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

864 result(s)
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: Evolution/range, Physiology/behavior, Population dynamics, Resource use, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Faldyn M, Hunter MD, and BD Elderd. 2018. Climate change and an invasive, tropical milkweed: an ecological trap for monarch butterflies. Ecology 99(5):1031-1038.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Reppert SM, de Roode JC. 2018. Demystifying Monarch Butterfly Migration. Current Biology 28(17):1009-1022

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Malcolm SB. 2018. Anthropogenic Impacts on Mortality and Population Viability of the Monarch Butterfly. Annual Review of Entomology 63:277-302.

Category: Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Petschenka G, Fei CS, Araya JJ, Schroder S, Timmermann BN, and AA Agrawal. 2018. Relative Selectivity of Plant Cardenolides for Na+/K+-ATPases From the Monarch Butterfly and Non-resistant Insects. Frontiers in Plant Science 9:1424; doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01424

Category: Natural enemies, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Davis AK, and JC de Roode. 2018. Effects of the parasite, Ophryocystis elektroscirrha, on wing characteristics important for migration in the monarch butterfly. Animal Migration 5(1); doi https://doi.org/10.1515/ami-2018-0008

Category: Hostplant biology, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Baker AM, and DA Potter. 2018. Japanese beetles’ feeding on milkweed flowers may compromise efforts to restore monarch butterfly habitat. Scientific Reports 8:12139

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Halbritter DA, Gordon JM, Keacher KL, Avery ML, and JC Daniels. 2018. Evaluating an Alleged Mimic of the Monarch Butterfly: Neophasia (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) Butterflies are Palatable to Avian Predators. Insects 9(4):150; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects9040150

Category: Environmental performance, Evolution/range, Migration, Population dynamics, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Flockhart DTT, Acorn JH, Hobson KA, and DR Norris. 2018. Documenting successful recruitment of monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) at the extreme northern edge of their range. The Canadian Entomologist 1-9; doi:10.4039/tce.2018.52.

Category: Overwinter dynamics, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Carlón-Allende T, Villanueva-Díaz J, Mendoza ME, and DR Pérez-Salicrup. 2018. Climatic Signal in Earlywood and Latewood in Conifer Forests in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Tree-Ring Research 74(1):63-75.

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Zuber M, Khader SMA, Kalburgi S, Basri EI, and KA Ahmad. 2018. Performance of a Monarch Butterfly for Various Flapping Angle. International Journal of Engineering and Technology (UAE) 7(4.25):126-130.

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

Category: Resource use, Hostplant dynamics, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Daniels J, Kimmel C, McClung S, Epstein S, Bremer J, and K Rossetti. 2018 Better Understanding the Potential Importance of Florida Roadside Breeding Habitat for the Monarch. Insects 9(4):137

Category: Hostplant biology, Resource use, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Petschenka G, Fei CS, Araya JJ, Schroder S, Timmermann BN, and AA Agrawal. 2018. Relative Selectivity of Plant Cardenolides for Na+/K+-ATPases From the Monarch Butterfly and Non-resistant Insects. Frontiers in Plant Science 9:1424; doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01424

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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.