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

872 result(s)
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: 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
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: 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: Overwinter dynamics, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Leong KLH, Walker JH, Dees R, Sletteland H. 2017. Use of cluster photographs to estimate overwintering monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus Linnaeus, 1758 (Lepidoptera: Danaidae), populations at selected California overwinter sites. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 93(4):229-233 https://doi.org/10.3956/2017-93.4.229

Category: GMO/toxins, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Pan H, Yang X, Bidne K, Hellmich RL, Siegfried BD, and X Zhou. 2017. Dietary Risk Assessment of v-ATPase A dsRNAs on Monarch Butterfly Larvae. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:242 https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.00242

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, 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: Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Rafter JL, Vendettuoli JF, Gonda-King L, Niesen D, Seeram NP, Rigsby CM, Preisser EL. Pretty Picky for a Generalist: Impacts of Toxicity and Nutritional Quality on Mantid Prey Processing. Environmental entomology. 2017 Mar 20.

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: 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: Migration, Techniques, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Hobson KA, Plint T, Garcia-Serrano E, Alvarez XM, Ramirez I, Longstaffe FJ. 2017. Within-wing isotopic (δ2H, δ13C, δ15N) variation of monarch butterflies: implications for studies of migratory origins and diet. Animal Migration 4(1):8-14 https://doi.org/10.1515/ami-2017-0002

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
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.

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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.