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: Evolution/range, Environmental performance, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Svancara LK, Abatzoglou JT, and B Waterbury. 2019. Modeling Current and Future Potential Distributions of Milkweeds and the Monarch Butterfly in Idaho. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 15 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00168

Category: Evolution/range, Population dynamics, Resource use, Habitat, Hostplant dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2019
Waterbury B, Potter A, and LK Svancara. 2019. Monarch Butterfly Distribution and Breeding Ecology in Idaho and Washington, Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 22 May 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2019.00172

Category: Natural enemies, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2018
FLOCKHART DT, Dabydeen A, Satterfield DA, Hobson KA, Wassenaar LI, Norris DR. Patterns of parasitism in monarch butterflies during the breeding season in eastern North America. Ecological Entomology. 2018 Feb;43(1):28-36.

Category: Migration, Hostplant dynamics, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Ries L, Neupane N, Baum KA, Zipkin EF. Flying through hurricane central: impacts of hurricanes on migrants with a focus on monarch butterflies. Animal Migration. 2018 Dec 1;5(1):94-103.

Category: Population dynamics, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Brower LP, Williams EH, Dunford KS, Dunford JC, Knight AL, Daniels J, Cohen JA, Van Hook T, Saarinen E, Standridge MJ, Epstein SW. A long-term survey of spring monarch butterflies in north-central Florida. Journal of Natural History. 2018 Aug 26;52(31-32):2025-46.

Category: Natural enemies, Hostplant biology, Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Decker LE, de Roode JC, Hunter MD. 2018. Elevated atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide reduce monarch tolerance and increase parasite virulence by altering the medicinal properties of milkweeds. Ecology Letters 21(9):1353-1363

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Mouritsen H. Long-distance navigation and magnetoreception in migratory animals. Nature. 2018 Jun;558(7708):50.

Category: Population dynamics, Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Obregón R, Jordano D, Cuadrado M, Moreno–Benítez JM, Haeger JF. Dispersal of the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) over southern Spain from its breeding grounds. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation. 2018;41(1):1-8.

Category: Physiology/behavior, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Meier AR, Hunter MD. Mycorrhizae alter toxin sequestration and performance of two specialist herbivores. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2018;6:33.

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Agrawal AA, Inamine H. Mechanisms behind the monarch's decline. Science. 2018 Jun 22;360(6395):1294-6.

Category: Techniques, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Grant TJ, Parry HR, Zalucki MP, Bradbury SP. Predicting monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) movement and egg-laying with a spatially-explicit agent-based model: The role of monarch perceptual range and spatial memory. Ecological Modelling. 2018 Apr 24;374:37-50.

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: Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Davis AK, Schroeder H, Yeager I, Pearce J. Effects of simulated highway noise on heart rates of larval monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus: implications for roadside habitat suitability. Biology letters. 2018 May 1;14(5):20180018.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Beslky J, Joshi NK. 2018. Assessing Role of Major Drivers in Recent Decline of Monarch Butterfly Population in North America. Frontiers in Environmental Science 6:86

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.