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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Discovery and Evaluation of Classical Biological Control Agents for Invasive Eurasian Weeds Affecting Agricultural and Natural Areas Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Variation in seed traits and germination potential of Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav. Following its invasion in Greece - (Abstract Only)
Oukhouia, F., Guermache, F., Kashefi, J., Fried, G., Bon, M. 2014. Variation in seed traits and germination potential of Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav. Following its invasion in Greece. 4th International Symposium on Environmental Weeds and Invasive Plants, Montpellier, May, 19th-23rd 2014, France. pp 84.
What magnitude are observed non-target impacts from weed biocontrol? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sforza, R., Suckling, D.M. 2014. What magnitude are observed non-target impacts from weed biocontrol?. PLoS One. 9(1): e84847. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084847.
Invasion history of North American Canada thistle, Cirsium arvense     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guggisberg, A., Welk, E., Sforza, R., Horvath, D.P., Anderson, J.V., Foley, M.E., Rieseberg, L.H. 2012. Invasion history of North American Canada thistle, Cirsium arvense. Journal of Biogeography. 39/10:1919-1931. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2012.02746.x.
Bi-fluorescence imaging for estimating accurately the nuclear condition of Rhizoctonia spp. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guermache, F., Rodier-Gaud, M., Caesar, A.J., Heraud, C., Bon, M. 2012. Bi-fluorescence imaging for estimating accurately the nuclear condition of Rhizoctonia spp.. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 54, 568-571. doi:10.1111/j.1472-765X.2012.03245.x.
Antagonism or synergism between two natural enemies of an invasive Brassicaceae - (Proceedings)
Bon, M., Caesar, A.J. 2012. Antagonism or synergism between two natural enemies of an invasive Brassicaceae? Ecology International Congress Proceedings. 7th 'Réunion du Réseau Ecologie des Interactions Durables' February 6-8 2012, Rennes, France. p.46.
First report of black swallow-wort as an alternate host of the two-needle pine stem rust pathogen, Cronartium flaccidum (Alb & Schwein.) G. Winter, in France     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bon, M., Guermache, F. 2012. First report of black swallow-wort as an alternate host of the two-needle pine stem rust pathogen, Cronartium flaccidum (Alb & Schwein.) G. Winter, in France. Plant Disease. 96 (4),585. http://dx.doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-11-11-0966.
Natural enemies associated with the invasive weed, Lepidium latifolium L., in its introduced range - (Abstract Only)
Williams Iii, L.H., Tonkel, K.C. 2012. Natural enemies associated with the invasive weed, Lepidium latifolium L., in its introduced range. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. 1:31.
Real-time PCR assay for detection of Rhizoctonia sp. in insect galled roots of Lepidium draba sp draba - (Other)
Bon, M., Guermache, F., Caesar, A.J. 2011. Real-time PCR assay for detection of Rhizoctonia sp. in insect galled roots of Lepidium draba sp draba. Genbank. Genbank Accession numbers HQ738653 to HQ738654.
Impact of herbivory on performance of Vincetoxicum spp., invasive weeds in North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maguire, D., Sforza, R., Smith, S.M. 2011. Impact of herbivory on performance of Vincetoxicum spp., invasive weeds in North America. Biological Invasions. DOI 10.1007/s10530-011-9955-4.
Non target effects in Biological control (in French) - (Book / Chapter)
Sforza, R. 2010. Non target effects in Biological control (in French). Les effets non intentionnels en lutte biologique. In “La lutte biologique. Vers de nouveaux équilibres écologiques". pp232-36. Lydie Suty (Eds). Collection Sciences en partage. Coéditions Quae-educagri. 324p
Collecting and evaluating biocontrol candidates (in French) - (Book / Chapter)
Sforza, R. 2010. Collecting and evaluating biocontrol candidates (in French). Book Chapter. Recherche et évaluation des candidats pour la lutte biologique classique. In “La lutte biologique. Vers de nouveaux équilibres écologiques". pp280-85. Lydie Suty (Eds). Collection Sciences en partage. Coéditions Quae-educagri. 324p.
DNA markers to disentangle complexes of cryptic taxa in mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Malausa, T., Fenis, A., Warot, S., Germain, J., Ris, N., Prado, E., Botton, M., Vanlerberghe-Masutti, F., Sforza, R., Cruaud, C., Couloux, A., Kreiter, P. 2011. DNA markers to disentangle complexes of cryptic taxa in mealybugs (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 135: 142-155.
Evidence for multiple introductions of Centaurea stoebe micranthos (spotted knapweed, Asteraceae) to North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marss, R.A., Sforza, Hufbauer, R.A. 2008. Evidence for multiple introductions of Centaurea stoebe micranthos (spotted knapweed, Asteraceae) to North America. Molecular Ecology. 17:4197-4208.
The use of phytophagous insects in biological control (in French) - (Book / Chapter)
Sforza, R. 2008. The use of phytophagous insects in biological control (in French). Book Chapter. Utilisation d’organismes phytophages en lutte biologique. In “La lutte biologique: application aux arthropods ravageurs et aux adventices”. pp125-145. Eds Ellipses, Collection Technosup, Paris.
Planthopper pests of grapevine (in French) - (Book / Chapter)
Sforza, R. 2008. Planthopper pests of grapevine (in French). Book Chapter. Les fulgoromorphes nuisibles à la vigne. In “Les ravageurs de la vigne” pp 169-180. Eds Feret, Bordeaux. p389.
Multiple introductions of invasive Centaureas inferred from cpDNA haplotypes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hufbauer, R.A., Sforza, R. 2008. Multiple introductions of invasive Centaureas inferred from cpDNA haplotypes. Diversity and Distributions. 14:252-261.
Genetic variation in native and introduced populations of Taeniatherum caput-medusae (Poaceae) - (Proceedings)
Novak, S., Sforza, R. 2008. Genetic variation in native and introduced populations of Taeniatherum caput-medusae (Poaceae). Proceedings 12th International Symposium Biological Control Weeds. 22nd-27th April 2007, La Grande Motte, France. Pp 422-28.
(Eds) Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds - (Proceedings)
Julien, M., Sforza, R., Bon, M., Evans, H., Hinz, H., Rector, B.G. 2008. (Eds) Proceedings of the XII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. CAB International Wallingford, UK. 744p.
When invasion increases population genetic structure: A study with Centaurea diffusa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marss, R.A., Sforza, R., Hufbauer, R.A. 2007. When invasion increases population genetic structure: A study with Centaurea diffusa. Biological Invasions. 10:561-572.
Potential for Classical Biological Control of Silverleaf Nightshade in Mediterranean Europe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sforza, R., Jones, W.A. 2007. Potential for Classical Biological Control of Silverleaf Nightshade in Mediterranean Europe. European Plant Protection Organization Bulletin. 37: 156-162.
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