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

917 result(s)
Category: Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Alexa Fritzsche McKay,1, Vanessa O. Ezenwa,1,2 and Sonia Altizer1, "Consequences of Food Restriction for Immune Defense, Parasite Infection, and Fitness in Monarch Butterflies," Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 0, no. 0 (-Not available-): 000.

Category: GMO/toxins, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Stenoien C, Nail KR, Zalucki JM, Parry H, Oberhauser KS, Zalucki MP. Monarchs in decline: A collateral landscape level effect of modern agriculture. Insect Science. 2016 Sep 1.

Category: Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Alcock J, Brower LP, Williams Jr EH. Monarch butterflies use regenerating milkweeds for reproduction in mowed hayfields in northern Virginia. The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 2016 Aug;70(3):177-81.

Category: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Pleasants J. Milkweed restoration in the Midwest for monarch butterfly recovery: estimates of milkweeds lost, milkweeds remaining and milkweeds that must be added to increase the monarch population. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 2016 Sep 1.

Category: Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Kasten K, Stenoien C, Caldwell W, Oberhauser KS. Can roadside habitat lead monarchs on a route to recovery?. Journal of Insect Conservation. 2016:1-1.

Category: Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
DiTommaso A, Averill KM, Hoffmann MP, Fuchsberg JR, Losey JE. Integrating Insect, Resistance, and Floral Resource Management in Weed Control Decision-Making. Weed Science. 2016 Oct;64(4):743-56.

Category: Hostplant biology, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Seward MD. Density Dependence And Clonal Integration In Common Milkweed, Asclepias Syriaca. (2016)

Category: Techniques
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Kosmala M, Wiggins A, Swanson A, Simmons B. Assessing data quality in citizen science. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2016 Dec 1;14(10):551-60.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Semmens BX, Semmens DJ, Thogmartin WE, Wiederholt R, López-Hoffman L, Diffendorfer JE, Pleasants JM, Oberhauser KS, Taylor OR. Quasi-extinction risk and population targets for the Eastern, migratory population of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Scientific Reports. 2016;6.

Category: Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Lewandowski E, Oberhauser K. Butterfly Citizen Science Projects Support Conservation Activities among their Volunteers. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice.. 2016 May 20;1(1).

Category: Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Lewandowski EJ, Oberhauser KS. Contributions of Citizen Scientists and Habitat Volunteers to Monarch Butterfly Conservation. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 2016 Nov 19:1-6.

Category: Physiology/behavior, Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Cepero LC, Rosenwald LC, Weiss MR. 2015. The Relative Importance of Flower Color and Shape for the Foraging Monarch Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 28(4):499-511 DOI:10.1007/s10905-015-9519-z

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.

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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.