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: Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Gustafsson KM, Agrawal AA, Lewenstein BV, Wolf SA. 2015. The Monarch Butterfly through Time and Space: The Social Construction of an Icon. BioScience 65: 612-622.

Category: Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Nail KR, Stenoien C, Oberhauser KS. (Online Early.) Immature Monarch Survival: Effects of Site Characteristics, Density, and Time. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Category: Orientation
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Guerra PA, Reppert SM. 2015. Sensory Basis of Lepidopteran Migration: Focus on the Monarch Butterfly. Current Opinion in Neurobiology 34: 20-28.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Oberhauser KS. 2015. Overview: Monarchs and People: Model programs for citizen science, education, and conservation 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: Monarch research, Population dynamics
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Zalucki MP, Brower LP, Malcolm SB, Slager BH. 2015. Estimating the climate signal in monarch population decline: no direct evidence for an impact of climate change? 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: Commentary or review
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Brower LP, Fink LS. 2015. Conserving North American monarch butterflies: An overview 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: Supporting research, Hostplant biology
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Baum KA, Mueller E. Grassland and roadside management practices affect milkweed abundance and opportunities for monarch recruitment. Monarchs in a changing world: Biology and conservation of an iconic butterfly. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York. 2015 May 7:197-202.

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Howard E, Davis AK. Investigating Long-Term Changes in the Spring Migration of Monarch Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Using 18 Years of Data From Journey North, a Citizen Science Program. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 2015 Sep 1;108(5):664-9.

Category: Monarch research, Population dynamics
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Jepsen S, Black SH. 2015. Understanding and conserving the western North American monarch population 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: Commentary or review
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Borders B, Mader E. 2015. Project milkweed: a strategy for monarch habitat conservation 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: Supporting research, Habitat
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Ramirez MI, Saienz-Romero C, Rehfeldt G, Salas-Canela L. 2015. Threats to the availability of overwintering habitat in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve: land use and climate change 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: Supporting research, Habitat
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Pleasants J. 2015. Monarch butterflies and agriculture 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: Monarch research, Environmental performance
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Brower LP, Fink LS, Kiphart RJ, Pocius V, Zubieta RR, Ramirez MI. 2015. The effect of the 2010-2011 drought on the lipid content of monarch butterflies migrating thorough Texas to their overwintering sites in Mexico 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: Commentary or review
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Williams EH, Brower LP. 2015. Microclimatic protection of monarch butterflies provided by Mexico's high elevation Oyamel fir forests: a review 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: Monarch research, Environmental performance
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Nail KR, Batalden RV, Oberhauser KS. 2015. What's too hot and what's too cold? Lethal and sub-lethal effects of extreme temperatures on developing monarchs 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.

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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.