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

915 result(s)
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: 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: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Zaya DN, Pearse IS, Spyreas G. Long-term trends in Midwestern milkweed abundances and their relevance to monarch butterfly declines. BioScience. 2017 Mar 8;67(4):343-56.

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: Resource use, Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Pocius VM, Debinski DM, Pleasants JM, Bidne KG, Hellmich RL, Brower LP. Milkweed Matters: Monarch Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Survival and Development on Nine Midwestern Milkweed Species. Environmental Entomology. 2017 Sep 7;46(5):1098-105.

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: Overwinter dynamics, Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Leong KLH, Walker JH, Dees R, Sletteland H. 2017. Use of cluster photographs to estimate overwintering monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus Linnaeus, 1758 (Lepidoptera: Danaidae), populations at selected California overwinter sites. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 93(4):229-233 https://doi.org/10.3956/2017-93.4.229

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

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: 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: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2017
Leverkus AB, Jaramillo-López PF, Brower LP, Lindenmayer DB, Williams EH. Mexico's logging threatens butterflies. Science. 2017 Nov 24;358(6366):1008-.

Category: Orientation
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Reppert SM, Guerra PA, Merlin C. Neurobiology of monarch butterfly migration. Annual review of entomology. 2016 Mar 11;61:25-42.

Category: Environmental performance, Natural enemies, Physiology/behavior, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Tao L, Hoang KM, Hunter MD, de Roode JC. Fitness costs of animal medication: anti‐parasitic plant chemicals reduce fitness of monarch butterfly hosts. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2016 Jun 1.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Inamine H, Ellner SP, Springer JP, Agrawal AA. Linking the continental migratory cycle of the monarch butterfly to understand its population decline. Oikos. 2016 Apr 1.

Category: Environmental performance, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2016
McKay AF, Ezenwa VO, Altizer S. Unravelling the Costs of Flight for Immune Defenses in the Migratory Monarch Butterfly. Integrative and comparative biology. 2016 Jun 2:icw056.

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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.