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

929 result(s)
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: 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
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: 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: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2018
Malcolm SB. 2018. Anthropogenic Impacts on Mortality and Population Viability of the Monarch Butterfly. Annual Review of Entomology 63:277-302.

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: 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
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: 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: Migration, GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Flockhart DT, Brower LP, Ramirez MI, Hobson KA, Wassenaar LI, Altizer S, Norris DR. Regional climate on the breeding grounds predicts variation in the natal origin of monarch butterflies overwintering in Mexico over 38 years. Global Change Biology. 2017 Jan 1.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Pleasants JM, Zalucki MP, Oberhauser KS, Brower LP, Taylor OR, Thogmartin WE. Interpreting surveys to estimate the size of the monarch butterfly population: Pitfalls and prospects. PloS one. 2017 Jul 14;12(7):e0181245.

Category: Evolution/range, Commentary or review, Migration, Hostplant biology, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2017
Agrawal, A. 2017. Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution. Princeton University Press. 296 pages. ISBN-10: 0691166358 | ISBN-13: 978-0691166353

Category: Population dynamics, Environmental performance, Overwinter dynamics, Resource use, Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Marini L, and MP Zalucki. 2017. Density-dependence in the declining population of the monarch butterfly. Scientific Reports 7:13957 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-14510-w

Category: Migration, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Freedman MG, Dingle H, Tabuloc CA, Chiu JC, Yang LJ, and MP Zalucki. 2017. Non-migratory monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.), retain developmental plasticity and a navigational mechanism associated with migration. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 123(2):265-278. | https://doi.org/10.1093/biolinnean/blx148

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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.