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  1. 1.       Pratt, P. D. and B. A. Croft. 1998. Panonychus citri (Acari: Tetranychidae) on ornamental Skimmia in Oregon, with assessment of predation by native phytoseiid mites.  Pan-Pac Ent.  74(3): 163-186. (download.pdf)

    2.       Pratt, P. D., L. N. Monetti and B. A. Croft. 1998. Within and between plant dispersal and distributions of Neoseiulus californicus and N. fallacis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) in bean and apple plant systems.  Environ. Entomol. 27:148-153. (download.pdf)

    3.       Croft, B. A., L. N. Monetti, and P. D. Pratt. 1998. Are Neoseiulus californicus and N. fallacis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) similar type II selective predators of tetranychid mites?  Comparisons of 17 traits and 2 predation types.  Environ. Entomol.  27(3): 531-538. (download.pdf)

    4.       Croft, B. A., P. D. Pratt, G. Koskela, and D. Kaufman.  1998. Predation, reproduction and impact of phytoseiid mites (Acari:Phytoseiidae) on cyclamin mite, Steneotarsonemus pallidus (Acari:Tarsonemidae) on strawberry.  J. Econ. Entomol. 91(6): 1307-1314. (download.pdf)

    5.       Pratt, P. D. and B. A. Croft. 1999. Expanded distribution of the bamboo spider mite, Schizotetranychus celarius, and predation by Neoseiulus fallacis.  Acarologia. 40(2): 191-197. (download.pdf)

    6.       Pratt, P. D., P. Schausberger, and B. A. Croft.  1999. Prey-food types of Neoseiulus fallacis and literature- versus experimentally-derived prey-food estimates for five phytoseiid species. Exp. App. Acarol.  23(7):551-565. (download.pdf)

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

    8.       Pratt, P. D. and B. A. Croft. 2000. Banker plants: Evaluation of release strategies for predatory mites. J. Environ. Hort. 18(4):211-217. (download.pdf)

    9.       Pratt, P. D. and B. A. Croft. 2000. Overwintering and comparative sampling of Neoseiulus fallacis on ornamental nursery plants. Environ. Entomol. 29(5):1034-1040. (download.pdf) 

    10.   Pratt, P. D. and B. A. Croft. 2000. Screening of predatory mites as potential control agents of pest mites in landscape plant nurseries of the Pacific Northwest.  J. Environ. Hort. 18: 218-223. (download.pdf)

    11.   Pratt, P. D. and B. A. Croft. 2000. Toxicity of pesticides registered for use in landscape nurseries to Acarine biological control agent, Neoseiulus fallacis. J. Environ. Hort. 18: 197-201. (download.pdf)

    12.   Walker, S. E., N. E. El-Gholl, P. D. Pratt, T. S. Schubert. 2001. First U.S. Report of Pseudocercospora paederiae Leaf Spot on the Invasive Exotic Paederia foetida. Plant Disease 85(2): 232.

    13.   Pratt, P. D. and R. W. Pemberton. 2001. Geographic expansion of the invasive weed Paederia foetida into tropical south Florida. Castanea. 66(3): 307.

    14.   Costello, Sheryl L., Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayachhetry and Ted D. Center. 2002. Morphology and Life History Characteristics of Podisus mucronatus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae). Florida Entomol. 85(2): 344-350. (download.pdf)

    15.   Pratt, P. D., Min B. Rayachhetry, Thai K. Van and Ted D. Center. 2002. Field-based rates of population increase for Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Cucurlionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia. Florida Entomol. 85(1): 286-287. (download.pdf)

    16.   Van, T. K., M. B. Rayachhetry, T. D. Center, and P. D. Pratt. 2002. Litter dynamics and phenology of Melaleuca quinquenervia in south Florida. J. Aquat. Plant Manage. 40:22-27.

    17.   Pratt, P. D., E. M. Coombs and B. A. Croft. 2002. Phytoseiid mite fauna on gorse, Ulex europaeus, in western Oregon, USA with new records for Phytoseiulus persimilis and Amblyseius graminis. Pan-Pac. Entomol. 78(3):215-218. (download.pdf)

    18.   Pratt, P. D., R. Rosetta and B. A. Croft. 2002. Plant-related factors influence the effectiveness of Neoseiulus fallacis (Acari: Phytoseiidae), a biological control agent of spider mites on landscape ornamental plants. J. Econ. Entomol. 95(6): 1135-1141. (download.pdf)

    19.   Rayachhetry, M. B., T. K. Van, T.D. Center, J. Goolsby, P. D. Pratt and A. Racelis. 2002. Biological attributes of the canopy-held Melaleuca quinquenervia seeds in Florida and Australia. J. Aquat. Plant Manage. 40:87-91.

    20.   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. 

    21.   Pratt, P. D., E. M. Coombs and B. A. Croft. 2003. Predation by phytoseiid mites on Tetranychus lintearius (Acari: Tetranychidae), an established weed biological control agent of gorse (Ulex europaeus). Biological Control 26:40-47. (download.pdf)

    22.   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 (Colepotera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in south Florida. Environ. Entomol. 32(2):397-406. (download.pdf)

    23.   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 Entomol. 86(3): 300-322. (download.pdf)

    24.   Jones, K. A., M. B. Rayamajhi, P. D. Pratt, and T. K. Van. 2003. First report of the pathogenicity of Colletrotrichum gloeosporidoies on invasive ferns, Lygodium microphyllum and L. japonicum in Florida. Plant Disease. 87:101.

    25.   Pratt, P. D., M. B. Rayamajhi, T. K. Van, and T. D. Center. 2003. 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. 2004 14(1):51-61. (download.pdf)

    26.   Croft, B. A., P. D. Pratt and Luh Han K. 2004. Low-density releases of Neoseiulus fallacis to control Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Phytoseiidae, Tetranychidae): prey densities and maximum dispersal of predator mites in apple seedlings. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 33(4): 327-339. (download.pdf)

    27.   Franks, S. J., P. D. Pratt, F. A. Dray, and E. L. Simms. 2004 Selection for Resistance in Invasive Plants. Weed Technology. 18: 1486-1489. (download.pdf)

    28.   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: 316-326. (download.pdf)

    29.   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)

    30.   Center, Ted D., Thai K. Van, F. Allen Dray Jr., Steven J. Franks, M. Teresa Rebelo, Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi. 2005. Herbivory alters competitive interactions between two invasive aquatic plants. Biological Control. 33:173-185. (download.pdf)

    31.   Rayamajhi, M. B., R. W. Pemberton, T. K. Van, and P. D. Pratt. 2005. First report of the pathogenicity of Puccinia lygodii, a potential biocontrol agent of Lygodium microphyllum in Florida. Plant Disease. 89(1):110.

    32.   Pemberton, R. W., K. Muari, P. D. Pratt, K. Teramoto. 2005. Dulinius conchatus Distant (Hemiptera:Tingidae), considered and rejected as a potential biological control agent of Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae), an invasive weed in Hawaii and Florida. 2005 Proc. Hawaiian Ent. Soc. 37:81-83. (download.pdf)

    33.   Wiggers, M. S., P. D. Pratt, P. W. Tipping, C. Welbourn, and J. P. Cuda. 2005. Within-plant distribution and diversity of mites associated with the invasive plant Schinus terebinthifolius (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) in Florida, USA. Environ. Entomol. 34(4): 953-962. (download.pdf)

    34.   Franks, Steven J., Andrea M. Kral, and Paul D. Pratt. 2006. Herbivory by introduced insects reduces growth and survival of Melaleuca quinquenervia seedlings. Environ. Entomol. 35(2):366-372. (download.pdf)

    35.   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)

    36.   Blackwood, S., P. D. Pratt, and R. Giblin-Davis. 2006. Bud-gall fly release for biocontrol of Melaleuca in Florida. Biocontrol News and Information. 26(2):48N

    37.   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)

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

    39.   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 Entomol. 89(4): 529-531. (download.pdf)

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

    41.   Center, T. D., P. D. Pratt, P.W. Tipping, M. B. Rayamajhi,T. K. Van, S. A. Wineriter, and F. Allen Dray, Jr. 2007. 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). Environ. Entomol. 36(3): 569-576. (download.pdf)

    42.   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. 45:1-8.   (download.pdf)

    43.   Pratt, P. D., M. B. Rayamajhi and C. S. Silvers. 2007. Naturalization and Biomass Allocation of the Invasive Tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in Wetlands of the Bahamas. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 45: 8-16. (download.pdf)

    44.   Blackwood, S. and P. D. Pratt. 2007. New host and expanded geographic range of stellate scale, Vinsonia stellifera (Hemiptera: Coccidae: Ceroplastinae). Florida Entomologist. 90(2): 413-414. (download.pdf)

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

    46.   Wheeler, G.W., P.D. Pratt, R. Giblin-Davis, and K. Ordung. 2007. Intraspecific variation in leaf oils of Melaleuca quinquenervia in its naturalized range in Florida, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 35:489-500. (download.pdf)

    47.   Porazinska, D. L., P. D. Pratt, and R. M. Giblin-Davis. 2007. Consequences of Melaleuca quinquenervia invasion of the Florida Everglades: “Notes from the underground” with specific reference to nematodes. J. of Nematology 39(4): 305-312. (download.pdf)

    48.   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. J. Aquatic Plant Management. 46: 121-125. (download.pdf)

    49.   Franks, Steven J., Paul D. Pratt, F. Allen Dray, and Ellen L. Simms. 2008. No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies. Biological Invasions. 10:455–466. (download.pdf)

    50.   Tipping, Phillip W., Melissa R. Martin, Paul D. Pratt, Ted D. Center, and Min B. Rayamajhi. 2008. Suppression of growth and reproduction of an exotic invasive tree by two introduced insects. Biological Control 44: 235-241. (download.pdf)

    51.   Franks, S.J., P.D. Pratt, F.A. Dray, and E.L. Simms. 2008. Selection on herbivory resistance and growth rate in an invasive plant. The American Naturalist. 171(5): 678-691. (download.pdf)

    52.   Rayamajhi, M. B., T. K. Van, P. D. Pratt, P. W. Tipping, and T. D. Center. 2008. Aboveground biomass of the invasive tree melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia) before and after herbivory by adventive and introduced natural enemies: a temporal case-study in Florida. Weed Science. 56: 451-456. (download.pdf)

    53.   Sevillano, L., P.D. Pratt, S. Franks, and C.C. Horvitz. 2008. Interregional comparison of the size-structure of populations of Melaleuca quinquenervia in its native and exotic range, with and without biocontrol agents. Australian Weeds Conference. 16: 147-149. (download.pdf)

    54.   Diaz, Rodrigo, William A. Overholt, Jim P. Cuda, Paul D. Pratt and Alison Fox. 2008. Temperature-dependent development, survival and potential distribution of Ischnodemus variegatus (Hemiptera: Blissidae), an herbivore of West Indian marsh grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis). Annals of the Entomological Society of America.101: 604-621. (download.pdf)

    55.   Pratt, Paul D., Min B. Rayamajhi, and Ted D. Center. 2008. Geographic range expansion of Oxyops vitiosa (Colepotera: Curculionidae) to the Bahamian Archepelego. Florida Entomologist, 91(4): 695-697. (download.pdf)

    56.   Diaz, Rodrigo, William A. Overholt, Jim P. Cuda, Paul D. Pratt and Alison Fox. 2009. Host specificity of Ischnodemus variegatus, an herbivore of West Indian marsh grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis). BioControl 54: 307-321. (download.pdf)

    57.   Pratt, P.D., M.B. 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)

    58.   Balentine, K. M., P. D. Pratt, F. A. Dray Jr., M. B. Rayamajhi, and T. D. Center. 2009. Geographic Distribution and Regional Impacts of Oxyops vitiosa (Colepotera:Curculionidae) and Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), Biological Control Agents of the Invasive Tree Melaleuca quinquenervia. Environmental Entomology. 38(4): 1145-1154. (download.pdf)

    59.   Rayamajhi, Min B., Paul D. Pratt, Ted D. Center, and Thai 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.

    60.   Rayamajhi, Min B., Paul D. Pratt, Ted D. Center, and Thai K. Van. 2009. Insects and a pathogen suppress Melaleuca quinquenervia cut-stump regrowth in Florida. Biological Control. (Submitted May 2009). (download.pdf)

    61.   Gagne, R.J., S.A. Wright, M.F. Purcell, B.T. 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)

    62.   Rayamajhi, Min B., Paul D. Pratt, Ted D. Center, and Thai K. Van. 2010. Exotic tree litter accumulation and mass loss dynamics compared with two sympatric native species in south Florida. Eur. J. Forest Res. 129:1155-1168. (download.pdf)

    63.   Sevillano, Lucero, Carol C. Horvitz, Paul. D. Pratt. 2010. Natural enemy density and soil type influence growth and survival of Melaleuca quinquenervia seedlings. Biological Control. 53:168-177. (download.pdf)

    64.   Geiger, J.H., S. Koptur, and P.D. Pratt. 2010. Breeding System of Ruellia succulenta Small (Acanthaceae). Castanea 75 (4): 454-460. (download.pdf)

    65.   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)

    66.   Rayamajhi, M.D., 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)

    67.   Franks, S.J., P.D. Pratt and N.D. Tsutsui. 2011. The genetic consequences of a demographic bottleneck in an introduced biological control insect. Conservation Genetics. 12: 201-211. (download.pdf)

    68.   Chiarelli, R. N., P. D. Pratt, C. S. Silvers, J. S. Blackwood, and T. D. Center. 2011. Influence of Temperature, Humidity, and Secondary Metabolites 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(3): 488-497. (download.pdf)

    69.   Geiger, J.H, P.D. Pratt, and G.W. Wheeler. 2011. Hybrid vigor for the invasive exotic Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi., Anacardiaceae). International Journal of Plant Science. 172 (5):

    70.  Wheeler, G. S., J. Geiger, F. McKay, J. Rendon, M. Chawner and P. Pratt. 2011. Defoliating broad nosed weevil, Plectrophoroides lutra; not suitable for biological control of Brazilian pepper. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21(1): 89-91. (download.pdf)

    71.  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 (Colepotera: curculionidae). Florida Entomologist. 94(1): 1-8. (download.pdf)

    72.  Buckingham, G.R., Center, T.D., S. A. Wineriter, J.D. Stanley, P.D. Pratt, T.D. Center. 2011.  Vagility as a liability: Risk assessment of the leaf-blotching bug Eucerocoris suspectus (Hemiptera: Mididae), a prospective biological control agent of the Australian tree Melaleuca quinquenervia. Florida Entomologist. 94(2): 172-179. (download.pdf)

    73.  Tipping, P. W., M. R. Martin, R. Pierce, T. D. Center, P.D. Pratt, and M. B. Rayamajhi.  2011. Herbivory changes population trajectory for Melaleuca quinquenerviain a seasonally inundated wetland. Hydrobiologia (submitted 8 Feb 2011)

    74.   Center, T. D., M. F. Purcell, P. D. Pratt, M. B. Rayamajhi, P. W. Tipping, S. A. Wright, and F. A. Dray.  2011.  Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: an Everglades invader.  BioControl (published online 31 July 2011) (download.pdf)

    75.  Pratt, P.D. and T.D. Center. 2011. Biocontrol without bounders: the unintended spread of introduced weed biological control agents. Biocontrol. (Published online Sept. 2011) (download.pdf)

    76.  Rayamajhi, M.D., P.D. Pratt, P.W. Tipping, T.D. Center. 2011. 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.


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