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Ellen C Lake
Southeast Area
Research Entomologist

Phone: (954) 475-6540
Fax: (954) 476-9169

3225 COLLEGE AVE
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, 33314


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
First report of an egg parasitoid reared from Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) a biological control agent of Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Jul-15)
Biology and Biological Control of Mile-a-Minute Weed - (Government Publication) - (12-Jun-15)
Mile-a-minute weed (Persicaria perfoliata) and weevil (Rhinoncomimus latipes) response to varying moisture and temperature conditions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Berg, S.H., Hough-Goldstein, J., Lake, E.C., D'Amico, V. 2015. Mile-a-minute weed (Persicaria perfoliata) and weevil (Rhinoncomimus latipes) response to varying moisture and temperature conditions. Biological Control. 83/68-74.
Ecological host-range of Lilioceris cheni (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of Dioscorea bulbifera L. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lake, E.C., Smith, M., Dray Jr, F.A., Pratt, P.D. 2015. Ecological host-range of Lilioceris cheni (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of Dioscorea bulbifera L.. Biological Control. 85:18-24.
Optimal foraging by birds: feeder-based experiments for secondary and post-secondary students - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pecor, K.W., Lake, E.C., Wund, M.A. 2015. Optimal foraging by birds: feeder-based experiments for secondary and post-secondary students. The American Biology Teacher. 77(3):192-197.
Dispersal and establishment of new populations of the biological control agent Floracarus perrepae (Acariformes: Eriophyidae) on Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lake, E.C., Smith, M., Pratt, P.D., Boughton, A.J., Pemberton, R.W. 2014. Dispersal and establishment of new populations of the biological control agent Floracarus perrepae (Acariformes: Eriophyidae) on Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae). Florida Entomologist. 97(2):827-829.
Variable Seed Viability of Mile-a-Minute Weed (Devil's Tearthumb, Persicaria perfoliata) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, J.R., Hough-Goldstein, J., Lake, E.C. 2014. Variable Seed Viability of Mile-a-Minute Weed (Devil's Tearthumb, Persicaria perfoliata). Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 7(1):107-112.
Integrating management techniques to restore sites invaded by mile-a-minute weed, Persicaria perfoliata Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lake, E.C., Hough-Goldstein, J., D'Amico, V. Integrating management techniques to restore sites invaded by mile-a-minute weed, Persicaria perfoliata. Restoration Ecology. Volume 22, Number 2/Pages 127-133. 2014.
Host range validation, molecular identification, and release and establishment of a Chinese biotype of the Asian leaf beetle Lilioceris cheni (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae:Criocerinae) for control of Dioscorea bulbifera L. in ... - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Center, T.D., Rayamajhi, M., Dray, F.A., Madeira, P.M., Witkus, G., Rohrig, E., Mattison, E., Lake, E., Smith, M., Zhang, J., Purcell, M., Konstantinov, A., Schmitz, D. Host range validation, molecular identification, and release and establishment of a Chinese biotype of the Asian leaf beetle Lilioceris cheni (Coleoptera:Chrysomelidae:Criocerinae) for control of Dioscorea bulbifera L. in the southern United States. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(7):735-755. 2013.
Current status of the biological control agent Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, M., Lake, E.C., Pratt, P.D., Broughton, A.J., Pemberton, R.W. Current status of the biological control agent Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 97(2):817-820.2014.
Preferential Edge Habitat Colonization by a Specialist Weevil, Rhinoncomimus latipes (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hough-Goldstein, J.A., Lake, E.C., D'Amico, V., Berg, S.H. 2012. Preferential edge habitat colonization by a specialist weevil, Rhinoncomimus latipes (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology. 41:6:1466-1473.
Integrating Biological Control and Native Plantings to Restore Sites Invaded by Mile-A-Minute Weed, Persicaria perfoliata, in the Mid-Atlantic USA - (Proceedings)
Lake, E.C., Cutting, K., Hough-Goldstein, J. 2013. Integrating Biological Control and Native Plantings to Restore Sites Invaded by Mile-A-Minute Weed, Persicaria perfoliata, in the Mid-Atlantic USA. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. /254-261.
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