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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGICALLY BASED INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF WEEDS ON WESTERN RANGELAND WATERSHEDS Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

A new species of Aculops (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) from Serbia on Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae), a weed target of classical biological control in the United States of America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rector, B.G., Petanovic, R.U. 2012. A new species of Aculops (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) from Serbia on Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae), a weed target of classical biological control in the United States of America. Zootaxa. 3192:59-66.
Retention of immunolabels by Diorhabda carinulata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of saltcedar - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Hagler, J.R., Tonkel, K.C. 2011. Retention of immunolabels by Diorhabda carinulata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of saltcedar. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 141:154-162.
Biology of Leipothrix dipsacivagus (Acari: Eriophyidae), a candidate for biological control of invasive teasels (Dipsacus spp.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stoeva, A., Rector, B.G., Harizanova, V. 2011. Biology of Leipothrix dipsacivagus (Acari: Eriophyidae), a candidate for biological control of invasive teasels (Dipsacus spp.). Experimental and Applied Acarology. 55:225-232.
UVB exposure does not accelerate rates of litter decomposition in a semiarid riparian ecosystem - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uselman, S.M., Snyder, K.A., Blank, R.R., Jones, T.J. 2011. UVB exposure does not accelerate rates of litter decomposition in a semiarid riparian ecosystem. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 43:1254-1265.
Micro-morphological alterations in young rosette leaves of Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae) caused by infestation of the eriophyid mite Leipotrix dipsacivagus Petanovic et Rector (Acari: Eriophyoidea) under laboratory con - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pecinar, L., Stevanovic, B., Rector, B.G., Petanovic, R. 2011. Micro-morphological alterations in young rosette leaves of Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae) caused by infestation of the eriophyid mite Leipotrix dipsacivagus Petanovic et Rector (Acari: Eriophyoidea) under laboratory con. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 5(3):201-208. DOI 10.1007/s1189-011-9129-4.
UVB exposure does not accelerate rates of litter decomposition in a semiarid riparian ecosystem - (Abstract Only)
Uselman, S.M., Snyder, K.A., Blank, R.R., Jones, T.J. 2010. UVB exposure does not accelerate rates of litter decomposition in a semiarid riparian ecosystem. American Geophysical Union, Abstract. Available: http://www.agu.org/cgi-bin/SFgate.
DNA Fingerprinting to Improve Data Collection Efficiency and Yield in a Host-Specificity Test of a Weed Biological Control Candidate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rector, B.G., De Biase, A., Cristofaro, M., Primerano, S., Belvedere, S., Antonini, G., Sobhian, R. 2010. DNA fingerprinting to improve data collection efficiency and yield in an open-field host-specificity test of a weed biological control candidate. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 3:429-439.
Insect biological control accelerates leaf litter decomposition and alters short-term nutrient dynamics in a Tamarix-invaded riparian ecosystem - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uselman, S.M., Snyder, K.A., Blank, R.R. 2010. Insect biological control accelerates leaf litter decomposition and alters short-term nutrient dynamics in a Tamarix-invaded riparian ecosystem. Oikos. 120:409-417.
Ecophysiological Responses of Salt Cedar (Tamarix spp. L.) to the Northern Tamarisk Beetle (Diorhabda carinulata Desbrochers) In A Controlled Environment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Snyder, K.A., Uselman, S.M., Jones, T.J., Duke, S. 2010. Ecophysiological responses of salt cedar (Tamarix spp. L.) to the northern tamarisk beetle (Diorhabda carinulata Desbrochers) in a controlled environment. Biological Invasions. 12:3795-3808.
Prospects for Classical Biological Control of Saharan Mustard (Brassica tournefortii) - (Other)
(10-May-10)
Biology of Leipothrix dipsacivagus (Petanovic & Rector, 2007) (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) – A promising candidate for biological control of Dipsacus spp. - (Abstract Only)
(14-Apr-10)
A New Species of Aculops Keifer (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) on Dipsacus laciniatus L. (Dipsacaceae) - (Abstract Only)
(14-Apr-10)
Phenotypic Differences Among Leipothrix dipsacivagus Pet. et Rector and L. knautiae (Liro) (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyidae) Populations Inhabiting Dipsacus L. and Knautia L. (Dipsacaceae) Plants - (Abstract Only)
(14-Apr-10)
Diel Variations in Needle Water Isotopic Composition in Two Pine Species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Snyder, K.A., Monnar, R., Poulson, S.R., Hartsough, P., Biondi, F. 2010. Diel Variations in Needle Water Isotopic Composition in Two Pine Species. Tree: Structure and Function. 24:585-595.
Tamarisk biocontrol in the western United States: ecological and societal implications - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hultine, K.R., Belnap, J., Van Riper III, C., Ehleringer, J.R., Dennison, P.E., Lee, M.E., Nagler, P.L., Snyder, K.A., Uselman, S.M., West, J.B. 2010. Tamarisk biocontrol in the western United States: ecological and societal implications. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 8(9):467-474.
Effects of saltcedar invasion and biological control on small mammals - (Abstract Only)
(26-May-09)
The potential for water savings through the control of saltcedar and russian olive - (Research Technical Update)
Nagler, P.L., Shafroth, P.B., Labaugh, J.W., Snyder, K.A., Scott, R.L., Merritt, D.M., Osterberg, J. 2010. The potential for water savings through the control of saltcedar and russian olive. In: Shafroth, P.B., Brown, C.A., Merritt, D.M., editors. Saltcedar and Russian Olive Control Demonstration Act Science Assessment. USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2009-5247. p. 35-47.
Effects of biocontrol on short-term nutrient dynamics in a tamarix-invaded riparian ecosystem - (Abstract Only)
Uselman, S.M., Snyder, K.A., Blank, R.R., Jones, T.J. 2009. Effects of biocontrol on short-term nutrient dynamics in a tamarix-invaded riparian ecosystem [abstract]. Ecological Society of America. CDROM.
Physiological Response of Tamarix ramosissima (Salt Cedar) to Diorhabda elongata (Leaf Beetle) Herbivory in a Controlled Environment - (Abstract Only)
(13-Apr-09)
Biocontrol alters litter chemistry and short-term decomposition in a Tamarisk-invaded ecosystem - (Abstract Only)
Uselman, S.M., Snyder, K.A., Blank, R.R., Jones, T.J. 2009. Biocontrol alters litter chemistry and short-term decomposition in a Tamarisk-invaded ecosystem [abstract]. In: 2009 Tamarisk and Russian Olive Research Conference, Reno, NV. p. 28-29.
Biocontrol of tamarisk in the western United States: an event underway with significant ecological and societal implications - (Abstract Only)
Hultine, K.R., Belnap, J., Dennison, P.E., Ehleringer, J.R., Lee, M.E., Nagler, P.L., Snyder, K.A., Uselman, S.M., Van Riper, C., West, J.B. 2009. Biocontrol of tamarisk in the western United States: an event underway with significant ecological and societal implications [abstract]. In: 2009 Tamarisk and Russian Olive Research Conference, Reno, Nevada. p. 16.
Production of Total Potentially Soluble Organic C, N, and P Across An Ecosystem Chronosequence: Root Versus Leaf Litter - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uselman, S.M., Qualls, R.G., Lilienfein, J. 2009. Production of Total Potentially Soluble Organic C, N, and P Across An Ecosystem Chronosequence: Root Versus Leaf Litter. Ecosystems. 12:240-260.
Ecophysiological responses of Chihuahuan desert grasses to fire. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Allred, B.W., Snyder, K.A. 2008. Ecophysiological responses of Chihuahuan desert grasses to fire. Journal of Arid Environments.72:1989-1996.
Herbivore-Induced Plant Volatiles Influence Neurophysiological And Behavioral Responses Of And Host Attack By An Egg Parasitoid     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams III, L.H., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Castle, S.C., Zhu, S. 2008. Herbivore-Induced Plant Volatiles Influence Neurophysiological And Behavioral Responses Of And Host Attack By An Egg Parasitoid. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 34:1190-1201
Ecosystem effects of Diorhabda elongata (leaf beetle) on Tamarix invaded riparian systems - (Abstract Only)
Snyder, K.A., Uselman, S.M., Jones, T.J. 2007. Ecosystem effects of Diorhabda elongata (leaf beetle) on Tamarix invaded riparian systems [abstract]. Nevada Water Resources Association-Truckee River Symposium. p. 21.
The role of herbivore-induced plant volatiles in biological control: a journey from lab to field - (Abstract Only)
Williams III, L.H., Castle, S.C., Rodriguez-Saona, C., Zhu, S., Montblanc, E.M., Quinlan, R.M. 2008. The role of herbivore-induced plant volatiles in biological control: a journey from lab to field. International Society of Chemical Ecology Meeting. p. 257.
Contribution of root vs. leaf litter to dissolved organic carbon leaching through soil. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uselman, S.M., Qualls, R.G., Lilienfein, J. 2007. Contribution of root vs. leaf litter to dissolved organic carbon leaching through soil. Soil Science Society of America Journal.7(5):1555-1563.
Fine root production across a primary successional ecosystem chronosequence at Mt. Shasta, California. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Uselman, S.M., Qualls, R.G., Lilienfein, J. 2007. Fine root production across a primary successional ecosystem chronosequence at Mt. Shasta, California. Ecosystems. 10:703-717.
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