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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Paul D. Pratt

Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Collaborative efforts for managing Melaleuca in the Ciénega de Zapata, Cuba - (Abstract Only)
Girdina, D., Diaz, R., Pratt, P.D., Overholt, W. 2014. Collaborative efforts for managing Melaleuca in the Ciénega de Zapata, Cuba. Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Meeting Abstract.
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.
Successful biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia - (Book / Chapter) - (07-Aug-13)
Establishment, population increase, spread, and ecological host range of Lophodiplosis trifida (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtales:Myrtaceae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D., Wright, S.A., Purcell, M.F. 2013. Establishment, population increase, spread, and ecological host range of Lophodiplosis trifida (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtales:Myrtaceae). Environmental Entomology. 42(5):925-935.2013.
An abundant biological control agent does not provide a significant predator subsidy - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. An abundant biological control agent does not provide a significant predator subsidy. Biological Control. 67:212-219. 2013.
Rhodomyrtus tomentosa: New Host Records for Metanastria gemella and Arna bipunctapex Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Makinson, J., Purcell, M., Pogue, M.G., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Myrtales: myrtaceae): New host records for Metanastria gemella (Lepidoptera: lasiocampidae) and Arna bipunctapex (Lepidoptera:lymantriidae). Florida Entomologist. 96(2):641-642. 2013.
First report of Puccinia psidii caused rust-disease epiphytotic on the invasive shrub Rhodomyrtus tomentosa in Florida Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Klopfenstein, N.B., Ross-Davis, A.L., Rodgers, L. 2013. First report of Puccinia psidii caused rust-disease epiphytotic on the invasive shrub Rhodomyrtus tomentosa in Florida. Plant Disease. 97(10):1379-1380.2013.
Testing Carea varipes and Neostauropus alternus as biological control agents for the Florida invasive plant species Rhodomyrtus tomentosa. - (Proceedings)
Herdonica, K., Valentine, V., Maul, D.P., Pratt, P.D. 2013. Testing Carea varipes and Neostauropus alternus as biological control agents for the Florida invasive plant species Rhodomyrtus tomentosa. Meeting Abstract.
Can genomics clarify the origins of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae in California, USA? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Madeira, P.T., Arakelian, G., Purcell, M., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. Can genomics clarify the origins of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae in California, USA? Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(5):602-606. 2013.
Current status of the biological control agent Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, M., Lake, E.C., Pratt, P.D., Broughton, A.J., Pemberton, R.W. Current status of the biological control agent Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 97(2):817-820.2014.
The release and unsuccessful establishment of the Melaleuca biological control agent Fergusonina turneri and its mutualistic nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Blackwood, S., Wright, S.A., Purcell, M., Rayamajhi, M.B., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Scheffer, S.J., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. The release and unsuccessful establishment of the Melaleuca biological control agent Fergusonina turneri and its mutualistic nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae. Biocontrol. 58(4):553-561. 2013.
Physiological host range of a mutualistic pair: Fergusonina turneri and its obligate nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae, potential biological control agents of Melaleuca quinquenervia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wright, S.A., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Buckingham, G.R. 2013. Physiological host range of a mutualistic pair: Fergusonina turneri and its obligate nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae, potential biological control agents of Melaleuca quinquenervia. Biocontrol. 23(4):409-422.
Two species of Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera) from Southeast Asia associated with downy rose myrtle, Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Myrtaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Adamski, D., Makinson, J.R., Brown, B.T., Wright, S.A., Pratt, P.D., Brown, J.W. 2013. Two species of Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera) from Southeast Asia associated with downy rose myrtle, Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Myrtaceae). Journal of Lepidopterists Society. 67:111-127.
Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. - (Proceedings)
Wu, Y., Johnson, T., Sing, S., Raghu, S., Wheeler, G.S., Pratt, P.D., Warner, K., Center, T., Goolsby, J., Reardon, R. 2013. Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 536.
Litter cover of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia influences seedling emergence and survival Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. 2012. Litter cover of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia influences seedling emergence and survival. Open Journal of Ecology. 2(3):131-140.2012.
Active rehabilitation possibilities for invasive tree occupied sites: Examples from Melaleuca quinquenervia systems in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2012. Active rehabilitation possibilities for invasive tree occupied sites: Examples from Melaleuca quinquenervia systems in Florida. Meeting Abstract. PS-4-72.
A new species, of Aceria neopaederiae (Acari: Eriophyidae), infesting Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae) in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Konvipasruang, P., Chandrapatya, A., Amrine, Jr., J.W., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Pratt, P.D. 2012. A new species, of Aceria neopaederiae (Acari: Eriophyidae), infesting Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae) in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Systematic & Applied Acarology Special Publications. 17(2):191-201.
Larval dispersal of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. Larval dispersal of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomologist. 96(1):278-279. 2013.
Post-biological control invasion trajectory for Melaleuca quinquenervia in a seasonally inundated wetland Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Pierce, R., Center, T.D., Pratt, P.R., Rayamajhi, M.B. Post-biological control invasion trajectory for Melaleuca quinquenervia in a seasonally inundated wetland. Biological Control. 60(2):163–168. 2012.
Biocontrol without borders: the unintended spread of introduced weed biological control agents Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2011. Biocontrol without borders: the unintended spread of introduced weed biological control agents. Biocontrol. 57(2):319-329. 2012.
Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: an Everglades invader Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Center, T.D., Purcell, M.F., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Tipping, P.W., Wright, S.A., Dray Jr, F.A. Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: an Everglades invader. Biocontrol. 57(2):151-165.2012.
First report of the biological control agent Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in California, USA. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Arakelian, G. 2011. First report of the biological control agent Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in California, USA. Florida Entomologist. 94(3):721-722.
Rehabilitation of invasive-tree degraded natural areas through biological control: a slow but steady process - (Proceedings)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2013. Rehabilitation of invasive-tree degraded natural areas through biological control: a slow but steady process. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. FHTET-2012-07/262-264.
Hybrid vigor for the invasive exotic Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi., Anacardiaceae) in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Geiger, J.H., Pratt, P.D., Wheeler, G.S. 2011. Hybrid vigor for the invasive exotic Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi., Anacardiaceae) in Florida. International Journal of Plant Science. 172(5):655-663.
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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chiarelli, R., Pratt, P.D., Silvers, C., Blackwood, S., Center, T.D. 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(3):488-497.
Acquired natural enemies of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Christensen, R.M., Pratt, P.D., Costello, S.L., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. Acquired natural enemies of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Coleptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomologist. 94(1):1-8. 2011.
Defoliating Broad Nosed Weevil, Plectrophoroides Lutra; Not Suitable for Biological Control of Brazilian Pepper Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wheeler, G.S., Geiger, J.H., Mckay, F., Rendon, J., Chawner, M., Pratt, P.D. 2010. Defoliating broad nosed weevil, Plectrophoroides lutra; not suitable for biological control of Brazilian Pepper. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21(1):89-91.
The genetic consequences of a demographic bottleneck in an introduced biological control insect Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Franks, S., Pratt, P.D., Tsutsui, N. 2011. Direct evaluation of a genetic bottleneck in a recently introduced biological control insect. Biological Control. 12(1):201-211.
Herbivorous insects and plant pathogen work together to suppress an invasive tree performance - (Other)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2010. Herbivorous insects and plant pathogen work together to suppress an invasive tree performance. SciTopic.
Differential response by Melaleuca quinquenervia trees to attack by the rust fungus Puccinia psidii in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Wheeler, G.S. 2010. Differential response by Melaleuca quinquenervia trees to attack by the rust fungus Puccinia psidii in Florida. Plant Disease, 94(9):1165.2010.
Classical biological control for the protection of natural ecosystems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Driesche, R.G., Carruthers, R.I., Center, T.D., Hoddle, M., Hough-Goldstein, J., Morin, L., Smith, L., Wagner, D.L., Fuester, R.W., Goolsby, J., Pemberton, R.W., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Tipping, P.W., et al. 2010. Classical biological control for the protection of natural ecosystems. Biological Control. 54(SUPPL. 1):S2-S33.
Exotic tree leaf litter accumulation and mass loss dynamics compared with two sympatric native species in South Florida, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Van, T.K. Exotic tree leaf litter accumulation and mass loss dynamics compared with two sympatric native species in south Florida, USA. European Journal of Forest Research. 129:1155-1168. 2010.
Melaleuca quinquenervia plants differ in susceptibility towards fungus Puccinia psidii infection and disease development. - (Abstract Only)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Wheeler, G.S., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2010. Melaleuca quinquenervia plants differ in susceptibility towards fungus Puccinia psidii infection and disease development.. American Phytopathological Society.
Breeding System of Ruellia succulenta Small (Acanthaceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Geiger, J.H., Pratt, P.D., Koptur, S. 2010. Breeding System of Ruellia succulenta Small (Acanthaceae). Castanea. 75(4):454-460.
Natural enemy density and soil type influence growth and survival of Melaleuca quinquenervia seedlings - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sevillano, L., Horvitz, C., Pratt, P.D. 2010. Natural enemy density and soil type influence growth and survival of Melaleuca quinquenervia seedlings. Biological Control, Volume 53, Issue 2, May 2010, Pages 168-177
Risk assessment: progress of quarantine biocontrol research on Chinese Tallow, Melaleuca, and Downy Rose Myrtle - (Other) - (21-Dec-09)
Melaleuca quinquenervia litter accumulation, mass loss, and impact on the establishment of forest-floor vegetation in southern Florida - (Abstract Only)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2009. Melaleuca quinquenervia litter accumulation, mass loss, and impact on the establishment of forest-floor vegetation in southern Florida. Ecological Society of America Abstracts.
Insects and a pathogen suppress Melaleuca quinquenervia cut-stump regrowth in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Van, T.K. 2009. Insects and a pathogen suppress Melaleuca quinquenervia cut-stump regrowth in Florida. Biological Control. 53:1-8.2010. DOI information: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2009.07.017.
Hybrid haplotype vigor in Florida (USA) populations of the invasive exotic Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius - (Abstract Only) - (27-Jul-09)
Production, accumulation, and decomposition of Melaleuca quinquenervia litter biomass in time and space - (Abstract Only)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. Production, accumulation, and decomposition of Melaleuca quinquenervia litter biomass in time and space. Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council.
Geographic distribution and regional impacts of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), biological control agents of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Balentine, K.M., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. 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. 2009.
The ecological host range of an intentionally introduced herbivore: A comparison of predicted versus actual host use. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D., Tipping, P.W., Wheeler, G.S. The ecological host range of an intentionally introduced herbivore: A comparison of predicted versus actual host use. Biological Control. 49:146-153. 2009.
Decline in exotic tree density facilitates increased plant diversity: the experience from Melaleuca quinquenervia invaded wetlands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Tipping, P.W., Van, T.K. 2009. Decline in exotic tree density facilitates increased plant diversity: the experience from Melaleuca quinquenervia invaded wetlands. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 17:455-467.2009.
Host specificity of Ischnodemus variegatus, an herbivore of West Indian marsh grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Diaz, R., Overholt, W.A., Cuda, J.P., Pratt, P.D., Fox, A. 2008. Host specificity of Ischnodemus variegatus, an herbivore of West Indian marsh grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 54:301-312.
Geographic range expansion of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to the Bahamian Archipelego - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. Geographic range expansion of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to the Bahamian Archipelago. Florida Entomologist. 91(4):695-697. 2008.
Interregional comparison of the size-structure of populations of Melaleuca quinquenervia in its native and exotic range, with and without biocontrol agents - (Proceedings)
Servillano, L., Pratt, P.D., Franks, S., Hrovitz, C. 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.
Temperature-dependent development, survival and potential distribution of Ischnodemus variegatus (Hemiptera: Blissidae), an herbivore of West Indian marsh grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Diaz, R., Overholt, W.A., Cuda, J.P., Pratt, P.D., Fox, A. 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,May 2008 : Volume 101 Issue 3, pps. 604-612.
Natural enemies thin melaleuca-canopy and help increase plant diversity in the melaleuca stands. - (Abstract Only)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2008. Natural enemies thin melaleuca-canopy and help increase plant diversity in the melaleuca stands.. Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council.
Aboveground biomass of an invasive tree Melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia) before and after herbivory by adventive and introduced natural enemies: a temporal case-study in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Tipping, P.W., Van, T.K. 2008. Aboveground biomass of an invasive tree Melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia) before and after herbivory by adventive and introduced natural enemies: a temporal case-study in Florida. Weed Science. 56:451-456.2008.
Consequences of Melaleuca quinquenervia invasion of the Florida Everglades: “Notes from the underground” with specific reference to nematodes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porazinska, D.L., Pratt, P.D., Giblin-Davis, R.M. 2007. Consequences of Melaleuca quinquenervia invasion of the Florida Everglades: “Notes from the underground” with specific reference to nematodes. Journal of Nematology. 39(4): 305-312.
Selection on herbivory resistance and growth rate in an invasive plant - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Franks, S.J., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E.L. 2008. Selection on herbivory resistance and competitive ability traits in an invasive plant. The American Naturalist, Vol. 171, No. 5, pp. 678-691.
Shoot demographics for melaleuca and impacts of simulated herbivory on vegetative development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Silvers, C.S., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. Shoot demographics for melaleuca and impacts of simulated herbivory on vegetative development. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 46:121-125. 2008.
Suppression of growth and reproduction of an exotic invasive tree by two introduced insects - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Rayamajhi, M.B. Suppression of growth and reproduction of an exotic invasive tree by two introduced insects. Biological Control. 44(2):235-241.2008.
No Evolution of Increased Competitive Ability Or Decreased Allocation to Defense in Melaleuca Quinquenervia since Release from Natural Enemies. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Franks, S.D., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E. 2008. No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies.. Biological Invasions 10(4): 455-466. (published online: Aug 2007)
No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Franks, S.J., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E.L. 2008. No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies. Biological Invasions. 10(4):455-466.
No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Franks, S.J., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E.L. 2007. No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies. Biological Invasions. 10:455-466.
Integrated management of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in southern Florida: Special emphasis on the natural enemy impact - (Abstract Only)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Laroche, F. 2007. Integrated management of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in southern Florida: Special emphasis on the natural enemy impact . Integrated Pest Management Symposium Workshop Proceedings.
Invasion of Caribbean Island Wetlands by Melaleuca quinquenervia - (Abstract Only)
Bernier, L., Pratt, P.D. 2007. Invasion of Caribbean Island Wetlands by Melaleuca quinquenervia. Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions.
New host and expanded geographic range of the stellate scale, Vinsonia stellifera (Westwood) (Hemiptera: Coccidae: Ceroplastinae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blackwood, J.S., Pratt, P.D. 2007. New host and expanded geographic range of the stellate scale, Vinsonia stellifera (Westwood) (Hemiptera: Coccidae: Ceroplastinae). Florida Entomologist. 90:413-414.
Intraspecific variation of Melaleuca quinquenervia leaf oils in its naturalized range in FLorida, the Caribbean, and Hawaii - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wheeler, G.S., Pratt, P.D., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Ordung, K. 2007. Intraspecific variation of Melaleuca quinquenervia leaf oils in its naturalized range in Florida, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 35(8):489-500.
From Invasive to Fixed-in-Place: the Transformation of Melaleuca quinquenervia in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Tipping, P.W., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2008. From Invasive to Fixed-in-Place: the Transformation of Melaleuca quinquenervia in Florida. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 642.
Dynamics of invasive plant monocultures following the establishment of natural enemies: an example from the Melaleuca quinquenervia system in Florida - (Abstract Only)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Van, T.K., Center, T.D. 2007. Dynamics of invasive plant monocultures following the establishment of natural enemies: an example from the Melaleuca quinquenervia system in Florida. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.
Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: goal-based assessment of success - (Abstract Only)
Center, T.D., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Rayamajhi, M.B., Wright, S.A., Purcell, M.F. 2008. Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: goal-based assessment of success. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 655-664.
Biological Control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: Goal-based Assessment of Success. - (Proceedings)
Center, T.D., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Rayamajhi, M.B., Wright, S.A., Purcell, M.F. 2007. Biological Control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: Goal-based Assessment of Success.. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 655-667.
Initial impacts and field validation of host range for Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae),a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake (Myrtales: Myrtaceae: Leptosp - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Center, T.D., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Dray Jr., F.A., Wright, S.A. Initial impacts and field validation of host range for Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae),a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake (Myrtales: Myrtaceae: Leptospermoideae. Environmental Entomology. 36(3):569-576. 2007.
Herbivory by introduced insects reduces growth and survival of Melaleuca quinquenervia - (Abstract Only)
Pratt, P.D. 2007. Herbivory by introduced insects reduces growth and survival of Melaleuca quinquenervia. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.
Naturalization and biomass allocation of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in wetlands of the Bahamas - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Silvers, C.S., Ferriter, A.P. Naturalization and biomass allocation of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in wetlands of the Bahamas. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 45:8-16. 2007.
T.A.M.E. Melaleuca: a Regional Approach for Suppressing One of Florida’s Worst Weeds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Silvers, C., Pratt, P.D., Ferriter, A., Center, T.D. 2007. T.A.M.E. Melaleuca: a regional approach for suppressing one of Florida’s worst weeds. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 45:1-8.
T.A.M.E. Melaleuca: a Regional Approach for Suppressing One of Florida's Worst Weeds - (Abstract Only)
Silvers, C., Pratt, P.D., Ferriter, A., Center, T.D. 2007. T.A.M.E. Melaleuca: a regional approach for suppressing one of Florida's worst weeds. Ecological Society of America Proceedings. Proceedings of the Ecological Society of America 91st Annual Meeting.
"T.A.M.E." Melaleuca: a Regional Approach for Suppressing One of Florida's Worst Weeds. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Silvers, C.S., Pratt, P.D., Ferriter, A.P., Center, T.D. 2007. "T.A.M.E." melaleuca: a regional approach for suppressing one of Florida's worst weeds. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 45:1-7.
"Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated forests in Florida: analyses of natural-enemy impacts on stand dynamics". - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. 2006. "Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated forests in Florida: analyses of natural-enemy impacts on stand dynamics".. Journal Of Plant Ecology.
Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated forests in Florida: analyses of natural-enemy impacts on stand dynamics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Tipping, P.W. Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated forests in Florida: analyses of natural-enemy impacts on stand dynamics. Plant Ecology. 192:119-132. 2007.
Establishment, spread and impacts of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae, a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia. - (Abstract Only)
Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2006. Establishment, spread and impacts of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae, a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia.. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
T.A.M.E. Melaleuca Website Reprint Icon - (Other)
Meisenberg, M., Silvers, C.S., Pratt, P.D., Scoles, J.C., Langeland, K.A., Ferriter, A., Mccormick, C. 2006. T.A.M.E. Melaleuca Website. World Wide Web. tame.ifas.ufl.edu.
Geographic range expansion of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (hemiptera: psyllidae), to Puerto Rico - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Bernier, L.S., Center, T.D. Geographic range expansion of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: psyllidae), to Puerto Rico. Florida Entomologist. 89(4):529-531. 2006.
Tame Melaleuca - An Areawide Pest Management Initiative - (Book / Chapter)
Langeland, K., Ferriter, A., Silvers, C.S., Pratt, P.D. 2009. TAME MELALEUCA - AN AREAWIDE PEST MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE. pp. 319-327. In: Van Devender, T.R., Espinosa-Garcia, F.J., Harper-Lore, B.L., Hubbard, T.[eds.], Invasive Plants On the Move: Controlling Them in North America. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Tucson, Arizona. 2009.
Chapter 9: the Status of Nonindigenous Species in the South Florida Environment. - (Book / Chapter)
Ferriter, A., Doren, R., Goodyear, C., Thayer, D., Burch, J., Toth, L., Bodle, M., Lane, J., Schmitz, D., Pratt, P.D., Snow, S., Langeland, K. 2006. The status of nonindigenous species in the south Florida environment. In: G. Redfield, ed. South Florida Environmental Report, South Florida Water Management District. West Palm Beach, FL: p. 9-1 through 9-101.
Field colonization, population growth, and dispersal of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore, a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Center, T.D., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Wineriter, S.A., Dray Jr., F.A., Purcell, M. Field colonization, population growth, and dispersal of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore, a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake. Biological Control. 39:363-374. 2006.
Additive Impacts of Plant Pathogen-Insect Enhances Pest-Plant Control Efficacy: Experimental Evidence from the Rust-Insect-Melaleuca System. - (Abstract Only)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.C. 2006. Additive impacts of plant pathogen-insect enhances pest-plant control efficacy: experimental evidence from the rust-insect-melaleuca system.. Phytopathology. 96:S96
Herbivory by Boreioglycaspis Melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) Accelerates Foliar Senescence and Abscission in the Invasive Tree Melaleuca Quinquenervia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Morath, S., Silvers, C.S., Center, T.D. 2006. Herbivory by Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) accelerates foliar degradation and abscission in the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia. Environmental Entomology. 35(5):1372-1378.
Regrowth Suppression of the Invasive Tree Melaleuca Quinquenervia Using Integrated Biological and Mechanical Control. - (Proceedings)
Wiggers, M.S., Pratt, P.D., Tonkel, K. 2006. Regrowth suppression of the invasive tree melaleuca quinquenervia using integrated biological and mechanical control.. Ecological Society of America Proceedings.
he land manager’s handbook on integrated pest management of Melaleuca quinquenervia Reprint Icon - (Other)
Scoles, J.C., Pratt, P.D., Silvers, C.S., Langeland, K.A., Meisenburg, M.J., Ferriter, A.P., Gioeli, K.T., Gray, C.J. 2006. he land manager’s handbook on integrated pest management of Melaleuca quinquenervia. Agriculture Handbook. tame.ifas.ufl.edu/publications.shtml.
Interactive association between Puccinia psidii and Oxyops vitosa, two introduced natural enemies of Melaleuca quinquenervia in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2005. Interactive association between Puccinia psidii and Oxyops vitosa, two introduced natural enemies of Melaleuca quinquenervia in Florida. Biological Control. 37:56-67.
Temporal and structural effects of stands on litter production in Melaleuca quinqueneriva dominated wetlands of south Florida. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2006. Temporal and structural effects of stands on litter production in Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated wetlands of south Florida. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 14:303-316.
Temporal and structural effects of stands on litter production in Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated wetlands of South Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2006. Temporal and structural effects of stands on litter production in Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated wetlands of South Florida. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 14:303-316. 2006.
Herbivory by Introduced Insects Reduces Growth and Survival of Melaleuca - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Franks, S., Kral, A., Pratt, P.D. 2006. Herbivory by introduced insects reduces growth and survival of melaleuca. Environmental Entomology. 35(2):366-372.
Within-Plant Distribution and Diversity of Mites Associated with the Invasive Plant Schinus Terebinthifolius (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) in Florida. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiggers, S., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Welbourn, C., Cuda, J.P. 2005. Within-plant distribution and diversity of mites associated with the invasive plant schinus terebinthifolius (sapindales: anacardiaceae) in florida, usa.. Environmental Entomology.
Bud-Gall Fly Release for Biocontrol of Melaleuca in Florida. - (Research Notes)
Blackwood, J.S., Lieurance, D.M., Giblin-Davis, R., Pratt, P.D. 2005. Bud-gall fly release for biocontrol of melaleuca in florida.. Biocontrol News and Information. 26(2):48N.
Herbivory alters competitive interactions between two invasive aguatic plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Center, T.D., Van, T.K., Dray Jr., F.A., Franks, S.J., Rebelo, M.T., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B. Herbivory alters competitive interactions between two invasive aguatic plants. Biological Control. 33:173-185. 2005.
Invasions of Puerto Rican Wetlands by the Australian Tree Melaleuca Quinquenervia. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Quevedo, V., Bernier, L., Sustache, J., Center, T.D. 2005. INVASIONS OF PUERTO RICAN WETLANDS BY THE AUSTRALIAN TREE MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA.. Carribean Journal of Science. 41(1):42-54.2005a.
Herbivory alters resource allocation and compensation in the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Center, T.D., Tipping, P.W. Herbivory alters resource allocation and compensation in the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia. Ecological Entomology. 30(3):316-326. 2005b.
First report of infection of Lygodium microphyllum by Puccinia lygodii, a potential biocontrol agent of an invasive fern in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pemberton, R.W., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D. First report of infection of Lygodium microphyllum by Puccinia lygodii, a potential biocontrol agent of an invasive fern in Florida. Plant Disease. 89(1):110. 2005.
Selection for Resistance in Invasive Plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Franks, S.J., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E.L. 2004. Selection for resistance in invasive plants. Weed Technology.
Post-Release Procedures for Biological Control Agents of Aquatic and Wetland Weeds - (Book / Chapter)
Center, T.D. 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. 467pp.
Integrating Mechanical and Biological Control Methods to Suppress Melaleuca Quinquenervia - (Proceedings)
Wiggers, S., Pratt, P.D., Tonkel, K. 2004. Integrating mechanical and biological control methods to suppress melaleuca quinquenervia. Florida Weed Science Society Proceedings.
Natural Enemy Escape and the Evolution of Herbivory Resistance in the Invasive Plant Melaleuca Quinquenervia - (Proceedings)
Franks, S.J., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E.L. 2004. Natural enemy escape and the evolution of herbivory resistance in the invasive plant melaleuca quinquenervia. Gordon Research Conference Proceedings.
Impacts of Biological Control Agents on Melaleuca Quinquenervia Seedlings: Controlling Recruitment - (Proceedings)
Johnson, R., Franks, S.J., Kral, A., Pratt, P.D. 2004. Impacts of biological control agents on melaleuca quinquenervia seedlings: controlling recruitment. Florida Weed Science Society Proceedings.
Dispersal of Oxyops Vitiosa: a Biological Control Agent of Melaleuca in Florida - (Experiment Station)
Overholt, W.A., Pratt, P.D. March 2004. Dispersal of oxyops vitiosa: a biological control agent of melaleuca in florida. Agricultural Experiment Station Publication.
Biological Control Containment Facilities in Florida - (Experiment Station)
Overholt, W.A., Cave, R.D., Pratt, P.D., Lake, P.C., Scoles, J.C. March 2004. Biological control containment facilities in florida. Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Journal Series.
Oxyops Vitiosa - (Book / Chapter)
Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Wineriter, S.A. 2004. Oxyops vitiosa. Pages 270-272 Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States.
Post-Release Evaluation of the Biological Control of Melaleuca Quinquenervia in South Florida. - (Proceedings)
Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2004. Post-release evaluation of the biological control of melaleuca quinquenervia in south florida.. Meeting Abstract. Vol. 44, p 64.
Low-Density Releases of Neoseiulus Fallacis to Control Tetranychus Urticae (Acari: Phytoseiidae, Tetranychidae): Achieving Near-Equilibrium Predator: Prey Densities, and Maximum Dispersal of Predator Mites in Apple Seedlings - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Croft, B.A., Pratt, P.D., Luh, H.K. 2004. Low-density releases of neoseiulus fallacis to control tetranychus urticae (acari: phytoseiidae, tetranychidae): achieving near-equilibrium predator: prey densities, and maximum dispersal of predator mites in apple seedlings. Experimental and Applied Acarology.
Dulinius Conchatus (Hemiptera:tingidae), Considered and Rejected As a Potential Biological Control Agent of Paederia Foetida, An Invasive Weed in Hawaii and Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pemberton, R.W., Muari, K., Pratt, P.D., Teramoto, K. 2003. Dulinius conchatus (hemiptera:tingidae), considered and rejected as a potential biological control agent of paederia foetida, an invasive weed in hawaii and florida. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings.
Tame Melaleuca: An Area Wide Approach for Controlling Melaleuca. - (Proceedings)
Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2003. Tame melaleuca: an area wide approach for controlling melaleuca.. Meeting Abstract.
The Role of Biocontrol in Integrated Weed Management - (Proceedings)
Center, T.D., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Rayamajhi, M.B., Franks, S.J., Dray Jr, F.A. The role of biocontrol in integrated weed management. Meeting Abstract.
The Effects of Insect Herbivory on Seedlings of the Invasive Tree Melaleuca Quinquenervia - (Proceedings)
Franks, S.J., Kral, A.M., Pratt, P.D. 2003. The effects of insect herbivory on seedlings of the invasive tree melaleuca quinquenervia. Ecological Society of America Abstracts.
Skunk Vine (Paederia Foetida) - (Book / Chapter)
Pratt, P.D., Pemberton, R.W. 2004. Skunk vine (paederia foetida). Biological Control of Weeds in the United States.
Arthropods Associated with above-Ground Portions of the Invasive Tree Melaleuca Quinquenervia in South Florida, Usa. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Costello, S., Pratt, P.D., Rayachhetry, M., Center, T.D. 2003. ARTHROPODS ASSOCIATED WITH ABOVE-GROUND PORTIONS OF THE INVASIVE TREE MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA IN SOUTH FLORIDA, USA.. Florida Entomologist. 86(3):300-322. 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 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M., Van, T.K., Center, T.D. 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):51-61.2004.
Melaleuca (Melaleuca Quinquenervia) - (Book / Chapter)
Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K. 2004. MELALEUCA (MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA). Biological Control of Weeds in the United States. 268-270. 2004.
Quantifying the Adventive Geographic Distribution and Dispersal Rate of Oxyops Vitiosa, a Biological Control Agent of the Invasive Tree Melaleuca Quinquenervia - (Proceedings)
Pratt, P.D., Slone, D.H., Ferriter, A. 2003. Quantifying the adventive geographic distribution and dispersal rate of oxyops vitiosa, a biological control agent of the invasive tree melaleuca quinquenervia. Detecting Invasive Exotic Plants.
Does Herbivory Select for Resistant Genotypes of the Invasive Tree Melaleuca Quinquenervia? - (Proceedings)
Franks, S.J., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E.L. 2003. Does herbivory select for resistant genotypes of the invasive tree melaleuca quinquenervia?. The 7th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions.
First Report of the Pathogenicity of Colletotrichum Gloeosporioides on Invasive Ferns, Lygodium Microphyllum and L. Japonicum in Florida. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jones, K.A., Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Van, T.K. 2003. First report of the pathogenicity of colletotrichum gloeosporioides on invasive ferns, lygodium microphyllum and l. japonicum in florida.. Plant Disease.
Competition Experiments for Pre-Release Evaluation of the Potential Efficacy of New Biological Control Agents - (Proceedings)
Center, T.D., Van, T.K., Rebelo, T., Dray Jr, F.A., Pratt, P.D., and Rayamajhi, M.B. 2004. Competition experiments for pre-release evaluation of the potential efficacy of new biological control agents. In: Proceedings of the XI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds. J. M. Cullen, D. T. Briese, D. J. Kriticos, W. M. Lansdale, L. Marin, and J. K. Scott), pp. 222-223. CSIRO Entomolgy, Canberra, Australia. Meeting Abstract.
Geographic distribution and dispersal of Oxyops vitosa (Coleoptera: Cruulionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in South Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Slone, D.H., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., and Center, T.D. Geographic distribution and dispersal of Oxyops vitosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in South Florida. Environmental Entomology. 32(2):397-406. 2003.
Plant-Related Factors Influence the Effectiveness of Neoseiulus Fallacis (Acari: Phytoseiidae), a Biological Control Agent of Spider Mites on Landscape Ornamental Plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pratt, P.D., Rosetta, R., Croft, B.A. 2002. Plant-related factors influence the effectiveness of neoseiulus fallacis (acari: phytoseiidae), a biological control agent of spider mites on landscape ornamental plants. Journal of Economic Entomology.
Boreioglycaspis Melaleucae - (Book / Chapter)
Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Wineriter, S.A. 2004. Boreioglycaspis melaleucae. Pages 273-274 Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States.
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