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

864 result(s)
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.

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
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: 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, Habitat
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Martinez-Torres H, Cantu-Fernandez M, Ramirez MI, Perez-Salicrup D. 2015. Fires and fire management in the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve 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: Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Landis TD, Dumroese RK. 2015. Propagating Native Milkweeds for Restoring Monarch Butterfly Habitat. Acta Hortic. (ISHS) 1085: 299-307.

Category: Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Cutting BT, Tallamy DW. (Online Early). An Evaluation of Butterfly Gardens for Restoring Habitat for the Monarch Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Danaidae). Environmental Entomology, nvv111.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Crewe TL, McCracken JD. (Online Early.) Long-term Trends in the Number of Monarch Butterflies (Lepidoptera:Nymphalidae) Counted on Fall Migration at Long Point, Ontario, Canada (1995–2014). Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Rodrigues D. (Online Early.) Both associative learning and speed–accuracy trade-off occur in the southern monarch butterfly when visiting flowers. Ethology Ecology & Evolution: 1-12.

Category: GMO/toxins, Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Pocius VM, Hilbig BE. Exposure To Endocrine Disrupting Pesticides And Impacts On Parasitic Infection In The Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus. 2011 NCUR Password Protected Papers. 2015 Aug 1.

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Mongue AJ, Ahmed MZ, Tsai MV, de Roode JC. 2015. Testing for cryptic female choice in monarch butterflies. Behavioral Ecology 26: 386-395.

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: 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: Hostplant biology, Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Couture JJ, Serbin SP, Townsend PA. 2015. Elevated Temperature and Periodic Water Stress alter Growth and Quality of Common Milkweed (Asclepias Syriaca) and Monarch (Danaus Plexippus) Larval Performance. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 9: 149-161.

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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.