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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Philip W. Tipping

Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Release and establishment of Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) in Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Jan-14)
Bottom-up effects on top-down regulation of a floating aquatic plant by two weevil species: the context-specific nature of biological control - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (09-Dec-13)
Specificity of Lepidelphax pistiae (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) to Pistia stratiotes (Araceae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (14-Nov-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. 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: 925-935.
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. 2013. An abundant biological control agent does not provide a significant predator subsidy. Biological Control. 67:212-219.
Effect of insect density and host plant quality on wing-form in Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fitzgerald, D., Tipping, P.W. 2013. Effect of insect density and host plant quality on wing-form in Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) . Florida Entomologist. 96:124-130.
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. 2013. The release and unsuccessful establishment of the Melaleuca biological control agent Fergusonina turneri and its mutualistic nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae. Biocontrol. 58:553-561.
Release and evaluation of Cyrtobagous salviniae on common salvinia minima in southern Louisiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (02-Nov-12)
Weevils versus no weevils: a comparison of Salvinia minima populations in Florida and Louisiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M., Center, T.D. 2012. Weevils versus no weevils: a comparison of Salvinia minima populations in Florida and Louisiana. Florida Entomologist. 95(3):779-782.
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. Vol.2, No.3, 131-140.
Ecology of common salvinia, Salvinia minima, in southern Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Bauer, L., Pierce, R.M., Center, T.D. 2012. Ecology of common salvinia, Salvinia minima, in southern Florida. Aquatic Botany. 102:23-27.
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. 2013. Larval dispersal of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomologist. 96(1):278-279.
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.M., Center, T.D., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B. 2012. Post-biological control invasion trajectory for Melaleuca quinquenervia in a seasonally inundated wetland. Biological Control. 60(2):163–168.
An evaluation of the impact of Melaleuca quinquenervia invasion and managment on plant community structure after fire. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, M.R., Tipping, P.W., Reddy, K.R., Madeira, P.T., Fitzgerald, D. 2011. An evaluation of the impact of Melaleuca quinquenervia invasion and managment on plant community structure after fire. Aquatic Botany. 95:287-291.
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. 2011. Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: an Everglades invader. Biocontrol. 57(2):151-165. 2012.
Host specificity assessment and potential impact of Megamelus scutellaris Berg (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) on waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes Mart. Pontederiales: Pontederiaceae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D., Sosa, A.J., Dray Jr, F.A. 2010. 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.
Interactions of biological and herbicidal management of Melaleuca quinquenervia with fire: Consequences for ecosystem services - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, M.R., Tipping, P.W., Reddy, K.R., Daroub, S.M., Roberts, K.M. 2010. Interactions of biological and herbicidal management of Melaleuca quinquenervia with fire: Consequences for ecosystem services. Biological Control, Vol. 54, Issue 3, pps. 307-315.
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.
Comparing native and exotic litter decomposition and nutrient dynamics. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, M.R., Tipping, P.W., Reddy, K.R. 2010. Comparing native and exotic litter decomposition and nutrient dynamics.. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 48:72-78.
Asymmetric impacts of two herbivore ecotypes on similar host plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Bauer, L., Center, T.D. 2010. Asymmetric impacts of two herbivore ecotypes on similar host plants . Ecological Entomology, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 469-476.
Hard Evidence for Melaleuca Biocontrol - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Nimmo, K., Pierce, R., Smart, M., White, E., Madeira, P.T., Center, T.D. 2009. Hard Evidence for Melaleuca Biocontrol. Biocontrol News and Information 30:3N.
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. 2009. The ecological host range of an intentionally introduced herbivore: A comparison of predicted versus actual host use.. Biological Control, Vol. 49: 146-153.
An Introduced Insect Biological Control Agent Preys on an Introduced Weed Biological Control Agent. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Nimmo, K.R., Tipping, P.W. 2009. An Introduced Insect Biological Control Agent Preys on an Introduced Weed Biological Control Agent.. Florida Entomologist 92: 179-180.
Competition between Salvinia minima and Spirodela polyrhiza mediated by nutrient levels and herbivory. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Bauer, L., Martin, M.R., Center, T.D. 2009. Competition between Salvinia minima and Spirodela polyrhiza mediated by nutrient levels and herbivory.. Aquatic Botany. Vol. 90, Issue 3, pps. 231-234.
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.
Invasion by an exotic tree alters above and belowground ecosystem components - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Martin, M.R., Tipping, P.W., Sickman, J.O. 2009. Invasion by an exotic tree alters above and belowground ecosystem components. Biological Invasions. 11:1883-1894.
Invasion of West Everglades Wetland by Melaleuca quinquenervia Countered by Classical Biological Control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Nimmo, K., Pierce, R., Smart, M., White, E., Madeira, P.T., Center, T.D. 2009. Invasion of West Everglades Wetland by Melaleuca quinquenervia Countered by Classical Biological Control. Biological Control, 48: 73-78.
Aboveground biomass of an invasive tree (Melaleuca quinquenervia) before and after the introduced of 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 quinquenervia) before and after the introduction of natural enemies: a temporal case-study in Florida. Weed Science 2008 56:451-456
Salvinia molesta - (Book / Chapter)
Julien, M., Hill, M., Tipping, P.W. 2009. Salvinia molesta . Weed Biological Control with Arthropods in the Tropics - Towards Sustainability. 378-407.
Suppression of Salvinia molesta Mitchell in Texas and Louisiana by Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M., Center, T.D., Davern, T.M. 2007. Suppression of Salvinia molesta Mitchell in Texas and Louisiana by Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands. Aquatic Botany. 88:196-202. 2008. Published Online.
Mowing-Induced changes in above and below ground populations of plumeless thistle and musk thistle. Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W. 2008. Mowing-Induced changes in above and below ground populations of plumeless thistle and musk thistle.. Weed Technology. 22:49-55.
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. 2007. Growth and Reproduction of an Exotic Invasive Tree are Suppressed by Two Introduced Insects . Biological Control, Volume 44, Issue 2, February 2008, Pages 235-241
The origin of Hydrilla verticillata recently discovered at a South African dam - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Madeira, P.T., Coetzee, J.A., Center, T.D., White, E.E., Tipping, P.W. 2007. The origin of Hydrilla verticillata recently discovered at a South African dam. Aquatic Botany. 87:176-180
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.
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.
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.
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. 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:. Environmental Entomology. 36(3):569-576. 2007.
"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., Pratt, P.D., Van, T.K., Center, T.D., Tipping, P.W. 2007. Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated forests in Florida: analyses of natural-enemy impacts on stand dynamics. Journal Of Plant Ecology. 192:119-132.
First Isolation of a Helicosporidium Sp. (Chlorophyta: Trebouxiophyceae) from the Biological Control Agent Cyrtobagous Salviniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
White, S.E., Tipping, P.W., Becnel, J.J. 2007. First isolation of a Helicosporidium sp. (Chlorophyta: Trebouxiophyceae) from the biological control agent Cyrtobagous salviniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Biological Control. 40:243-245.
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. 2006. Field colonization, population growth, and dispersal of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae, a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia. Biological Control. 39:363-374.
Establishment and spread of founding populations of an invasive thistle: the role of competition and seed limitation. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jongejans, E., Skarpaas, O., Tipping, P.W., Shea, K. 2007. Establishment and spread of founding populations of an invasive thistle: the role of competition and seed limitation.. Biological Invasions. 9:317-325.
Molecular and morphological examination of Cyrtobagous sp. collected from Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Australia, and Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Madeira, P.T., Tipping, P.W., Gandolfo, D., Center, T.D., Van, T.K., O'Brien, C. 2006. Molecular and morphological examination of cyrtobagous sp. collected from argentina, paraguay, brazil, australia, and florida. Biocontrol. 51:679-701
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.
Population dynamics of Cyrtobagous salviniae on common salvinia in South Florida - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. 2005. Population dynamics of cyrtobagous salviniae on common salvinia in south florida. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 43:47-50
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. 2005. HERBIVORY ALTERS RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND COMPENSATION IN THE INVASIVE TREE MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA. Ecological Entomology. 30(3):316-326.2005b.
Influence of plant size and species on preference of Cyrtobagous salviniae adults from two populations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. 2004. INFLUENCE OF PLANT SIZE AND SPECIES ON THE PREFERENCES OF CYRTOBAGOUS SALVINIAE ADULTS FROM TWO POPULATIONS. Biological Control. 32:263-268.2005.
Hedge Bindweed, Calystegia Sepium - (Book / Chapter)
Tipping, P.W. 2004. hedge bindweed, calystegia sepium. Biological Control of Weeds in the United States.
Floating fern (Salvinia) - (Book / Chapter)
Julien, M.H., Center, T.D., Tipping, P.W. 2002. Floating fern (Salvinia). Biological Control of Weeds in the United States. 17-32 (Book Chapter) 2002.
Helicoverpa Zea (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Dynamics and Parasitism in Maryland Soybeans - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Holko, C.A., Bean, R.A. 2005. Helicoverpa zea (lepidoptera: noctuidae) dynamics and parasitism in maryland soybeans . Biological Control.
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.
A Genetic Survey of Salvinia Minima in the Southern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Madeira, P.T., Jacono, C.C., Tipping, P.W., Van, T.K., Center, T.D. 2003. A genetic survey of salvinia minima in the southern united states. Aquatic Botany 76:127-139.
Cyrtobagous salviniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) successfully overwinters in Texas and Louisana. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. 2003. CYRTOBAGOUS SALVINIAE (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE) SUCCESSFULLY OVERWINTERS IN TEXAS AND LOUISIANA. Florida Entomologist. 86(1):92-93.2003.
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