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Philip W Tipping
Invasive Plant Research Laboratory
Entomology

Phone: (954) 475-6547
Fax: (954) 476-9169

3225 COLLEGE AVE
FORT LAUDERDALE , FL 33314

Projects
Identification, Evaluation, and Implementation of Biological Control Agents for Invasive Weeds of Southeastern Ecosystems
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430076
Indirect effects of biological control agents on native analogs and associated producers.
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 430545
Developing New Biological Control Agents for Waterhyacinth (Task Number 19103)
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 431194
Assessing an Asian Leaf Beetle, Lilioceris Egena, for the Biological Control of Air Potato (Dioscorea Bulbifera) in Florida (Task Number 18204)
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 431197
Implementing Biological Control Agents Within CERP Landscape
Reimbursable (R)
  Accession Number: 430023

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Morphology of the female reproductive system and physiological age-grading of Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae), a biological control agent of water hyacinth -
Utilization of an introduced weed biological control agent by a native parasitoid -
Minteer, C., Tipping, P.W., Knowles, B.K., Valmonte, R., Foley, J.R., Gettys, L.A. 2016. Utilization of an introduced weed biological control agent by a native parasitoid. Florida Entomologist. 99:576-577.
Differences in seasonal variation between two biotypes of Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae), a biological control agent for Eichhornia crassipes in Florida. -
Foley, J.R., Minteer, C., Tipping, P.W. 2016. Differences in seasonal variation between two biotypes of Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae), a biological control agent for Eichhornia crassipes in Florida.. Florida Entomologist. 99:569-571.
Indirect ecological effects in invaded landscapes: Spillover and spillback from biological control agents to native analogues -
Smith, M., Minteer, C., Lake, E.C., Wheeler, G.S., Tipping, P.W. 2016. Indirect ecological effects in invaded landscapes: Spillover and spillback from biological control agents to native analogues. Ecological Society of America (ESA). https://eco.confex.com/eco/2016/preliminaryprogram/abstract_59794.htm.
Molecular identification of Azolla invasions in Africa: The Azolla specialist, Stenopelmus rufinasus proves to be an excellent taxonomist -
Madeira, P.T., Hill, M.P., Dray Jr, F.A., Coetzee, J.A., Paterson, I.D., Tipping, P.W. 2016. Molecular identification of Azolla invasions in Africa: The Azolla specialist,Stenopelmus rufinasus proves to be an excellent taxonomist. South African Journal of Botany. 105:299-305.
The role of melaleuca control in Everglades restoration: accomplishments and future plans -
The role of melaleuca control in Everglades restoration: accomplishments and future plans -
In the Eye of the Beholder: Waterhyacinth Management in Florida -
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Pokorny, E.N., Nimmo, K.R., Fitzgerald, D.L., Dray Jr, F.A. 2014. In the Eye of the Beholder: Waterhyacinth Management in Florida. Biocontrol News and Information. 35,12.
Current levels of suppression of waterhyacinth in Florida by classical biological control agents -
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Pokorny, E.N., Nimmo, K.R., Fitzgerald, D.L., Dray Jr, F.A. 2014. Current levels of suppression of waterhyacinth in Florida by classical biological control agents. Biological Control. 71:65-69.
Release and establishment of Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) in Florida -
Tipping, P.W., Sosa, A., Pokorny, E.N., Foley, J.R., Schmitz, D.C. 2014. Release and establishment of Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 97:804-806.2014.
Bottom-up effects on top-down regulation of a floating aquatic plant by two weevil species: the context-specific nature of biological control -
Center, T.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Mattison, E.D., Tipping, P.W., Rayamajhi, M.B. Bottom-up effects on top-down regulation of a floating aquatic plant by two weevil species: the context-specific nature of biological control. Journal of Applied Ecology.51(3):814-824. 2014.
Specificity of Lepidelphax pistiae (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) to Pistia stratiotes (Araceae) -
Walsh, G.C., Maestro, M., Sosa, A., Tipping, P.W. 2014. Specificity of Lepidelphax pistiae (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) to Pistia stratiotes (Araceae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 24:485-488.2014.
Successful biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia -
Establishment, population increase, spread, and ecological host range of Lophodiplosis trifida (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtales:Myrtaceae). -
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D., Wright, S.A., Purcell, M.F. 2013. Establishment, population increase, spread, and ecological host range of Lophodiplosis trifida (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtales:Myrtaceae). Environmental Entomology. 42(5):925-935.2013.
An abundant biological control agent does not provide a significant predator subsidy -
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. An abundant biological control agent does not provide a significant predator subsidy. Biological Control. 67:212-219. 2013.
Effect of insect density and host plant quality on wing-form in Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) -
Fitzgerald, D., Tipping, P.W. 2013. Effect of insect density and host plant quality on wing-form in Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) . Florida Entomologist. 96:124-130.
The release and unsuccessful establishment of the Melaleuca biological control agent Fergusonina turneri and its mutualistic nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae Reprint Icon -
Pratt, P.D., Blackwood, S., Wright, S.A., Purcell, M., Rayamajhi, M.B., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Scheffer, S.J., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. The release and unsuccessful establishment of the Melaleuca biological control agent Fergusonina turneri and its mutualistic nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae. Biocontrol. 58(4):553-561. 2013.
Weevils versus no weevils: a comparison of Salvinia minima populations in Florida and Louisiana -
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M., Center, T.D. 2012. Weevils versus no weevils: a comparison of Salvinia minima populations in Florida and Louisiana. Florida Entomologist. 95(3):779-782.
Litter cover of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia influences seedling emergence and survival Reprint Icon -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. 2012. Litter cover of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia influences seedling emergence and survival. Open Journal of Ecology. 2(3):131-140.2012.
Ecology of common salvinia, Salvinia minima, in southern Florida -
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Bauer, L., Pierce, R.M., Center, T.D. 2012. Ecology of common salvinia, Salvinia minima, in southern Florida. Aquatic Botany. 102:23-27.
Release and evaluation of Cyrtobagous salviniae on common salvinia minima in southern Louisiana -
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Hulslander, W., Pierce, R.M., Smart, M.D., Center, T.D. 2013. Release and evaluation of Cyrtobagous salviniae on common salvinia minima in southern Louisiana. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 51:34-38. 2013.
Larval dispersal of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) -
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. Larval dispersal of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomologist. 96(1):278-279. 2013.
Post-biological control invasion trajectory for Melaleuca quinquenervia in a seasonally inundated wetland Reprint Icon -
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Pierce, R., Center, T.D., Pratt, P.R., Rayamajhi, M.B. Post-biological control invasion trajectory for Melaleuca quinquenervia in a seasonally inundated wetland. Biological Control. 60(2):163–168. 2012.
An evaluation of the impact of Melaleuca quinquenervia invasion and managment on plant community structure after fire. -
Martin, M.R., Tipping, P.W., Reddy, K.R., Madeira, P.T., Fitzgerald, D. 2011. An evaluation of the impact of Melaleuca quinquenervia invasion and managment on plant community structure after fire. Aquatic Botany. 95:287-291.
Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: an Everglades invader Reprint Icon -
Center, T.D., Purcell, M.F., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Tipping, P.W., Wright, S.A., Dray Jr, F.A. Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: an Everglades invader. Biocontrol. 57(2):151-165.2012.
Host specificity assessment and potential impact of Megamelus scutellaris Berg (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) on waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes Mart. Pontederiales: Pontederiaceae) Reprint Icon -
Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D., Sosa, A.J., Dray Jr, F.A. 2010. Host specificity assessment and potential impact of Megamelus scutellaris Berg (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) on waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes Mart. (Solms) (Pontederiales: Pontederiaceae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21(1):75-87.
Interactions of biological and herbicidal management of Melaleuca quinquenervia with fire: Consequences for ecosystem services -
Martin, M.R., Tipping, P.W., Reddy, K.R., Daroub, S.M., Roberts, K.M. 2010. Interactions of biological and herbicidal management of Melaleuca quinquenervia with fire: Consequences for ecosystem services. Biological Control, Vol. 54, Issue 3, pps. 307-315.
Classical biological control for the protection of natural ecosystems -
Van Driesche, R.G., Carruthers, R.I., Center, T.D., Hoddle, M., Hough-Goldstein, J., Morin, L., Smith, L., Wagner, D.L., Fuester, R.W., Goolsby, J., Pemberton, R.W., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Tipping, P.W., et al. 2010. Classical biological control for the protection of natural ecosystems. Biological Control. 54(SUPPL. 1):S2-S33.
Comparing native and exotic litter decomposition and nutrient dynamics. Reprint Icon -
Martin, M.R., Tipping, P.W., Reddy, K.R. 2010. Comparing native and exotic litter decomposition and nutrient dynamics.. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 48:72-78.
Asymmetric impacts of two herbivore ecotypes on similar host plants -
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Bauer, L., Center, T.D. 2010. Asymmetric impacts of two herbivore ecotypes on similar host plants . Ecological Entomology, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 469-476.
Hard Evidence for Melaleuca Biocontrol -
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Nimmo, K., Pierce, R., Smart, M., White, E., Madeira, P.T., Center, T.D. 2009. Hard Evidence for Melaleuca Biocontrol. Biocontrol News and Information 30:3N.
The ecological host range of an intentionally introduced herbivore: A comparison of predicted versus actual host use. -
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D., Tipping, P.W., Wheeler, G.S. The ecological host range of an intentionally introduced herbivore: A comparison of predicted versus actual host use. Biological Control. 49:146-153. 2009.
An Introduced Insect Biological Control Agent Preys on an Introduced Weed Biological Control Agent. -
Nimmo, K.R., Tipping, P.W. 2009. An Introduced Insect Biological Control Agent Preys on an Introduced Weed Biological Control Agent.. Florida Entomologist 92: 179-180.
Competition between Salvinia minima and Spirodela polyrhiza mediated by nutrient levels and herbivory. Reprint Icon -
Tipping, P.W., Bauer, L., Martin, M.R., Center, T.D. 2009. Competition between Salvinia minima and Spirodela polyrhiza mediated by nutrient levels and herbivory.. Aquatic Botany. Vol. 90, Issue 3, pps. 231-234.
Decline in exotic tree density facilitates increased plant diversity: the experience from Melaleuca quinquenervia invaded wetlands -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Tipping, P.W., Van, T.K. 2009. Decline in exotic tree density facilitates increased plant diversity: the experience from Melaleuca quinquenervia invaded wetlands. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 17:455-467.2009.
Invasion by an exotic tree alters above and belowground ecosystem components -
Martin, M.R., Tipping, P.W., Sickman, J.O. 2009. Invasion by an exotic tree alters above and belowground ecosystem components. Biological Invasions. 11:1883-1894.
Invasion of West Everglades Wetland by Melaleuca quinquenervia Countered by Classical Biological Control -
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Nimmo, K., Pierce, R., Smart, M., White, E., Madeira, P.T., Center, T.D. 2009. Invasion of West Everglades Wetland by Melaleuca quinquenervia Countered by Classical Biological Control. Biological Control, 48: 73-78.
Aboveground biomass of an invasive tree Melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia) before and after herbivory by adventive and introduced natural enemies: a temporal case-study in Florida -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Tipping, P.W., Van, T.K. 2008. Aboveground biomass of an invasive tree Melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia) before and after herbivory by adventive and introduced natural enemies: a temporal case-study in Florida. Weed Science. 56:451-456.2008.
Salvinia molesta -
Julien, M., Hill, M., Tipping, P.W. 2009. Salvinia molesta . Weed Biological Control with Arthropods in the Tropics - Towards Sustainability. 378-407.
Suppression of Salvinia molesta Mitchell in Texas and Louisiana by Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands -
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M., Center, T.D., Davern, T.M. 2007. Suppression of Salvinia molesta Mitchell in Texas and Louisiana by Cyrtobagous salviniae Calder and Sands. Aquatic Botany. 88:196-202. 2008. Published Online.
Mowing-Induced changes in above and below ground populations of plumeless thistle and musk thistle. -
Tipping, P.W. 2008. Mowing-Induced changes in above and below ground populations of plumeless thistle and musk thistle.. Weed Technology. 22:49-55.
Suppression of growth and reproduction of an exotic invasive tree by two introduced insects -
Tipping, P.W., Martin, M.R., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Rayamajhi, M.B. Suppression of growth and reproduction of an exotic invasive tree by two introduced insects. Biological Control. 44(2):235-241.2008.
The origin of Hydrilla verticillata recently discovered at a South African dam -
Madeira, P.T., Coetzee, J.A., Center, T.D., White, E.E., Tipping, P.W. 2007. The origin of Hydrilla verticillata recently discovered at a South African dam. Aquatic Botany. 87:176-180
From Invasive to Fixed-in-Place: the Transformation of Melaleuca quinquenervia in Florida -
Tipping, P.W., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2008. From Invasive to Fixed-in-Place: the Transformation of Melaleuca quinquenervia in Florida. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 642.
Biological Control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: Goal-based Assessment of Success. -
Center, T.D., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Rayamajhi, M.B., Wright, S.A., Purcell, M.F. 2007. Biological Control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: Goal-based Assessment of Success.. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 655-667.
Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: goal-based assessment of success -
Center, T.D., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Rayamajhi, M.B., Wright, S.A., Purcell, M.F. 2008. Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: goal-based assessment of success. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 655-664.
Initial impacts and field validation of host range for Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae),a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake (Myrtales: Myrtaceae: Leptosp -
Center, T.D., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Dray Jr., F.A., Wright, S.A. Initial impacts and field validation of host range for Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae),a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake (Myrtales: Myrtaceae: Leptospermoideae. Environmental Entomology. 36(3):569-576. 2007.
Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated forests in Florida: analyses of natural-enemy impacts on stand dynamics -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Tipping, P.W. Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated forests in Florida: analyses of natural-enemy impacts on stand dynamics. Plant Ecology. 192:119-132. 2007.
"Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated forests in Florida: analyses of natural-enemy impacts on stand dynamics". -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. 2006. "Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated forests in Florida: analyses of natural-enemy impacts on stand dynamics".. Journal Of Plant Ecology.
FIRST ISOLATION OF A HELICOSPORIDIUM SP. (CHLOROPHYTA: TREBOUXIOPHYCEAE) FROM THE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT CYRTOBAGOUS SALVINIAE (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE). -
White, S.E., Tipping, P.W., Becnel, J.J. 2007. First isolation of a Helicosporidium sp. (Chlorophyta: Trebouxiophyceae) from the biological control agent Cyrtobagous salviniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Biological Control. 40:243-245.
Field colonization, population growth, and dispersal of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore, a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake -
Center, T.D., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Wineriter, S.A., Dray Jr., F.A., Purcell, M. Field colonization, population growth, and dispersal of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore, a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake. Biological Control. 39:363-374. 2006.
Establishment and spread of founding populations of an invasive thistle: the role of competition and seed limitation. -
Jongejans, E., Skarpaas, O., Tipping, P.W., Shea, K. 2007. Establishment and spread of founding populations of an invasive thistle: the role of competition and seed limitation.. Biological Invasions. 9:317-325.
Molecular and morphological examination of Cyrtobagous sp. collected from Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Australia, and Florida -
Madeira, P.T., Tipping, P.W., Gandolfo, D., Center, T.D., Van, T.K., O'Brien, C. 2006. Molecular and morphological examination of cyrtobagous sp. collected from argentina, paraguay, brazil, australia, and florida. Biocontrol. 51:679-701
WITHIN-PLANT DISTRIBUTION AND DIVERSITY OF MITES ASSOCIATED WITH THE INVASIVE PLANT SCHINUS TEREBINTHIFOLIUS (SAPINDALES: ANACARDIACEAE) IN FLORIDA. -
Wiggers, S., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Welbourn, C., Cuda, J.P. 2005. Within-plant distribution and diversity of mites associated with the invasive plant schinus terebinthifolius (sapindales: anacardiaceae) in florida, usa.. Environmental Entomology.
Population dynamics of Cyrtobagous salviniae on common salvinia in South Florida -
Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. 2005. Population dynamics of cyrtobagous salviniae on common salvinia in south florida. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 43:47-50
Herbivory alters resource allocation and compensation in the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia -
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Center, T.D., Tipping, P.W. Herbivory alters resource allocation and compensation in the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia. Ecological Entomology. 30(3):316-326. 2005b.
Influence of plant size and species on preference of Cyrtobagous salviniae adults from two populations -
Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. 2004. INFLUENCE OF PLANT SIZE AND SPECIES ON THE PREFERENCES OF CYRTOBAGOUS SALVINIAE ADULTS FROM TWO POPULATIONS. Biological Control. 32:263-268.2005.
HEDGE BINDWEED, CALYSTEGIA SEPIUM -
Tipping, P.W. 2004. hedge bindweed, calystegia sepium. Biological Control of Weeds in the United States.
Floating fern (Salvinia) -
Julien, M.H., Center, T.D., Tipping, P.W. 2002. Floating fern (Salvinia). Biological Control of Weeds in the United States. 17-32 (Book Chapter) 2002.
HELICOVERPA ZEA (LEPIDOPTERA: NOCTUIDAE) DYNAMICS AND PARASITISM IN MARYLAND SOYBEANS -
Tipping, P.W., Holko, C.A., Bean, R.A. 2005. Helicoverpa zea (lepidoptera: noctuidae) dynamics and parasitism in maryland soybeans . Biological Control.
THE ROLE OF BIOCONTROL IN INTEGRATED WEED MANAGEMENT -
Center, T.D., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Tipping, P.W., Rayamajhi, M.B., Franks, S.J., Dray Jr, F.A. The role of biocontrol in integrated weed management. Meeting Abstract.
A GENETIC SURVEY OF SALVINIA MINIMA IN THE SOUTHERN UNITED STATES -
Madeira, P.T., Jacono, C.C., Tipping, P.W., Van, T.K., Center, T.D. 2003. A genetic survey of salvinia minima in the southern united states. Aquatic Botany 76:127-139.
Cyrtobagous salviniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) successfully overwinters in Texas and Louisana. -
Tipping, P.W., Center, T.D. 2003. CYRTOBAGOUS SALVINIAE (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE) SUCCESSFULLY OVERWINTERS IN TEXAS AND LOUISIANA. Florida Entomologist. 86(1):92-93.2003.
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