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

931 result(s)
Category: Monarch research, Environmental performance
Type: Book Chapter
Year: 2015
Nail KR, Batalden RV, Oberhauser KS. 2015. What's too hot and what's too cold? Lethal and sub-lethal effects of extreme temperatures on developing 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

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, 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
Fernandez-Haeger J, Jordano D, Zalucki MP. 2015. Monarchs across the Atlantic Ocean: what's happening on the other shore? 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.

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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.