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

921 result(s)
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: 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: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Oberhauser KS, Alonso A, Malcolm SB, Williams EH, and MP Zalucki. 2019. Lincoln Brower, Champion for Monarchs. Front. Ecol. Evol., 08 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00149

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Wilcox AAE, Flockhard DTT, Newman AEM, and DR Norris. 2019. An Evaluation of Studies on the Potential Threats Contributing to the Decline of Eastern Migratory North American Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 05 April 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00099

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Tenger-Trolander A, Lu W, Noyes M, and MR Kronforst. 2019. Contemporary loss of migration in monarch butterflies. PNAS 116(29):14671-14676 | https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1904690116

Category: Evolution/range, GMO/toxins, Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Karageorgi M, Groen SC, Sumbul F, Pelaez JN, Verster KI, Aguilar JM, Hastings AP, Bernstein SL, Matsunaga T, Astourian M, Guerra G, Rico F, Dobler S, Agrawal AA, and NK Whiteman. 2019. Genome editing retraces the evolution of toxin resistance in the monarch butterfly. Nature 574, 409-412 | doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1610-8

Category: Evolution/range, Orientation, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Billings, J. 2019. Opening a window on southwestern Monarchs: fall migrant Monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.), tagged synchronously in southeastern Arizona migrate to overwintering regions in either southern California or central Mexico. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 73(4):257-267.

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: Environmental performance, Migration, Population dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Crewe TL, Mitchell GW, and M Larrivée. 2019. Size of the Canadian Breeding Population of Monarch Butterflies Is Driven by Factors Acting During Spring Migration and Recolonization. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution Evol., 14 August 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00308

Category: Resource use, Natural enemies, Environmental performance, Conservation/social dimensions, Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Majewska AA, Satterfield DA, Harrison RB, Altizer S, and J Hepinstall-Cymerman. 2019. Urbanization predicts infection risk by a protozoan parasite in non-migratory populations of monarch butterflies from the southern coastal U.S. and Hawaii. Landscape Ecology 34(3):649-661 | https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00799-7

Category: Migration, Environmental performance, Physiology/behavior, Resource use, Hostplant biology, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Majewska AA, and S Altizer. 2019. Exposure to Non-Native Tropical Milkweed Promotes Reproductive Development in Migratory Monarch Butterflies . Insects 8(10):253 | https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10080253

Category: Commentary or review, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Boyle JH, Dalgleish HJ, and JR Puzey. 2019Reply to Wepprich and Ries et al.: Alternative methods do not provide support for the contribution of GM crops to monarch declines. Reply to Wepprich and Ries et al.: Alternative methods do not provide support for the contribution of GM crops to monarch declines. PNAS 116(28):13749-13750 | https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1908593116

Category: Natural enemies, Natural enemies, Population dynamics, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Majewska AA, Sims S, Schneider A, Altizer S, and RJ Hall. 2019. Multiple transmission routes sustain high prevalence of a virulent parasite in a butterfly host. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 286(1910) | https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.1630

Category: Overwinter dynamics, Resource use, Habitat, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Sáenz-Ceja JE, and DR Pérez-Salicrup. 2019. Dendrochronological reconstruction of fire history in coniferous forests in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Fire Ecology 15:18 | https://doi.org/10.1186/s42408-019-0034-z

Category: Population dynamics, Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Knight SM, Norris DR, Derbyshire R, and DTT Flockhart. 2019. Strategic mowing of roadside milkweeds increases monarch butterfly oviposition. Global Ecology and Conservation 19 e00678 | https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00678

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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.