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Peer-reviewed manuscripts
  Zhu, Y.-C. and Greenstone, M. H.  1999.  Polymerase chain reaction techniques for distinguishing three species and two strains of Aphelinus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) from Diuraphis noxia and Schizaphis graminum (Homoptera: Aphididae).  Annals of the Entomological Society of America 92: 71-79. 
Zhu, Y.-C., Burd, J.D., Elliott, N.C., Greenstone, M.H. 2000. Specific ribosomal DNA markers for early PCR detection of Aphelinus hordei (Hymenoptera:Aphelinidae) and Aphidius colemani (Hymenoptera: Aphidiidae) from Diuraphis noxia (Homoptera: Aphididae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 93:486-491.
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Zhu, Y.-C., Giles, K. L., Payton, M.E., Greenstone, M.H.  2000.  Identifying key cereal aphid predators by molecular gut analysis.  Molecular Ecology 9: 1887-1898.
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Greenstone, M.H. 2001. Spiders in wheat: First quantitative data for North America. BioControl 46:439-454.
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Chen, Y., Giles, K.L., Greenstone, M.H. 2002. Molecular evidence for a species complex in the genus Aphelinus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 95:29-34.
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Sigsgaard, L., Greenstone, M.H., Duffield, S.J. 2002. Egg cannibalism in Helicoverpa armigera Hübner (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on sorghum and pigeonpea. BioControl 47:151-165
Prinsloo, G., Chen, Y., Giles, K.L., Greenstone, M.H. 2002. Release and recovery in South Africa of the exotic aphid parasitoid Aphelinus hordei Kurdjumov (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) verified by the polymerase chain reaction. BioControl 47:127-136.
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Greenstone, M.H., Shufran, K.A. 2003. Spider predation: Species-specific identification of gut contents by polymerase chain reaction. Journal of Arachnology 31:131-134.
dl Payton, M.E., M.H. Greenstone, and N. Schenker. 2004. Overlapping confidence intervals or standard error intervals: What do they mean in terms of statistical significance? Journal of Insect Science 3 (34): 1-6.
Greenstone, M.H., and J.C. Dickens. Multitrophic semiochemistry: Semiochemicals and the evolution of predator-prey interactions. Pp. 139-165, In: P. Barbosa and I. Castellanos [eds.]. Ecology of predator-prey interactions. Oxford University Press.
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Greenstone, M.H., D.L. Rowley, U. Heimbach, J.G. Lundgren, R.S. Pfannenstiel, and S.A. Rehner. 2005. Barcoding generalist predators by polymerase chain reaction: carabids and spiders. Molecular Ecology 14:3247-3266.
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Chen, Y., Pike, M.H., Greenstone, M.H. and Shufran, K.A. 2006. Molecular markers for identification of the hyperparasitoids Dendrocerus carpenteri and Alloxysta xanthopsis in Lysiphlebus testaceipes parasitizing cereal aphids. BioControl 51:183-194.
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Elliott, N.C., Tao, F.L., Giles, K.L., Royer, T.A., Greenstone, M.H., and Shufran, K.A. 2006. First quantitative study of rove beetles in Oklahoma wheat fields. BioControl 51:79-87.
dl Weber, D.C., Rowley, D.L., Greenstone, M.H., and Athanas, M.M. 2006. Prey preference and host suitability of the predatory and parasitoid carabid beetle, Lebia grandis, for several species of Leptinotarsa beetles. Journal of Insect Science, 6:09.
  Greenstone, M. H., Rowley, D. L., Weber, D. C., Payton, M. E., and Hawthorne, D. J.  2007.  Feeding mode and prey detectability half-lives in molecular gut-content analysis: an example with two predators of the Colorado potato beetle.  Bulletin of Entomological Research 97: 201-209.
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Harwood, J. D., Desneux, N., Yoo, H. J. S., Rowley, D. L., Greenstone, M. H., Obrycki, J. J., and O'Neil, R. J.  2007.  Tracking the role of alternative prey in soybean aphid predation by Orius insidiosus: a molecular approach.  Molecular Ecology 16: 4390-4400.
  Rowley, D. L., Coddington, J. A., Gates, M. W., Norrbom, A. L., Ochoa, R. A., Vandenberg, N. J., and Greenstone, M. H.  2007.  Vouchering DNA-barcoded specimens: test of a nondestructive extraction protocol for terrestrial arthropods.  Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 915-924.
Peer-reviewed Reviews
Symondson, W.O.C., Sunderland, K.D., Greenstone, M.H. 2002. Can generalist predators be effective biocontrol agents? Annual Review of Entomology 47:561-594
Greenstone, M.H., Dickens, J.C. Multitrophic semiochemistry: Semiochemicals and the evolution of predator-prey interactions. Pp. 139-165, In: P. Barbosa and I. Castellanos [eds.]. Ecology of predator-prey interactions. Oxford University Press.
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Greenstone, M.H. Molecular methods for assessing insect parasitism. 2006. Bulletin of Entomological Research 96:1-13.
Symposium proceedings
Greenstone, M.H. 2003. Assessing insect parasitism by PCR: Applications to classical biological control. Pp. 98-101 In: R. Van Driesche [ed.] Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Honolulu, HI, 13-18 January 2002.
Popular articles
Sunderland, K., Greenstone, M., Symondson, W. 1999. Spiders for pest control. Pesticide Outlook 10:82-85.
Book Reviews
Greenstone, M.H. 1999.Arthropod natural enemies in arable land. III. The individual, the population and the community.Edited by W. Powell (Oxford, Aarhus University Press, 1996). Bulletin of Entomological Research 89:199 (invited).
Greenstone, M.H. 2002. How we know what we say we know: Pimm, S.L., The world according to Pimm: A Biologist audits the Earth. BioScience 52:621-624
Editorials
Greenstone, M.H. 2002. GMOs: Tree hackers, bath water, and the free lunch. BioScience 51:899.
Greenstone, M.H. 2002. Greenhouse gas mitigation: The biology of carbon sequestration. BioScience 52:323.

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