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Ted Center's Publications
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Publications:

1. Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

 

1.      Center, T. D. and C. D. Johnson. 1973.  Comparative life histories of Sennius (Coleoptera: Bruchidae).  Environmental Entomology 2:669‑672. (download.pdf)

 

2.      Center, T. D. and C. D. Johnson. 1974.  Coevolution of some seed beetles (Coleoptera: Bruchidae) and their hosts. Ecology 55:1096‑1103. (download.pdf)

 

3.      Center, T. D. and C. D. Johnson. 1976.  Host plants and parasites of some Arizona seed‑feeding insects. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 69(2):195‑201. (download.pdf)

 

4.      Steward, K. K. and T. D. Center. 1979.  Evaluation of Metham for control of hydrilla regrowth from tubers. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 17:76‑77. (download.pdf)

 

5.      Balciunas, J. K. and T. D. Center. 1981.  Preliminary host specificity tests of a Panamanian Parapoynx as a potential biological control agent for hydrilla. Environmental Entomology 10(4):462‑7. (download.pdf)

 

6.      Center, T. D. and W. C. Durden. 1981.  Release and establishment of Sameodes albiguttalis for the biological control of waterhyacinth. Environmental Entomology 10(1):75‑80. (download.pdf)

 

7.      Center, T. D. and N. R. Spencer. 1981.  The phenology and growth of waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms) in a eutrophic north‑central Florida lake. Aquatic Botany 10(1):1‑32. (download.pdf)

 

8.      Center, T. D., J. K. Balciunas, and D. H. Habeck. 1982.  Descriptions of Sameodes albiguttalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) life stages with key to Lepidoptera larvae on waterhyacinth. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 75(4):471‑479. (download.pdf)

 

9.      Center, T. D., K. K. Steward, M. C. Bruner.  1982.  Control of waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) with Neochetina eichhorniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and growth retardant. Weed Science 30(5):453‑457. (download.pdf)

 

10.  Center, T. D. 1984.  Dispersal and variation in infestation intensities of the waterhyacinth moth (Sameodes albiguttalis, Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in peninsular Florida. Environmental Entomology 13: 482‑491. (download.pdf)

 

11.  Wright, A. D. and T. D. Center. 1984.  Predicting population intensity of adult Neochetina eichhorniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from incidence of feeding on leaves of waterhyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes. Environmental Entomology 13:1478‑1482. (download.pdf) 

 

12.  Ballou, J. K., J. H. Tsai, and T. D. Center. 1986.  Effects of temperature on the development, natality, and longevity of Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae (L.) (Homoptera: Aphididae). Environmental Entomology 15: 1096‑ 1099. (download.pdf) 

 

13.  Center, T. D. and W. C. Durden. 1986.  Variation in waterhyacinth / weevil interactions resulting from temporal differences in weed control efforts. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 24: 28‑38. (download.pdf)  

 

14.  Center, T. D. 1987.  Do waterhyacinth leaf age and ontogeny affect the intra‑plant dispersion of Neochetina eichhorniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) eggs and larvae? Environmental Entomology 16: 699‑707. (download.pdf) 

 

15.  Center, T. D.  1987.  Insects, mites, and plant pathogens as agents of waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms) leaf and ramet mortality. Journal of Lake and Reservoir Management 3: 285‑293. (download.pdf)

 

16.  Center, T. D. and T. K. Van.  1989.  Alteration of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms) leaf dynamics and phytochemistry by insect damage and plant density.  Aquatic Botany 35: 181‑195. (download.pdf)

 

17.  Dray, F. A. and T. D. Center. 1989.  Seed production by Pistia stratiotes in the U. S. Aquatic Botany 33: 155‑160. (download.pdf)

 

18.  Dray, F. A. and T. D. Center. 1989.  Immature stages of the aquatic moth Petrophila drumalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) from Pistia stratiotes (waterlettuce). Florida Entomologist 72(4): 711‑714. (download.pdf)  

 

19.  Dray, F. A., T. D. Center, D. H. Habeck, C. R. Thompson, A. F. Cofrancesco, and J. K. Balciunas.  1990.  Release and establishment in the southeastern U.S. of Neohydronomus pulchellus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), an herbivore of waterlettuce. Environmental Entomology 19(3):799‑802. (download.pdf)

 

20.  Center, T. D. and R. L. Kipker. 1991.  First Florida record for Acanthoscelides quadridentatus (Schaeffer) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae), a potential biological control agent of Mimosa pigra.  Florida Entomologist 74(1):159‑162. (download.pdf)

 

21.  Center, T. D. and A. D. Wright.  1991.  Age and phytochemical composition of waterhyacinth (Pontederiaceae) leaves determine their acceptability to Neochetina eichhorniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).  Environmental Entomology 20(1):323‑334. (download.pdf)  

 

22.  Center, T. D. and F. A. Dray.  1992.  Associations between waterhyacinth weevils (Neochetina eichhorniae and N. bruchi) and phenological stages of Eichhornia crassipes in southern Florida.  Florida Entomologist 75(2): 196‑211. (download.pdf) 

 

23.  Dray, F. A., T. D. Center, and D. H. Habeck.  1993.  Phytophagous insects associated with waterlettuce (Pistia stratiotes) in Florida.  Environmental Entomology 22:1146-1155. (download.pdf)

 

24.  Center, T. D., J. H. Frank, and F. A. Dray.  1995.  Biological invasions: Stemming the tide in Florida.  Florida Entomologist 78:1-10. (download.pdf)

 

25.  Van, T. K., and T. D. Center.  1994.  Effect of paclobutrazol and waterhyacinth weevil (Neochetina eichhorniae) on plant growth and leaf dynamics of waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes).  Weed Science 42: 665-672. (download.pdf)

 

26.  Dray, F. A., Jr., and T. D. Center.  1996.  Reproduction and development of the biocontrol agent Hydrellia pakistanae (Diptera: Ephydridae) on monoecious hydrilla.  Biological Control 7: 275-280. (download.pdf)

 

27.  Rayachhetry, M. B., G. M. Blakeslee, and T. D. Center.  1996.  Predisposition of the nonindigenous weed tree Melaleuca quinquenervia to invasion by the potential biological control agent Botyrosphaeria ribis.  Weed Technology 44: 603-608. (download.pdf)

 

28.  Wheeler, G. S., and T. D. Center.  1996.  The influence of hydrilla leaf quality on larval growth and development of the biological control agent Hydrellia pakistanae (Diptera: Ephydridae).  Biological Control 7: 1-9. (download.pdf)

 

29.  Center, T. D., M. J. Grodowitz, A. F. Cofrancesco, G. Jubinsky, E. Snoddy, and J. E. Freeman.  1997.  Establishment of Hydrellia pakistanae (Diptera: Ephydridae) for the biological control of the submersed aquatic plant Hydrilla verticillata (Hydrocharitaceae) in the Southeastern United States.  Biological Control 8: 65-73. (download.pdf)

 

30.  Grodowitz, M. J., T. D. Center, A. F. Cofrancesco, and J. E. Freeman.  1997.  Release and establishment of Hydrellia balciunasi (Diptera: Ephydridae) for the biological control of the submersed aquatic plant Hydrilla verticillata (Hydrocharitaceae) in the United States.  Biological Control 9: 15-23. (download.pdf)

 

31.  Grodowitz, M. J., T. D. Center, and J. E. Freeman.  1997.  A physiological age-grading system for Neochetina eichhorniae Warner (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of waterhyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms.  Biological Control 9: 89-105. (download.pdf)

 

32.  Wheeler, G. S., and T. D. Center.  1997.  Growth and development of the biological control agent Bagous hydrillae as influenced by hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) stem quality.  Biological Control 8: 52-57. (download.pdf)

 

33.  Rayachhetry, M. B., T. K. Van, and T. D. Center.  1998.  Regeneration potential of the canopy-held seeds of Melaleuca quinquenervia in south Florida.  International Journal of Plant Sciences 159(4): 648-654. (download.pdf)

 

34.  Turner, C. E., T. D. Center, D.W. Burrows, and G. R. Buckingham.  1998.  Ecology and management of Melaleuca quinquenervia, an invader of Florida wetlands.  Wetlands Ecology and Management 5: 165-178. (download.pdf)

 

35.  Van, T. K., G. S. Wheeler, and T. D. Center.  1998.  Competitive interactions between hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) and vallisneria (Vallisneria americana) as influenced by insect herbivory.  Biological Control 11(3): 185-192. (download.pdf)

 

36.  Wheeler, G. S., T. K. Van, and T. D. Center.  1998.  Herbivore adaptations to a low-nutrient food: weed biological control specialist Spodoptera pectinicornis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) fed the floating aquatic plant Pistia stratiotes.  Environmental Entomology 27(3): 993-1000. (download.pdf)

 

37.  Wheeler, G. S., T. K. Van, and T. D. Center.  1998.  Fecundity and egg distribution of the herbivore Spodoptera pectinicornis as influenced by quality of the floating aquatic plant Pistia stratiotes.  Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 86: 295-304. (download.pdf)

 

38.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, G. Jubinsky, and M. J. Grodowitz.  1999.  Biological control of waterhyacinth under conditions of maintenance management: Can herbicides and insects be integrated?  Environmental Management 23(2): 241-256. (download.pdf)

 

39.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, G. P. Jubinsky, and A. J. Leslie.  1999.  Waterhyacinth weevils (Neochetina eichhorniae Warner and N. bruchi (Hustache)) inhibit waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) colony development.  Biological Control 15: 30-50. (download.pdf)

 

40.  Madiera, P. T., T. K. Van, and T. D. Center.  1999.  Integration of five Southeast Asian accessions into the world-wide phenetic relationships of Hydrilla verticillata as elucidated by random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis.  Aquatic Botany 63: 161-167. (download.pdf)

 

41.  Rayachhetry, M. B., M. L. Elliott, T. D. Center, and F. Laroche.  1999.  Field evaluation of a native fungus as a silvicide on melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia) in southern Florida.  Weed Technology 13: 59-64. (download.pdf)

 

42.  Van, T. K., G. S. Wheeler, and T. D. Center.  1999.  Competition between hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) and vallisneria (Vallisneria americana) as influenced by soil fertility.  Aquatic Botany 62: 225-233. (download.pdf)

 

43.  Center, T. D., T. K. Van, M. B. Rayachhetry, G. R. Buckingham, F. A. Dray, S. Wineriter, and M. F. Purcell.  2000.  Field colonization of the melaleuca snout beetle (Oxyops vitiosa) in south Florida.  Biological Control 19: 112-123. (download.pdf)

 

44.  Epler, J. H., J. P. Cuda, and T. D. Center.  2000.  Redescription of Cricotopus lebetis (Diptera: Chironomidae), a potential biocontrol agent of the aquatic weed hydrilla (Hydrocharitaceae).  Florida Entomologist 83: 171-180. (download.pdf)

 

45.  Rayachhetry, M. B., T. K. Van, T. D. Center, and F. Laroche.  2001.  Dry weight estimation of the aboveground components of Melaleuca quinquenervia trees in southern Florida.  Forest Ecology and Management 5116: 1-10. (download.pdf)

 

46.  Van, T. K., M. B. Rayachhetry, and T. D. Center.  2000.  Estimating above-ground biomass of Melaleuca quinquenervia in Florida, USA.  Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 38: 62-67. (download.pdf)

 

47.  Dray, F. A., Jr., T. D. Center and G. S. Wheeler. 2001.  Lessons from unsuccessful attempts to establish Spodoptera pectinicornis in Florida.  Biocontrol Science and Technology 11: 301-316. (download.pdf)

 

48.  Giblin-Davis, R., M Davies, D. S. Williams, and T. D. Center.  2001.  Cuticular changes in Fergusobia nematodes associated with parasitism of Fergusonina flies.  Comparative Parasitology 68(2): 242-248. (download.pdf)

 

49.  Giblin-Davis, R., J. Makinson, B. J. Center, M. Purcell, K. A. Davies, G. S. Taylor, S. Scheffer, J. Goolsby, and T. D. Center. 2001.  Fergusobia/Fergusonina-induced shoot bud gall development on Melaleuca quinquenervia.  Journal of Nematology 33(4): 239-247. (download.pdf)

 

50.  Goolsby, J. A., P. W. Tipping, T. D. Center, and F. Driver.  2001.  Evidence of a new Cyrtobagous species on Salvinia minima in Florida.  Southwestern Entomologist 25(4): 299-301. (download.pdf)

 

51.  Jacono, C. C., T. Davern, and T. D. Center.  2001.  The adventive status of Salvinia minima and S. molesta in the southern United States and the related distribution of the weevil Cyrtobagous salviniae.  Castanea 66(3): 214-226. (download.pdf)

 

52.  Madeira, P. T., R. Hale, T. D. Center, G. R. Buckingham, and M. Purcell.  2001.  Whether to release Oxyops vitiosa from a second Australian site onto Florida's melaleuca: a molecular approach.  Biocontrol 46(4): 511-528. (download.pdf)

 

53.  Rayachhetry, M. B., T. K. Van, and T. D. Center.  2001.  Host range of Puccinia psidii, a potential biological control agent of Melaleuca quinquenervia in Florida.  Biological Control 22: 38-45. (download.pdf)

 

54.  Wheeler, G. S. and T. D. Center.  2001.  Impact of the biological control agent Hydrellia pakistanae Deonier (Diptera: Ephydridae) on the submersed aquatic weed Hydrilla verticillata (L.f.) Royle (Hydrocharitaceae).  Biological Control 21: 168-181. (download.pdf)

 

55.  Center, T. D., and M. P. Hill.  2002.  Field efficacy and predicted host range of the pickerelweed borer, Bellura densa Walker (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), a potential biological control agent of water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms-Laub. (Pontederiaceae). Biocontrol 47:  231-243. (download.pdf)

 

56.  Costello, S., P. D. Pratt, M. Rayachhetry, and T. D. Center.  2002.  Morphology and life history characteristics of Podisus mucronatus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae).  Florida Entomologist 85(2): 344-350. (download.pdf)

 

57.  Cuda, J.P., B.R.Coon, Y.M. Dao, and T. D. Center. 2002.  Biology and laboratory rearing of Cricotopus lebetis (Diptera: Chironomidae), a natural enemy of the aquatic weed hydrilla (Hydrocharitaceae).  Annals of the Entomology Society of America 95(5): 587-596. (download.pdf)

 

58.  Pratt, P.D., M. Rayachhetry, T. K. Van, and T. D. Center.  2002.  Field-based rates of population increase for Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia.  Florida Entomologist 85(1): 286-287. (download.pdf)

 

59.  Rayachhetry, M. B., T. R. Center, T. D. Center, P. Tipping, P. D. Pratt, and T. K. Van.  2002.  First report of the pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani on Salvinia molesta and S. minima in Florida.  Plant Disease 86: 813. (download.pdf)

 

60.  Rayachhetry, M., T.K. Van, T. D. Center, J. Goolsby, P.D. Pratt, and A. Racelis.  2002.  Biological attributes of the canopy-held Melaleuca seeds in Australia and Florida, U.S.  Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 40: 87-91. (download.pdf)

 

61.  Tipping, P. W. and T. D. Center.  2002.  Evaluating acephate for insecticide exclusion of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from Melaleuca quinquenervia.  Florida Entomologist 85(3): 458-463. (download.pdf)

 

62.  Van, T. K., M. B. Rayachhetry, and T. D. Center.  2002.  Litter dynamics and phenology of Melaleuca quinquenervia in south Florida.  Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 40: 22-27. (download.pdf)

 

63.  Aguilar, J. A., O. M. Camarena, T. D. Center and  G. Bojórquez.  2003.  Biological control of waterhyacinth in Sinaloa, Mexico with the weevils Neochetina eichhorniae and N. bruchi.  Biocontrol 48(5): 595-608. (download.pdf)

 

64.  Costello, S. L., P. D. Pratt, M. B. Rayamajhi, and T. D. Center.  2003.  Arthropods associated with above-ground portions of the invasive tree, Melaleuca quinquenervia, in south Florida, USA.  Florida Entomologist 86(3): 300-322. (download.pdf)

 

65.   Madeira, P. T., C. C. Jacono, P. Tipping, T. K. Van, and T. D. Center.  2003.  A genetic survey of Salvinia minima in the southern United States.  Aquatic Botany 76: 127-139. (download.pdf)

 

66.  Pratt, P. D., D. H. Slone, M. B. Rayamajhi, T. K. Van, and T. D. Center.  2003.  Geographic distribution and dispersal rate of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in south Florida.  Environmental Entomology 32(2): 397-406. (download.pdf)

 

67.  Tipping, P. W. and T. D. Center.  2003.  Cyrtobagous salviniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) successfully overwinters in Texas and Louisiana.  Florida Entomologist 86: 92-93. (download.pdf)

 

68.  Dray, F. A., B. C. Bennett, T. D. Center, G. S. Wheeler, and P. T. Madeira.  2004.  Genetic variation in Melaleuca quinquenervia affects the biocontrol agent Oxyops vitiosa.  Weed Technology 18: 1400-1402. (download.pdf)

 

69.  Giblin-Davis, R. M., S. J. Scheffer, K. A. Davies, G. S. Taylor, J. Curole, T. D. Center, J. Goolsby, and W. K. Thomas.  2004.  Coevolution between Fergusobia and Fergusonina mutualists.  Nematology Monographs & Perspectives 2: 407-417. (download.pdf)

 

70.  Giblin-Davis, R. M., B. J. Center, K. A. Davies, M. F. Purcell, S. J. Scheffer, G. S. Taylor, J. Goolsby, and T. D. Center.  2004.  Histological comparisons of Fergusobia/Fergusonina-induced galls on different myrtaceous hosts.  Journal of Nematology 36: 249-262. (download.pdf)

 

71.   Madeira, P. T., T. K. Van, and T. D. Center.  2004.  An improved molecular tool for distinguishing monoecious and dioecious hydrilla.  Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 42: 28-32. (download.pdf)

 

72.   Pratt, P. D., M. B. Rayamajhi, T. K. Van, and T. D. Center.  2004.  Modeling the influence of resource availability on population densities of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia.  Biocontrol Science and Technology 14(1): 51-61. (download.pdf)

 

73.   Scheffer, S. J., R. M. Giblin-Davis, G. S. Taylor, K. A. Davies, M. Purcell, M. L. Lewis, J. Goolsby, and T. D. Center.  2004.  Phylogenetic relationships, species limits, and host specificity of gall-forming Fergusonina flies (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) feeding on Melaleuca (Myrtaceae).  Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97(6): 1216-1221. (download.pdf)

 

74.   Center, T. D., T. K. Van, F. A. Dray, Jr., S. J. Franks, M. T. Rebelo, P. D. Pratt, and M. B. Rayamajhi.  2005.  Herbivory alters competitive interactions between two invasive aquatic plants.  Biological Control 33: 173-185. (download.pdf)

 

75.  Coetzee, J. A., T. D. Center, M. J. Byrne, and M. P. Hill.  2005.  Impact of the biocontrol agent Eccritotarsus catarinensis, a sap-feeding mirid, on the competitive performance of waterhyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes. Biological Control 32: 90-96. (download.pdf)

 

76.  Pratt, P. D., V. Quevedo, L. Bernier, J. Sustache, and T. D. Center.  2005.  Invasions of Puerto Rican wetlands by the Australian tree Melaleuca quinquenervia.  Caribbean Journal of Science 41(1): 42-54. (download.pdf)

 

77.   Pratt, P. D., M. B. Rayamajhi, T. K. Van, T. D. Center, and P. W. Tipping.  2005.  Herbivory alters resource allocation and compensation in the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia.  Ecological Entomology 30 (3): 316-326. (download.pdf)

 

78.  Tipping, P. W., and T. D. Center.  2005.  Influence of plant size and species on preference of Cyrtobagous salviniae adults from two populations.  Biological Control 32: 263-268. (download.pdf)

 

79.  Van, T. K., M. B. Rayamajhi, and T. D. Center.  2005.  Seed longevity of Melaleuca quinquenervia: a burial experiment in south Florida.  Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 43: 39-42. (download.pdf)

 

80.  Tipping, P. W., and T. D. Center.  2005.  Population dynamics of Cyrtobagous salviniae on common salvinia in south Florida.  Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 43: 47-50. (download.pdf)

 

81.  Madeira, P. T., P. W. Tipping, D. Gandolfo, T. D. Center, T. K. Van, and C. O’Brien.  2006.  Molecular and morphological examination of Cyrtobagous sp. collected from Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Australia, and Florida.  BioControl 51: 679-701. (download.pdf)

 

82.  Morath, S. U., P. D. Pratt, C. S. Silvers, and T. D. Center.  2006.  Herbivory by Boreioglycaspis melaleuca (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) accelerates foliar degradation and abscission in the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia.  Environmental Entomology 35(5) 1372-1378. (download.pdf)

 

83.  Center, T. D., P. D. Pratt, P. W. Tipping, M. B. Rayamajhi, T. K. Van, S. A. Wineriter, F. A. Dray, and M. Purcell.  2006.  Field colonization, population growth, and dispersal of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore, a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.).  Biological Control 39: 363-374. (download.pdf)

 

84.  Dray, F. A., B. C. Bennett, and T. D. Center.  2006.  Invasion history of Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S. T. Blake in Florida.  Castanea 71(3): 210-225. (download.pdf)

 

85.  Pratt, P. D., M. B. Rayamajhi, L. Bernier, and T. D. Center. 2006.  Geographic range expansion of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) to Puerto Rico. Florida Entomologist 89(4): 529-531. (download.pdf)

 

86.  Rayamajhi, M. B., T. K. Van, P. D. Pratt, and T. D. Center.  2006.  Interactive association between Puccinia psidii and Oxyops vitiosa, two introduced natural enemies of Melaleuca quinquenervia in Florida.  Biological Control 37: 56-67. (download.pdf)

 

87.  Rayamajhi, M. B., T. K. Van, P. D. Pratt, and T. D. Center.  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. (download.pdf)

 

88.  Stanley, J. N., M. H. Julien, and T. D. Center.  2007.  Performance and impact of the biological control agent Xubida infusella (Lepidoptera; Pyralidae) on the target weed Eichhornia crassipes (waterhyacinth) and on a non-target plant, Pontederia cordata (pickerelweed) in two nutrient regimes.  Biological Control 40: 298-305. (download.pdf)

 

89.  Center, T. D., P. D. Pratt, P. W. Tipping, M. B. Rayamajhi, T. K. Van, S. A. Wineriter, and F. A. Dray.  2007.  Initial impacts and field validation of host range for Boreioglycaspis melaleuca Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake (Myrtales: Myrtaceae: Leptospermoideae).  Environmental Entomology 36(3): 569-576. (download.pdf)

 

90.   Rayamajhi, M. B., T. K. Van, P. D. Pratt, T. D. Center, and P. W. Tipping.  2007.  Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated forests in Florida: analyses of natural enemy impacts on stand dynamics.  Plant Ecology 192: 119-132. (download.pdf)

 

91.  Silvers, C. S., P. D. Pratt, A. P. Ferriter, and T. D. Center. 2007. “T.A.M.E” Melaleuca: A regional approach for suppressing one of Florida’s worst weeds. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 45: 1-7. (download.pdf)

 

92.  Wheeler, G. S., and T. D. Center. 2007.  Hydrilla stems and tubers as hosts for three Bagous species: two introduced biological control agents (Bagous hydrillae and B. affinis) and one native species (B. restrictus).  Environmental Entomology 36(2): 409-415. (download.pdf)

 

93.  Wilson, J. R., O. Ajuonu, T. D. Center, M. Hill, M. H. Julien, F. F. Katagira, P. Neuenschwander, S. W. Njoka, J. Ogwang, R. H. Reeder, and T. K. Van.  2007.  The decline of water hyacinth on Lake Victoria was due to biological control by Neochetina spp.  Aquatic Botany 87: 90-93. (download.pdf)

 

94.  Ye, W., R. M. Giblin-Davis, K. A. Davies, M. F. Purcell, S. J. Scheffer, G. S. Taylor, T. D. Center, K. Morris, and W. K. Thomas.  2007.  Molecular phylogenetics and the evolution of host plant associations in the nematode genus Fergusobia (Tylenchida: Fergusobiinae).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45:.123-141. (download.pdf)

 

95.  Madeira, P.T., J.A. Coetzee, T.D. Center, E.E. White, and P.W. Tipping.  2007.  The origin of Hydrilla verticillata recently discovered at a South African dam.  Aquatic Botany 87: 176-180. (download.pdf) 

 

96.  Tipping, P. W., M. R. Martin, P. D. Pratt, T. D. Center, and M. B. Rayamajhi.  2008.  Suppression of growth and reproduction of an exotic invasive tree by two introduced insects.  Biological Control 44: 235-241. (download.pdf)

 

97.  Tipping, P. W., M. R. Martin, T. D. Center, and Tracy M. Davern.  2008.  Suppression of Salvinia molesta Mitchell in Texas and Louisiana by Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands.  Aquatic Botany 88: 196-202. (download.pdf)

 

98.  Silvers, C.S., P.D. Pratt, M.B. Rayamajhi, and T.D. Center.  2008.  Shoot demographics for melaleuca and impacts of simulated herbivory on vegetative development.  Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 46: 121-125. (download.pdf)

 

99.  Rayamajhi, M.B., P.D. Pratt, T.D. Center, P.W. Tipping, and T.K. Van.  2008.  Above ground biomass of an invasive tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia) before and after the introduction of natural enemies: a temporal case-study in Florida.  Weed Science 56:451-456. (download.pdf)

 

100.  Madeira, P.T., R. W. Pemberton, and T. D.Center.  2008. A molecular phylogeny of the genus 

         Lygodium   (Schizaeaceae) with special reference to the biological control and host range testing of 

         Lygodium microphyllum. Biological Control 45:308-318. (download.pdf)

 

101.  Wineriter Wright, S. E., and T. D. Center.  2008.  Nonselective oviposition by a fastidious insect: the 

         laboratory host range of the melaleuca gall midge Lophodiplosis trifida (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae).  

        Biocontrol  Science and Technology 18(8): 793-807. (download.pdf)

 

102.  Pratt, P. D., Rayamajhi, M. B., and T. D. Center.  2008.  Geographic range expansion of Oxyops vitiosa 

        (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to the Bahamian archipelago.  Florida Entomologist 91(4): 695-697.   

        (download.pdf)

 

103.  Tipping, P. W., M. R. Martin, K. Nimmo, R. Pierce, M. Smart, E. White, and T. D. Center.  2009.  

        Invasion of west Everglades wetland by Melaleuca quinquenervia countered by classical biological 

        control.  Biological Control 48: 73-78. (download.pdf)

 

104.  Tipping, P. W., L. Bauer, M. R. Martin, and T. D. Center.  2009.  Competition between Salvinia minima 

         and Spirodela polyrhiza mediated by nutrient levels and herbivory.  Aquatic Botany 90: 231-234. 

         (download.pdf) 

 

105.  Coetzee, J. A., M. J. Byrne, M. P. Hill, and T. D. Center.  2009.  Should the waterhyacinth mirid,

        Eccritotarsus catarinensis (Heteroptera: Miridae), be considered for release against waterhyacinth in the

        United States of America?  Biocontrol Science and Technology 19: 103-111. (download.pdf)

 

106.  Dray, F. A., R. E. Hale, P. T. Madiera, B. C. Bennett, and T. D. Center.  2009.  Concordance between

         life history traits, invasion history, and allozyme diversity of the Everglades invader Melaleuca 

         quinquenervia.  Aquatic Botany 90: 296-302. (download.pdf)

 

107.  Pratt, P. D., M. R. Rayamajhi, T. D. Center, P. W. Tipping, and G. S. Wheeler.  2009.  The ecological 

         host range of an intentionally introduced herbivore: A comparison of predicted versus actual host use. 

         Biological Control 49: 146-153. (download.pdf) 

 

108.  Balentine, K., P. D. Pratt, F. A. Dray, M. B. Rayamajhi, and T. D. Center.  2009.  Geographic

         distribution and regional impacts of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Boreioglycaspis 

         melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), biological control agents of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia.

         Environmental Entomology 38(4): 1145-1154. (download.pdf)

 

109.  Rayamajhi, M. B., P. D. Pratt, T. D. Center, P. W. Tipping, and T. K. Van.  2009.  Decline in exotic tree

         density facilitates increased plant diversity: the experience from Melaleuca quinquenervia invaded 

         wetlands.  Wetlands Ecology and Management 17: 455-467. (download.pdf)

 

 

110.  Gagne, R. J., S. A. Wright, M. P. Purcell, T. B. Brown, P. D. Pratt, and T. D. Center.  2009.  Description 

         of the larva of Lophodiplosis trifida, an Australian gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) and biocontrol agent

         of paperbark in Florida, USA.  Florida Entomologist 92(4): 593-597. (download.pdf)

 

 

111.  Klimaszewski, J., Pace, R., Center, T.D., and Couture, J.  2010.  A remarkable new species of Himalusa 

         Pace from Thailand (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae), Aleocharinae): Phytophagous aleocharine beetles with

         potential for bio-control of skunkvine weed in the United States. ZooKeys 35: 1-12. (download.pdf)

 

 

112.   Rayamajhi, M. B., P. D. Pratt, T. D. Center, and T. K. Van.  2010.  Insects and a pathogen suppress

         Melaleuca quinquenervia cut-stump regrowth in Florida.  Biological Control 53: 1-8. (download.pdf)

   

113.  Center, T. D., and F. A. Dray.  2010.  Bottom-up control of water hyacinth weevil populations: Do the

         plants control the insects?  Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 329-337. (download.pdf)

  

114.  Center, T.D., and F. A. Dray.  2010.  Effects of host quality on flight muscle development in Neochetina 

         eichhorniae and N. bruchi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).  Florida Entomologist 93(2): 161-166.

         (download.pdf)

  

115.  Center, T. D., and F. A. Dray.  2010.  A simple efficient method for extracting Neochetina eichhorniae

         and N. bruchi (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) from waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes: Pontederiaceae). 

         Florida Entomologist 93(2): 315-316. (download.pdf)

  

116.  Tipping, P. W., M. R. Martin, L. Bauer, E. Pokorny, and T. D. Center.  2010.  Assymetric impacts of two

          herbivore ecotypes on similar host plants.  Ecological Entomology 35: 469-476. (download.pdf)

 

117.  Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P. D., Center, T.D., and Van, T.K.  2010.  Exotic tree leaf litter accumulation    

         and mass loss dynamics compared with two sympatric native plant species in south Florida, USA.  European

         Journal of Forest Research 129: 1155-1168. (download.pdf)

 

 

118.  Van Driesche, R.G., Carruthers, R.I., Center, T., Hoddle, M.S., Hough-Goldstein, J., Morin, L., Smith, L.,

         Wagner, D.L., Blossey, B., Brancatini, V., Casagrande, R., Causton, C.E. , Coetzee, J. A. , Cuda, J. , Ding,

          J. , Fowler, S.V., Frank, J.H., Fuester, R., Goolsby, J., Grodowitz, M., Heard, T.A., Hill, M.P., Hoffmann,

          J.H., Huber, J., Julien, M., Kario, M.T.K., Kenis, M., Mason, P., Medal, J., Messing, R., Miller, R.,

          Moore, A., Neuenschwander, P., Newman, R., Norambuena, H., Palmer, W.A., Pemberton, R., Perez 

          Panduro, A., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M., Salom, S., Sands, D., Schooler, S., Sheppard, A., Shaw, R., 

          Schwarzländer, M., Tipping, P.W., van Klinken, R.D.  2010.  Classical biological control for the protection

          of natural ecosystmens: Past achievements and current efforts.  Biological Control Supplement 1: 2-33.

          (download.pdf)

 

119.  Rayamajhi, M. B., P. D. Pratt, T. D. Center, and G. S. Wheeler.  2010. Differential response by

         Melaleuca quinquenervia trees to attack by the rust fungus Puccinia psidii in Florida.  Plant Disease 94

         (9): 1165. (download.pdf)

 

120.  Tipping, P. W., T. D. Center, A. Sosa, and F. A. Dray.  2011.  Host specificity assessment and potential

         impact of Megamelus scutellaris Berg (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) on waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes

         Mart. (Solms) (Pontederiales: Pontederiaceae).  Biocontrol Science and Technology 21(1): 75-87.

         (download.pdf)

 

121.  Christensen, R. M., P. D. Pratt, S. L. Costello, M. B. Rayamajhi, and T. D. Center.  2011.  Acquired

         natural enemies of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).  Florida

         Entomologist 94:1-8. (download.pdf)

 

122.  Boughton, A. J., G. R. Buckingham, C. A. Bennett, R. Zonneveld, J. A. Goolsby, R. W. Pemberton, and T.

         D. Center.  2011.  Laboratory host range of Austromusotima camptozonale (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a

         potential biological control agent of Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum (Lygodiaceae). 

         Biological Control Science and Technology 21(6): 643-676.  (download.pdf)

 

123.  Buckingham, G.R., Stanley, J., Wright, S.A., P. D. Pratt, and Center, T.D.  2011.  Vagility as a liability: 

         Assessing the risk to native Myrtaceae of releasing a leaf-blotching bug, Eucerocoris suspectus, against the 

         invasive Australian tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in Florida, USA.  Florida Entomologist 94(2): 172- 

         179. (download.pdf) 

 

124.  Cuda, J. P., B. R. Coon, Y. M. Dao, and T. D. Center.  201X.  Effect of an herbivorous stem mining

         midge on the growth of hydrilla.  Journal of Aquatic Plant Management.  (submitted 20 Dec. 2010).

 

125.  Chiarelli, R. N., P. D. Pratt, C. S. Silvers, J. S. Blackwood, and T. D. Center.  2011.  Influence of

         temperature, humidity, and plant terpenoid profiles on life history characteristics of Boreioglycaspis

         melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca

         quinquenervia.  Annals of the Entomological Society of America 104:488-497. (download.pdf)

 

126.  Tishechkin, A. K., A. S. Konstantinov, S. Bista, R. W. Pemberton, and T. D. Center.  2011.  Review of

          the continental Oriental species of Lilioceris Reitter (Chrysomelidae: Criocerinae) closely related to

          Lilioceris impressa (F.).  ZooKeys 103: 63-83. (download.pdf)

 

127.  Tipping, P. W., M. R. Martin, R. Pierce, T. D. Center, P. R. Pratt, and M. B. Rayamajhi.  201X.  Post

          biological control invasion trajectory for Melaleuca quinquenervia in a seasonally inundated wetland.

          Biological Control (in press). (download.pdf)

 

128.  Center, T. D., M. F. Purcell, P. D. Pratt, M. B. Rayamajhi, P. W. Tipping, S. A. Wright, and F. A. Dray.

         201X.  Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: an Everglades invader.  BioControl (published

         online 31 July 2011). (download.pdf)

 

129.  Dray, F. A., T. D. Center, and E. B. Mattison.  201X.  In situ estimates of waterhyacinth leaf tissue

         nitrogen.  Aquatic Botany (submitted 3 Apr 2011). (download.pdf)

 

130.  Pratt, P. D., and T. D. Center.  201X.  Biocontrol without borders: The unintended spread of introduced

         weed biological control agents.  BioControl (submitted). (download.pdf)

 

131.  Rayamajhi, M. B., P. D. Pratt, P. W. Tipping, and T. D. Center.  201X.  The effects of forest-floor bound

         litter on the emergence and survival of seedlings in mature stands of an invasive tree in southern Florida,

         USA.  Folia Geobotanica (submitted 1 Apr. 2011). (download.pdf)

 

2. Other Publications

 

1.      Center, T. D.  1971.  A survey of some legume seed‑feeding insects of Northern Arizona with notes on the life histories of the Bruchidae. MS Thesis, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, 157 pp. (Thesis)

 

2.      Center, T. D. 1975.  The use of insects for the biological control of waterhyacinth in the United States.  Symposium on Water Quality through Biological Control. Proc. Rep. No. ENV‑07‑75‑1:51‑59. (Conference Proceedings) (download.pdf)

 

3.      Center, T. D. and J. K. Balciunas. 1975.  The effects of water quality on the distribution of alligatorweed and waterhyacinth. Aquatic Plant Control Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Technical Report 10:B3‑B13. (Technical Report) (download.pdf)

 

4.      Center, T. D. 1976.  The Potential of Arzama densa (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) for the control of waterhyacinth with special reference to the ecology of waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms). Ph.D. dissertation, University of Florida.  334 pp.  (Dissertation)

 

5.      Center, T. D.  1979.  State of the Art ‑ Biological Control: Control with insects. Proceedings of the Research Planning Conference of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, (16‑19 October 1978), Seattle, WA.   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Miscellaneous Paper A‑79‑7:56‑61.  (Conference Proceedings) (download.pdf)

 

6.      Center, T. D. 1979.  Insects for biological control of aquatic plants. U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Miscellaneous Paper A‑79‑2. 15 pp. (Technical Research Report) (download.pdf)

 

7.      Center, T. D. and J. K. Balciunas. 1980.  Biological control of waterhyacinth, hydrilla, and Eurasian watermilfoil. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research, Planning, and Operations Review. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Miscellaneous Paper A‑80‑3:134‑8.  (Technical Research Report) (download.pdf)

 

8.      Center, T. D. 1981.  Biological control and its effect on production and survival of waterhyacinth leaves. Pp. 393‑410.  In: E. S. Del Fosse (ed.), Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 22-29 July 1980, Brisbane, Australia. 1980.  (Conference Proceedings) (download.pdf)

 

9.      Center, T. D. 1981.  Release and establishment of Sameodes albiguttalis for biological control of waterhyacinth. Technical Report A‑81‑3, U. S. Army Engineers, Waterways Experimental Station, Vicksburg, Miss. 120 pp. (Technical Research Report). (download,pdf)

 

10.  Center, T. D. 1981.  The dispersal of Sameodes albiguttalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) and its efficacy as a biological control of waterhyacinth. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting, Aquatic Plant Control Research, Planning, and Operations Review. U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Miscellaneous Paper A‑81‑3:144‑150. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

11.  Center, T. D. 1981.  Sameodes albiguttalis, a new biocontrol agent for waterhyacinth. Aquatics 3(4):8‑12.  (Trade Magazine) (downlload.pdf)

 

12.  Center, T. D. 1982.  The waterhyacinth weevils, Neochetina eichhorniae and N. bruchi. Aquatics 4(2):8‑19.  (Trade Magazine) (download.pdf)

 

13.  Center, T. D. 1982. Distribution and effects of Sameodes on waterhyacinth. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting, Aquatic Plant Control Research Planning and Operations Review. 17‑19 Nov. 1981. U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Misc. Paper A‑82‑3:120‑140. (Technical Research Report) (download.pdf)

 

14.  Center, T. D. and J. K. Balciunas. 1982.  The biological control of waterhyacinth in the United States. Annex 14: 57‑62. In: Proceedings of the Commonwealth Regional (Asia/Pacific) Rural Technology Programme Workshop on Biological Control of Waterhyacinth, 3‑5 May 1982. Bangalore, India. 70 pp.  (Conference Proceedings) (download.pdf)

 

15.  Center, T. D. 1983.  Control of waterhyacinth with the pyralid moth Sameodes albiguttalis. Proceedings of the 17th Ann. Meeting, Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, Sacramento, California. 16‑18 Nov. 1982. U. S. Army Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Misc. Paper A‑83‑3: 101‑103. (Conference Proceedings) (download.pdf)

 

16.  Wright, A. D. and T. D. Center. 1983.  Biological control ‑ its place in the management of waterhyacinth. Proceedings of the International Conference on Waterhyacinth, Hyderabad, India, 7‑11 Feb. 1983.  (Conference Proceedings) (download.pdf)

 

17.  Center, T. D. and W. D. Durden.  1984.  Studies on the biological control of waterhyacinth with the weevils Neochetina eichhorniae and N. bruchi.  Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting, Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  14‑17 Nov. 1983. Raleigh, No. Car., pp. 85‑98. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

18.  Center, T. D., W. C. Durden, and D. A. Corman. 1984.  The efficacy of Sameodes albiguttalis (Warren) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) as a biocontrol of waterhyacinth. Technical Report A‑84‑2, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, CE, Vicksburg, Miss. 233 pp. (Technical Report). (download.pdf)

 

19.  Center, T. D. 1985.  Leaf life tables: a viable method for assessing sublethal effects of herbivory on waterhyacinth shoots. pp. 511‑24. In: E. S. Delfosse (ed.).  Proceedings of the VI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 19‑25 Aug. 1984, Vancouver, Canada.  Agriculture Canada, Ottawa, Canada. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

20.  Center, T. D. and F. A. Dray. 1985.  Melaleuca quinquenervia, a serious threat to south Florida wetlands: A review of taxonomy, biology, harmful and beneficial effects, and potential for biological control.  Xerographic report to the APHIS Technical Advisory Group on Biological Control of Weeds. 31 pp. (Report to APHIS in support of a new biological control target.) (download.pdf)

 

21.  Dray, F. A., C. R. Thompson, D. H. Habeck, T. D. Center, and J. K. Balciunas. 1988. A survey of the fauna associated with Pistia stratiotes L. (waterlettuce) in Florida. Technical Report A‑88‑6, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, CE, Vicksburg, Miss. 37 pp. (Research Based Technical Report). (download.pdf)

 

22.  Habeck, D. H., C. R. Thompson, F. A. Dray, T. D. Center, and J. K. Balciunas. 1987. Biological control of water lettuce. Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting, Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 17‑21 Nov. 1986. Mobile, Ala. Miscellaneous Paper A‑87‑2, pp. 108‑114. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

23.  Jones, A. O. and T. D. Center. 1987. Feasibility study for the biological management of submersed aquatic plants by the manipulation of phytophagous invertebrates. Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting, Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 17‑21 Nov. 1986. Mobile, Ala. Miscellaneous Paper A‑87‑2, pp. 43‑56. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

24.  Balciunas, J. K. and T. D. Center. 1988. Australian insects to con­trol hydrilla. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting, Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 16‑19 Nov. 1987. Portland, Oregon. Miscellaneous Paper A‑88‑5, pp. 312‑319. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

25.  Haag, K. H. and T. D. Center. 1988.  Successful biocontrol of waterhyacinth: A documented example. Aquatics 10:19‑22. (Trade Magazine). (download.pdf) 

 

26.  Habeck, D. H., C. R. Thompson, F. A. Dray, T. D. Center, and J. K. Balciunas.  1988. Biological control of waterlettuce. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting, Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 16‑19 Nov. 1987. Portland, Oregon. Misc. Paper A‑88‑5, pp. 320‑323. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

27.  Balciunas, J. K., T. D. Center, and F. A. Dray.  1989.  Testing suitability of Australian bioagents for control of Hydrilla verticillata.  Proceedings of the 23rd Ann. Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 14‑17 Nov. 1988, West Palm Beach, Florida. Miscellaneous Paper A‑89‑1, pp. 24‑27. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

28.  Habeck, D. H., C. R. Thompson, F. A. Dray, T. D. Center, and J. K. Balciunas. 1989.  Update on biological control of waterlettuce.  Proceedings of the 23rd Ann. Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 14‑17 Nov. 1988, West Palm Beach, Florida. Miscellaneous Paper A‑89‑1, pp. 59‑63. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

29.  Center, T. D.  1989. Release and establishment of insect biocontrol on Hydrilla.  Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 14‑17 Nov. 1988, West Palm Beach, Florida. Miscellaneous Paper A‑89‑1, pp. 34‑40. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

30.  Dray, F. A., and T. D. Center.  1989.  Waterlettuce seeds in the U.S.  Aquatics 11(4):18‑21. (Trade Magazine). (download.pdf)

 

31.  Center, T. D. and F. A. Dray.  1990.  Release, establishment, and evaluation of insect biocontrol agents for aquatic plant control.  pp. 39‑49. In: Proceedings of the 24th Ann. Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 13‑16 Nov. 1989, Huntsville, Ala.  Miscellaneous Paper A‑90‑3.  (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

32.  Center, T. D., A. F. Cofrancesco, and J. K. Balciunas. 1990.  Bio­logical control of wetland and aquatic weeds in the southeastern United States. Proc. VII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, 6‑11 March 1988, Rome, Italy. Delfosse, E.S. (ed.). Istituto Sperimentale per la Patologia Vegetale, Ministero dell’Agricoltura e delle Foreste, Italy, pp. 239‑62. (Conference Proceeding). (download.pdf)

 

33.  Balciunas, J. K., and T. D. Center.  1991.  Chapter 1.  Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: Prospects and conflicts.  Pp. 1‑22, In: T. D. Center, R. F. Doren, R. L. Hofstetter, R. L. Myers, and L. D. Whiteaker (Eds.).  Proceedings of the Symposium on Exotic Pest Plants, Miami, Fla. 2‑4 Nov. 1988.  U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.  (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

34.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray and W. C. Durden. 1991. Release and establishment of insect biocontrol agents for hydrilla control.  Pp. 124 ‑132, In: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 26‑30 Nov. 1989. Orlando, Fla.  Miscellaneous Paper A‑91‑3. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

35.  Center, T. D., R. F. Doren, R. L. Hofstetter, R. L. Myers, and L. D. Whiteaker (Editors).  1991.  Proceedings of the Symposium on Exotic Pest Plants, Miami, Fla. 2‑4 Nov. 1988.  U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Washington, D.C.  387 pp.  (Conference Proceedings)

 

36.  Center, T. D., D. L. Sutton, V. A. Ramey, and K. A. Langeland. 1991.  Chapter 10.  Other methods of aquatic plant management.  Pp. 61‑7, In: K. A. Langeland (editor).  Aquatic Pest Control Applicator Training Manual.  University of Florida, IFAS, Cooperative Extension Service Publication SM‑3, Gainesville, Fla.  107pp.  (Extension Training Manual). (download.pdf)

 

37.  Center, T. D.  1992.  Biological control of weeds in waterways and on public lands in the southeastern United States of America. Pp. 256‑263, In: Proceedings of the First International Weed Control Congress, Melbourne, Australia.  17‑21 Feb. 1992.  Weed Science Society of Victoria, Inc. Publishers, Agmedia Printers, East Melbourne, Australia. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

38.  Center, T. D.  1992.  Release and field colonization of new biological control agents of Hydrilla verticillata.  Pp. 205‑221, In: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 18‑21 Nov. 1991, Dallas, Texas.  Miscellaneous Paper A‑92‑2. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

39.  Dray, F. A. and T. D. Center.  1992.  Biological control of Pistia stratiotes L. (waterlettuce) using Neohydronomus affinis Hustache (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Technical Report A‑92‑1, U.S. Army Engineer Waterway Experimental Station, CE, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 55 pp. (Technical Research Report). (download.pdf) 

 

40.  Dray, F. A., Jr. and T. D. Center.  1992.  Waterlettuce biocontrols: Releases of Namangana pectinicornis and dispersal by Neohydronomus affinis.  Pp. 237‑243, In: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 18‑21 Nov. 1991, Dallas, Texas.  Miscellaneous Paper A‑92‑2. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

41.  Dray, F. A., Jr. and T. D. Center.  1993. Biological control of waterlettuce - an annual report.  pp. 118‑123.  In: Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 16-19 Nov. 1992. Bellevue, Washington. Misc. Paper A‑93‑2. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

42.  Grodowitz, M. J., T. D. Center, E. D. Snoddy, and E. Rives.  1993.  Status of the release and establishment of insect biocontrol agents of Hydrilla.  pp. 93-98.  In: Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 16-19 Nov. 1992. Bellevue, Washington. Misc. Paper A‑93‑2. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

43.  Center, T. D.  1994.  Chapter 23.  Biological control of weeds: Waterhyacinth and waterlettuce. Pp. 481-521, In: D. Rosen, F. D. Bennett, and J. L. Capinera. (eds.).  Pest Management in the Subtropics: Biological Control - A Florida Perspective. Intercept Publishing Company, Andover, U. K.  737 pp. (Book Chapter) (download.pdf)

 

44.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, and V. V. Vandiver.  1994.  Biological control with insects: the alligatorweed flea beetle.  P. 85,  In:  Vandiver, V. V., Jr., T. D. Center, F. A. Dray, L. O. Bagnall, D. L. Sutton, C. J. Neitzke, R. E. Eplee.  1994.  1994 Florida Aquatic Weed Control Guide.  Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication SP-55, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.  Fact Sheet AGR 80, IFAS, Univ. Fla., Gainesville, Fla. Revised and updated 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001. (Extension Service Training Manual)

 

45.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, and V. V. Vandiver.  1994.  Biological control with insects: the alligatorweed stem-borer.  P. 86,  In:  Vandiver, V. V., Jr., T. D. Center, F. A. Dray, L. O. Bagnall, D. L. Sutton, C. J. Neitzke, R. E. Eplee.  1994.  1994 Florida Aquatic Weed Control Guide.  Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication SP-55, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.  Fact Sheet AGR 81, IFAS, Univ. Fla., Gainesville, Fla.Revised and updated 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001. (Extension Service Training Manual)

 

46.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, and V. V. Vandiver.  1994.  Biological control with insects: the alligatorweed thrips.  p. 87.  In:  Vandiver, V. V., Jr., T. D. Center, F. A. Dray, L. O. Bagnall, D. L. Sutton, C. J. Neitzke, R. E. Eplee.  1994.  1994 Florida Aquatic Weed Control Guide.  Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication SP-55, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.  Fact Sheet AGR 82, IFAS, Univ. Fla., Gainesville, Fla.Revised and updated 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001. (Extension Service Training Manual)

 

47.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, and V. V. Vandiver.  1994.  Biological control with insects: the Asian hydrilla moth.  p. 88.  In:  Vandiver, V. V., Jr., T. D. Center, F. A. Dray, L. O. Bagnall, D. L. Sutton, C. J. Neitzke, R. E. Eplee.  1994.  1994 Florida Aquatic Weed Control Guide.  Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication SP-55, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 95 pp.  Fact Sheet AGR 86, IFAS, Univ. Fla., Gainesville, Fla.  Revised and updated 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001. (Extension Service Training Manual)

 

48.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, and V. V. Vandiver.  1994.  Biological control with insects: the hydrilla leaf-mining flies.  p. 89.  In:  Vandiver, V. V., Jr., T. D. Center, F. A. Dray, L. O. Bagnall, D. L. Sutton, C. J. Neitzke, R. E. Eplee.  1994.  1994 Florida Aquatic Weed Control Guide.  Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication SP-55, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 95 pp.  Fact Sheet AGR 83, IFAS, Univ. Fla., Gainesville, Fla.  Revised and updated 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001. (Extension Service Training Manual)

 

49.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, and V. V. Vandiver.  1994.  Biological control with insects: the hydrilla stem weevil.  p. 90.  In:  Vandiver, V. V., Jr., T. D. Center, F. A. Dray, L. O. Bagnall, D. L. Sutton, C. J. Neitzke, R. E. Eplee.  1994.  1994 Florida Aquatic Weed Control Guide.  Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication SP-55, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 95 pp.  Fact Sheet AGR 85, IFAS, Univ. Fla., Gainesville, Fla.  Revised and updated 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001. (Extension Service Training Manual)

 

50.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, and V. V. Vandiver.  1994.  Biological control with insects: the hydrilla tuber weevil.  p. 91.  In:  Vandiver, V. V., Jr., T. D. Center, F. A. Dray, L. O. Bagnall, D. L. Sutton, C. J. Neitzke, R. E. Eplee.  1994.  1994 Florida Aquatic Weed Control Guide.  Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication SP-55, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 95 pp.  Fact Sheet AGR 84, IFAS, Univ. Fla., Gainesville, Fla.  Revised and updated 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001. (Extension Service Training Manual)

 

51.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, and V. V. Vandiver.  1994.  Biological control with insects: the waterhyacinth moth.  p. 92.  In:  Vandiver, V. V., Jr., T. D. Center, F. A. Dray, L. O. Bagnall, D. L. Sutton, C. J. Neitzke, R. E. Eplee.  1994.  1994 Florida Aquatic Weed Control Guide.  Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication SP-55, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 95 pp.  Fact Sheet AGR 87, IFAS, Univ. Fla., Gainesville, Fla. Revised and updated 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001. (Extension Service Training Manual)

 

52.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, and V. V. Vandiver.  1994.  Biological control with insects: the waterhyacinth weevils.  p. 93.  In:  Vandiver, V. V., Jr., T. D. Center, F. A. Dray, L. O. Bagnall, D. L. Sutton, C. J. Neitzke, R. E. Eplee.  1994.  1994 Florida Aquatic Weed Control Guide.  Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication SP-55, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 95 pp.  Fact Sheet AGR 88, IFAS, Univ. Fla., Gainesville, Fla.  Revised and updated 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001. (Extension Service Training Manual)

 

53.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, and V. V. Vandiver.  1994.  Biological control with insects: the waterlettuce moth.  p. 94.  In:  Vandiver, V. V., Jr., T. D. Center, F. A. Dray, L. O. Bagnall, D. L. Sutton, C. J. Neitzke, R. E. Eplee.  1994.  1994 Florida Aquatic Weed Control Guide.  Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication SP-55, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 95 pp.  Fact Sheet AGR 90, IFAS, Univ. Fla., Gainesville, Fla.  Revised and updated 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001. (Extension Service Training Manual)

 

54.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, and V. V. Vandiver.  1994.  Biological control with insects: the waterlettuce weevil.  p. 95.  In:  Vandiver, V. V., Jr., T. D. Center, F. A. Dray, L. O. Bagnall, D. L. Sutton, C. J. Neitzke, R. E. Eplee.  1994 Florida Aquatic Weed Control Guide.  Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication SP-55, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 95 pp.  Fact Sheet AGR 89, IFAS, Univ. Fla., Gainesville, Fla. 32611.  Revised and updated 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001. (Extension Service Training Manual)

 

55.  Dray, F. A., and T. D. Center.  1994.  Release and establishment of insect biocontrol agents of Pistia.  Pp.  202-210, In: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 15-18 Nov. 1993. Baltimore, Maryland.   Misc. Paper A‑94‑2. (Conference Proceedings).  (download.pdf)

 

56.  Grodowitz, M. J., T. D. Center, E. Snoddy, and F. A. Dray.  1994.  Release and establishment of insect biocontrol agents for the management of hydrilla.  Pp. 181-201, In: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 15-18 Nov. 1993, Baltimore, Maryland.   Miscellaneous Paper A‑94‑2. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

57.  Vandiver, V. V., Jr., T. D. Center, F. A. Dray, L. O. Bagnall, D. L. Sutton, C. J. Neitzke, R. E. Eplee (editors).  1994.  1994 Florida Aquatic Weed Control Guide.  Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication SP-55, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 95 pp.  Revised and updated 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001. (Extension Service Training Manual).

 

58.  Center, T. D.  1995.  Selection criteria and ecological consequences of importing natural enemies.  Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation. 4(5): 524-526. (Book Review)

 

59.  Center, T. D.  1995.  Ecology and Management of Invasive Riverside Plants.  Economic Botany 49: 233-234. (Book Review)

 

60.  Center, T. D.  1995.  The application of foundational research in biological control projects.  Pp. 106-774,  In: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 14-17 Nov. 1994, Vicksburg, Miss.   Misc. Paper A‑95‑3. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

61.  Center, T. D., J. H. Frank, and F. A. Dray.  1995.  Scientific methods for managing invasive, non-indigenous species - Biological control.  Pp. 209 – 247,  In: D. C. Schmitz and T. C. Brown (Eds.).  An Assessment of Invasive Non-Indigenous Species in Florida's Public Lands.  Florida Department of Environmental Protection Technical Report No. TSS-94-100, Tallahassee, Fla.  303 pp. (Technical Report). (download.pdf)

 

62.  Grodowitz, M. J., T. D. Center, and E. Snoddy.  1995.  Current status and use of insect biocontrol agents for the management of hydrilla.  Pp. 134-141, In:   Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 14 - 17 Nov. 1994. Vicksburg, Miss.  Misc. Paper A‑95‑3. (Technical Research Report). (download.pdf)

 

63.  Wheeler, G. S., and T. D. Center.  1995.  Hydrilla leaf toughness affects larval growth and development of the biocontrol agent Hydrellia pakistanae. Pp. 142-144,  In: Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 14-17 Nov. 1994. Vicksburg, Miss.   Misc. Paper A‑95‑3. (Technical Research Report). (download.pdf)

 

64.  Julien, M. H., K. L. S. Harley, A. D. Wright, C. Cilliers, M. Morris, T. Center, and A. Cofrancesco.  1996.  International cooperation and linkages in the management of water hyacinth with emphasis on biological control.  Pp. 273-282,  In: V. C. Moran and J. H. Hoffman (Eds.). Proceedings of the IX International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 19-26 January 1996, Stellenbosch, South Africa.  University of Cape Town, RSA. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

65.  Grodowitz, M. J., T. D. Center, A. F. Cofrancesco, and G. R. Buckingham.  1996.  Management of hydrilla with insect biological control agents.  Information Exchange Bulletin No. A-96-1, U. S. Army Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 7 pp. (Technical Bulletin). (download.pdf)

 

66.  Center, T. D.  1997.  Biological control of waterhyacinth in the United States.  Pp. 150-160.  In: R. Charudattan, C. Kelley, and T. D. Center (Eds.).  Proceedings of the 1995 FAO Workshop on Strategies for Waterhyacinth Control.  University of Florida, Office of International Programs, Gainesville, Florida, 250 pp. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

67.  Center, T. D., J. H. Frank, and F. A. Dray, Jr.  1997.  Chapter 15. Biological control.  Pp. 245-263, In: D. Simberloff, T. Brown, and D. Schmitz (eds.).  Strangers in Paradise: Impact and Management of Nonindigenous Species in Florida, Island Press, Washington, D.C. (Book Chapter)

 

68.  Charudattan, R., C. Kelley, and T. D. Center (eds.).  1997.  Proceedings of the 1995 FAO Workshop on Strategies for Waterhyacinth Control.  University of Florida, Office of International Programs, Gainesville, Florida, 250 pp. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

69.  Mazzotti, F. J., T. D. Center, F. A. Dray, and D. Thayer.  1997.  Ecological consequences of invasion by Melaleuca quinquenervia in south Florida wetlands: Paradise damaged, not lost.  University of Florida, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department, Cooperative Extension Service, Publication No. SS-WEC-123, 5 pp. (Extension Circular). (download.pdf)

 

70.  Wheeler, G. S., T. D. Center, and T. K. Van.  1998.  Influence of Pistia stratiotes plant quality on fecundity and egg distribution of the biological control agent Spodoptera pectinicornis.  Technical Report A-98-4, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 20 pp. (Technical Report). (download.pdf)

 

71.  Wheeler, G. S., T. D. Center, and T. K. Van.  1998.  Influence of Pistia stratiotes plant quality on the growth and development of the biological control agent Spodoptera pectinicornis.  Technical Report A-98-3, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 19 pp. (Technical Research Report). (download.pdf)

 

72.  Grodowitz, M. J., Freedman, J. E., Cofrancesco, Al F., and Center, T. D. (1999). "Status of Hydrellia spp. (Diptera: Ephydridae) release sites in Texas as of December 1998," Miscellaneous Paper A-99-1, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS. (download.pdf)

 

73.  Center, T. D., T. K. Van, M. Rayachhetry, G. R. Buckingham, S. Wineriter, and Matthew Purcell.  1999.  Release and establishment of Oxyops vitiosa Pascoe for the biological control of melaleuca in south Florida.  Pp. 337-355, In: D. T. Jones and B. W. Gamble (eds.).  Florida’s Garden of Good and Evil.  Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council and the Florida Native Plant Society, 4-7 June 1998, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council, Homestead, Fla.  369 pp. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

74.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, Jr., G. P. Jubinsky, and M. J. Grodowitz.  2002.  Insects and Other Arthropods that Feed on Aquatic and Wetland Plants.  U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, Technical Bulletin 1870, 123 pp.  (Book). (download.pdf)

 

75.  Cuda, J. P., B. R. Coon, J. L. Gillmore, and T. D. Center.  1999.  Preliminary report of a hydrilla stem tip mining midge.  Aquatics 21(4): 15-18. (Trade Magazine). (download.pdf)

 

76.  Cuda, J. P., B. R. Coon, J. L. Gillmore, and T. D. Center.  1999.  Biological control with insects: a hydrilla stem tip mining midge.  University of Florida, Cooperative Extension Service Bulletin ENY-821, 3 pp.  (Extension Circular). (download.pdf)

 

77.  Hill, M. P., M. H. Julien, and T. D. Center (Editors).  1999.  Proceedings of the First IOBC Global Working Group Meeting for the Biological and Integrated Control of Water Hyacinth, 16-19 Nov. 1998, Harare, Zimbabwe.  Plant Protection Research Institute, Pretoria, South Africa. (Conference Proceedings).

 

78.  Andres, L. A., J. R. Coulson, T. D. Center, C. E. Turner, and C. J. DeLoach.  2000.  Invertebrate natural enemies of weeds.  Pp. 73-87, In:  J. R. Coulson, P. V. Vail, M. E. Dix, D. A. Nordlund, and W. C. Kaufman (Editors).  110 Years of Biological Control Research and Development in the United States Department of Agriculture.  United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, 645 pp. (Technical Report)

 

79.    Hill, M.P., T. D. Center, J.N. Stanley, H.A. Cordo, J. Coetzee and M. Byrne. 2000. The performance of the water hyacinth mirid, Eccritotarsus catarinensis, on waterhyacinth and pickerelweed: a comparison of laboratory and field results. In: N. R. Spencer (Ed.).  Proceedings of the Xth International Symposium on the Biological Control of Weeds, Bozeman, Montana, USA, 4-9 July 1999.  Pp. 357-366. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

80.  Tipping, P. W. and T. D. Center.  2000.  Biological Control Programmes for Giant Salvinia: History and Update on US Efforts.  Water Hyacinth News 2: 6. (Newsletter).

 

81.  Center, T. D., F. A. Dray, and V. V. Vandiver.  2001.  Biological control with insects: the melaleuca snout beetle.  p. 243.  In:  Vandiver, V. V., Jr., J. A. Tredaway, T. D. Center, F. A. Dray, D. W. Hall, L. O. Bagnall, D. L. Sutton, C. J. Neitzke, R. E. Eplee, and David H. Teem (Eds).  2001 Florida Aquatic Weed Control Guide.  Florida Cooperative Extension Service Publication SP-55, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 95 pp.  Fact Sheet AGR 95, IFAS, Univ. Fla., Gainesville, Fla. (Extension Training Manual).

 

82.  Center, T. D., T. K. Van, and M. P. Hill.  2001.  Can competition experiments be used to evaluate the potential efficacy of new water hyacinth biological control agents?  Pp. 77-81.  In: Julien, M. H., M. P. Hill, T. D. Center, and D. Jianqing (Editors).  Biological and Integrated Control of Water Hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes.  Proceedings of the 2nd Meeting of the Global Working Group for the Biological and Integrated Control of Water Hyacinth, Beijing, China, 9-12 October 2000.  ACIAR Proceedings No.102, 152 pp. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

83.   Cuda, J. P., S. A. Wineriter, G. R. Buckingham, T. D. Center, and K. T. Gioeli. 2001.  Classical biological control of weeds with insects: melaleuca weevil. University of Florida Extension Circular ENY-823. 5 pp. (Extension Circular).

 

84.  Julien, M. H., M. P. Hill, T. D. Center, and D. Jianqing (Editors).  2001. Biological and Integrated Control of Water Hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes.  Proceedings of the 2nd Meeting of the Global Working Group for the Biological and Integrated Control of Water Hyacinth, Beijing, China, 9-12 October 2000.  ACIAR Proceedings No.102, 152 pp. (Conference Proceedings)

 

85.    Rebelo, M. T., and T. D. Center.  2001.  Microsporidia and Neochetina.  Water Hyacinth News 4: 5-7. (Newsletter). (download.pdf)

 

86.   Center, T. D., M. P. Hill, H. Cordo, and M. H. Julien. 2002. Waterhyacinth, pp. 41-64. In: Van Driesche, R. G., B. Blossey, and M. Hoddle (eds.). Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States. FHTET- 2002-04, US Forest Service, Morgantown, West Virginia. (Book Chapter). (download.pdf)

 

87.  Dray, F. A., and T. D. Center.  2002.  Waterlettuce, pp. 65-78. In: Van Driesche, R. G., B. Blossey, and M. Hoddle (eds.). Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States. FHTET- 2002-04, US Forest Service, Morgantown, West Virginia. (Book Chapter). (download.pdf) 

 

88.  Julien, M., T. D. Center, and P. W. Tipping.  2002.  Floating fern (Salvinia), pp. 17-32. In: Van Driesche, R. G., B. Blossey, and M. Hoddle (eds.). Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States. FHTET- 2002-04, US Forest Service, Morgantown, West Virginia. (Book Chapter). (download.pdf)

 

89.  Rayachhetry, M. B., T. K. Van, and T. D. Center.  2002.  Australian paperbark tree (Melaleuca), pp. 117-130. In: Van Driesche, R. G., B. Blossey, and M. Hoddle (eds.). Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the Eastern United States. FHTET- 2002-04, US Forest Service, Morgantown, West Virginia. (Book Chapter). (download.pdf)

 

90.  Tipping, P. W. and T. D. Center.  2002.  Sorting Salvinia.  Biocontrol News & Information 23: 1-2.

 

91.  Center, T. D., S. A. Wineriter, G. R. Buckingham, and J. Goolsby.  2003.  Proposed field release of the melaleuca bud-gall fly, Fergusonina turneri Taylor (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) and its obligate nematode, Fergusobia quinquenerviae Davies and Giblin-Davis (Tylenchida: Sphaerulariidae) for control of the Australian broad-leaf paper bark tree, Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.T. Blake (Myrtales: Myrtaceae).  (Petition submitted to APHIS in support of the release of a new biological control agent). (download.pdf)                                     

 

92.   Center, T. D.  2004.  Waterhyacinth – Eichhornia crassipes, pp. 402-404.  In: E. M. Coombs, J. K. Clark, G. L. Piper, and A. F. Cofrancesco, Jr. (editors).  Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States.  Oregon State University Press, Corvallis.  467 pp. (Book Chapter).

 

93.  Center, T. D.  2004.  Neochetina bruchi, pp. 405-407. In: E. M. Coombs, J. K. Clark, G. L. Piper, and A. F. Cofrancesco, Jr. (editors).  Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States.  Oregon State University Press, Corvallis.  467 pp. (Book Chapter)

 

94.  Center, T. D.  2004.  Neochetina eichhorniae, pp. 407-410. In: E. M. Coombs, J. K. Clark, G. L. Piper, and A. F. Cofrancesco, Jr. (editors).  Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States.  Oregon State University Press, Corvallis.  467 pp. (Book Chapter)

 

95.  Center, T. D.  2004.  Niphograpta albiguttalis (=Sameodes albiguttalis), pp. 410-403. In: E. M. Coombs, J. K. Clark, G. L. Piper, and A. F. Cofrancesco, Jr. (editors).  Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States.  Oregon State University Press, Corvallis.  467 pp. (Book Chapter)

 

96.  Center, T. D., and P. D. Pratt.  2004.  Post-release procedures for biological control agents of aquatic and wetland weeds, pp. 71-84.  In: E. M. Coombs, J. K. Clark, G. L. Piper, and A. F. Cofrancesco, Jr. (editors).  Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States.  Oregon State University Press, Corvallis.  467 pp. (Book Chapter)

 

97.   Pratt, P. D., T. D. Center, M. B. Rayamajhi, and T. K. Van.  2004.  Melaleuca – Melaleuca quinquenervia, pp. 268-270.  In: E. M. Coombs, J. K. Clark, G. L. Piper, and A. F. Cofrancesco, Jr. (editors).  Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States.  Oregon State University Press, Corvallis.  467 pp. (Book Chapter)

 

98.   Pratt, P. D., T. D. Center, M. B. Rayamajhi, T. K. Van, and S. Wineriter.  2004.  Oxyops vitiosa, pp. 270-272.  In: E. M. Coombs, J. K. Clark, G. L. Piper, and A. F. Cofrancesco, Jr. (editors).  Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States.  Oregon State University Press, Corvallis.  467 pp. (Book Chapter)

 

99.   Pratt, S. Wineriter, T. D. Center, M. B. Rayamajhi, and T. K. Van.  2004.  Boreioglycaspis melaleucae, pp. 273-275.  In: E. M. Coombs, J. K. Clark, G. L. Piper, and A. F. Cofrancesco, Jr. (editors).  Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States.  Oregon State University Press, Corvallis.  467 pp. (Book Chapter)

 

100.          Van Driesche, R. G., M. S. Hoddle, and T. D. Center. 2008. Control de Plagas y Malezas por Enemigos Naturales. USDA FSFHTET-2007-02 (Spanish translation of below).

 

101.          Van Driesche, R. G., M. S. Hoddle, and T. D. Center. 2008. Control of Pests and Weeds with Natural Enemies.  Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK  473 pp. (Textbook)

 

102.            Center, T. D., P. D. Pratt, P. W. Tipping, M. B. Rayamajhi, S. A. Wineriter, and M. F. Purcell.  2008.   Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: goal-based assessment of success.  Pp. 655-664.  In: Julien, M. H., R. Sforza, M. C. Bon, H. C. Evans, P. E. Hatcher, H. L. Hinz, and B. G. Rector (eds.).  Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.  CAB International Wallingford, UK. (Conference Proceedings). (download.pdf)

 

103.          Van Driesche, R., T. Center, M. Hoddle, and N. Mills.  2008.  Can efficacy of new biological control agents be predicted before their release?  Pp. 2-13.  In: Mason, P. G., D. R. Gillespie, and C. Vincent (Eds.).  Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods.  Christchurch, New Zealand, 8-13 Feb. 2009.  United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Morgantown, WV, FHTET-2008-06, December 2008, 636 pp. (Conference Proceedings).

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104.           Coetzee, J. A., M. H. Julien, T. D. Center, H. A. Cordo, and M. P. Hill.  2009.  Eichhornia crassipes. pp. 183-210.   In: Muniappan, R., Reddy, G.V.P., Raman, A. and Gandhi, V.P. (eds.), Weed Biological Control with Arthropods in the Tropics Towards Sustainability, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge , UK, 480 pp.(Book chapter). (download.pdf)

 

105.          Neuenschwander, P., M. H. Julien, T. D. Center, and M. P. Hill.  2009. The ecology and biological control of Pistia stratiotes (Araceae), pp. 332-352.  In: Muniappan, R., Reddy, G.V.P., Raman, A. and Gandhi, V.P. (eds.), Weed Biological Control with Arthropods in the Tropics Towards Sustainability, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge , UK, 480 pp. (Book Chapter). (download.pdf)

 

106.          Hill, M., J. Coetzee, M. Julien, and T. Center.  2011.  Water Hyacinth.  Pp. 689-692.  In: Simberloff, D., and M. Rejmánek (eds.).  Encyclopedia of Biological Invasions.  University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA. (Book Chapter). (download.pdf)


 


Bioagent Releases

 

  1. Agasicles hygrophila (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) – alligatorweed, 1964
  2. Amnyothrips andersoni (Thysanoptera: Phlaeothripidae) -  1967
  3. Arcola malloi (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) – alligatorweed, 1971
  4. Neochetina eichhorniae Warner (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) – waterhyacinth, 1972
  5. Neochetina bruchi Hustache (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) – waterhyacinth, 1974
  6. Niphograpta albiguttalis (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) – waterhyacinth, 1977
  7. Neohydronomus affinis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) – waterlettuce, 1987
  8. Bagous affinis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) – hydrilla, 1987
  9. Hydrellia pakistanae (Diptera: Ephydridae) – hydrilla, 1987
  10. Hydrellia balciunasi (Diptera: Ephydridae) – hydrilla, 1989
  11. Namangana pectinicornis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) – waterlettuce, 1991
  12. Bagous hydrillae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) – hydrilla, 1991
  13. Oxyops vitiosa Pascoe (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) – melaleuca, 1997
  14. Cyrtobagous salviniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) – giant salvinia, 2001
  15. Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) – melaleuca, 2002
  16. Austromusotima camptozonale (Hampson) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) – Lygodium 2005
  17. Fergusonina turneri Taylor (Diptera: Fergusoninidae) – melaleuca 2005
  18. Fergusobia quinquenerviae Davies & Giblin-Davis (Tylenchida: Neotylenchidae) – melaleuca 2005
  19. Floracarus perrepae Knihinicki & Boczek (Acari: Eriophyidae) – Lygodium 2007
  20. Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Warren) (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) – Lygodium 2007
  21. Lophodoplosis trifida Gagné (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) – melaleuca 2008
  22. Megamelus scutellaris Berg (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) – waterhyacinth 2010
  23. Lilioceris cheni Gressit & Kimoto (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) – air potato (pending)

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