843 result(s)
Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2018
James DG, James TS, Seymour L, Kappen L, Russell T, Harryman B, Bly C. Citizen Scientist Tagging Reveals Destinations of Migrating Monarch Butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.) from the Pacific Northwest. The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 2018 Jun;72(2):127-44.

Category: Population dynamics, GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Saunders SP, Ries L, Oberhauser KS, Thogmartin WE, Zipkin EF. Local and cross‐seasonal associations of climate and land use with abundance of monarch butterflies Danaus plexippus. Ecography. 2018 Feb;41(2):278-90.

Category: Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Davis AK, Schroeder H, Yeager I, Pearce J. Effects of simulated highway noise on heart rates of larval monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus: implications for roadside habitat suitability. Biology letters. 2018 May 1;14(5):20180018.

Category: Techniques, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Grant TJ, Parry HR, Zalucki MP, Bradbury SP. Predicting monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) movement and egg-laying with a spatially-explicit agent-based model: The role of monarch perceptual range and spatial memory. Ecological Modelling. 2018 Apr 24;374:37-50.

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Agrawal AA, Inamine H. Mechanisms behind the monarch's decline. Science. 2018 Jun 22;360(6395):1294-6.

Category: Physiology/behavior, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Meier AR, Hunter MD. Mycorrhizae alter toxin sequestration and performance of two specialist herbivores. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2018;6:33.

Category: Population dynamics, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Obregón R, Jordano D, Cuadrado M, Moreno–Benítez JM, Haeger JF. Dispersal of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) over southern Spain from its breeding grounds. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation. 2018;41(1):1-8.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Mouritsen H. Long-distance navigation and magnetoreception in migratory animals. Nature. 2018 Jun;558(7708):50.

Category: Natural enemies, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2018
FLOCKHART DT, Dabydeen A, Satterfield DA, Hobson KA, Wassenaar LI, Norris DR. Patterns of parasitism in monarch butterflies during the breeding season in eastern North America. Ecological Entomology. 2018 Feb;43(1):28-36.

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: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Schultz CB, Brown LM, Pelton E, Crone EE. Citizen science monitoring demonstrates dramatic declines of monarch butterflies in western North America. Biological Conservation. 2017 Oct 1;214:343-6.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Leverkus AB, Jaramillo-López PF, Brower LP, Lindenmayer DB, Williams EH. Mexico's logging threatens butterflies. Science. 2017 Nov 24;358(6366):1008-.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Pleasants JM, Zalucki MP, Oberhauser KS, Brower LP, Taylor OR, Thogmartin WE. Interpreting surveys to estimate the size of the monarch butterfly population: Pitfalls and prospects. PloS one. 2017 Jul 14;12(7):e0181245.

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: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Zaya DN, Pearse IS, Spyreas G. Long-term trends in Midwestern milkweed abundances and their relevance to monarch butterfly declines. BioScience. 2017 Mar 8;67(4):343-56.

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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.