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

921 result(s)
Category: Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2016
Larson BM, Barr S. The Flights of the Monarch Butterfly: Between In Situ and Ex Situ Conservation. In Animal Ethics in the Age of Humans 2016 (pp. 355-368). Springer International Publishing.

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: Population dynamics, Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Cary SJ, DeLay LS. MONARCH BUTTERFLY (DANAUS PLEXIPPUS) IN NEW MEXICO AND A PROPOSED FRAMEWORK FOR ITS CONSERVATION.

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.

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: 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: 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: Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Barriga PA, Sternberg ED, Lefèvre T, de Roode JC, Altizer S. Occurrence and host specificity of a neogregarine protozoan in four milkweed butterfly hosts (Danaus spp.). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 2016 Oct 31;140:75-82.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Espeset AE, Harrison JG, Shapiro AM, Nice CC, Thorne JH, Waetjen DP, Fordyce JA, Forister ML. Understanding a migratory species in a changing world: climatic effects and demographic declines in the western monarch revealed by four decades of intensive monitoring. Oecologia. 2016 Mar 21:1-2.

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: Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Pfeiler E, Nazario-Yepiz NO, Pérez-Gálvez F, Chávez-Mora CA, Laclette MR, Rendón-Salinas E, Markow TA. Population genetics of overwintering monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus (Linnaeus), from central Mexico inferred from mitochondrial DNA and microsatellite markers. Journal of Heredity. 2016 Oct 3:esw071.

Category: Orientation
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Shlizerman E, Phillips-Portillo J, Forger DB, Reppert SM. Neural Integration Underlying a Time-Compensated Sun Compass in the Migratory Monarch Butterfly. Cell reports. 2016 Apr 26;15(4):683-91.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
James DG. Population Biology of Monarch Butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.)(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae), at a Milkweed-Rich Summer Breeding Site in Central Washington. The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 2016 Aug;70(3):182-93.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2016
McCoshum SM, Andreoli SL, Stenoien CM, Oberhauser KS, Baum KA. (online early). Species distribution models for natural enemies of monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) larvae and pupae: distribution patterns and implications for conservation. Journal of Insect Conservation.

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.

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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.