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: 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.

Category: Monarch research, Migration
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Pierce AA, Altizer S, Chamberlain NL, Kronforst MR, de Roode JC. 2015. Unraveling the mysteries of monarch migration and global dispersal through molecular genetic techniques 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
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: 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: Monarch research, Population dynamics
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Ries L, Oberhauser KS, Taron DJ, Rendon-Salinas E. 2015. Connecting eastern monarch population dynamics across their migratory cycle 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
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Lemoine, NP. 2015. Climate Change May Alter Breeding Ground Distributions of Eastern Migratory Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) via Range Expansion of Asclepias Host Plants. PloS ONE 10: e0118614.

Category: Monarch research
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Flockhart DTT, Pichancourt J-B, Norris DR, Martin TG. 2015. Unravelling the annual cycle in a migratory animal: breeding-season habitat loss drives population declines of monarch butterflies. Journal of Animal Ecology 84:155-165.

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: Resource use
Type: Article
Year: 2015
Cutting BT, Tallamy DW. (Online Early). An Evaluation of Butterfly Gardens for Restoring Habitat for the Monarch Butterfly (Lepidoptera: Danaidae). Environmental Entomology, nvv111.

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.

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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.