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Lindsey R Milbrath
Biological Integrated Pest Management Unit
Research Entomologist

Phone: (607) 254-7268
Fax: (607) 255-1132
Room 136
USDA-ARS, ROBERT W. HOLLEY CENTER
TOWER ROAD
ITHACA, NY, 14853-2901

Projects
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF SWALLOW-WORTS, INVASIVE WEEDS OF THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 420644
DEMOGRAPHY OF THE INVASIVE PERENNIALS PALE AND BLACK SWALLOW-WORT (VINCETOXICUM SPP.)
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 419442

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Plant-mediated interactions: considerations for agent selection in weed biological control programs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milbrath, L.R., Nechols, J.R. 2014. Plant-mediated interactions: considerations for agent selection in weed biological control programs. Biological Control. 72:80-90.
Exploring the feasibility of Sclerotium rolfsii VrNY as a potential bioherbicide for control of Swallowworts (Vincetoxicum spp.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gibson, D.M., Vaughan, R.H., Biazzo, J., Milbrath, L.R. 2014. Exploring the feasibility of Sclerotium rolfsii VrNY as a potential bioherbicide for control of Swallowworts (Vincetoxicum spp.). Invasive Plant Science and Management. 7:320-327.
Response of invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.) to repeated artificial defoliation or clipping - (Abstract Only)
Milbrath, L.R., Ditommaso, A., Biazzo, J., Morris, S.H. 2014. Response of invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.) to repeated artificial defoliation or clipping. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. http://wssabstracts.com/public/22/proceedings.html.
Impact of Hypena opulenta on invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.) under different light environments - (Proceedings) - (14-Jan-14)
Preliminary host range assessment of Asian Chrysochus spp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), potential biological control agents of Vincetoxicum spp. - (Proceedings) - (17-Dec-13)
Swallowwort dispersal: seed tracking under field conditions - (Abstract Only)
Stokes, C.A., Ditommaso, A., Milbrath, L.R., Mohler, C.L., Whitlow, T. 2014. Swallowwort dispersal: seed tracking under field conditions. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 59.
Pre-release biological control agent recommendations for swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.) informed by demographic matrix models - (Proceedings) - (31-Oct-13)
Pale Swallowwort (Vincetoxicum rossicum) response to cutting and herbicides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ditommaso, A., Milbrath, L.R., Bittner, T., Wesley, F.R. 2013. Pale Swallowwort (Vincetoxicum rossicum) response to cutting and herbicides. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 6:381-390.
Demographic matrix model for informing swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.) biological control - (Abstract Only)
Milbrath, L.R., Biazzo, J., Davis, A.S. 2013. Demographic matrix model for informing swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.) biological control. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. http://wssaabstracts.com/public/17/abstract-204.html.
Preliminary studies on seed dispersal of swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.) - (Abstract Only)
Stokes, C.A., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2013. Preliminary studies on seed dispersal of swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.). Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. http://wssaabstracts.com/public/17/abstract-197.html.
Emergence and performance of two invasive Swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.) in contrasting soil types and soil pH - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Magidow, L.C., Ditommaso, A., Ketterings, Q.M., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2013. Emergence and performance of two invasive Swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.) in contrasting soil types and soil pH. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 6:281-291.
New biological information on the invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.) - (Abstract Only)
Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2012. New biological information on the invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.)[abstract]. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 125. Available: (Http://wssaabstracts.com/public/9/abstract-125.html).
Development and reproduction of the foxglove aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milbrath, L.R., Biazzo, J. 2012. Development and reproduction of the foxglove aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.). Environmental Entomology. 41:665-668. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/EN11239.
First report of blight caused by Sclerotium rolfsii on the invasive exotic weed, Vincetoxicum rossicum (pale swallow-wort) in western New York - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gibson, D.M., Castrillo, L.A., Donzelli, B.G., Milbrath, L.R. 2012. First report of blight caused by Sclerotium rolfsii on the invasive exotic weed, Vincetoxicum rossicum (pale swallow-wort) in western New York. Plant Disease. 96:456.
Swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.) biological control update - (Abstract Only)
Milbrath, L.R. 2012. Swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.) biological control update. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 81.
Demographic matrix model for swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.) - (Proceedings)
Milbrath, L.R., Davis, A.S. 2013. Demographic matrix model for swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum spp.). International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. FHTET-2012-07:p. 176.
Plant-mediated interactions among herbivores: considerations for implementing weed biological control programs - (Proceedings)
Milbrath, L.R., Nechols, J.R. 2013. Plant-mediated interactions among herbivores: considerations for implementing weed biological control programs. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. USDA Forest Service. FHET-2012-07:188.
Abrostola clarissa (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae), a new potential biocontrol agent for invasive swallow-worts, Vincetoxicum rossicum and V. nigrum - (Proceedings)
Dolgovskaya, M., Volkovitsh, M., Reznik, S., Zaitzev, V., Sforza, R., Milbrath, L.R. 2013. Abrostola clarissa (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae), a new potential biocontrol agent for invasive swallow-worts, Vincetoxicum rossicum and V. nigrum. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. USDA Forest Service. FHTET-2012-07:188.
Towards biological control of swallow-worts: the good, the bad and the ugly - (Proceedings)
Sforza, R., Dolgovskaya, R., Reznik, S., Volkovitch, M., Garnier, Y., Auge, M., Bon, M., Milbrath, L.R. 2013. Towards biological control of swallow-worts: the good, the bad and the ugly. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. USDA Forest Service. FHTET-2012-07:200.
Ploidy level and genome size of Vincetoxicum nigrum (L.) Moench and V. rossicum (Kleopow) Barbarich (Apocynaceae), two invasive vines in North America - (Proceedings)
Bon, M., Guermache, F., Rodier-Goud, M., Bakry, F., Bourge, M., Dolgovskaya, M., Volkovitsh, M., Sforza, R., Darbyshire, S., Milbrath, L.R. 2013. Ploidy level and genome size of Vincetoxicum nigrum (L.) Moench and V. rossicum (Kleopow) Barbarich (Apocynaceae), two invasive vines in North America. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. USDA Forest Service. FHTET-2012-07:325.
Phytotoxicity of antofine from invasive swallow-worts - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gibson, D.M., Krasnoff, S., Biazzo, J., Milbrath, L.R. 2011. Phytotoxicity of antofine from invasive swallow-worts. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 37:871-879.
Multi-year survival, growth and maturation of invasive swallow-wort juveniles (Vincetoxicum spp.) across a habitat gradient - (Abstract Only)
Milbrath, L.R., Ditommaso, A., Biazzo, J., Morris, S.H. 2011. Multi-year survival, growth and maturation of invasive swallow-wort juveniles (Vincetoxicum spp.) across a habitat gradient [abstract]. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. 66 Available: http://wssaabstracts.com/public/4/abstract-66.html).
Survival, growth, and fecundity of the invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum rossicum and V. nigrum) in New York State - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2011. Survival, growth, and fecundity of the invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum rossicum and V. nigrum) in New York State. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 4:198-206. DOI: 10.1614/IPSM-D-10-00034.1.
Response of the invasive vine pale swallow-wort following two years of mowing and herbicide application - (Abstract Only)
Ditommaso, A., Milbrath, L.R., Bittner, T. 2011. Response of the invasive vine pale swallow-wort following two years of mowing and herbicide application. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. 65:40.
Establishment of the invasive perennial Vincetoxicum rossicum across a disturbance gradient in New York State, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2010. Establishment of the invasive perennial Vincetoxicum rossicum across a disturbance gradient in New York State, USA. Plant Ecology. 211:65-77. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-010-9773-2.
A look at ploidy level of Vincetoxicum nigrum (L.) Moench and V. rossicum (Kleopow) Barbar. (Apocynaceae) from the perspective of a study of their invasion success - (Proceedings)
Guermache, F., Bon, M., Jones, W.A., Milbrath, L.R. 2010. A look at ploidy level of Vincetoxicum nigrum (L.) Moench and V. rossicum (Kleopow) Barbar. (Apocynaceae) from the perspective of a study of their invasion success. 15th European Weed Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Kaspovar, Hungary, 12-15 July 2010.
When population genetics meets biological control of the invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum nigrum (L.) Moench and V. rossicum (Kleopow) Barbar) - (Proceedings)
Bon, M., Jeanneau, M., Jones, W.A., Milbrath, L.R., Sforza, R., Dolgovskaya, M. 2010. When population genetics meets biological control of the invasive swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum nigrum (L.) Moench and V. rossicum (Kleopow) Barbar). 15th European Weed Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Kaspovar, Hungary, 12-15 July 2010.
Management of pale swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum rossicum) using mowing and herbicides in two contrasting habitats - (Abstract Only)
Ditommaso, A., Bittner, T., Milbrath, L.R. 2010. Management of pale swallow-wort (Vincetoxicum rossicum) using mowing and herbicides in two contrasting habitats. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 32.
Mapping the current and projected ranges of two swallow-wort invasive vines - (Abstract Only)
Little, N., Morse, S., Ditommaso, A., Milbrath, L.R. 2010. Mapping the current and projected ranges of two swallow-wort ionvasive vines. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 54.
Phytophagous arthropods of invasive swallow-wort vines (Vincetoxicum spp.) in New York - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milbrath, L.R. 2010. Phytophagous arthropods of invasive swallow-wort vines (Vincetoxicum spp.) in New York. Environmental Entomology. 39:68-78.
Interspecific variability and phenotypic plasticity in photosynthesis for the invasive swallow-wort vines (Vincetoxicum spp.) - (Abstract Only)
Averill, K.M., Whitlow, T.H., Milbrath, L.R., Ditommaso, A. 2010. Interspecific variability and phenotypic plasticity in photosynthesis for the invasive swallow-wort vines (Vincetoxicum spp.). Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts, PB-42. https://srm.conference-services.net/reports/template/onetextabstract.xml?xsl=template/onetextabstract.xsl&conferenceID=1756&abstractID=344907
Vegetative Expansion of the Invasive Swallow-worts in New York State - (Abstract Only)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2009. Vegetative Expansion of the Invasive Swallow-worts in New York State. In: G.R. Armel (Ed.), Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 40.
Pale Swallow-wort Establishment and Survival in Four Disturbance Regimens in New York State - (Abstract Only)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2009. Pale Swallow-wort Establishment and Survival in Four Disturbance Regimens in New York State. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. no. 270. Lawrence, KS:Weed Science Society of America. (http://wssa.net/Meetings/WSSAAbstracts/abstractsearch.php).
The Invasive Swallow-worts: What Do We Know About Their Biology and Management? - (Abstract Only)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2008. The Invasive Swallow-worts: What Do We Know About Their Biology and Management?. International Allelopathy Congress. p. 71-72.
Growth and reproduction of invasive Vincetoxicum rossicum and V. nigrum under artificial defoliation and different light environments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milbrath, L.R. 2008. Growth and reproduction of invasive Vincetoxicum rossicum and V. nigrum under artificial defoliation and different light environments. Botany. 86:1279-1290.
Pale Swallow-wort: It’s Establishing and Expanding. How Can We Control It? - (Abstract Only)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2008. Pale Swallow-wort: It’s Establishing and Expanding. How Can We Control It?. Meeting Abstract. Northeast Natural History Conference X Abstracts. NY. State Museum Circular 71:5.
Emergence and performance of pale and black swallow-wort on two New York soils at three pH levels - (Abstract Only)
Magidow, L.C., Ditommaso, A., Ketterings, Q.M., Milbrath, L.R. 2008. Emergence and performance of pale and black swallow-wort on two New York soils at three pH levels. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. No. 266. [CD-ROM]. Vol. 48. Lawrence, KS: Weed Science Society of America. (http://wssa.net/Meetings/WSSAAbstracts/abstractsearch.php).
Does soil pH influence swallow-wort distribution in its current range? - (Abstract Only)
Magidow,, L.C., Ditommaso,, A., Ketterings,, Q.M., Milbrath, L.R. 2008. Does soil pH influence swallow-wort distribution in its current range?. In: G. R. Armel (Ed.), Proceedings of 62nd Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 21.
Pale swallow-wort establishment and survival across four disturbance regimes - (Abstract Only)
Averill,, K.M., Ditommaso,, A., Mohler,, C.L., Milbrath, L.R. 2008. Pale swallow-wort establishment and survival across four disturbance regimes. In: G. R. Armel (Ed.), Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Meeting Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 6.
Overwintering survival, phenology, voltinism, and reproduction among different populations of the leaf beetle Diorhabda elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milbrath, L.R., Deloach Jr, C.J., Tracy, J.L. 2007. Overwintering survival, phenology, voltinism, and reproduction among different populations of the leaf beetle Diorhabda elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Environmental Entomology. 36:1356-1364.
Vegetative expansion and seed output of swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.) - (Proceedings)
Milbrath, L.R., Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A. 2008. Vegetative expansion and seed output of swallow-worts (Vincetoxicum spp.). In: Julien, M.H., Sforza, R., Bon, M.C., Evans, H.C., Hatcher, P.E., Hinz, H.L., Rector, B.G. (Editors). International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, April 23-27, 2007, La Grande Motte, France. CAB International Wallingford, UK. p. 251.
Pinpointing the origin of North American invasive Vincetoxicum spp. using phylogeographical markers - (Proceedings)
Bon, M., Sforza, R., Jones, W.A., Hurard, C., Milbrath, L.R., Darbyshire, S. 2008. Pinpointing the origin of North American invasive Vincetoxicum spp. using phylogeographical markers. In: Julien, M.H., Sforza, R., Bon, M.C., Evans, H.C., Hatcher, P.E., Hinz, H.L., and Rector, B.G., editors. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, April 23-27, 2007, La Grande Motte, France. CAB International Wallingford, UK. p. 448.
Emergence and Performance of Two Swallow-wort Species on Soils of Varying pH and Origin - (Abstract Only)
Magidow, L.C., Ditommaso, A., Milbrath, L.R., Mohler, C.L. 2007. Emergence and Performance of Two Swallow-wort Species on Soils of Varying pH and Origin. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. p.12.
Vegetative Expansion and Seedling Fate of Swallow-Worts (Vincetoxicum SPP.), Introduced Invasive Vines in the Northeastern United States - (Abstract Only)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Morris, S.H., Milbrath, L.R. 2006. Vegetative expansion and seedling fate of swallow-worts (vincetoxicum spp.), introduced invasive vines in the northeastern united states [abstract]. Ecological Society of America Abstracts. 91:16.
Acceptability and Suitability of Athel, Tamarix Aphylla, to the Leaf Beetle Diorhabda Elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a Biological Control Agent of Saltcedar (Tamarix SPP.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milbrath, L.R., Deloach Jr, C.J. 2006. Acceptability and suitability of athel, tamarix aphylla, to the leaf beetle diorhabda elongata (coleoptera: chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of saltcedar (tamarix spp.). Environmental Entomology. 35:1379-1389.
Research and Initial Success on Biological Control of Saltcedar in the United States, with Emphasis on Texas and New Mexico - (Proceedings) - (13-Feb-06)
Clonal Expansion and Reproductive Output of the Invasive Vine Pale Swallow-Wort (Vincetoxicum Rossicum) in Central NY State - (Abstract Only)
Averill, K.M., Ditommaso, A., Mohler, C.L., Morris, S.H., Milbrath, L.R. 2006. Clonal expansion and reproductive output of the invasive vine pale swallow-wort (vincetoxicum rossicum) in central NY state. Proceedings of Northeastern Weed Science Society. p. 57.
Swallow-Worts (Vincetoxicum SPP.): a New Weed Target for Biological Control - (Abstract Only)
Milbrath, L.R. 2006. Swallow-worts (vincetoxicum spp.): a new weed target for biological control. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. no.126. [CD-ROM]. Vol. 46. Lawrence, KS: Weed Science Society of America.
Importance of Generating Biological Data for Development of a Biological Control Program Against the Non-Native Invasive Vines, Pale Swallow-Wort (Vincetoxicum Rossicum) and Black Swallow-Wort (V. Nigrum) - (Abstract Only)
Ditommaso, A., Milbrath, L.R. 2006. Importance of generating biological data for development of a biological control program against the non-native invasive vines, pale swallow-wort (vincetoxicum rossicum) and black swallow-wort (v. nigrum). Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. no.186. [CD-ROM]. Vol.46. Lawrence, KS: Weed Science Society of America.
Host Specificity of Different Populations of the Leaf Beetle Diorhabda Elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a Biological Control Agent of Saltcedar (Tamarix SPP.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Milbrath, L.R., Deloach Jr, C.J. 2006. Host specificity of different populations of the leaf beetle diorhabda elongata (coleoptera: chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of saltcedar (tamarix spp.). Biological Control. 36:32-48.
First Results for Control of Saltcedar (Tamarix SPP.) in the Open Field in the Western United States - (Proceedings)
Deloach, C.J., Carruthers, R.I., Dudley, T.L., Eberts, D., Kazmer, D.J., Knutson, A.E., Bean, D.W., Knight, J., Lewis, P.A., Milbrath, L.R., Tracy, J.L., Knight, J., Tomic-Carruthers, N., Herr, J.C., Abbott, G., Prestwich, S., Harruff, G., Everitt, G.H., Thompson, D.C., Mityaev, I., Jashenko, R., Li, B., Sobhian, R., Kirk, A., Robbins, T.O., Delfosse, E.S. 2004. First results for control of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) in the open field in the western United States. In: Cullen, J.M., Briese, D.T., Kriticos, D.J., Lonsdale, W.M., Morin, L., Skott, J.K., editors. Proceedings of XI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, CSIRO Entomology, Canberra, Australia. p. 505-513.
Suitability of Diorhabda Elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) for Biological Control of Saltcedars (Tamarix SPP.) in the Southern United States and Northern Mexico - (Proceedings)
Milbrath, L.R., Herr, J.C., Knutson, A.E., Tracy, J.L., Bean, D.W., Rodriguez-del-Bosque, L.A., Carruthers, R.I., Deloach, C.J. 2003. Suitability of Diorhabda elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) for biological control of saltcedars (Tamarix spp.) in the southern United States and northern Mexico. In: Memoirs of the XXVI Congresso Nacional de Control Biologico, November 3-8, 2003, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. p. 225-227.
Initial Results of Biological Control of Saltcedar (Tamarix SPP.) in the United States - (Proceedings)
Milbrath, L.R., DeLoach, C.J., Knutson, A.E. 2003. Initial results of biological control of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) in the United States. Proceedings of the Symposium, Saltcedar and Water Resources in the West. p. 135-141.
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