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: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Pleasants JM, Williams EH, Brower LP, Oberhauser KS, Taylor OR. Conclusion of No Decline in Summer Monarch Population Not Supported. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 2016 Mar 1;109(2):169-71.

Category: Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Walters J, Mongue AJ. A neo-sex chromosome in the Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. bioRxiv. 2016 Jan 1:036483.

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Kronforst MR. 2015. Exploring the Molecular Basis of Monarch Butterfly Color Pattern Variation. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:127-130.

Category: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Griffiths J, Villablanca F. 2015. Managing Monarch Butterfly Overwintering Groves: Making Room among the Eucalyptus. California Fish and Game, 101:40-50.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Davis A, Altizer S. 2015. Overview: New perspectives on monarch migration, evolution and population biology in Oberhauser KS, Nail KR, Altizer SM, eds. Monarchs in a Changing World: Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Insect. Ithaca, USA: Cornell University Press.

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Rivera-Flores MA, González-Gómez R, Luna-Soria H, García-Rubio OR. 2015. Using Citizen-Monitoring to Define the Migration Route of Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus (L.) 1, in the State of Guanajuato. Southwestern Entomologist 40: 233-236.

Category: Migration, Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Satterfield DA, Maerz JC, Altizer S. 2015. Loss of migratory behaviour increases infection risk for a butterfly host. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 282, 41734.

Category: Physiology/behavior, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Pan H, Yang X., Bidne K., Hellmich RL, Siegfried BD, Zhou X. 2015. Selection of Reference Genes for RT-qPCR Analysis in the Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus (L.), a Migrating Bio-Indicator. PLoS ONE, 10: e0129482.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Ries L, Taron DJ, Rendon-Salinas E. (Online Early.) The Disconnect Between Summer and Winter Monarch Trends for the Eastern Migratory Population: Possible Links to Differing Drivers. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Badgett G, Davis AK. (Online Early.) Population Trends of Monarchs at a Northern Monitoring Site: Analyses of 19 Years of Fall Migration Counts at Peninsula Point, MI. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Crewe TL, McCracken JD. (Online Early.) Long-term Trends in the Number of Monarch Butterflies (Lepidoptera:Nymphalidae) Counted on Fall Migration at Long Point, Ontario, Canada (1995–2014). Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Steffy G. (Online Early.) Trends Observed in Fall Migrant Monarch Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) East of the Appalachian Mountains at an Inland Stopover in Southern Pennsylvania over an Eighteen Year Period. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Category: Migration, Physiology/behavior, Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Morris GM, Kline C, Morris SM. 2015. Status of Danaus Plexippus Population in Arizona. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 69: 91-107.

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Slager BH, Malcolm SB. 2015. Evidence for Partial Migration in the Southern Monarch Butterfly, Danaus erippus, in Bolivia and Argentina. Biotropica 47: 355-362.

Category: GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Pecenka JR, Lundgren JG. 2015. Non-target effects of clothianidin on monarch butterflies. The Science of Nature, 102(3-4), 1-4.

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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.