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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Patrick Joseph Moran
Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research
Entomology

Phone: (510) 559-5705
Fax: (510) 559-5777
Room 3013

USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-EIW
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY , CA 94710

Projects
Enhancing Water Resources Stewardship through Aquatic and Riparian Weed Management
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429011
Management of Invasive Weeds in Rangeland, Forest and Riparian Ecosystems in the Far Western U.S. Using Biological Control
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429088
Watershed-scale Assessment of Pest Dynamics and Implications for Area-wide Management of Invasive Insects and Weeds
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430049
Assessment of Agricultural Pesticide Use and Water Quality Modeling to Predict Aquatic Weed Growth
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430137
Mapping and Prioritization of Sites for Biological and Integrated Control of Arundo in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429400
Assessment of Aquatic Weeds and their Impacts on Mosquitoes; and Reduction of Pesticide Use in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427197
Areawide Management of Aquatic Weeds in San Joaquin County
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427232
Areawide Management of Aquatic Weeds in Contra Costa County
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427233
Areawide Management of Invasive Weeds in the Sacramento/ San Joaquin River Delta: A Cooperative Inter-Agency Approach
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427244
Socio-Economic Assessment of Areawide Pest Management of Aquatic Weeds in the Sacramento/ San Joaquin River Delta
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 427246

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Impact of the arundo wasp, Tetramesa romana (Hymenoptera:Eurytomidae) on biomass of the invasive weed, Arundo donax (Poaceae:Arundinoideae) and on revegetation of riparian habitat along the Rio Grande in Texas -
Development rate, consumption, and host fidelity of Neostauropus alternus (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae) -
Multi-generational impacts of the psyllid Arytinnis hakani (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) on growth and survival of the invasive weed Genista monspessulana -
Hogg, B.N., Moran, P.J., Smith, L. 2016. Multi-generational impacts of the psyllid Arytinnis hakani (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) on growth and survival of the invasive weed Genista monspessulana. Biological Control. 100(1):87-93. doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2016.05.015.
Post-establishment assessment of host plant specificity of Arytainilla spartiophila (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), an adventive biological control agent of Scotch broom, Cytisus scoparius -
Hogg, B.N., Smith, L., Moran, P.J., Daane, K.M. 2016. Post-establishment assessment of host plant specificity of Arytainilla spartiophila (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), an adventive biological control agent of Scotch broom, Cytisus scoparius. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 26(7):995-1008. doi: 10.1080/09583157.2016.1178707.
Development rate, consumption and host specificity of Carea varipes (Lepidoptera: Nolidae) -
Pratt, P.D., Herdonica, K., Valentine, V., Makinson, J., Purcell, M., Mattison, E.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Raghu, S., Moran, P.J. 2016. Development rate, consumption and host specificity of Carea varipes (Lepidoptera: Nolidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 109(4):513-517. doi: 10.1093/aesa/saw021.
Impact of invasive aquatic macrophytes on the population and behavioral ecology of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) -
Turnipseed, R.K., Moran, P.J., Allan, S.A. 2016. Impact of invasive aquatic macrophytes on the population and behavioral ecology of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae). Meeting Abstract. 84th Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California annual conference, Sacramento, CA February 28-March 2, 2016.
First establishment of the planthopper Megamelus scutellaris Berg 1883 (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) released for biological control of water hyacinth in California -
Moran, P.J., Pitcairn, M.J., Villegas, B. 2016. First establishment of the planthopper Megamelus scutellaris Berg 1883 (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) released for biological control of water hyacinth in California. Pan Pacific Entomology. 92(1):32-43. doi: 10.3956/2016-92.1.32.
Effect of water deficit on generation time and reproduction of the gall wasp, Tetramesa romana, a biological control agent of giant reed (Arundo donax) -
Moran, P.J. 2015. Effect of water deficit on generation time and reproduction of the gall wasp, Tetramesa romana, a biological control agent of giant reed (Arundo donax). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 25:859-872.
Biology and host range of Digitivalva delaireae (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae), a candidate agent for biological control of Cape-ivy (Delairea odorata) in California and Oregon -
Mehelis, C.N., Balciunas, J., Reddy, A.M., Van Der Westhuizen, L., Neser, S., Moran, P.J. 2015. Biology and host range of Digitivalva delaireae (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae), a candidate agent for biological control of Cape-ivy (Delairea odorata) in California and Oregon. Environmental Entomology. 44(2):260-276. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvu030.
Impact of the biological control agent, Tetramesa romana (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) on Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) along the Rio Grande River in Texas -
Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J., Racelis, A.E., Summy, K.R., Martinez-Jimenez, M., Lacewell, R.D., Perez De Leon, A.A., Kirk, A.A. 2015. Impact of the biological control agent, Tetramesa romana (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae) on Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) along the Rio Grande River in Texas. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 26(1):47-60.
Establishment and spread of a single parthenogenic genotype of the Mediterranean arundo wasp, Tetramesa romana in the variable climate of Texas Reprint Icon -
Goolsby, J., Gaskin, J.F., Tarin, D.V., Pepper, A., Henne, D.C., Auclair, A., Racelis, A.E., Summy, K.R., Moran, P.J., Thomas, D.B., Yang, C., Jimenez, M., Ciompwelik, M.J., Perez De Leon, A.A., Kirk, A.A. 2014. Establishment and spread of a single parthenogenic genotype of the Mediterranean arundo wasp, Tetramesa romana in the variable climate of Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 39(4):675-690.
Associations between host plant concentrations of selected biochemical nutrients and Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini, infestation -
Showler, A., Moran, P.J. 2014. Associations between host plant concentrations of selected biochemical nutrients and Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini, infestation. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata. 151(2):135-143.
Status of biological control projects on terrestrial invasive alien weeds in California -
Pitcairn, M., Smith, L., Moran, P.J. 2014. Status of biological control projects on terrestrial invasive alien weeds in California. California Invasive Plant Council. 22(1):6-7, 12-13.
Effect of nitrogen fertilization on growth of Arundo donax and on rearing of a biological control agent, the shoot gall-forming wasp Tetramesa romana Reprint Icon -
Moran, P.J., Goolsby, J. 2014. Effect of nitrogen fertilization on growth of Arundo donax and on rearing of a biological control agent, the shoot gall-forming wasp Tetramesa romana. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 24:503-517.
Prospects for biological control of Cape-ivy with the Cape-ivy fly and the cape-ivy moth -
Biology and host range of the moth Digitivalva delaireae as one of two candidate agents for biological control of Cape-ivy -
Mass-production of the arundo wasp and other insects for biological weed control -
Evaluation of Spanish arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) survival and fecundity on three New World genotypes of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) -
Goolsby, J.A., Cortes Mendoza, E., Moran, P.J., Adamczyk Jr., J.J., Marcos Garcia, M., Kirk, A.A. 2013. Evaluation of Spanish Arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) survival and fecundity on three New World genotypes of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23:499-506.
Mass-rearing of the stem-galling wasp Tetramesa romana, a biological control agent of the invasive weed Arundo donax -
Moran, P.J., Goolsby, J., Racelis, A.E., Cohen, A.C., Ciomperlik, M.A., Summy, R.K., Sands, D.A., Kirk, A.A. 2013. Mass-rearing of the stem-galling wasp Tetramesa romana, a biological control agent of the invasive weed Arundo donax. In: Morales-Ramos, J.A., Shapiro-Ilan, D., Rojas, G., editors. Mass-Rearing of Beneficial Organisms. San Diego, CA: Elsevier. p. 163-201.
Topping of Arundo donax as a pre-treatment to biological control -
Racelis, A.E., Moran, P.J., Goolsby, J. 2013. Topping of Arundo donax as a pre-treatment to biological control. Journal Subtropical Plant Science. 64:54-60.
Effects of leaf excision and sample storage methods on spectral reflectance by foliage of Giant Reed, Arundo donax -
Summy, K.R., Lieman, J., Mamachen, A., Gandy, Y.P., Mamachen, A., Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J. 2013. Effects of leaf excision and sample storage methods on spectral reflectance by foliage of Giant Reed, Arundo donax. Subtropical Plant Science. 63:54-64.
Distribution of wild taro (Colocasia esculenta) in subtropical Texas, growth of young colonies, and tolerance to simulated herbivory Reprint Icon -
Moran, P.J., Yang, C. 2012. Distribution of wild taro (Colocasia esculenta) in subtropical Texas, growth of young colonies, and tolerance to simulated herbivory. Subtropical Plant Science. 64:18-28.
Influence of biological control damage on efficacy of penoxsulam and two other herbicides on waterhyacinth -
Localized autoinoculation and dissemination of Isaria fumosorosea for control of the Asian citrus psyllid in South Texas -
Moran, P.J., Patt, J.M., Cabanillas, H.E., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Jackson, M.A., Dunlap, C.A., Hunter, W.B., Avery, P.B. 2011. Localized autoinoculation and dissemination of Isaria fumosorosea for control of the Asian citrus psyllid in South Texas. Subtropical Plant Science. 63:23-35.
Effects of leaf excision and sample storage methods on spectral reflectance by foliage of giant reed, Arundo donax -
Establishment of the armored scale, Rhizaspidiotus donacis, a biological control agent of Arundo donax -
Goolsby, J., Kirk, A.A., Moran, P.J., Racelis, A.E., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Cortes, E.C., Garcia, M.M., Jimenez, M.M., Summy, K.R., Ciomperlik, M.A., Sands, D.P. 2011. Establishment of the armored scale, Rhizaspidiotus donacis, a biological control agent of Arundo donax. Southwestern Entomologist. 36(3):373-374.
Impact of the Arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) on the weight of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) rhizomes in Languedoc southern France and Mediterranean Spain -
Cortes, E., Kirk, A., Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J., Racelis, A.E., Marcos-Garcia, M.A. 2011. Impact of the Arundo scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae) on the weight of Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) rhizomes in Languedoc southern France and Mediterranean Spain. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21(11):1369-1373.
Density-dependent impacts of the arundo scale (Rhizaspidiotus donacis) on the productivity and physiology of giant reed -
Racelis, A.E., Moran, P.J., Yang, C., Goolsby, J. 2011. Density-dependent impacts of the arundo scale (Rhizaspidiotus donacis) on the productivity and physiology of giant reed. Meeting Abstract. CDROM.
Plant level impacts of the arundo scale (Rhizaspidiotus donacis) on growth and eco-physiology of the invasive giant reed -
Racelis, A.E., Moran, P.J., Yang, C., Goolsby, J. 2011. Plant level impacts of the arundo scale (Rhizaspidiotus donacis) on growth and eco-physiology of the invasive giant reed. Meeting Abstract. CDROM.
The effect of the armored scale, Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), on shoot growth of the invasive plant Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae) -
Cortes, E., Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J., Marcos-Garcia, M.A. 2011. The effect of the armored scale, Rhizaspidiotus donacis (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), on shoot growth of the invasive plant Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21(5):535-545.
Lack of establishment of the Mediterranean tamarisk beetle Diorhabda elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on athel (Tamarix aphylla) (Tamaricaceae) in south Texas -
Moran, P.J. 2010. Lack of establishment of the Mediterranean tamarisk beetle Diorhabda elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) on athel (Tamarix aphylla) (Tamaricaceae) in south Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 35:129-146.
Seasonality and movement of adventive populations of the arundo wasp (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a biological control agent of giant reed in the Lower Rio Grande Basin in south Texas -
Racelis, A.E., Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J. 2009. Seasonality and movement of adventive populations of the arundo wasp (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a biological control agent of giant reed in the Lower Rio Grande Basin in south Texas. Southwestern Entomologist. 34(4):347-357.
Leaf beetles lasso tamarisk without hurting the relatives in Texas and the Southwest USA -
Moran, P.J., Deloach Jr, C.J., Knutson, A. E. 2009. Leaf beetles lasso tamarisk without hurting the relatives in Texas and the Southwest USA. Biocontrol News and Information. 30(3):50N-52N.
Open field host selection and behavior by tamarisk beetles (Diorhabda spp.)(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in biological control of exotic saltcedars (Tamarix spp.) and risks to non-target athel (T. aphylla) and native Frankenia -
Moran, P.J., Deloach Jr, C.J., Dudley, T., Sanabria, J. 2009. Open field host selection and behavior by tamarisk beetles (Diorhabda spp.) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in biological control of exotic saltcedars (Tamarix spp.) and risks to non-target athel (T. aphylla) and native Frankenia. Biological Control. 50:243-261.
Host range of Tetramesa romana Walker (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a potential biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax L. in North America -
Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J. 2009. Host range of Tetramesa romana Walker (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), a potential biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax L. in North America. Biological Control. 49:160-168.
Biology of the galling wasp, Tetramesa romana, a biological control agent of giant reed -
Moran, P.J., Goolsby, J. 2009. Biology of the galling wasp, Tetramesa romana, a biological control agent of giant reed. Biological Control. 49:169-179.
Development and impact of biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax, in the Rio Grande Basin of the U.S. and Mexico -
Goolsby, J., Moran, P.J., Everitt, J.H., Yang, C., Contreras-Arquieta, B., Watts, D., Moore, G., Spencer, D.F., Seaqright, E., Lacewell, R. 2008. Development and impact of biological control of giant reed, Arundo donax, in the Rio Grande Basin of the U.S. and Mexico. Meeting Abstract. CDROM.
Dynamics of Free Amino Acid Accumulations in Cotton Leaves Measured on Different Timelines After Irrigation -
Showler, A., Cavazos, J.O., Moran, P.J. 2007. Dynamics of free amino acid accumulations in cotton leaves measured on different timelines after irrigation. Subtropical Plant Science. 59:38-55.
Biological Control of Saltcedar (Cedro salado) (Tamarix spp.) in the United States, with Implications for Mexico -
Deloach Jr, C.J., Knutson, A.E., Moran, P.J., Michels, G.J., Thompson, D.C., Carruthers, R.I., Nibling, F., Fain, T.G. Biological Control of Saltcedar (Cedro salado) (Tamarix spp.) in the United States, with Implications for Mexico. 2007. In: Lira-Saldivar, R.H., editor. Bioplaguicidas Y Control Biologico. International Symposium of Sustainable Agriculture, 24-26 October 2007, Saltillo, Coahula, Mexico. p. 142-172.
Biological Control of Saltcedar and Giant Reed in the Lower Rio Grande Basin -
Moran, P.J., Deloach Jr, C.J., Goolsby, J., Kirk, A., Everitt, J.H., Yang, C., Spencer, D.F., Pepper, A., Contreras-Arquieta, A., Nibling, F. 2007. Biological Control of Saltcedar and Giant Reed in the Lower Rio Grande Basin. Meeting Abstract. CDROM.
Phomopsis amaranthicola and Microsphaeropsis amaranthi symptoms on Amaranthus spp. under South Texas Conditions -
Moran, P.J., Showler, A.T. 2007. Phomopsis amaranthicola and Microsphaeropsis amaranthi symptoms on Amaranthus spp. under South Texas conditions. Plant Disease. 91(12):1638-1646.
Winter Cover Crops and Vinegar for Early-Season Weed Control in Sustainable Cotton. -
Moran, P.J., Greenberg, S.M. 2008. Winter cover crops and vinegar for early-season weed control in sustainable cotton. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture. 32(3):483-506.
Biological Control of Saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) in South Texas with the Saltcedar Leaf Beetle, Diorhabda elongata, and Effects on Athel (T.aphylla). -
Use of Fungal Bioherbicides and Vinegar to Control Pigweeds in South Texas. -
Moran, P.J. 2007. Use of Fungal Bioherbicides and Vinegar to Control Pigweeds in South Texas. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts. (Abstract)
Winter cover crops and vinegar as weed control techniques in sustainable cotton production. -
Moran, P.J., Greenberg, S.M. 2006. Winter cover crops and vinegar as weed control techniques in sustainable cotton production. In: Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conferences, January 3-6, 2006, San Antonio, Texas. 2006 CDROM. p. 2188-2195.
WATER NUTRIENTS, PLANT NUTRIENTS, AND INDICATORS OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL ON WATERHYACINTH AT TEXAS FIELD SITES -
Moran, P.J. 2006. Water nutrients, plant nutrients, and indicators of biological control on waterhyacinth at Texas field sites. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 44:109-115.
RESEARCH AND INITIAL SUCCESS ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF SALTCEDAR IN THE UNITED STATES, WITH EMPHASIS ON TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO -
WATER NUTRIENTS, PLANT NUTRIENTS, AND INDICATORS OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN WATERHYACINTH AT TEXAS FIELD SITES. -
Moran, P.J. 2005. Water nutrients, plant nutrients, and indicators of biological control in waterhyacinth at Texas field sites. Aquatic Plant Management Society Meeting. p. 39.
POTENTIAL FOR INSECT VECTORING OF A PLANT PATHOGENIC FUNGUS TO IMPROVE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WATERHYACINTH -
Moran, P.J. 2005. Potential for insect vectoring of a plant pathogenic fungus to improve biological control of waterhyacinth. Aquatic Plant Management Society Meeting Program. p.57.
PLANT RESPONSES TO WATER DEFICIT AND SHADE STRESSES IN PIGWEED AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON FEEDING AND OVIPOSITION BY THE BEET ARMYWORM (LEPIDOPTERA: NOCTUIDAE) -
Moran, P.J., Showler, A.T. 2005. PLANT RESPONSES TO WATER DEFICIT AND SHADE STRESSES IN PIGWEED AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON FEEDING AND OVIPOSITION BY THE BEET ARMYWORM (LEPIDOPTERA: NOCTUIDAE). Environmental Entomology. 34(4):929-937.
LEAF SCARRING BY WATERHYACINTH WEEVILS (NEOCHETINA EICHHORNIAE AND N.BRUCHI) ENHANCES INFECTION BY THE FUNGUS CERCOSPORA PIAROPI ON WATERHYACINTH, EICHHORNIA CRASSIPES. -
Moran, P.J. 2005. Leaf scarring by waterhyacinth weevils (Neochetina eichhorniae and N.bruchi) enhances infection by the fungus Cercospora piaropi on waterhyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes. Biocontrol. 50(3):511-524.
FEEDING BY WATERHYACINTH WEEVILS (NEOCHETINA SPP.) (COLEOPTERA: CURCULIONIDAE)IN RELATION TO SITE CHARACTERISTICS, PLANT SIZE AND BIOCHEMICAL FACTORS -
Moran, P.J. 2004. Feeding by waterhyacinth weevils (Neochetina spp.) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in relation to site characteristics, plant size and biochemical factors. Environmental Entomology. 33:346-355.
OPPORTUNISTIC AND PLANT-MEDIATED INTERACTIONS BETWEEN NEOCHETINA SPP WEEVILS AND THE FUNGAL PATHOGEN CERCOSPORA PIAROPI FUNGI ON WATERHYACINTH (EICHHORNIA CRASSIPES). -
Moran, P.J. 2004. Opportunistic and plant-mediated interactions between neochetina spp weevils and the fungal pathogen cercospora piaropi fungi on waterhyacinth (eichhornia crassipes). International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. (Proceedings)
ENVIRONMENTAL LIMITATION ON BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WATERHYACINTH -
Moran, P.J. 2003. Environmental limitation on biological control of waterhyacinth. Invasive plants in natural and managed systems linking science and management in conjuction with 7th International Conference. (Abstract)
EFFECTS OF DROUGHT STRESSED COTTON, GOSSYPIUM HIRSUTUM L., ON BEET ARMYWORM, SPODOPTERA EXIGUA (HUBNER), OVIPOSITION, AND LARVAL FEEDING PREFERENCES AND GROWTH -
Showler, A., Moran, P.J. 2003. Effects of drought stressed cotton, Gossypium hirsutum L., on beet armyworm, Spodoptera exigua (Hubner), oviposition, and larval feeding preferences and growth. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 29(9):1997-2011.
GENE EXPRESSION PROFILING OF ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA IN COMPATIBLE PLANT-APHID INTERACTIONS -
Moran, P.J., Cheng, Y., Cassell, J.L., Thompson, G.A. 2003. Gene expression profiling of Arabidopsis thaliana in compatible plant-aphid interactions. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 51:182-203.
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