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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF INVASIVE PLANTS OF THE NORTHERN GREAT PLAINS

Location: Pest Management Research Unit

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Within- and trans-generational plasticity affects the opportunity for selection in barbed goatgrass (Aegilops Triuncialis)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., Rice, K.J. 2012. Within- and trans-generational plasticity affects the opportunity for selection in barbed goatgrass (Aegilops Triuncialis). American Journal of Botany. 99(12): 1–5.
Survivorship and plant-plant interactions: Maintaining the evolutionary potential of restored populations - (Proceedings)
Espeland, E.K., Rice, K.J. 2011. Survivorship and plant-plant interactions: maintaining the evolutionary potential of restored populations. In: Willoughby, J.W., Orr, B.K., Schierenbeck, K.A., and Jensen, N.J. [eds.], Proceedings of the CNPS Conservation Conference: Strategies and Solutions. California Native Plant Society, January 17-19, 2009, Sacramento, CA. pp. 42-48.
The value of structuring rarity: the seven types and links to reproductive ecology     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., Emam, T. 2011. The value of structuring rarity: the seven types and links to reproductive ecology. Biodiversity and Conservation Journal. 20(5): 963-985.
Patterns of introduction and adaptation during the invasion of Aegilops truncialis (Poaceae) into Californian serpentine soils     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meimberg, H., Milan, N.F., Karatassiou, M., Espeland, E.K., Mckay, J.K., Rice, K.J. 2010. Patterns of introduction and adaptation during the invasion of Aegilops truncialis (Poaceae) into Californian serpentine soils. Molecular Ecology. 19(23): 5308-5319. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04875.x
Seasonal adaptations to day length in ecotypes of Diorhabda spp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) inform selection of agents against saltcedars (Tamarix spp.)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dalin, P., Bean, D.W., Dudley, T., Carney, V.A., Eberts, D., Gardner, K.T., Jones, E.M., Kazmer, D.J., Michels Jr, G.J., O'Meara, S.A. 2010. Seasonal adaptations to day length in ecotypes of Diorhabda spp. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) inform selection of agents against saltcedars (Tamarix spp.). Ecological Entomology. 39(5): 1666-1675.
Small Variance in Growth Rate in Annual Plants has Large Effects on Genetic Drift     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., O'Farrell, M.R. 2010. Small Variance in Growth Rate in Annual Plants has Large Effects on Genetic Drift. American Journal of Botany. 97(8): 1407–1411.
Ecological effects on effective population size in an annual plant.     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., Rice, K.J. 2010. Ecological effects on effective population size in an annual plant. Biological Conservation. 143(4): 946-951.
Comparison of seed bank estimation techniques using six weed species in two soil types     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., Perkins, L.B., Leger, E.A. 2010. Comparison of seed bank estimation techniques using six weed species in two soil types. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 63(2): 243-247.
The role of adaptive trans-generational plasticity in biological invasions of plants     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Dyer, A.R., Brown, C., Espeland, E.K., Mckay, J.M., Meimberg, H., Rice, K.J. 2010. The role of adaptive trans-generational plasticity in biological invasions of plants. Evolutionary Applications. 3(2):179-192.
The shifting balance of facilitation and competition affects the outcome of intra- and interspecific interactions over the life history of California grassland annuals     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leger, E.A., Espeland, E.K. 2010. The shifting balance of facilitation and competition affects the outcome of intra- and interspecific interactions over the life history of California grassland annuals. Plant Ecology. 208(2):333–345.
The plant pathology of native plant restoration     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caesar, A.J., Caesar, T., Sainju, U.M. 2010. The plant pathology of native plant restoration. Environmental Research. 4(3/4): 403-414.
Evolution and Pesticide Resistance: Examining Quantitative Trends Visually - (Book / Chapter)
Braude, S., Gaskin, J.F. 2010. Evolution and Pesticide Resistance: Examining Quantitative Trends Visually. In: Bradue, S. and Low, B.S., editors. An Introduction to Methods and Models in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. p. 3-11.
Coevolution between Native and Invasive Plant Competitors: Implications for Invasive Species Management     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leger, E.A., Espeland, E.K. 2010. Coevolution between Native and Invasive Plant Competitors: Implications for Invasive Species Management. Evolutionary Applications. 3(2): 169–178.
Pathogenicity, characterization and comparative virulence of Rhizoctonia spp. from insect-galled roots of Lepidium draba in Europe     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caesar, A.J., Caesar, T., Maathuis, M. 2010. Pathogenicity, characterization and comparative virulence of Rhizoctonia spp. from insect-galled roots of Lepidium draba in Europe. Biological Control. 52(2): 140-144.
Underutilized Resources for Studying the Evolution of Invasive Species During Their Introduction, Establishment, and Lag Phases     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marsico, T.D., Burt, J.W., Espeland, E.K., Gilchrist, G., Jamieson, M.A., Lindstrom, L., Roderick, G., Swope, S., Szucs, M., Tsutsui, N. 2010. Underutilized Resources for Studying the Evolution of Invasive Species During Their Introduction, Establishment, and Lag Phases. Evolutionary Applications. 3(2):203-219.
First Report of a Root and Crown Disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani on Centaurea maculosa in Russia     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caesar, A.J., Lartey, R.T., Caesar, T. 2009. First Report of a Root and Crown Disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani on Centaurea maculosa in Russia. Plant Disease. 93(12): 1350-1350.
Rush Skeletonweed (Chondrilla Juncea) Management Plan for the Western United States - (Book / Chapter)
Gaskin, J.F. 2009. Rush Skeletonweed (Chondrilla Juncea) Management Plan for the Western United States. In: Rachel, W., Schwarzlander, M., Gaskin, J.F., Crabtree, C., editors. 1st Edition. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. pp. 117.
First Report of a Leaf Spot Caused by Alternaria brassicae on the Invasive Weed Lepidium draba in North America     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caesar, A.J., Lartey, R.T. 2009. First Report of a Leaf Spot Caused by Alternaria brassicae on the Invasive Weed Lepidium draba in North America. Plant Disease. 93(8):846-846.
Molecular evidence of hybridization in Florida's sheoak (Casuarina spp.) invasion     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F., Wheeler, G.S., Purcell, M., Taylor, G. 2009. Molecular evidence of hybridization in Florida's sheoak (Casuarina spp.) invasion. Molecular Ecology. 18(15):3216-3226.
Morphological variation and chromosome studies of Calligonum mongolicum and C. pumilum (polygonaceae)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shi, W., Pan, B., Gaskin, J.F., Kang, X. 2009. Morphological Variation and Chromosome Studies of Calligonum mongolicum and C. pumilum (Polygonaceae). Nordic Journal of Botany. 27(2):81-85.
First report of leaf spot caused by Cercospora bizzozeriana on Lepidium draba in the United States     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caesar, A.J., Lartey, R.T., Berner, D.K., Souissi, T. 2009. First report of leaf spot caused by Cercospora bizzozeriana on Lepidium draba in the United States. Plant Disease. 93(1):108-108.
First report of crown gall caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens on Euphorbia esula/virgata in Europe     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caesar, A.J., Lartey, R.T. 2008. First report of crown gall caused by Agrobacterium tumefaciens on Euphorbia esula/virgata in Europe. Plant Disease 92(12):1710-1710.
Latitudinal variation in cold hardiness in introduced Tamarix and native Populus     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Friedman, J., Rolle, J., Gaskin, J.F., Pepper, A., Manhart, J. 2008. Latitudinal variation in cold hardiness in introduced Tamarix and native Populus. Evolutionary Applications. 1(4):598-607.
The Salsola tragus Complex in California (Chenopodiaceae): Characterization and Status of Salsola australis and the Autochthonous Allopolyploid Salsola ryanii Sp. Nov     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hrusa, F., Gaskin, J.F. 2008. The Salsola tragus Complex in California (Chenopodiaceae): Characterization and Status of Salsola australis and the Autochthonous Allopolyploid Salsola ryanii Sp. Nov. Madrono. 55(2):113-131.
Lepidium in Flora of North America     Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Al-Shehbaz, I., Gaskin, J.F. 2010. Lepidium. In: Boufford, D., Freeman, C., Gandhi, K., Hill, M., Kiger, R., Poole, J., Schmidt, H., Shultz, L., Strother, J. and Zarucchi, J., editors. Flora of North America. New York, New York, Oxford University Press, Inc. 7:570-595.
Especies del género Tamarix (Tamaricaceae) invadiendo ambientes naturales y seminaturales en Argentina - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Natale, E.S., Gaskin, J.F., Zalba, S.M., Celballos, M., Reinoso, H.E. 2008. Especies del género Tamarix (Tamaricaceae) invadiendo ambientes naturales y seminaturales en Argentina. Boletín de la Sociedad Argentina de Botánica. 43(1-2):1-9.
Rhizosphere bacterial communities associated with insect root herbivory of an invasive plant, Euphorbia esula/virgata - (Proceedings)
Caesar, A.J., Caesar, T. 2008. Rhizosphere bacterial communities associated with insect root herbivory of an invasive plant, Euphorbia esula/virgata. In: Sforza, R., Bon, M.C., Evans, H.C., Hatcher, P.E., Hinz, H.L. and Rector, B.G., editors. Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, April 22-27, 2007, Montpellier, France. p. 13-19.
Biomass reduction of E. esula/virgata by insect/bacterial combinations - (Proceedings)
Caesar, A.J., Kremer, R.J. 2008. Biomass reduction of E. esula/virgata by insect/bacterial combinations. In: Sforza, R., Bon, M.C., Evans, H.C., Hatcher, P.E., Hinz, H.L. and Rector, B.G., editors. Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, April 22-27, 2007, Montpellier, France. p. 7-12.
Tumbleweed (Salsola, secion Kali) species and speciation in California     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ayres, D., Ryan, F.J., Grotkopp, E., Bailey, J., Gaskin, J.F. 2008. Tumbleweed (Salsola, secion Kali) Species and Speciation in California. Biological Invasions. 11(5):1175-1187.
Introgression between saltcedars (Tamarix chinensis and T. ramosissima) in the USA invasion     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F., Kazmer, D.J. 2009. Introgression between saltcedars (Tamarix chinensis and T. ramosissima) in the USA invasion. Biological Invasions. 11(5):1121-1130.
Ecological genetics of plant invasion: What do we know?     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ward, S., Gaskin, J.F., Wilson, L. 2008. Ecological genetics of plant invasion: What do we know? Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 1:98-109.
Does phylogeny explain the host choice behaviour of potential biological control agents for Brassicaceae weeds? - (Proceedings)
Hinz, H.L., Schwarzlander, M., Gaskin, J.F. 2008. Does Phylogeny Explain the Host -Choice Behaviour of Potential Biological Control Agents for Brassicaceae Weeds? Biological Control Symposium Proceedings. p. 410-417.
Tamaricaeceae     Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Qiner, Y., Gaskin, J.F. 2006. Tamaricaeceae. In: Zhengyi, W., Raven, P.H., Deyuan, H., editors. Flora of China. Beijing: Science Press. 13:58-69.
Invasion of tamarisk (Tamarix spp.) in a southern California salt marsh     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Whitcraft, C.R., Talley, D.M., Crooks, J.A., Boland, J., Gaskin, J.F. 2007. Invasion of tamarisk (Tamarix spp.) in a southern California salt marsh. Biological Invasions. 9(7):875-879.
Phylogenetic Relationships among Native and Naturalized Hieracium (Asteraceae) in Canada and the United States Based on Plastid DNA Sequences     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F., Wilson, L.M. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships among native and naturalized hieracium (asteraceae) in Canada and the United States based on plastid DNA sequences. Systematic Botany. 32(2):478-485.
Comparison of ornamental and invasive saltcedar in the USA northern Great Plains using chloroplast and nuclear DNA sequence markers     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F., Kazmer, D.J. 2006. Comparison of ornamental and invasive saltcedar in the USA northern Great Plains using chloroplast and nuclear DNA sequence markers. Wetlands. 26(4):939-950.
Classification of leafy spurge with earth o;bserving-1 advanced land imager     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ustin-Stitt, S., Root, R., Brown, K., Hager, S., Mladinich, C., Anderson, G.L., Dudek, K., Ruiz-Bustos, M., Kokaly, R. 2006. Classification of leafy spurge with earth o;bserving-1 advanced land imager. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 59(5): 507-511.
The Use of Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus Data for Mapping Leafy Spurge     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mladinich, C., Bustos, M., Ustin-Stitt, S., Root, R., Brown, K., Anderson, G.L., Hager, S. 2006. The use of Landsat 7 enhanced thematic mapper plus data for mapping leafy spurge. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 59(5):500-506.
Isolation and characterization of ten polymorphic microsatellites in saltcedars (Tamarix chinensis and T. ramosissima)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F., Pepper, A., Manhart, J. 2006. Isolation and characterization of ten polymorphic microsatellites in saltcedars (Tamarix chinensis and T. ramosissima). Molecular Ecology Notes. 6(4):1147-1149.
Rhizosphere bacterial communities associated with insect root herbivory of an invasive plant, Euphorbia esula/virgata - (Abstract Only)
(08-May-06)
Uromyces Scutellatus as a keystone species affecting Euphorbia spp. in Europe as shown by effects on density in the field     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caesar, A.J. 2006. Uromyces Scutellatus as a keystone species affecting Euphorbia spp. in Europe as shown by effects on density in the field. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 16:1079-1086.
The effect of tillage on decomposing mulch, Verticillium, the microbial community, soil nutrients, and soil aggregation - (Proceedings)
Holtz, B., Mckenry, M., Caesar, T., Caesar, A.J. 2006. The effect of tillage on decomposing mulch, Verticillium, the microbial community, soil nutrients, and soil aggregation. California Pistachio Industry Annual Report. p. 103.
The effect of tillage on decomposing mulch, Verticillium, the microbial community, soil nutrients, and soil aggregation - (Proceedings)
Holtz, B., Hoffman, E., Caesar, T., Caesar, A.J. 2006. The effect of tillage on decomposing mulch, Verticillium, the microbial community, soil nutrients, and soil aggregation. California Pistachio Commission Production Research Report. p. 91-95.
Tamaricaceae - (Book / Chapter)
Gaskin, J.F. 2012. Tamaricaceae. In: Baldwin, B.G., Goldman, D.H., Keil, DJ, Patterson, R., Rosatti, T.J., Wilken, Dieter, D.H., editors. The Jepson Manual: Vascular Plants of California, Second Edition. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. pp. 1259-1261.
Clonal Structure of Invasive Hoary Cress (Lepidium Draba) Infestations     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F. 2006. Clonal structure of invasive hoary cress (lepidium draba) infestations. Weed Science. 54(3):428-434.
Wood chipping almond brush to reduce air pollution and to study the effect of wood chips on harvest, soil nutrients, soil aggregation, and the microbial community - (Proceedings)
Holtz, B., Mckenry, M., Caesar, T., Caesar, A.J. 2005. Wood chipping almond brush to reduce air pollution and to study the effect of wood chips on harvest, soil nutrients, soil aggregation, and the microbial community. 33rd Almond Industry Conference Proceedings. Almond Board of California, December 6-7, 2006 in Modesto, California. 33:225-234.
Smilacaceae in Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana - (Book / Chapter)
Gaskin, J.F. and P.E. Berry. 2005. Smilacaceae in Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana, J.A.Steyermark, P.E. Berry, K. Yatskievych and B.K. Holst (eds.). Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, USA. P. 184-193.
Genotype Diversity of Salsola Tragus and Potential Origins of a Previously Unidentified Invasive Salsola from California and Arizona     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F., Ryan, F.J., Hrusa, G.F. 2006. Genotype diversity of salsola tragus and potential origins of a previously unidentified invasive salsola from california and arizona. Madrono. 53:246-253.
Habitat and Plant Specificity of Trichogramma Egg Parasitoids-Underlying Mechanisms and Implications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Romeis, J., Babendreir, D., Wackers, F., Shanower, T.G. 2005. Habitat and plant specificity of trichogramma egg parasitoids-underlying mechanisms and implications. Basic and Applied Ecology. 6(3):215—236
Benefits of Chipping Almond Brush - (Proceedings)
Holtz, B., Mckenry, M., Caesar, T., Caesar, A.J. 2004. Benefits of Chipping Almond Brush. 32nd Almond Industry Conference Proceedings. 32:236-241.
Polymorphic Microstaellite Markers in Polyploid Lepidium Draba L. Ssp. Draba (Brassicaceae) and Cross-Species Amplification in Closely Related Taxa     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bon, M., Hurard, C., Gaskin, J.F., Risterucci, A. 2005. Polymorphic microstaellite markers in polyploid Lepidium draba L. ssp. draba (Brassicaceae) and cross-species amplification in closely related taxa. Molecular Ecology Notes. 5(1):68-70.
Benefits of Chipping Almond Brush - (Proceedings)
Holtz, B., Mckenry, M., Caesar, T., Caesar, A.J. 2003. Benefits of Chipping Almond Brush. In: Proceedings of the 31st Almond Industry Conference, December 3-4, 2003, Modesto, California. 31:164-168.
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