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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Reducing the Impact of Invasive Weeds in Northern Great Plains Rangelands Through Biological Control and Community Restoration

Location: Pest Management Research Unit

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

Soil sterilization alters interactions between the native grass Bouteloua gracilis and invasive Bromus tectorum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(25-Aug-14)
Russian Olive fruit production in shelterbelt and riparian populations in Montana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(22-Jul-14)
First Report of Rhizoctonia spp. causing a root rot of the invasive rangeland weed Lepidium draba in North America. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caesar, A.J., Lartey, R.T., Caesar, T., Gaskin, J.F. 2014. First report of Rhizoctonia spp. causing a root rot of the invasive rangeland weed Lepidium draba in North America. Plant Disease Notes. 98(9):1278. DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-03-14-0300-PDN.
Extreme differences in population structure and genetic diversity for three invasive congeners: knotweeds in western North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F., Schwarzlaender, M., Grevstad, F., Haverhals, M., Bourchier, R., Miller, T. 2014. Extreme differences in population structure and genetic diversity for three invasive congeners: knotweeds in western North America. Biological Invasions. 16(10):2127–2136. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-014-0652-y.
Choosing a reclamation seed mix to maintain rangelands during energy development in the Bakken Rangelands     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K. 2014. Choosing a reclamation seed mix to maintain rangelands during energy development in the Bakken Rangelands. Rangelands. 36(1):25–28.
Arid oil-field restoration: native perennial grasses suppress weeds and erosion, but also suppress native shrubs     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Porensky, L.M., Leger, E.A., Davison, J., Miller, W.W., Goergen, E.M., Espeland, E.K., Moore, E.C. 2014. Arid oil-field restoration: native perennial grasses suppress weeds and erosion, but also suppress native shrubs. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 184:135-144.
Hybridization of an invasive shrub affects tolerance and resistance to defoliation by a biological control agent     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, W., Friedman, J., Gaskin, J.F., Norton, A. 2014. Hybridization of an invasive shrub affects tolerance and resistance to defoliation by a biological control agent. Evolutionary Applications. 7(3):381-393.
Maternal effects on growth and competitive ability in a commonly used restoration species     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., Hammond, D.H. 2013. Maternal effects on growth and competitive ability in a commonly used restoration species. Ecological Applications. 14(3):231-242.
Meligethes aeneus pollen-feeding suppresses, and oviposition induces, Brassica napus volatiles: beetle attraction/repellence to lilac aldehydes and veratrole     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Piesik, D., Delaney, K.J., Wenda-Piesik, A., Sendel, S., Tabaka, P., Buszewski, B. 2013. Meligethes aeneus pollen-feeding suppresses, and oviposition induces, Brassica napus volatiles: beetle attraction/repellence to lilac aldehydes and veratrole. Chemoecology. 23(4):241-250.
A colonizing species has high fitness on soils with an exotic species legacy when conditioning effects are mitigated     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K. 2013. A colonizing species has high fitness on soils with an exotic species legacy when conditioning effects are mitigated. Ecological Restoration. 31(2): 195-200.
Propagule pressure, genetic structure, and geographic origins of Chondrilla juncea (Asteraceae): An apomictic invader on three continents     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F., Schwarzlaender, M., Kinter, L., Smith, J., Novak, S. 2013. Propagule pressure, genetic structure, and geographic origins of Chondrilla juncea (Asteraceae): An apomictic invader on three continents. American Journal of Botany. 100(9):1871–1882.
Predicting the dynamics of local adaptation in invasive species     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K. 2013. Predicting the dynamics of local adaptation in invasive species. Journal of Arid Land. 5(3): 268–274.
Genetic identity and diversity of perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) in its native and invaded ranges     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F., Schwartzlander, M., Hinz, H., Williams III, L.H., Gerber, E., Rector, B.G., Zhang, D. 2013. Genetic identity and diversity of perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) in its native and invaded ranges. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 6(2):268–280.
Drought stress on two Tamarisk populations (WY and MT) in containment: Effects on Diorhabda carinulata survival and adult size - (Abstract Only)
Delaney, K.J., Mayer, M.G., Kazmer, D.J. 2013. Drought stress on two Tamarisk populations (WY and MT) in containment: Effects on Diorhabda carinulata survival and adult size. In: Y. Wu., T. Johnson, S. Sing, S. Raghu, G. Wheeler, P. Pratt, K. Warner, T. Center, J. Goolsby, and R. Reardon, editors. Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 11–16, 2011, Waikaloa, Hawaii. USDA-FS-FHTET, USA, p. 464.
MT and WY Tamarix soil properties influence germination and early growth of three native grass species - (Abstract Only)
(19-Nov-12)
Three California annual forbs show little response to neighbor removal     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K. 2013. Three California annual forbs show little response to neighbor removal. Journal of Arid Environments. 88: 121-124.
First report of Pilidium concavum causing root lesions of meadow hawkweed in France - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caesar, A.J., Lartey, R.T., Caesar, T. 2012. Disease Notes: First report of Pilidium concavum causing root lesions of meadow hawkweed in France. Plant Disease. 96(12):1830-1830.
Annual cover crops do not inhibit early growth of perennial grasses on a disturbed restoration soil in the Northern Great Plains, USA     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., Perkins, L.B. 2013. Annual cover crops do not inhibit early growth of perennial grasses on a disturbed restoration soil in the Northern Great Plains, USA. Restoration Ecology. 31(1): 69-78.
The genetics of Tamarix - (Book / Chapter)
Gaskin, J.F. 2013. The genetics of Tamarix. In: Sher, A. and Quigley, M.F. A Case Study of Ecological Change in the American West: Tamarix. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. p. 21-28.
Volatile induction of infected and neighbouring uninfected plants potentially influence attraction/repellence of a cereal herbivore     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Piesik, D., Panka, D., Jeske, M., Wenda-Peisik, A., Delaney, K.J., Weaver, D.K. 2013. Volatile induction of infected and neighbouring uninfected plants potentially influence attraction/repellence of a cereal herbivore. Journal of Applied Entomology. 137(4): 296-309.
Molecular genetic and hybridization studies of Diorhabda spp. released for biological control of tamarix     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bean, D., Kazmer, D.J., Gardner, K., Thompson, D., Reynolds, B., Keller, J.C., Gaskin, J.F. 2013. Molecular genetic and hybridization studies of Diorhabda spp. released for biological control of tamarix. Journal of Invasive Plant Science and Management. 6(1): 1-15.
Bi-fluorescence imaging for estimating accurately the nuclear condition of Rhizoctonia spp.     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guermache, F., Rodier-Goud, M., Caesar, A.J., Héraud, C., Claude-Bon, M. 2012. Bi-fluorescence imaging for estimating accurately the nuclear condition of Rhizoctonia spp.. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 54(6): 568–571.
Orientation of European corn borer first instar larvae to synthetic green leaf volatiles     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Piesik, D., Rochat, D., Delaney, K.J., Marion-Poll, D. 2013. Orientation of European corn borer first instar larvae to synthetic green leaf volatiles. Journal of Applied Entomology. 137(3): 234-240.
Minimal genetic diversity in the facultatively outcrossing perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) invasion     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F., Schwarzlaender, M., Williams, L., Gerber, E., Hinz, H. 2012. Minimal genetic diversity in the facultatively outcrossing perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) invasion. Biological Invasions. 14:1797–1807. Available: DOI.10.1007/s10530-012-0190-4.
Multi-trophic effects of Russian olive removal and restoration: getting information from weed eradication - (Abstract Only)
Espeland, E.K., Petersen, M.K., Muscha, J.M. 2012. Multi-trophic effects of Russian olive removal and restoration: getting information from weed eradication. Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts. Paper No. 0263.
Bootstrap estimation and comparison of an index of phylogenetic correlation - (Proceedings)
(04-Jan-12)
Effects of nymph-overwintering grasshopper density on Ageneotettix deorum survival in a northern mixed grassland     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Branson, D.H. 2011. Effects of nymph-overwintering grasshopper density on Ageneotettix deorum survival in a northern mixed grassland. Journal of Orthoptera Research. 20(2): 137-139.
Nerium oleander indirect leaf photosynthesis and light harvesting reductions after clipping injury or Spodoptera eridania herbivory: High sensitivity to injury     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Delaney, K.J. 2012. Nerium oleander indirect leaf photosynthesis and light harvesting reductions after clipping injury or Spodoptera eridania herbivory: High sensitivity to injury. Plant Science. 185-186: 218-226.
Locoweed dose responses to nitrogen: positive for biomass and primary physiology, but inconsistent for an alkaloid     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Delaney, K.J., Klypina, N., Maruthavanan, J., Lange, C., Sterling, T.M. 2011. Locoweed dose responses to nitrogen: Positive for biomass and primary physiology, but inconsistent for an alkaloid. American Journal of Botany. 98(12): 1956–1965.
First report of a root and crown disease of the invasive weed Lepidium draba caused by Phoma macrostoma - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Caesar, A.J., Lartey, R.T., Caesar, T. 2012. First report of a root and crown disease of the invasive weed Lepidium draba caused by Phoma macrostoma. Plant Disease. 96(1):145.
Breeding system and its consequence on fruit set of a rare sand dune shrub Eremosparton songoricum (Fabaceae: Papilionoideae): implications for conservation     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, D., Shi, X., Wang, J., Liu, H., Gaskin, J.F. 2011. Breeding system and its consequence on fruit set of a rare sand dune shrub Eremosparton songoricum (Fabaceae: Papilionoideae): implications for conservation. Journal of Arid Land. 3(4):231-239.
Gastrophysa polygoni herbivory on Rumex confertus: Single leaf VOC induction and dose dependent herbivore attraction/repellence to individual compounds     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Piesek, D., Wenda-Piesek, A., Kotwica, K., Lyszczarz, A., Delaney, K.J. 2011. Gastrophysa polygoni herbivory on Rumex confertus: Single leaf VOC induction and dose dependent herbivore attraction/repellence to individual compounds. Journal of Plant Physiology. 168(17): 2134-2138.
Dock leaf beetle, Gastrophysa viridula Deg., herbivory on Mossy Sorrel, Rumex confertus Willd: Induced plant volatiles and beetle orientation responses     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Piesik, D., Wenda-Piesik, A., Ligor, M., Buszewski, B., Delaney, K.J. 2012. Dock leaf beetle, Gastrophysa viridula Deg., herbivory on Mossy Sorrel, Rumex confertus Willd: Induced plant volatiles and beetle orientation responses. Journal of Agricultural Science. 4(1): 97-103.
Russian olive – a suitable target for classical biological control in North America? - (Abstract Only)
Delaney, K.J., Espeland, E.K., Norton, A., Sing, S., Keever, K., Baker, J., Cristofaro, M., Jashenko, R., Gaskin, J.F., Schaffner, U. 2011. Russian olive – a suitable target for classical biological control in North America? In: Y. Wu., T. Johnson, S. Sing, S. Raghu, G. Wheeler, P. Pratt, K. Warner, T. Center, J. Goolsby, R. Reardon, editors. Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, September 11–16, 2011, Waikaloa, Hawaii. USA. USDA-FS-FHTET, USA, p. 352.
Nitrogen supplementation does not affect level of an Alkaloid swainsonine in four locoweeds - (Abstract Only)
Klypina, N., Maruthavanan, J., Delaney, K.J., Lange, C.L., Sterling, T.M. 2011. Nitrogen supplementation does not affect level of an Alkaloid swainsonine in four locoweeds. Western Society of Weed Science Meeting Proceedings. 64: 52.
Pollen source and resource limitation to fruit production in the rare species Eremosparton songoricum (Fabaceae)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shi, X., Wang, J., Dao-Yuan, Z., Gaskin, J.F., Pan, B. 2010. Pollen source and resource limitation to fruit production in the rare species Eremosparton songoricum (Fabaceae). Nordic Journal of Botany. 28: 438-444.
Pollination ecology of the rare desert species Eremosparton songoricum (Fabaceae     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shi, X., Wang, J., Zhang, D., Gaskin, J.F., Pan, B. 2010. Pollination ecology of the rare desert species Eremosparton songoricum (Fabaceae. Australian Journal of Botany. 58(1): 35–41.
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