Peer-reviewed

Niitepõld K. Effects of flight and food stress on energetics, reproduction, and lifespan in the butterfly Melitaea cinxia. 2019. Oecologia, 191: 271-283. PDF

Saastamoinen, M, Baguette, M, Bocedi, G, Bonte, D, Bullock, J, Cote, J, Coulon, A, De Kort, H, Donohue, K, Fronhofer, E, Garcia, C, Guillaume, F, Henry, R, Husby A, Kokko, H, Legrand, D, Matthysen, E, Niitepõld K., Nonaka, E, Stevens, V, Travis JMJ, Wheat, CW & Delgado, M. 2018. Genetics of Dispersal. Biological Reviews, 93: 574-599. PDF

Niitepõld K. & Saastamoinen M. 2017. A candidate gene in an ecological model species: phosphoglucose isomerase (Pgi) in the Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia). Annales Zoologici Fennici, 54: 259-273. PDF

C.L. Boggs & Niitepõld K. 2016. Effects of larval dietary restriction on adult body morphology, with implications for flight and life history. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 159: 189-196. PDF

Wong S.C., Oksanen A., Mattila A.L.K., Lehtonen R., Niitepõld K., Hanski I. 2016. Effects of ambient and preceding temperatures and metabolic genes on flight metabolism in the Glanville fritillary butterfly. Journal of Insect Physiology 85:23-31. PDF

Niitepõld K., and C. L. Boggs. 2015. Effects of increased flight on the energetics and life history of the butterfly Speyeria mormonia. PLOS One 10(10):e0140104. PDF

Zhan S., Zhang W., Niitepõld K., Hsu J., Haeger J.F., Zalucki M.P., Altizer S., de Roode J.C., Reppert S.M. & Kronforst M.R. 2014. The genetics of monarch butterfly migration and warning colouration. Nature 514: 317-321. PDF

—> In the media: Nature: “Of monarchs and migration”, by Richard ffrench-Constant

—> In the media: Science: “One hundred and one monarch genomes reveal surprising history of this long-distant migrant”

—> In the media: National Geographic: “Monarch Butterfly’s Genes Reveal the Key to Its Long-Distance Migration”

Niitepõld K., A. Perez, and C. L. Boggs. 2014. Aging, life span, and energetics under adult dietary restriction in Lepidoptera. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87:684-694. PDF

—> In the media: Gettysburg College biology blog: “Flight is expensive but butterflies can handle the stress”

Boggs, C. L., and K. Niitepõld. 2014. Insights from stable isotopic tracers on reproductive allocation under stress. Integrative and Comparative Biology 54: 880-889. PDF

Niitepõld K. & Hanski I. 2013. A long life in the fast lane: Positive association between peak metabolic rate and lifespan in a butterfly. The Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 1388-1397. PDF

—> In the media: Nature: “Research highlights: Butterflies that live fast, die old”

—> In the media: Science: “ScienceShot: A butterfly’s secret to long life”

Niitepõld K., Mattila A. L. K., Harrison P. J. and Hanski I. 2011. Flight metabolic rate has contrasting effects on dispersal in the two sexes of the Glanville fritillary butterfly. Oecologia 165: 847-854. PDF

Niitepõld K. 2010. Genotype by temperature interactions in the metabolic rate of the Glanville fritillary butterfly. The Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 1042-1048. PDF

Niitepõld K., Smith A. D., Osborne J. L., Reynolds D. R., Carreck N. L., Martin A. P., Marden J.H., Ovaskainen O.,  and Hanski I. 2009. Flight metabolic rate and Pgi genotype influence butterfly dispersal rate in the field. Ecology 90(8): 2223-2232. PDF

Ovaskainen O., Smith A. D., Osborne J. L., Reynolds D. R., Carreck N. L., Martin A. P., Niitepõld K., and Hanski I. 2008. Tracking butterfly movements with harmonic radar reveals an effect of population age on movement distance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105: 19090-19095. PDF

For general audiences

Niitepõld K.: Recording dispersal of free-flying butterflies. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America: 2009, Vol. 90, No. 3, pp. 243-246. Link