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

929 result(s)
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: 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: Population dynamics
Type: Article
Year: 2016
Semmens BX, Semmens DJ, Thogmartin WE, Wiederholt R, López-Hoffman L, Diffendorfer JE, Pleasants JM, Oberhauser KS, Taylor OR. Quasi-extinction risk and population targets for the Eastern, migratory population of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Scientific Reports. 2016;6.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Natural enemies
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Sternberg ED, Roode JC, Hunter MD. Trans‐generational parasite protection associated with paternal diet. Journal of Animal Ecology. 2015 Jan 1;84(1):310-21.

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: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Batalden RV, Oberhauser KS. 2015. Potential changes in Eastern North American monarch migration in response to an introduced milkweed, Asclepias curassavica 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
Davis A, Altizer S. 2015. Overview: New perspectives on monarch migration, evolution and population biology 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, Migration
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Pyle RM. 2015. Monarchs in the mist: new perspectives on monarch distribution in the Pacific Northwest 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: Other
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Malcolm SB, Slager BH. 2015. Migration and host plant use by the southern monarch, Danaus erippus 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.