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

872 result(s)
Category: Monarch research, Natural enemies
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Altizer S, de Roode JC. 2015. Monarchs and their debilitating parasites: immunity, migration and medicinal plant use 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, Hostplant biology
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Agrawal AA, Ali JG, Rasmann S, Fishbein M. 2015. Macroevolutionary trends in the defense of milkweeds against monarchs: latex, cardenolides, and tolerance of herbivory 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: Monarch research, Environmental performance
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
DeAnda A, Oberhauser KS. 2015. Invertebrate natural enemies and stage-specific mortality rates of monarch eggs and larvae 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: Monarch research, Natural enemies
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Oberhauser K, Anderson M, Anderson S, Caldwell W, DeAnda A, Hunter M, Kaiser MC, Solensky MJ. 2015. Lacewings, wasps and flies--oh my: insect enemies take a bite out of monarchs 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: Commentary or review
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Nail KR, Oberhauser KS. 2015. Overview: Monarchs in a changing climate 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: Commentary or review
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Williams EH, Brower LP. 2015. Microclimatic protection of monarch butterflies provided by Mexico's high elevation Oyamel fir forests: a review 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: Monarch research, Environmental performance
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Brower LP, Fink LS, Kiphart RJ, Pocius V, Zubieta RR, Ramirez MI. 2015. The effect of the 2010-2011 drought on the lipid content of monarch butterflies migrating thorough Texas to their overwintering sites in Mexico 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: Monarch research, Population dynamics
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Zalucki MP, Brower LP, Malcolm SB, Slager BH. 2015. Estimating the climate signal in monarch population decline: no direct evidence for an impact of 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: 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: Commentary or review
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Brower LP, Fink LS. 2015. Conserving North American monarch butterflies: An overview 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: 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.

Category: Techniques, Commentary or review
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Ries L, Oberhauser K. 2015. A Citizen Army for Science: Quantifying the Contributions of Citizen Scientists to our Understanding of Monarch Butterfly Biology. BioScience 65: 419-430.

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
Crewe TL, McCracken JD. (Online Early.) Long-term Trends in the Number of Monarch Butterflies (Lepidoptera:Nymphalidae) Counted on Fall Migration at Long Point, Ontario, Canada (1995–2014). 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.