Publications

Topics

Monarch Population Dynamics and Conservation

Monarchs and Climate/Temperature

Monarch Reproduction

GMOs and Monarchs

Monarch Natural Enemies

Citizen Science

Monarch Migration

Impacts of Monarch Control Activities on Non-Target Insects

Monarch Growth and Development

Other Butterflies!

Monarch Conservation Outreach and Education

 

Books Covering Many Topics

Oberhauser, K.S., K.R. Nail, and S.M. Altizer (Eds). 2015. Monarchs in a changing world: biology and conservation of an iconic butterfly. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.

Oberhauser, K.S., M.J. Solensky (Eds.). 2004. The Monarch Butterfly: Biology and Conservation.  Cornell University Press, Ithaca NY. (248 pp). 

Hoth, J, L Merino, K. Oberhauser, I. Pisanty, S. Price (Eds.). 1999. Proceedings of the North American conference on the Monarch Butterfly. Commission for Environmental Cooperation: Montreal, QC. (441 pp).

 

Monarch Population Dynamics and Conservation

Stenoien, C., K.R. Nail, J. Zalucki, H. Parry, K.S. Oberhauser, M. Zalucki. 2016. Monarchs in decline: a collateral landscape level effect of modern agriculture. Insect Science. In press

Oberhauser K.S., R. Wiederholt, J.E. Diffendorfer, D. Semmens, L. Ries, W.E. Thogmartin, L. Lopez-Hoffman, B. Semmens. 2016. A trans-national monarch butterfly population model and implications for regional conservation priorities. Ecological Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/een.12351

Brower, L.P., D.A. Slayback, P. Jaramillo Lopez, I .Ramirez, K.S. Oberhauser, E.H. Williams, L.S. Fink. 2016. Illegal logging of 10 hectares of forest in the Sierra Chincua monarch butterfly overwintering area in Mexico. American Entomologist 62:92-97.

Semmens B.X., D.J. Semmens, W.E. Thogmartin, R. Wiederholt, L. López-Hoffman, J.E. Diffendorfer, J.M. Pleasants, K.S. Oberhauser, O.R. Taylor. 2016. Quasi-extinction risk and population targets for the Eastern, migratory population of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Nature Reports 6, 23265; doi: 10.1038/srep23265

Brower, L. P., D. A. Slayback, P. Jaramillo-López, I. M. Ramirez, K. S. Oberhauser, E. H. Williams, and L. S. Fink. 2016. Illegal logging of 10 hectares of forest in the Sierra Chincua monarch butterfly overwintering area in Mexico.  American Entomologist Summer 2016:92-97

Pleasants, J. M., E.H. Williams, L.P. Brower, K.S. Oberhauser, and O.R Taylor. 2016. Conclusion of no decline in summer monarch population not supported. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 109:169-171. doi: 10.1093/aesa/sav115.

Nail K.R., Stenoien C., Oberhauser K.S. 2015. Immature monarch survival: Effects of site characteristics, density, and time. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 108:680-690. doi: 10.1093/aesa/sav047

Stenoien, C., K. Nail, and K.S. Oberhauser. 2015. Habitat productivity and temporal patterns of monarch butterfly egg densities in the Eastern U.S. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 108:670-679. doi: 10.1093/aesa/sav054

Ries, L., D. J. Taron, E. Rendon-Salinas, K.S. Oberhauser. 2015. Connecting eastern monarch population dynamics across their migratory cycle. pp. 268-282 in Oberhauser, K.S., K.R. Nail, and S.M. Altizer, eds. Monarchs in a changing world: biology and conservation of an iconic butterfly. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.

Diffendorfer J.E., Loomis J.B., Ries L., Oberhauser K.S., Lopez-Hoffman L., Semmens D., Semmens B., Butterfield B., Bagstad K., Goldstein J., Wiederholt R., Mattsson B., Thogmartin W.E. 2013. National valuation of monarch butterflies indicates an untapped potential for incentive-based conservation. Conservation Letters 7:253-262.

Prysby, M., K.S. Oberhauser. 2004. Temporal and geographical variation in monarch densities: Citizen scientists document monarch population patterns.  Pp. 9-20 in: Oberhauser, KS, MJ Solensky (Eds.). The Monarch Butterfly: Biology and Conservation.  Cornell University Press. Ithaca NY.

Brower, L.P., L. Fink, A.V.Z. Brower, K. Leong, K. Oberhauser, S. Altizer, O. Taylor, D. Vickerman, W. Calvert, T. Van Hook, A. Alonso, S. Malcolm, D. Owen, M. Zalucki.  1996. Reply to J. B. Keiper: Monarch transfer: a real concern?  Bioscience 46:563-564.

Brower, L.P., L. Fink, A.V.Z. Brower, K. Leong, K. Oberhauser, S. Altizer, O. Taylor, D. Vickerman, W. Calvert, T. Van Hook, A. Alonso, S. Malcolm, D. Owen, M. Zalucki.  1995.  On the dangers of interpopulational transfers of monarch butterflies.  Bioscience. 45:540-544.

 

Monarchs and Climate/Temperature

Saunders, SP, L Ries, KS Oberhauser, EF Zipkin. 2016. Evaluating confidence in population-level predictions from climate impacts on the migratory monarch butterfly. Global Ecology and Biogeography. 25:1000-1012. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12461.

Nail, K.R., R.V. Batalden, and K.S. Oberhauser. 2015. What’s too hot and what’s too cold? Lethal and sub-lethal effects of extreme temperatures on developing monarchs. In Oberhauser, K.S., K.R. Nail, and S.M. Altizer, eds. Monarchs in a changing world: biology and conservation of an iconic butterfly, Chapter 8. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.

Zipkin, E., L. Ries, R. Reeves, J. Reetz, K.S. Oberhauser. 2012. Tracking climate impacts on the migratory monarch butterfly. Global Change Biology 18:3039–3049

Barve N., Bonilla A.J., Brandes J., Brown J.C., Brunsell N., Cochran F.V., Crosthwait R.J., Gentry J., Gerhart L.M., Jackson T., Kern A.J., Oberhauser K.S., Owens H.L., Peterson A.T., Reed A.S., Soberón J., Sundberg A.D., Williams L.S. 2012. Climate change and mass mortality events in overwintering monarch butterflies. Revista Mexicana de la Biodiversidad. 83: 817-824. DOI:10.7550/rmb.26460

Oberhauser, K.S., T. Peterson. 2003. Modeling current and future potential wintering distributions of Eastern North American monarch butterflies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 100:14063-14068.

York, H. & K.S. Oberhauser. 2002. Effects of duration and timing of heat stress on monarch butterfly (Lepidoptera: Danaidae) development. J. Kans. Entom. Soc. 75:290-298.

 

Monarch Reproduction

Solensky, M.S. and K. S. Oberhauser. 2009. Sperm precedence in monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus). Behavioral Ecology, doi: 10.1093/beheco/arp003

Solensky, M.S. and K. S. Oberhauser. 2009. Male monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) adjust their ejaculates in response to risk and intensity of sperm competition. Animal Behavior 77:465-472.

Brower, L., K. Oberhauser, M. Boppré, A.V.Z. Brower, R.I. Vane-Wright. 2007. Monarch sex: Ancient rites, or recent wrongs? Antennae 31:12-18.

Solensky, M. J. and K. S. Oberhauser. 2004. Behavioral and genetic components of male mating success in monarch butterflies. Pp. 61-68. In: Oberhauser, K.S. and M.J. Solensky, eds. The Monarch Butterfly: Biology and Conservation. Cornell University Press.

Goehring, L. & Oberhauser, K.S. 2004. Environmental factors influencing postdiapause reproductive development in monarch butterflies. Pp. 187-198. In: Oberhauser, K.S. and M.J. Solensky, eds. The Monarch Butterfly: Biology and Conservation.

Goehring, L. & Oberhauser, K.S. 2002. Effects of photoperiod, temperature and host plant age on induction of reproductive diapause and development time in Danaus plexippus. Ecol. Entom. 27:674-685.

Goehring, L. and Oberhauser, K.S. 1999. Environmental induction of reproductive diapause in Danaus plexippus. Proceedings of the North American conference on the Monarch Butterfly, pp. 349-354. Hoth, J., I. Pisanty, K. Oberhauser, L. Merino and S. Price, editors. Commission for Environmental Cooperation: Montreal, QC.

Oberhauser, K.S. 2004. Effects of female age, female mass and nutrients from males on monarch egg mass. Pp. 21-26. In: Oberhauser, K.S. and M.J. Solensky, eds. The Monarch Butterfly: Biology and Conservation. Cornell University Press.

Oberhauser, K.S. and D. Frey. 1999. Coerced mating in monarch butterflies. Proceedings of the North American conference on the Monarch Butterfly, pp.67-78. Hoth, J, I. Pisanty, K. Oberhauser, L. Merino and S. Price, editors. Commission for Environmental Cooperation: Montreal, QC.

Frey, D., K.L.H. Leong, E. Peffer, R.K. Smidt, K.S. Oberhauser. 1998. Mating patterns of overwintering monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus (L.)) in California. J. Lepid. Soc. 52: 84-97.

Oberhauser, K.S. 1997. Fecundity and egg mass of monarch butterflies: effects of age, female size and mating history.  Functional Ecology 11(2):166-175.

Oberhauser, K.S., R. Hampton. 1995. Relationship between mating and oogenesis in monarch butterflies.  Journal of Insect Behavior 8:701-713.

Oberhauser, K.S. 1992.  Rate of ejaculate breakdown and intermating intervals in monarch butterflies.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 31:367-373.

Oberhauser, K.S. 1989. Effects of spermatophores on male and female monarch butterfly reproductive success.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 25:237-246.

Oberhauser, K.S. 1988. Male monarch butterfly spermatophore mass and mating strategies.  Animal Behavior 36:1384-1388.

 

GMOs and Monarchs

Pleasants, J., K.S. Oberhauser. 2013. Milkweed loss in agricultural fields because of herbicide use: Effect on the monarch butterfly population. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 6:135-144.

Oberhauser, K.S. and E.R.L. Rivers. 2003. Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) larvae & Bt corn pollen: A review of ecological risk assessment for a non-target species. AgBiotechNet. 5:1-7.

Oberhauser, K.S., Prysby, M.D., Mattila, H.R., Stanley-Horn, D.E., Sears, M.K., Dively, G., Olson, E., Pleasants, J.M., Lam. W.F. & Hellmich, R. 2001. Temporal and spatial overlap between monarch larvae and corn pollen. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 98 (21): 11913-11918.

Sears, M. K., R. L. Hellmich, D. E. Stanley-Horn, K. S. Oberhauser, J. M. Pleasants, H. R. Mattila, B. D. Siegfriedi, G. P. Dively. 2001. Impact of Bt corn pollen on monarch butterfly populations: A risk assessment. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 98 (21): 11937-11942.

 

Monarch Natural Enemies

McCoshum, S.M., S.L. Andreoli, C. Stenoien, K.S. Oberhauser, K.A. Baum. 2016. Species distribution models for natural enemies of monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) larvae and pupae: distribution patterns and implications for conservation. Journal of Insect Conservation DOI 10.1007/s10841-016-9856-z

Oberhauser, KS. 2012. Tachinid flies and monarch butterflies: Citizen Scientists document parasitism patterns over broad spatial and temporal scales. American Entomologist 58:19-22.

Oberhauser, K. S., I. Gebhard, C. Cameron, S. Oberhauser. 2007. Parasitism of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) by Lespesia archippivora (Diptera: Tachinidae). Amer. Midl. Nat. 157:312-328.

Prysby, M. and K. Oberhauser. 2004. Temporal and geographical variation in monarch densities: Citizen scientists document monarch population patterns. Pp. 9-20 in: Oberhauser, K.S. and M.J. Solensky, eds. The Monarch Butterfly: Biology and Conservation. Cornell University Press.

Stenoien, C., S. McCoshum, W. Caldwell, A. De Anda, and K.S. Oberhauser. 2015. New reports that monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae, Danaus plexippus Linnaeus) are hosts for a pupal parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidae, Pteromalus cassotis Walker). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 88:16-26.

Oberhauser, K.S., M. Anderson, S. Anderson, W. Caldwell, A.P. De Anda, M.D. Hunter, M. Kaiser, and M.J. Solensky. 2015. Lacewings, wasps and flies - oh my: insect enemies take a bite out of monarchs. In Oberhauser, K.S., K.R. Nail, and S.M. Altizer, eds. Monarchs in a changing world: biology and conservation of an iconic butterfly, Chapter 6. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.

De Anda, A., and K.S. Oberhauser. 2015. Invertebrate natural enemies and stage-specific mortality rates of monarch eggs and larvae. In Oberhauser, K.S., K.R. Nail, and S.M. Altizer, eds. Monarchs in a changing world: biology and conservation of an iconic insect, Chapter 5. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.

Oberhauser, K.S. 2012. Tachinid flies and monarch butterflies: Citizen Scientists document parasitism patterns over broad spatial and temporal scales. American Entomologist 58:19-22.

Bartel, RE, KS Oberhauser, JC De Roode, SM Altizer. 2011. Monarch migration, seasonal habitat use and parasite transmission in eastern North America. In press.

Lindsey, E., M. Mudresh, V. Dhulipala, K. Oberhauser, S. Altizer. 2009. Crowding and disease: effects of host density on response to infection in a butterfly-parasite interaction. Ecological Entomology 34:551–561.

Oberhauser, K.S., I. Gebhard, C. Cameron, S. Oberhauser. 2007. Parasitism of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) by Lespesia archippivora (Diptera: Tachinidae). American Midland Naturalist 157:312-328.

Altizer, S.M., K.S. Oberhauser , K.A. Geurts. 2004.  Transmission of the protozoan parasite Ophyocystis elektroscirrha in monarch butterfly populations: implications for prevalence and population-level impacts. Pp. 203-218. In: Oberhauser, KS, MJ Solensky (Eds.). The Monarch Butterfly: Biology and Conservation.  Cornell University Press. Ithaca NY.

Altizer, S.M., K.S. Oberhauser and L.P. Brower. 2000. Associations between host migration and the prevalence of a protozoan parasite in natural populations of monarch butterflies. Ecol. Entomol. 25:125-139.

Altizer, S.M. and K.S. Oberhauser. 1999. Effects of the protozoan parasite Ophryocystis elektroscirrha on monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) fitness. J. Inv. Pathol. 74:76-88.

 

Citizen Science

Lewandowski, E. J., K.S. Oberhauser. 2016. Contributions of citizen scientists and habitat volunteers to monarch conservation. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. In press

Lewandowski, E., K.S. Oberhauser. 2016. Butterfly citizen scientists in the United States increase their engagement in conservation. Biological Conservation http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2015.07.029.

Lewandowski, E. J., K.S. Oberhauser. 2016. Butterfly citizen science projects support conservation activities among their volunteers. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 1(1): 6, pp. 1–8, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/cstp.10

Lewandowski, E., K.S. Oberhauser. 2016. Butterfly citizen science projects support conservation activities among their volunteers. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice 1:1-8.

Oberhauser, K.S., L. Ries, S. Altizer, R.V. Batalden, J, Kudell-Ekstrum, M. Garland, E. Howard, S. Jepsen, J. Lovett, M. Monroe, G. Morris, E. Rendón-Salinas, R.G. RuBino, A. Ryan, O.R. Taylor, R. Treviño Ulloa, F.X. Villablanca, and D. Walton. 2015. Contributions to monarch biology and conservation through citizen science: 70 years and counting. In Oberhauser, K.S., K.R. Nail, and S.M. Altizer, eds. Monarchs in a changing world: biology and conservation of an iconic butterfly, Chapter 2. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.

Ries, L., K.S. Oberhauser. 2015. A citizen-army for science: quantifying the contributions of citizen scientists to our understanding of monarch butterfly biology. Bioscience 65:419-420.

Oberhauser, K.S. 2012. Monitoring monarchs: Citizen science and a charismatic insect. Pp. 35-42 in Dickinson, JL, and R Bonney (Eds.). Citizen Science: Public participation in environmental research. Cornell University Press. Ithaca NY.

Oberhauser, K.S., G. Lebuhn. 2012 . Insects and plants: Engaging undergraduates in authentic research via citizen science. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 318–320.

Prysby, M., K. Oberhauser. 1999. Large scale monitoring of monarch populations. Proceedings of the North American conference on the Monarch Butterfly, pp. 379-384.  Hoth, J, I Pisanty, KS Oberhauser, L Merino, S Price (Eds.).  Commission for Environmental Cooperation: Montreal, QC.

Kountoupes, D., K.S. Oberhauser. 2008. Citizen science and youth audiences: Educational outcomes of the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship 1:10-20.

Oberhauser, K.S., M.D. Prysby. 2008. Citizen Science: Creating a Research Army for Conservation.  American Entomologist 54:97-99.

 

Monarch Migration

Oberhauser, K.S., O. R. Taylor, S. M. Reppert, H. Dingle, K. R. Nail, R. M. Pyle, C. Stenoien. 2013. Are monarch butterflies true navigators? The jury is still out. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110(39):E3680.

Borland, J., C. Johnson, T. Crumpton, T. Thomas, S. Altizer, K. Oberhauser. 2004. Characteristics of fall migratory monarch butterflies, Danaus plexippus, in Minnesota and Texas. Pp. 97-104. In Oberhauser, K.S. & M.J. Solensky (Eds.). The Monarch Butterfly: Biology and Conservation.  Cornell University Press. Ithaca NY.

 

Impacts of Mosquito Control Activities on Non-Target Insects

Oberhauser, K. S., S. J. Brinda, S. Weaver, R. D. Moon, S. A. Manweiler, N. Read. 2006. Growth and survival of monarch butterflies (Lepidoptera: Danaidae) after exposure to permethrin barrier treatments. Environ. Entomol. 35 (6): 1626-1634.

Oberhauser, K.S, S. Manweiler, R. Lelich, M. Blank, R. Batalden, A. De Anda. 2009. Impacts of ULV resmethrin applications on non-target insects. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 25:83–93.

 

Monarch Growth and Development

Lavoie, B. & Oberhauser, K. 2004. Compensatory feeding in Danaus plexippus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in response to variation in host plant quality. Environ. Entomol. 33:1062-1069.

Oberhauser, K.S., D. Cansler, A. Feitl. 1996. Genetics of a "zebra" pigment mutation in the larvae of Danaus plexippus L. (Nymphalidae, Danainae).  Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 50(3):237-244.

 

Other Butterflies!

Szymanski, J., J.A. Shuey, K. Oberhauser. 2004. Population structure of the endangered Mitchell’s Satyr, Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii (French). American Midland Naturalist 152(2):304-322.

 

Monarch Conservation Outreach and Education

Koomen M.H., Blair R., Young-Isebrand E., Oberhauser K. 2016. Disciplinary literacy in the science classroom: Using adaptive primary literature.  Journal of Research in Science Teaching 53:847-894.

Young-Isebrand, E., Oberhauser, K.S., Bailey, K., Charest, S., Hayes, B., Howard, E., Lovett, J., Meyers, S., Mollenhauer, E., Montesinos-Patino, E.B., Ryan, A., Taylor, O.R., Treviño Ulloa, R. 2015. Environmental education and monarchs: reaching across disciplines, generations, and nations. pp. 5-12 in Oberhauser, K.S., K.R. Nail, and S.M. Altizer, eds. Monarchs in a changing world: biology and conservation of an iconic insect, Chapter 1. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY.

Koomen M.H., Blair R., Young-Isebrand E., Oberhauser K. 2014. Science professional development with teachers: nurturing the scientist within.  Electronic Journal of Science Education. 18(6). http://ejse.southwestern.edu/issue/view/1140

Meyer, N.J., Scott, S., Strauss, A.L., Nippolt, P.L., Oberhauser, K.S., & Blair, R.B. 2014. Citizen science as a REAL environment for authentic scientific inquiry. Journal of Extension. http://www.joe.org/joe/2014august/iw3.php

Guiney, M. S. and K. S. Oberhauser. 2009. Conservation volunteers’ connection to nature. Ecopsychology special issue: Emotional Well-being and Sustainable Behaviors. 1:187-198.: Peggy Guiney

Guiney, M.S., K.S. Oberhauser. 2008. Insects as Flagship Conservation Species. Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 1:111-123.

LeDee, O., A. Mosser, T. Gamble, G. Childs, K. Oberhauser. 2007. A science club takes action. Science and Children. Summer 2007: 43-45.

Jeanpierre, B., K. Oberhauser, C. Freeman. 2005. Change in secondary science teachers’ classroom practices: A professional development model that works. Journal of Research in Science Teaching 42(6):668-690.

Oberhauser, K.S., L. Goehring. 1999. Monarchs in the classroom, a K-12 ecology education program.  Proceedings of the North American conference on the Monarch Butterfly, pp. 349-354. Hoth, J, I Pisanty, KS Oberhauser, L Merino, S Price (Eds.).  Commission for Environmental Cooperation: Montreal, QC.