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

863 result(s)
Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Rivera-Flores MA, González-Gómez R, Luna-Soria H, García-Rubio OR. 2015. Using Citizen-Monitoring to Define the Migration Route of Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus (L.) 1, in the State of Guanajuato. Southwestern Entomologist 40: 233-236.

Category: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Griffiths J, Villablanca F. 2015. Managing Monarch Butterfly Overwintering Groves: Making Room among the Eucalyptus. California Fish and Game, 101:40-50.

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Kronforst MR. 2015. Exploring the Molecular Basis of Monarch Butterfly Color Pattern Variation. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research 28:127-130.

Category: Physiology/behavior, Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Pan H, Yang X., Bidne K., Hellmich RL, Siegfried BD, Zhou X. 2015. Selection of Reference Genes for RT-qPCR Analysis in the Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus (L.), a Migrating Bio-Indicator. PLoS ONE, 10: e0129482.

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Slager BH, Malcolm SB. 2015. Evidence for Partial Migration in the Southern Monarch Butterfly, Danaus erippus, in Bolivia and Argentina. Biotropica 47: 355-362.

Category: GMO/toxins
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Krischik V, Rogers M, Gupta G, Varshney A. Soil-Applied Imidacloprid Translocates to Ornamental Flowers and Reduces Survival of Adult Coleomegilla maculata, Harmonia axyridis, and Hippodamia convergens Lady Beetles, and Larval Danaus plexippus and Vanessa cardui Butterflies. PloS one. 2015 Mar 23;10(3):e0119133.

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: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Gowler CD, Leon KE, Hunter MD, de Roode JC. 2015. Secondary Defense Chemicals in Milkweed Reduce Parasite Infection in Monarch Butterflies, Danaus plexippus. Journal of chemical ecology, 1-4.

Category: Resource use, Hostplant dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Fischer SJ, Williams EH, Brower LP, Palmiotto PA. 2015. Enhancing Monarch Butterfly Reproduction by Mowing Fields of Common Milkweed. The American Midland Naturalist 173: 229-240.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Davis AK, Dyer LA. Long-Term Trends in Eastern North American Monarch Butterflies: A Collection of Studies Focusing on Spring, Summer, and Fall Dynamics. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 2015 Aug 5:sav070.

Category: Migration
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Howard E, Davis AK. Investigating Long-Term Changes in the Spring Migration of Monarch Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) Using 18 Years of Data From Journey North, a Citizen Science Program. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 2015 Sep 1;108(5):664-9.

Category: Resource use, Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Stenoien C, Nail KR, Oberhauser KS. (Online Early.) Habitat Productivity and Temporal Patterns of Monarch Butterfly Egg Densities in the Eastern United States. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Category: Environmental performance
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Nail KR, Stenoien C, Oberhauser KS. (Online Early.) Immature Monarch Survival: Effects of Site Characteristics, Density, and Time. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Ries L, Taron DJ, Rendon-Salinas E. (Online Early.) The Disconnect Between Summer and Winter Monarch Trends for the Eastern Migratory Population: Possible Links to Differing Drivers. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Badgett G, Davis AK. (Online Early.) Population Trends of Monarchs at a Northern Monitoring Site: Analyses of 19 Years of Fall Migration Counts at Peninsula Point, MI. Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

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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.