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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Patrick Joseph Moran
Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (510) 559-5705
Fax: (510) 559-5777
Room 3013
USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-EIW
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY, CA, 94710

Projects
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF INVASIVE TERRESTRIAL AND RIPARIAN WEEDS IN THE FAR WESTERN U.S. REGION, WITH EMPHASIS ON THISTLES, BROOMS AND CAPE-IVY
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420707

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Status of biological control projects on terrestrial invasive alien weeds in California - (Other)
Pitcairn, M., Smith, L., Moran, P.J. 2014. Status of biological control projects on terrestrial invasive alien weeds in California. California Invasive Plant Council. 22(1):6-7, 12-13.
Effect of nitrogen fertilization on growth of Arundo donax and on rearing of a biological control agent, the shoot gall-forming wasp Tetramesa romana - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (08-Dec-13)
Prospects for biological control of Cape-ivy with the Cape-ivy fly and the cape-ivy moth - (Abstract Only) - (14-Jun-13)
Biology and host range of the moth Digitivalva delaireae as one of two candidate agents for biological control of Cape-ivy - (Abstract Only) - (03-Jun-13)
Mass-production of the arundo wasp and other insects for biological weed control - (Abstract Only) - (17-May-13)
Evaluation of Spanish arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) survival and fecundity on three New World genotypes of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J.A., Cortes Mendoza, E., Moran, P.J., Adamczyk Jr., J.J., Marcos Garcia, M., Kirk, A.A. 2013. Evaluation of Spanish Arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) survival and fecundity on three New World genotypes of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23:499-506.
Topping of Arundo donax as a Pre-Treatment to Biological Control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Racelis, A.E., Moran, P.J., Goolsby, J. 2013. Topping of Arundo donax as a Pre-Treatment to Biological Control. Journal Subtropical Plant Science. 64:54-60.
Effects of Leaf Excision and Sample Storage Methods on Spectral Reflectance by Foliage of Giant Reed, Arundo donax - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Summy, K.R., Lieman, J., Mamachen, A., Gandy, Y.P., Mamachen, A., Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J. 2013. Effects of Leaf Excision and Sample Storage Methods on Spectral Reflectance by Foliage of Giant Reed, Arundo donax. Subtropical Plant Science. 63:54-64.
Distribution of wild taro (Colocasia esculenta) in subtropical Texas, growth of young colonies, and tolerance to simulated herbivory - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Yang, C. 2012. Distribution of wild taro (Colocasia esculenta) in subtropical Texas, growth of young colonies, and tolerance to simulated herbivory. Subtropical Plant Science. 64:18-28.
Influence of biological control damage on efficacy of penoxsulam and two other herbicides on waterhyacinth - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (22-Mar-12)
Localized autoinoculation and dissemination of Isaria fumosorosea for control of the Asian citrus psyllid in South Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Patt, J.M., Cabanillas, H.E., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Jackson, M.A., Dunlap, C.A., Hunter, W.B., Avery, P.B. 2011. Localized autoinoculation and dissemination of Isaria fumosorosea for control of the Asian citrus psyllid in South Texas. Subtropical Plant Science. 63:23-35.
Effects of leaf excision and sample storage methods on spectral reflectance by foliage of giant reed, Arundo donax - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-Sep-11)
Establishment of the armored scale, Rhizaspidiotus donacis, a biological control agent of Arundo donax - (Research Notes)
Goolsby, J., Kirk, A.A., Moran, P.J., Racelis, A.E., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Cortes, E.C., Garcia, M.M., Jimenez, M.M., Summy, K.R., Ciomperlik, M.A., Sands, D.P. 2011. Establishment of the armored scale, Rhizaspidiotus donacis, a biological control agent of Arundo donax. Southwestern Entomologist. 36(3):373-374.
Impact of the Arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) on the weight of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) rhizomes in Languedoc southern France and Mediterranean Spain - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cortes, E., Kirk, A., Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J., Racelis, A.E., Marcos-Garcia, M.A. 2011. Impact of the Arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) on the weight of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) rhizomes in Languedoc southern France and Mediterranean Spain. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21(11):1369-1373.
Density-dependent impacts of the arundo scale (Rhizaspidiotus donacis) on the productivity and physiology of giant reed - (Abstract Only)
Racelis, A.E., Moran, P.J., Yang, C., Goolsby, J. 2011. Density-dependent impacts of the arundo scale (Rhizaspidiotus donacis) on the productivity and physiology of giant reed. Meeting Abstract. CDROM.
Plant level impacts of the arundo scale (Rhizaspidiotus donacis) on growth and eco-physiology of the invasive giant reed - (Abstract Only)
Racelis, A.E., Moran, P.J., Yang, C., Goolsby, J. 2011. Plant level impacts of the arundo scale (Rhizaspidiotus donacis) on growth and eco-physiology of the invasive giant reed. Meeting Abstract. CDROM.
The effect of the armored scale, Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), on shoot growth of the invasive plant Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cortes, E., Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J., Marcos-Garcia, M.A. 2011. The effect of the armored scale, Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), on shoot growth of the invasive plant Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21(5):535-545.
Lack of establishment of the Mediterranean tamarisk beetle Diorhabda elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on athel (Tamarix aphylla) (Tamaricaceae) in south Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J. 2010. Lack of establishment of the Mediterranean tamarisk beetle Diorhabda elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on athel (Tamarix aphylla) (Tamaricaceae) in south Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 35:129-146.
Seasonality and movement of adventive populations of the arundo wasp (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a biological control agent of giant reed in the Lower Rio Grande Basin in south Texas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Racelis, A.E., Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J. 2009. Seasonality and movement of adventive populations of the arundo wasp (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a biological control agent of giant reed in the Lower Rio Grande Basin in south Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 34(4):347-357.
Leaf beetles lasso tamarisk without hurting the relatives in Texas and the Southwest USA - (Trade Journal)
Moran, P.J., Deloach Jr, C.J., Knutson, A. E. 2009. Leaf beetles lasso tamarisk without hurting the relatives in Texas and the Southwest USA. Biocontrol News and Information. 30(3):50N-52N.
Open field host selection and behavior by tamarisk beetles (Diorhabda spp.)(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in biological control of exotic saltcedars (Tamarix spp.) and risks to non-target athel (T. aphylla) and native Frankenia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Deloach Jr, C.J., Dudley, T., Sanabria, J. 2009. Open field host selection and behavior by tamarisk beetles (Diorhabda spp.) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in biological control of exotic saltcedars (Tamarix spp.) and risks to non-target athel (T. aphylla) and native Frankenia. Biological Control. 50:243-261.
Host range of Tetramesa romana Walker (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a potential biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax L. in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J. 2009. Host range of Tetramesa romana Walker (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a potential biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax L. in North America. Biological Control. 49:160-168.
Biology of the galling wasp, Tetramesa romana, a biological control agent of giant reed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Goolsby, J. 2009. Biology of the galling wasp, Tetramesa romana, a biological control agent of giant reed. Biological Control. 49:169-179.
Development and impact of biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax, in the Rio Grande Basin of the U.S. and Mexico - (Abstract Only)
Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J., Everitt, J.H., Yang, C., Contreras-Arquieta, B., Watts, D., Moore, G., Spencer, D.F., Seaqright, E., Lacewell, R. 2008. Development and impact of biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax, in the Rio Grande Basin of the U.S. and Mexico. Meeting Abstract. CDROM.
Dynamics of Free Amino Acid Accumulations in Cotton Leaves Measured on Different Timelines After Irrigation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Showler, A., Cavazos, J.O., Moran, P.J. 2007. Dynamics of free amino acid accumulations in cotton leaves measured on different timelines after irrigation. Subtropical Plant Science. 59:38-55.
Biological Control of Saltcedar (Cedro salado) (Tamarix spp.) in the United States, with Implications for Mexico - (Proceedings)
Deloach Jr, C.J., Knutson, A.E., Moran, P.J., Michels, G.J., Thompson, D.C., Carruthers, R.I., Nibling, F., Fain, T.G. Biological Control of Saltcedar (Cedro salado) (Tamarix spp.) in the United States, with Implications for Mexico. 2007. In: Lira-Saldivar, R.H., editor. Bioplaguicidas Y Control Biologico. International Symposium of Sustainable Agriculture, 24-26 October 2007, Saltillo, Coahula, Mexico. p. 142-172.
Biological Control of Saltcedar and Giant Reed in the Lower Rio Grande Basin - (Other)
Moran, P.J., Deloach Jr, C.J., Goolsby, J., Kirk, A., Everitt, J.H., Yang, C., Spencer, D.F., Pepper, A., Contreras-Arquieta, A., Nibling, F. 2007. Biological Control of Saltcedar and Giant Reed in the Lower Rio Grande Basin. Meeting Abstract. CDROM.
Phomopsis amaranthicola and Microsphaeropsis amaranthi symptoms on Amaranthus spp. under South Texas Conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Showler, A.T. 2007. Phomopsis amaranthicola and Microsphaeropsis amaranthi symptoms on Amaranthus spp. under South Texas conditions. Plant Disease. 91(12):1638-1646.
Winter Cover Crops and Vinegar for Early-Season Weed Control in Sustainable Cotton. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Greenberg, S.M. 2008. Winter cover crops and vinegar for early-season weed control in sustainable cotton. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. 32(3):483-506.
Biological Control of Saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) in South Texas with the Saltcedar Leaf Beetle, Diorhabda elongata, and Effects on Athel (T.aphylla). - (Abstract Only) - (24-Mar-07)
Use of Fungal Bioherbicides and Vinegar to Control Pigweeds in South Texas. - (Abstract Only)
Moran, P.J. 2007. Use of Fungal Bioherbicides and Vinegar to Control Pigweeds in South Texas. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. (Abstract)
Winter cover crops and vinegar as weed control techniques in sustainable cotton production. - (Proceedings)
Moran, P.J., Greenberg, S.M. 2006. Winter cover crops and vinegar as weed control techniques in sustainable cotton production. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3-6, 2006, San Antonio, Texas. 2006 CDROM. p. 2188-2195.
Water Nutrients, Plant Nutrients, and Indicators of Biological Control on Waterhyacinth at Texas Field Sites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J. 2006. Water nutrients, plant nutrients, and indicators of biological control on waterhyacinth at Texas field sites. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 44:109-115.
Research and Initial Success on Biological Control of Saltcedar in the United States, with Emphasis on Texas and New Mexico - (Proceedings) - (13-Feb-06)
Water Nutrients, Plant Nutrients, and Indicators of Biological Control in Waterhyacinth at Texas Field Sites. - (Abstract Only)
Moran, P.J. 2005. Water nutrients, plant nutrients, and indicators of biological control in waterhyacinth at Texas field sites. Aquatic Plant Management Society Meeting. p. 39.
Potential for Insect Vectoring of a Plant Pathogenic Fungus to Improve Biological Control of Waterhyacinth - (Abstract Only)
Moran, P.J. 2005. Potential for insect vectoring of a plant pathogenic fungus to improve biological control of waterhyacinth. Aquatic Plant Management Society Meeting Program. p.57.
Plant Responses to Water Deficit and Shade Stresses in Pigweed and Their Influence on Feeding and Oviposition by the Beet Armyworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Showler, A.T. 2005. PLANT RESPONSES TO WATER DEFICIT AND SHADE STRESSES IN PIGWEED AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON FEEDING AND OVIPOSITION BY THE BEET ARMYWORM (LEPIDOPTERA: NOCTUIDAE). Environmental Entomology. 34(4):929-937.
Leaf Scarring by Waterhyacinth Weevils (Neochetina Eichhorniae and N.BRUCHI) Enhances Infection by the Fungus Cercospora Piaropi on Waterhyacinth, Eichhornia Crassipes. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J. 2005. Leaf scarring by waterhyacinth weevils (Neochetina eichhorniae and N.bruchi) enhances infection by the fungus Cercospora piaropi on waterhyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes. Biocontrol. 50(3):511-524.
Feeding by Waterhyacinth Weevils (Neochetina SPP.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)in Relation to Site Characteristics, Plant Size and Biochemical Factors - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J. 2004. Feeding by waterhyacinth weevils (Neochetina spp.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in relation to site characteristics, plant size and biochemical factors. Environmental Entomology. 33:346-355.
Opportunistic and Plant-Mediated Interactions Between Neochetina Spp Weevils and the Fungal Pathogen Cercospora Piaropi Fungi on Waterhyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes). - (Proceedings)
Moran, P.J. 2004. Opportunistic and plant-mediated interactions between neochetina spp weevils and the fungal pathogen cercospora piaropi fungi on waterhyacinth (eichhornia crassipes). International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. (Proceedings)
Environmental Limitation on Biological Control of Waterhyacinth - (Abstract Only)
Moran, P.J. 2003. Environmental limitation on biological control of waterhyacinth. Invasive plants in natural and managed systems linking science and management in conjuction with 7th International Conference. (Abstract)
Effects of Drought Stressed Cotton, Gossypium Hirsutum L., on Beet Armyworm, Spodoptera Exigua (Hubner), Oviposition, and Larval Feeding Preferences and Growth - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Showler, A., Moran, P.J. 2003. Effects of drought stressed cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L., on beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Hubner), oviposition, and larval feeding preferences and growth. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 29(9):1997-2011.
Gene Expression Profiling of Arabidopsis Thaliana in Compatible Plant-Aphid Interactions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Moran, P.J., Cheng, Y., Cassell, J.L., Thompson, G.A. 2003. Gene expression profiling of Arabidopsis thaliana in compatible plant-aphid interactions. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 51:182-203.
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