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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development & Evaluation of Biological Control Agents for Invasive Species Threatening the Everglades & Other Natural and Mananged Systems

Location: Invasive Plant Research Laboratory

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

In the Eye of the Beholder: Waterhyacinth Management in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Pokorny, E.N., Nimmo, K.R., Fitzgerald, D.L., Dray Jr, F.A. 2014. In the Eye of the Beholder: Waterhyacinth Management in Florida. Biocontrol News and Information. 35,12.
Collaborative efforts for managing Melaleuca in the Ciénega de Zapata, Cuba - (Abstract Only)
Girdina, D., Diaz, R., Pratt, P.D., Overholt, W. 2014. Collaborative efforts for managing Melaleuca in the Ciénega de Zapata, Cuba. Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Meeting Abstract.
Predicting the host range of Nystalea ebalea: secondary plant chemistry and host selection by a surrogate biological control agent of Schinus terebinthifolia     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wheeler, G.S., Chawner, M., Williams, D.A. Predicting the host range of Nystalea ebalea: secondary plant chemistry and host selection by a surrogate biological control agent of Schinus terebinthifolia. Biological Control. 73:39-49. 2014.
Predicting the host range of Nystalea ebalea: Secondary plant chemistry and host selection by a surrogate biological control agent of Schinus terebinthifolia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wheeler, G.S., Chawner, M., Williams, D.A. 2014. Predicting the host range of Nystalea ebalea: secondary plant chemistry and host selection by a surrogate biological control agent of Schinus terebinthifolia. Biological Control. 73:39-49.
Dispersal and establishment of new populations of the biological control agent Floracarus perrepae (Acariformes: Eriophyidae) on Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lake, E.C., Smith, M., Pratt, P.D., Boughton, A.J., Pemberton, R.W. 2014. Dispersal and establishment of new populations of the biological control agent Floracarus perrepae (Acariformes: Eriophyidae) on Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae). Florida Entomologist. 97(2):827-829.
Current levels of suppression of waterhyacinth in Florida by classical biological control agents - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Pokorny, E.N., Nimmo, K.R., Fitzgerald, D.L., Dray Jr, F.A. 2014. Current levels of suppression of waterhyacinth in Florida by classical biological control agents. Biological Control. 71:65-69.
Comparative evaluation of two populations of Pseudophilothrips ichini as candidates for biological control of Brazilian peppertree - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manrique, V., Diaz, R., Erazo, L., Reddi, N., Wheeler, G.S., Williams, D., Overholt, W.A. 2014. Comparative evaluation of two populations of Pseudophilothrips ichini as candidates for biological control of Brazilian peppertree. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 24(5):518-535.2014.
Release and establishment of Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Sosa, A., Pokorny, E.N., Foley, J.R., Schmitz, D.C. 2014. Release and establishment of Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 97:804-806.2014.
Bottom-up effects on top-down regulation of a floating aquatic plant by two weevil species: the context-specific nature of biological control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Center, T.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Mattison, E.D., Tipping, P.W., Rayamajhi, M.B. Bottom-up effects on top-down regulation of a floating aquatic plant by two weevil species: the context-specific nature of biological control. Journal of Applied Ecology.51(3):814-824. 2014.
Specificity of Lepidelphax pistiae (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) to Pistia stratiotes (Araceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Walsh, G.C., Maestro, M., Sosa, A., Tipping, P.W. 2014. Specificity of Lepidelphax pistiae (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) to Pistia stratiotes (Araceae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 24:485-488.2014.
Variable Seed Viability of Mile-a-Minute Weed (Devil's Tearthumb, Persicaria perfoliata)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, J.R., Hough-Goldstein, J., Lake, E.C. 2014. Variable Seed Viability of Mile-a-Minute Weed (Devil's Tearthumb, Persicaria perfoliata). Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 7(1):107-112.
Establishment, population increase, spread, and ecological host range of Lophodiplosis trifida (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtales:Myrtaceae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D., Wright, S.A., Purcell, M.F. 2013. Establishment, population increase, spread, and ecological host range of Lophodiplosis trifida (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtales:Myrtaceae). Environmental Entomology. 42(5):925-935.2013.
Identity and origins of introduced and native Azolla species in Florida. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(27-Jul-13)
Identity and origins of introduced and native Azolla species in Florida. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Madeira, P.T., Center, T.D., Coetzee, J.A., Pemberton, R.W., Purcell, M.F., Hill, M.P. 2013. Identity and origins of introduced and native Azolla species in Florida. Aquatic Botany. 111:9-15. 2013.
An abundant biological control agent does not provide a significant predator subsidy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. An abundant biological control agent does not provide a significant predator subsidy. Biological Control. 67:212-219. 2013.
A Florida defoliator found: Nystalea ebalea (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae) feeding on Brazilian peppertree - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wheeler, G.S. 2013. A Florida defoliator found: Nystalea ebalea (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae) feeding on Brazilian peppertree. Florida Entomologist. 96(3):1228-1230. 2013.
Facilitation and inhibition: changes in plant nitrogen and secondary metabolites mediate interactions between aboveground and belowground herbivores     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Huang, W., Siemann, E., Yang, X., Wheeler, G.S., Ding, J. 2013. Facilitation and inhibition: changes in plant nitrogen and secondary metabolites mediate interactions between aboveground and belowground herbivores. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280:1767. 2013.
Rhodomyrtus tomentosa: New Host Records for Metanastria gemella and Arna bipunctapex     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Makinson, J., Purcell, M., Pogue, M.G., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Myrtales: myrtaceae): New host records for Metanastria gemella (Lepidoptera: lasiocampidae) and Arna bipunctapex (Lepidoptera:lymantriidae). Florida Entomologist. 96(2):641-642. 2013.
Australian Pine, Casuarina equisetifolia L. Management Plan for Florida     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Pernas, T., Wheeler, G.S., Langeland, K., Allen, E., Purcell, M., Taylor, J. 2013. Australian Pine, Casuarina equisetifolia L. Management Plan for Florida. Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. p 1-44.
Biology and host range of Omolabus piceus, a weevil rejected for biological control for Schinus terebinthifolius in the USA     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wheeler, G.S., Mckay, F., Vitorino, M., Williams, D.A. 2013. Biology and host range of Omolabus piceus, a weevil rejected for biological control for Schinus terebinthifolius in the USA. Biocontrol. DOI 10.1007/s10526-013-9523-1.
Specificity of extrafloral nectar induction by herbivores differs among native and invasive populations of tallow tree     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, Y., Carrillo, J., Siemann, E., Wheeler, G.S., Zhu, L., Gu, X., Ding, J. 2013. Specificity of extrafloral nectar induction by herbivores differs among native and invasive populations of tallow tree. Annals Of Botany. DOI: 10.1093/aob/mct129.
Integrating management techniques to restore sites invaded by mile-a-minute weed, Persicaria perfoliata     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lake, E.C., Hough-Goldstein, J., D'Amico, V. Integrating management techniques to restore sites invaded by mile-a-minute weed, Persicaria perfoliata. Restoration Ecology. Volume 22, Number 2/Pages 127-133. 2014.
First report of Puccinia psidii caused rust-disease epiphytotic on the invasive shrub Rhodomyrtus tomentosa in Florida     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Klopfenstein, N.B., Ross-Davis, A.L., Rodgers, L. 2013. First report of Puccinia psidii caused rust-disease epiphytotic on the invasive shrub Rhodomyrtus tomentosa in Florida. Plant Disease. 97(10):1379-1380.2013.
Biology and host range of Heterapoderopsis bicallosicollis; a potential biological control agent for Chinese tallow Triadica sebifera     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Steininger, M.S., Wright, S.A., Ding, J., Wheeler, G.S. 2013. Biology and host range of Heterapoderopsis bicallosicollis; a potential biological control agent for Chinese tallow Triadica sebifera. Biocontrol Science and Technology. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09583157.2013.797564#tabModule.
Testing Carea varipes and Neostauropus alternus as biological control agents for the Florida invasive plant species Rhodomyrtus tomentosa. - (Proceedings)
Herdonica, K., Valentine, V., Maul, D.P., Pratt, P.D. 2013. Testing Carea varipes and Neostauropus alternus as biological control agents for the Florida invasive plant species Rhodomyrtus tomentosa. Meeting Abstract.
Can genomics clarify the origins of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae in California, USA? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Madeira, P.T., Arakelian, G., Purcell, M., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. Can genomics clarify the origins of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae in California, USA? Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(5):602-606. 2013.
Host range validation, molecular identification, and release and establishment of a Chinese biotype of the Asian leaf beetle Lilioceris cheni (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae:Criocerinae) for control of Dioscorea bulbifera L. in ... - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Center, T.D., Rayamajhi, M., Dray, F.A., Madeira, P.M., Witkus, G., Rohrig, E., Mattison, E., Lake, E., Smith, M., Zhang, J., Purcell, M., Konstantinov, A., Schmitz, D. Host range validation, molecular identification, and release and establishment of a Chinese biotype of the Asian leaf beetle Lilioceris cheni (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae:Criocerinae) for control of Dioscorea bulbifera L. in the southern United States. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(7):735-755. 2013.
Shade Tolerance of Temperate Asian Bamboos: a Harbinger of their Naturalization in Pacific Northwest Coniferous Forests?     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, M., Mack, R.N. 2013. Shade Tolerance of Temperate Asian Bamboos: a Harbinger of their Naturalization in Pacific Northwest Coniferous Forests?. Biological Invasions. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10530-013-0434-y/fulltext.html.
Current status of the biological control agent Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, M., Lake, E.C., Pratt, P.D., Broughton, A.J., Pemberton, R.W. Current status of the biological control agent Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 97(2):817-820.2014.
The release and unsuccessful establishment of the Melaleuca biological control agent Fergusonina turneri and its mutualistic nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Blackwood, S., Wright, S.A., Purcell, M., Rayamajhi, M.B., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Scheffer, S.J., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. The release and unsuccessful establishment of the Melaleuca biological control agent Fergusonina turneri and its mutualistic nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae. Biocontrol. 58(4):553-561. 2013.
Physiological host range of a mutualistic pair: Fergusonina turneri and its obligate nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae, potential biological control agents of Melaleuca quinquenervia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wright, S.A., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Buckingham, G.R. 2013. Physiological host range of a mutualistic pair: Fergusonina turneri and its obligate nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae, potential biological control agents of Melaleuca quinquenervia. Biocontrol. 23(4):409-422.
Evidence of establishment of Bagous hydrillae Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of Hydrilla verticillata (Hydrocharitales: Hydirocharitaceae) in North America?     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Center, T.D., Parys, K., Grodowitz, M., Wheeler, G.S., Dray Jr, F.A., O'Brien, C.W., Johnson, S., Cofrancesco, A. 2013. Evidence of establishment of Bagous hydrillae Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of Hydrilla verticillata (Hydrocharitales: Hydirocharitaceae) in North America?. Florida Entomologist. 96(1):180-186.
Release and evaluation of Cyrtobagous salviniae on common salvinia minima in southern Louisiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(02-Nov-12)
Corynespora cassiicola f. sp. schinii, a potential biocontrol agent for the weed Schinus terebinthifolius in the United States     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Macedo, D., Pereira, O., Wheeler, G.S., Barreto, R. 2013. Corynespora cassiicola f. sp. schinii, a potential biocontrol agent for the weed Schinus terebinthifolius in the United States. Plant Disease. 97:496-500.
Preferential Edge Habitat Colonization by a Specialist Weevil, Rhinoncomimus latipes (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hough-Goldstein, J.A., Lake, E.C., D'Amico, V., Berg, S.H. 2012. Preferential edge habitat colonization by a specialist weevil, Rhinoncomimus latipes (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology. 41:6:1466-1473.
Improved understanding of weed biological control safety and impact with chemical ecology: a review     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wheeler, G.S., Schaffner, U. 2013. Improved understanding of weed biological control safety and impact with chemical ecology: a review. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 6:16-29.
Weevils versus no weevils: a comparison of Salvinia minima populations in Florida and Louisiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M., Center, T.D. 2012. Weevils versus no weevils: a comparison of Salvinia minima populations in Florida and Louisiana. Florida Entomologist. 95(3):779-782.
Pre-release assessment of Gadirtha inexacta a proposed biological control agent of Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera) in the United States     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, Y., Xhu, L., Xue, G., Wheeler, G.S., Purcell, M., Ding, J. 2012. Pre-release assessment of a noctuid Gadirtha inexacta (=Iscadia inexacta) proposed as a biological control agent of Chinese tallow (Triadica sebifera) in the United States. Biological Control. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1049964412001727?v=s5#.
Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. - (Proceedings)
Wu, Y., Johnson, T., Sing, S., Raghu, S., Wheeler, G.S., Pratt, P.D., Warner, K., Center, T., Goolsby, J., Reardon, R. 2013. Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 536.
Litter cover of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia influences seedling emergence and survival     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. 2012. Litter cover of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia influences seedling emergence and survival. Open Journal of Ecology. 2(3):131-140.2012.
Parasitoids attacking larvae of a recently introduced weed biological control agent, Neomusotima conspurcatalis Warren (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): key to species, natural history, and integrative taxonomy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Boughton, A.J., Kula, R.R., Gates, M.W., Zhang, Y., Nunez, M., O'Connor, J., Whitfield, J.B., Center, T.D. 2012. Parasitoids attacking larvae of a recently introduced weed biological control agent, Neomusotima conspurcatalis Warren (Lepidoptera: Crambidae): key to species, natural history, and integrative taxonomy. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 105:753-767.
Active rehabilitation possibilities for invasive tree occupied sites: Examples from Melaleuca quinquenervia systems in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2012. Active rehabilitation possibilities for invasive tree occupied sites: Examples from Melaleuca quinquenervia systems in Florida. Meeting Abstract. PS-4-72.
A new species, of Aceria neopaederiae (Acari: Eriophyidae), infesting Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae) in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Konvipasruang, P., Chandrapatya, A., Amrine, Jr., J.W., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Pratt, P.D. 2012. A new species, of Aceria neopaederiae (Acari: Eriophyidae), infesting Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae) in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Systematic & Applied Acarology Special Publications. 17(2):191-201.
Ecology of common salvinia, Salvinia minima, in southern Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Bauer, L., Pierce, R.M., Center, T.D. 2012. Ecology of common salvinia, Salvinia minima, in southern Florida. Aquatic Botany. 102:23-27.
Life history and host range of the leaf blotcher Eucosmophora schinusivora; a candidate for biological control of Schinus terebinthifolius in the USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rendon, J., Chawner, M., Dyer, K.G., Wheeler, G.S. 2012. Life history and host range of the leaf blotcher Eucosmophora schinusivora; a candidate for biological control of Schinus terebinthifolius in the USA. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 22:711-722.
Efforts to establish a biological control agent against incipient infestations of Old World climbing fern in southwest Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(24-Mar-12)
A leaf-rolling weevil benefits from general saprophytic fungi in polysaccharide degradation     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, X., Wheeler, G.S., Ding, J. 2012. A leaf-rolling weevil benefits from general saprophytic fungi in polysaccharide degradation. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 6(3):417-424.
Genetic variation in anti-herbivore chemical defenses in an invasive plant     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wang, Y., Siemann, E., Wheeler, G.S., Zhu, L., Gu, X., Ding, J. 2012. Genetic variation in anti-herbivore chemical defenses in an invasive plant. Journal of Ecology. 100:894-904.
Potential classical biological control of invasive Himalayan yellow raspberry, Rubus ellipticus - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(12-Mar-12)
In situ estimates of waterhyacinth leaf tissue nitrogen using a SPAD-502 chlorophyll meter     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dray Jr, F.A., Center, T.D., Mattison, E. 2012. In situ estimates of waterhyacinth leaf tissue nitrogen using a SPAD-502 chlorophyll meter. Aquatic Botany. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2012.03.005.
Larval dispersal of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. Larval dispersal of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomologist. 96(1):278-279. 2013.
Integrating Biological Control and Native Plantings to Restore Sites Invaded by Mile-A-Minute Weed, Persicaria perfoliata, in the Mid-Atlantic USA - (Proceedings)
Lake, E.C., Cutting, K., Hough-Goldstein, J. 2013. Integrating Biological Control and Native Plantings to Restore Sites Invaded by Mile-A-Minute Weed, Persicaria perfoliata, in the Mid-Atlantic USA. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. /254-261.
Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) in Florida and South America: Evidence of a possible niche shift driven by hybridization     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mukherjee, A., Williams, D.A., Wheeler, G.S., Cuda, J.P., Pal, S., Overholt, W.A. 2011. Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) in Florida and South America: Evidence of a niche shift driven by hybridization. Biological Invasions. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-011-0168-7.
Using internet images to gather distributional data for a newly discovered Caloptilia species (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) specializing on Chinese tallow in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fox, M., Hazen, R., Wheeler, G.S., Davis, D.R. 2012. Using internet images to gather distributional data for a newly discovered Caloptilia species (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) specializing on Chinese tallow in North America. American Entomologist. 58(1):32-35.
Genetic variation and evolution of secondary compounds in native and introduced populations of the invasive plant Melaleuca quinquenervia     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Franks, S., Wheeler, G.S., Goodnight, C. 2012. Genetic variation and evolution of secondary compounds in native and introduced populations of the invasive plant Melaleuca quinquenervia. Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01524.x.
Role of Molecular Genetics in Identifying ‘Fine Tuned’ Natural Enemies of the Invasive Brazilian Peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cuda, J.P., Christ, L.R., Manrique, V., Overholt, W.A., Wheeler, G.S., Williams, D.A. 2011. Role of molecular genetics in identifying ‘fine tuned’ natural enemies of the invasive Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius. Biocontrol. DOI: 10.1007/s10526-011-9418-y.
Post-biological control invasion trajectory for Melaleuca quinquenervia in a seasonally inundated wetland     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Pierce, R., Center, T.D., Pratt, P.R., Rayamajhi, M.B. Post-biological control invasion trajectory for Melaleuca quinquenervia in a seasonally inundated wetland. Biological Control. 60(2):163–168. 2012.
Biocontrol without borders: the unintended spread of introduced weed biological control agents     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2011. Biocontrol without borders: the unintended spread of introduced weed biological control agents. Biocontrol. 57(2):319-329. 2012.
Biological control of Old World climbing fern by Neomusotima conspurcatalis in Florida: post-release impact assessment and agent monitoring - (Abstract Only)
Boughton, A.J., Kula, R.R., Center, T.D. 2011. Biological control of Old World climbing fern by Neomusotima conspurcatalis in Florida: post-release impact assessment and agent monitoring. Meeting Abstract. http://isbcw2011.uhhconferencecenter.com/. XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.
Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: an Everglades invader     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Center, T.D., Purcell, M.F., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Tipping, P.W., Wright, S.A., Dray Jr, F.A. Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: an Everglades invader. Biocontrol. 57(2):151-165.2012.
First report of the biological control agent Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in California, USA.     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Arakelian, G. 2011. First report of the biological control agent Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in California, USA. Florida Entomologist. 94(3):721-722.
Rehabilitation of invasive-tree degraded natural areas through biological control: a slow but steady process - (Proceedings)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2013. Rehabilitation of invasive-tree degraded natural areas through biological control: a slow but steady process. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. FHTET-2012-07/262-264.
Biological Control of Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum, by the brown lygodium moth, Neomusotima conspurcatalis - (Abstract Only)
Boughton, A.J., Center, T.D. 2011. Biological Control of Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum, by the brown lygodium moth, Neomusotima conspurcatalis . Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. FLEPPC 26th Annual Symposium.
Effect of an Herbivorous Stem Mining Midge on the growth of hydrilla     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cuda, J.P., Coon, B.R., Dao, Y.M., Center, T.D. 2011. Effect of an Herbivorous Stem Mining Midge on the growth of hydrilla. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 49:83-89. 2011.
Lower resistance and higher tolerance of invasive host plants: biocontrol agents reach high densities but exert weak control     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Wang, Y., Huang, W., Siemann, E., Zou, J., Wheeler, G.S., Carrillo, J., Ding, J. 2010. Lower resistance and higher tolerance of invasive host plants: biocontrol agents reach high densities but exert weak control. Meeting Abstract. Vol.10, Article 166.
Evolutionary interactions between the invasive tallow tree and herbivores: implications for biological control     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Ding, J., Huang, W., Wheeler, G.S., Carrillo, J., Siemann, E. 2010. Evolutionary interactions between the invasive tallow tree and herbivores: implications for biological control. Meeting Abstract. Vol. 10, Article 166.
Biological control of Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle (Hydrocharitaceae), a submersed aquatic macrophyte     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Ding, J., Zhang, J., Wheeler, G.S., Purcell, M., Center, T.D. 2010. Biological control of Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle (Hydrocharitaceae), a submersed aquatic macrophyte. Meeting Abstract. Vol. 10, Article 166.
Plant genotype effects on a host specific thrips and the impact on biological control     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wheeler, G.S., Williams, D.A., Mound, L.A. 2010. Plant genotype effects on a host specific thrips and the impact on biological control. Journal of Insect Science. Vol. 10, Article 166.
Foreign exploration and host testing of Chinese tallow     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Wheeler, G.S., Ding, J. 2010. Foreign exploration and host testing of Chinese tallow. Meeting Abstract. Vol. 10, Article 166.
Selection of test plant list for weed biological control with molecular and biochemical data     Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Wheeler, G.S. 2010. Selection of test plant list for weed biological control with molecular and biochemical data. Meeting Abstract. Vol. 10, Article 166.
Suppression of Salvinia molesta Mitchell in Texas and Louisiana by Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M., Center, T.D., Davern, T.M. 2007. Suppression of Salvinia molesta Mitchell in Texas and Louisiana by Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands. Aquatic Botany. 88:196-202. 2008. Published Online.
No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Franks, S.J., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E.L. 2007. No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies. Biological Invasions. 10:455-466.
No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Franks, S.J., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E.L. 2008. No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies. Biological Invasions. 10(4):455-466.
Initial impacts and field validation of host range for Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae),a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake (Myrtales: Myrtaceae: Leptosp - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Center, T.D., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Dray Jr., F.A., Wright, S.A. Initial impacts and field validation of host range for Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae),a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake (Myrtales: Myrtaceae: Leptospermoideae. Environmental Entomology. 36(3):569-576. 2007.
T.A.M.E. Melaleuca: a Regional Approach for Suppressing One of Florida’s Worst Weeds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Silvers, C., Pratt, P.D., Ferriter, A., Center, T.D. 2007. T.A.M.E. Melaleuca: a regional approach for suppressing one of Florida’s worst weeds. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 45:1-8.
T.A.M.E. Melaleuca: a Regional Approach for Suppressing One of Florida's Worst Weeds - (Abstract Only)
Silvers, C., Pratt, P.D., Ferriter, A., Center, T.D. 2007. T.A.M.E. Melaleuca: a regional approach for suppressing one of Florida's worst weeds. Ecological Society of America Proceedings. Proceedings of the Ecological Society of America 91st Annual Meeting.
T.A.M.E. Melaleuca Website     Reprint Icon - (Other)
Meisenberg, M., Silvers, C.S., Pratt, P.D., Scoles, J.C., Langeland, K.A., Ferriter, A., Mccormick, C. 2006. T.A.M.E. Melaleuca Website. World Wide Web. tame.ifas.ufl.edu.
he land manager’s handbook on integrated pest management of Melaleuca quinquenervia     Reprint Icon - (Other)
Scoles, J.C., Pratt, P.D., Silvers, C.S., Langeland, K.A., Meisenburg, M.J., Ferriter, A.P., Gioeli, K.T., Gray, C.J. 2006. he land manager’s handbook on integrated pest management of Melaleuca quinquenervia. Agriculture Handbook. tame.ifas.ufl.edu/publications.shtml.
Temporal and structural effects of stands on litter production in Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated wetlands of South Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2006. Temporal and structural effects of stands on litter production in Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated wetlands of South Florida. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 14:303-316. 2006.
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