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

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

Category: Natural enemies, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Davis AK, and JC de Roode. 2018. Effects of the parasite, Ophryocystis elektroscirrha, on wing characteristics important for migration in the monarch butterfly. Animal Migration 5(1); doi https://doi.org/10.1515/ami-2018-0008

Category: Hostplant biology, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Baker AM, and DA Potter. 2018. Japanese beetles’ feeding on milkweed flowers may compromise efforts to restore monarch butterfly habitat. Scientific Reports 8:12139

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: 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: 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: Hostplant biology, Resource use, Evolution/range
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: Environmental performance, Evolution/range, Migration, Population dynamics, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Flockhart DTT, Acorn JH, Hobson KA, and DR Norris. 2018. Documenting successful recruitment of monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) at the extreme northern edge of their range. The Canadian Entomologist 1-9; doi:10.4039/tce.2018.52.

Category: Overwinter dynamics, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Carlón-Allende T, Villanueva-Díaz J, Mendoza ME, and DR Pérez-Salicrup. 2018. Climatic Signal in Earlywood and Latewood in Conifer Forests in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, Mexico. Tree-Ring Research 74(1):63-75.

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.

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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.