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

915 result(s)
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: 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: Hostplant biology, Habitat, Conservation/social dimensions, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Kaul AD and BJ Wilson. 2019. Monarch butterfly host plant (milkweed Asclepias spp.) abundance varies by habitat type across 98 prairies. Restoration Ecology 03 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.12993

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Lugena AB, Zhang Y, Menet JS, and C Merlin. 2019. Genome-wide discovery of the daily transcriptome, DNA regulatory elements and transcription factor occupancy in the monarch butterfly brain. PLOS Genetics July 23, 2019 | https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pgen.1008265

Category: Evolution/range, Habitat, Commentary or review, Environmental performance, GMO/toxins, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Haan NL, and DA Landis. 2019. The Importance of Shifting Disturbance Regimes in Monarch Butterfly Decline and Recovery. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 29 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00191

Category: Environmental performance, Population dynamics, Resource use, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Dinsmore SJ, Vanausdall RA, Murphy KT, Kinkead KE, and PW Frese. 2019. Patterns of Monarch Site Occupancy and Dynamics in Iowa. Front. Ecol. Evol., 16 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00169

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: Commentary or review, Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Lemelin RH and PF Jaramillo-Lopez. 2019. Orange, black, and a little bit of white is the new shade of conservation: the role of tourism in Monarch Butterfly Conservation in Mexico. Journal of Ecotourism | DOI: 10.1080/14724049.2019.1656726

Category: GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Redmond CT, Wallis L, Geis M, Williamson RC, and DA Potter. 2019. Strengths and limitations of Bacillus thuringiensis galleriae for managing Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) adults and grubs with caveats for cross‐order activity to monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) larvae. Pest Management Science 25 June 2019 | https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5532

Category: Resource use, Conservation/social dimensions, Habitat, Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Crone EE, Pelton EM, Brown LM, Thomas CC, and CB Schultz. 2019. Why are monarch butterflies declining in the West? Understanding the importance of multiple correlated drivers. 16 July 2019 | https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1975

Category: Migration, Commentary or review, Population dynamics, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Grant TJ, and SP Bradbury. 2019. The Role of Modeling in Monarch Butterfly Research and Conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 31 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00197

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

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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.