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

894 result(s)
Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Halbritter DA, Gordon JM, Keacher KL, Avery ML, and JC Daniels. 2018. Evaluating an Alleged Mimic of the Monarch Butterfly: Neophasia (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) Butterflies are Palatable to Avian Predators. Insects 9(4):150; https://doi.org/10.3390/insects9040150

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: Population dynamics, GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Saunders SP, Ries L, Oberhauser KS, Thogmartin WE, Zipkin EF. Local and cross‐seasonal associations of climate and land use with abundance of monarch butterflies Danaus plexippus. Ecography. 2018 Feb;41(2):278-90.

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

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

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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.