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

844 result(s)
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: 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: 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: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Howard E, Davis AK. 2015. Tracking the fall migration of eastern monarchs with Journey North roost sightings: new findings about the pace of fall migration 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: Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Esquivel-Ríos S, Cruz-Jiménez G, Cadena-Inostroza C, Zizumbo-Villarreal L. 2014. Tourism as an Environmental Policy Instrument in El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Economía Sociedad y Territorio 14: 141-174.

Category: Habitat
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Castellanos-Acuña D, Lindig-Cisneros RA, Silva-Farias MÁ, Sáenz-Romero C. 2014. PROVISIONAL ALTITUDINAL ZONING OF Abies religiosa IN AN AREA NEAR THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY BIOSPHERE RESERVE, MICHOACÁN. Revista Chapingo Serie Ciencias Forestales y del Ambiente XX: 215-225.

Category: Orientation, Migration, Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Guerra PA, Gegear RJ, Reppert SM. 2014. A Magnetic Compass Aids Monarch Butterfly Migration. Nature Communications 5: 4164.

Category: Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Gustafsson KM. 2014. Scientific ambiguity and its consequences: a study of the iconic monarch butterfly. In 4S/ESOCITE Joint Meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 20-23, 2014.

Category: Conservation/social dimensions
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Esquivel Rios S, Cruz Jiménez G, Zizumbo Villarreal L., Cadena Inostroza C. 2014. Governance for tourism in rural areas. Monarch butterfly biosphere reserve. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Agrícolas 5: 1631-1643.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Rendón-Salinas E, Tavera-Alonso G. 2014. Forest surface occupied by monarch butterfly hibernation colonies in December 2013. World Wildlife Fund–Mexico report.

Category: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Monroe M, Frey D, Stevens S. 2014. Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count Data from 1997-2012. URL: http://www.westernmonarchcount.org/data/(accessed 11 Aug 2015)

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Satterfield DA, Davis AK. 2014. Variation in Wing Characteristics of Monarch Butterflies During Migration: Earlier Migrants have Redder and More Elongated Wings. Animal Migration 2: 1-7.

Category: Other
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Tillman PG, Carpenter JE. 2014. Milkweed (Gentianales: Apocynaceae): A Farmscape Resource for Increasing Parasitism of Stink Bugs (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) and Providing Nectar to Insect Pollinators and Monarch Butterflies. Environmental Entomology 43: 370-376.

Category: Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Servín-Garcidueñas LE, Martínez-Romero E. 2014. Complete Mitochondrial Genome Recovered from the Gut Metagenome of Overwintering Monarch Butterflies, Danaus plexippus (L.)(Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Danainae). Mitochondrial DNA 25: 427-428.

Category: Physiology/behavior
Type: Article
Year: 2014
Lang A., Cranford J, Conway J, Slegers N, DeChello N, Wilroy J. 2014. Flight testing of live Monarch butterflies to determine the aerodynamic benefit of butterfly scales. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 59.

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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.