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

919 result(s)
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: 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: 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: 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: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Pleasants JM, Williams EH, Brower LP, Oberhauser KS, Taylor OR. Conclusion of No Decline in Summer Monarch Population Not Supported. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 2016 Mar 1;109(2):169-71.

Category: Evolution/range
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Walters J, Mongue AJ. A neo-sex chromosome in the Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus. bioRxiv. 2016 Jan 1:036483.

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, 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Physiology/behavior, Resource use, Hostplant biology
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Robertson GF, Zalucki MP, Paine TD. 2015. Larval Host Choice of the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus L.) on Four Native California Desert Milkweed Species. Journal of Insect Behavior 25(5):582-592

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.

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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.