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

844 result(s)
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.

Category: Population dynamics, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Brower LP, Williams EH, Jaramillo-López P, Kust DR, Slayback DA, Ramírez MI. Butterfly Mortality and Salvage Logging from the March 2016 Storm in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico. American Entomologist. 2017 Sep 1;63(3):151-64.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Oberhauser K, Wiederholt R, Diffendorfer JE, Semmens D, Ries L, Thogmartin WE, LOPEZ‐HOFFMAN LA, Semmens B. A trans‐national monarch butterfly population model and implications for regional conservation priorities. Ecological entomology. 2017 Feb;42(1):51-60.

Category: Physiology/behavior, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Flockhart DT, Fitz-gerald B, Brower LP, Derbyshire R, Altizer S, Hobson KA, Wassenaar LI, Norris DR. Migration distance as a selective episode for wing morphology in a migratory insect. Movement Ecology. 2017 Apr 5;5(1):7.

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: Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Kosmala M, Wiggins A, Swanson A, Simmons B. Assessing data quality in citizen science. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2016 Dec 1;14(10):551-60.

Category: Orientation
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Shlizerman E, Phillips-Portillo J, Forger DB, Reppert SM. Neural Integration Underlying a Time-Compensated Sun Compass in the Migratory Monarch Butterfly. Cell reports. 2016 Apr 26;15(4):683-91.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Pierce AA, Roode JC, Tao L. Comparative genetics of Na+/K+‐ATPase in monarch butterfly populations with varying host plant toxicity. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 2016 Mar 1.

Category: Orientation
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Reppert SM, Guerra PA, Merlin C. Neurobiology of monarch butterfly migration. Annual review of entomology. 2016 Mar 11;61:25-42.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Inamine H, Ellner SP, Springer JP, Agrawal AA. Linking the continental migratory cycle of the monarch butterfly to understand its population decline. Oikos. 2016 Apr 1.

Category: Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Lewandowski EJ, Oberhauser KS. Contributions of Citizen Scientists and Habitat Volunteers to Monarch Butterfly Conservation. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 2016 Nov 19:1-6.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Semmens BX, Semmens DJ, Thogmartin WE, Wiederholt R, López-Hoffman L, Diffendorfer JE, Pleasants JM, Oberhauser KS, Taylor OR. Quasi-extinction risk and population targets for the Eastern, migratory population of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Scientific Reports. 2016;6.

Category: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Brower LP, Slayback DA, Jaramillo-López P, Ramirez I, Oberhauser KS, Williams EH, Fink LS. Illegal Logging of 10 Hectares of Forest in the Sierra Chincua Monarch Butterfly Overwintering Area in Mexico. American Entomologist. 2016 Jun 1;62(2):92-7.

Category: Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Alexa Fritzsche McKay,1, Vanessa O. Ezenwa,1,2 and Sonia Altizer1, "Consequences of Food Restriction for Immune Defense, Parasite Infection, and Fitness in Monarch Butterflies," Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 0, no. 0 (-Not available-): 000.

Category: GMO/toxins, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Stenoien C, Nail KR, Zalucki JM, Parry H, Oberhauser KS, Zalucki MP. Monarchs in decline: A collateral landscape level effect of modern agriculture. Insect Science. 2016 Sep 1.

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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.