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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Paul Pratt
Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research
Entomology

Phone: (510) 559-6127
Fax: (510) 559-5963
Room 2136

USDA, ARS, PWA, WRRC-EIW
800 BUCHANAN STREET
ALBANY , CA 94710
Projects
Enhancing Water Resources Stewardship through Aquatic and Riparian Weed Management
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429011
Management of Invasive Weeds in Rangeland, Forest and Riparian Ecosystems in the Far Western U.S. Using Biological Control
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429088
Watershed-scale Assessment of Pest Dynamics and Implications for Area-wide Management of Invasive Insects and Weeds
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 430049
Collaborative Pollinator Bee Research and Pollinator Health Research Site Development
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 430065
Pest Management and Improvement of Pollinator Health
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431482
Search, Identification, and Exportation of Natural Enemies of the Aquatic Weeds Eichhornia Crassipes, Egeria Densa, and Ludwigia
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 428881

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Reconciling an invasive plant’s role in aquatic food webs: a case study of an adaptive management process for water hyacinth -
Spatial and temporal variation of biological control agents associated with Eichhornia crassipes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, California -
Hopper, J.V., Pratt, P.D., Mc Cue, K.F., Pitcairn, M.J., Moran, P.J., Madsen, J.D. 2017. Spatial and temporal variation of biological control agents associated with Eichhornia crassipes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, California. Biological Control. 111:13-22 doi: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.05.005.
Introduction history influences aboveground biomass allocation in Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius) -
The role of melaleuca control in Everglades restoration: accomplishments and future plans -
Lake, E.C., Tipping, P.W., Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Wheeler, G.S., Purcell, M.F., Center, T.D. 2017. The role of melaleuca control in Everglades restoration: accomplishments and future plans. Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team. 53-58.
Comparative evaluation of development and reproductive capacity of two biotypes of Lilioceris cheni Gressitt and Kimoto (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera L.) in Florida -
Manrique, V., Lake, E.C., Smith, M., Diaz, R., Franko, C., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Overholt, W.A. 2017. Comparative evaluation of development and reproductive capacity of two biotypes of Lilioceris cheni Gressitt and Kimoto (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera L.) in Florida. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 110(3):310-316.
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 -
Moran, P.J., Vacek, A.T., Racelis, A.E., Pratt, P.D., Goolsby, J. 2017. 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. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 27:96-114.
Development rate, consumption, and host fidelity of Neostauropus alternus (Walker, 1855) Lepidoptera:Notodontidae -
Pratt, P.D., Herdocia, K., Valentin, V., Makinson, J., Purcell, M., Mattison, E.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Moran, P.J., Raghu, S. 2016. Development rate, consumption, and host fidelity of Neostauropus alternus (Walker, 1855) Lepidoptera:Notodontidae. Pan Pacific Entomology. 92(4):200-209 doi: /10.3956/2016-92.4.200.
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.
The role of melaleuca control in Everglades restoration: accomplishments and future plans -
Are three colonies of Neostromboceros albicomus, a candidate biological control agent for Lygodium microphyllum, the same host biotype? -
Madeira, P.T., Facey, J., Pratt, P.D., Maul, D., Wheeler, G.S. 2016. Are three colonies of Neostromboceros albicomus, a candidate biological control agent for Lygodium microphyllum, the same host biotype? Biocontrol Science and Technology. 26(3):440-445.
Ecological host-range of Lilioceris cheni (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of Dioscorea bulbifera L. -
Lake, E.C., Smith, M., Dray Jr, F.A., Pratt, P.D. 2015. Ecological host-range of Lilioceris cheni (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a biological control agent of Dioscorea bulbifera L.. Biological Control. 85:18-24.
Collaborative efforts for managing Melaleuca in the Ciénega de Zapata, Cuba -
Girdina, D., Diaz, R., Pratt, P.D., Overholt, W. 2014. Collaborative efforts for managing Melaleuca in the Ciénega de Zapata, Cuba. Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Meeting Abstract.
Dispersal and establishment of new populations of the biological control agent Floracarus perrepae (Acariformes: Eriophyidae) on Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) -
Lake, E.C., Smith, M., Pratt, P.D., Boughton, A.J., Pemberton, R.W. 2014. Dispersal and establishment of new populations of the biological control agent Floracarus perrepae (Acariformes: Eriophyidae) on Old World climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae). Florida Entomologist. 97(2):827-829.
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.
Rhodomyrtus tomentosa: New Host Records for Metanastria gemella and Arna bipunctapex Reprint Icon -
Pratt, P.D., Makinson, J., Purcell, M., Pogue, M.G., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Myrtales: myrtaceae): New host records for Metanastria gemella (Lepidoptera: lasiocampidae) and Arna bipunctapex (Lepidoptera:lymantriidae). Florida Entomologist. 96(2):641-642. 2013.
First report of Puccinia psidii caused rust-disease epiphytotic on the invasive shrub Rhodomyrtus tomentosa in Florida Reprint Icon -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Klopfenstein, N.B., Ross-Davis, A.L., Rodgers, L. 2013. First report of Puccinia psidii caused rust-disease epiphytotic on the invasive shrub Rhodomyrtus tomentosa in Florida. Plant Disease. 97(10):1379-1380.2013.
Testing Carea varipes and Neostauropus alternus as biological control agents for the Florida invasive plant species Rhodomyrtus tomentosa. -
Herdonica, K., Valentine, V., Maul, D.P., Pratt, P.D. 2013. Testing Carea varipes and Neostauropus alternus as biological control agents for the Florida invasive plant species Rhodomyrtus tomentosa. Meeting Abstract.
Can genomics clarify the origins of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae in California, USA? -
Pratt, P.D., Madeira, P.T., Arakelian, G., Purcell, M., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. Can genomics clarify the origins of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae in California, USA? Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(5):602-606. 2013.
Current status of the biological control agent Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) in Florida -
Smith, M., Lake, E.C., Pratt, P.D., Broughton, A.J., Pemberton, R.W. Current status of the biological control agent Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) on Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist. 97(2):817-820.2014.
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.
Physiological host range of a mutualistic pair: Fergusonina turneri and its obligate nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae, potential biological control agents of Melaleuca quinquenervia -
Wright, S.A., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Buckingham, G.R. 2013. Physiological host range of a mutualistic pair: Fergusonina turneri and its obligate nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae, potential biological control agents of Melaleuca quinquenervia. Biocontrol. 23(4):409-422.
Two species of Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera) from Southeast Asia associated with downy rose myrtle, Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Myrtaceae) -
Adamski, D., Makinson, J.R., Brown, B.T., Wright, S.A., Pratt, P.D., Brown, J.W. 2013. Two species of Gelechioidea (Lepidoptera) from Southeast Asia associated with downy rose myrtle, Rhodomyrtus tomentosa (Myrtaceae). Journal of Lepidopterists Society. 67:111-127.
Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. -
Wu, Y., Johnson, T., Sing, S., Raghu, S., Wheeler, G.S., Pratt, P.D., Warner, K., Center, T., Goolsby, J., Reardon, R. 2013. Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. 536.
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.
Active rehabilitation possibilities for invasive tree occupied sites: Examples from Melaleuca quinquenervia systems in Florida -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2012. Active rehabilitation possibilities for invasive tree occupied sites: Examples from Melaleuca quinquenervia systems in Florida. Meeting Abstract. PS-4-72.
A new species, of Aceria neopaederiae (Acari: Eriophyidae), infesting Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae) in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore -
Konvipasruang, P., Chandrapatya, A., Amrine, Jr., J.W., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G.R., Pratt, P.D. 2012. A new species, of Aceria neopaederiae (Acari: Eriophyidae), infesting Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae) in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Systematic & Applied Acarology Special Publications. 17(2):191-201.
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.
Biocontrol without borders: the unintended spread of introduced weed biological control agents Reprint Icon -
Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2011. Biocontrol without borders: the unintended spread of introduced weed biological control agents. Biocontrol. 57(2):319-329. 2012.
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.
First report of the biological control agent Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in California, USA. Reprint Icon -
Pratt, P.D., Arakelian, G. 2011. First report of the biological control agent Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in California, USA. Florida Entomologist. 94(3):721-722.
Rehabilitation of invasive-tree degraded natural areas through biological control: a slow but steady process -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2013. Rehabilitation of invasive-tree degraded natural areas through biological control: a slow but steady process. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. FHTET-2012-07/262-264.
Hybrid vigor for the invasive exotic Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi., Anacardiaceae) in Florida -
Geiger, J.H., Pratt, P.D., Wheeler, G.S. 2011. Hybrid vigor for the invasive exotic Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi., Anacardiaceae) in Florida. International Journal of Plant Science. 172(5):655-663.
Influence of Temperature, Humidity, and Plant Terpenoid Profiles on Life History Characteristics of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), a Biological Control Agent of the Invasive Tree Melaleuca quinquenervia -
Chiarelli, R., Pratt, P.D., Silvers, C., Blackwood, S., Center, T.D. 2011. Influence of Temperature, Humidity, and Plant Terpenoid Profiles on Life History Characteristics of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), a Biological Control Agent of the Invasive Tree Melaleuca quinquenervia. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 104(3):488-497.
Acquired natural enemies of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Reprint Icon -
Christensen, R.M., Pratt, P.D., Costello, S.L., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. Acquired natural enemies of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Coleptera: Curculionidae). Florida Entomologist. 94(1):1-8. 2011.
DEFOLIATING BROAD NOSED WEEVIL, Plectrophoroides lutra; NOT SUITABLE FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF BRAZILIAN PEPPER Reprint Icon -
Wheeler, G.S., Geiger, J.H., Mckay, F., Rendon, J., Chawner, M., Pratt, P.D. 2010. Defoliating broad nosed weevil, Plectrophoroides lutra; not suitable for biological control of Brazilian Pepper. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21(1):89-91.
The genetic consequences of a demographic bottleneck in an introduced biological control insect Reprint Icon -
Franks, S., Pratt, P.D., Tsutsui, N. 2011. Direct evaluation of a genetic bottleneck in a recently introduced biological control insect. Biological Control. 12(1):201-211.
Herbivorous insects and plant pathogen work together to suppress an invasive tree performance -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2010. Herbivorous insects and plant pathogen work together to suppress an invasive tree performance. SciTopic.
Differential response by Melaleuca quinquenervia trees to attack by the rust fungus Puccinia psidii in Florida -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Wheeler, G.S. 2010. Differential response by Melaleuca quinquenervia trees to attack by the rust fungus Puccinia psidii in Florida. Plant Disease, 94(9):1165.2010.
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.
Exotic tree leaf litter accumulation and mass loss dynamics compared with two sympatric native species in South Florida, USA Reprint Icon -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Van, T.K. Exotic tree leaf litter accumulation and mass loss dynamics compared with two sympatric native species in south Florida, USA. European Journal of Forest Research. 129:1155-1168. 2010.
Melaleuca quinquenervia plants differ in susceptibility towards fungus Puccinia psidii infection and disease development. -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Wheeler, G.S., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2010. Melaleuca quinquenervia plants differ in susceptibility towards fungus Puccinia psidii infection and disease development.. American Phytopathological Society.
Breeding System of Ruellia succulenta Small (Acanthaceae) -
Geiger, J.H., Pratt, P.D., Koptur, S. 2010. Breeding System of Ruellia succulenta Small (Acanthaceae). Castanea. 75(4):454-460.
Natural enemy density and soil type influence growth and survival of Melaleuca quinquenervia seedlings -
Sevillano, L., Horvitz, C., Pratt, P.D. 2010. Natural enemy density and soil type influence growth and survival of Melaleuca quinquenervia seedlings. Biological Control, Volume 53, Issue 2, May 2010, Pages 168-177
Risk assessment: progress of quarantine biocontrol research on Chinese Tallow, Melaleuca, and Downy Rose Myrtle -
Melaleuca quinquenervia litter accumulation, mass loss, and impact on the establishment of forest-floor vegetation in southern Florida -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2009. Melaleuca quinquenervia litter accumulation, mass loss, and impact on the establishment of forest-floor vegetation in southern Florida. Ecological Society of America Abstracts.
Insects and a pathogen suppress Melaleuca quinquenervia cut-stump regrowth in Florida -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Van, T.K. 2009. Insects and a pathogen suppress Melaleuca quinquenervia cut-stump regrowth in Florida. Biological Control. 53:1-8.2010. DOI information: 10.1016/j.biocontrol.2009.07.017.
Hybrid haplotype vigor in Florida (USA) populations of the invasive exotic Brazilian peppertree, Schinus terebinthifolius -
Production, accumulation, and decomposition of Melaleuca quinquenervia litter biomass in time and space -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. Production, accumulation, and decomposition of Melaleuca quinquenervia litter biomass in time and space. Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council.
Geographic distribution and regional impacts of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), biological control agents of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia -
Balentine, K.M., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. Geographic distribution and regional impacts of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), biological control agents of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia. Environmental Entomology. 38(4):1145-1154. 2009.
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.
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.
Host specificity of Ischnodemus variegatus, an herbivore of West Indian marsh grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis) -
Diaz, R., Overholt, W.A., Cuda, J.P., Pratt, P.D., Fox, A. 2008. Host specificity of Ischnodemus variegatus, an herbivore of West Indian marsh grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis). Biocontrol Science and Technology. 54:301-312.
Geographic range expansion of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to the Bahamian Archipelego -
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. Geographic range expansion of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to the Bahamian Archipelago. Florida Entomologist. 91(4):695-697. 2008.
Interregional comparison of the size-structure of populations of Melaleuca quinquenervia in its native and exotic range, with and without biocontrol agents -
Servillano, L., Pratt, P.D., Franks, S., Hrovitz, C. Interregional comparison of the size-structure of populations of Melaleuca quinquenervia in its native and exotic range, with and without biocontrol agents. Australian Weeds Conference 16, 147-149.
Temperature-dependent development, survival and potential distribution of Ischnodemus variegatus (Hemiptera: Blissidae), an herbivore of West Indian marsh grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis) -
Diaz, R., Overholt, W.A., Cuda, J.P., Pratt, P.D., Fox, A. 2008. Temperature-dependent development, survival and potential distribution of Ischnodemus variegatus (Hemiptera: Blissidae), an herbivore of West Indian marsh grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis). Annals of the Entomological Society of America,May 2008 : Volume 101 Issue 3, pps. 604-612.
Natural enemies thin melaleuca-canopy and help increase plant diversity in the melaleuca stands. -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2008. Natural enemies thin melaleuca-canopy and help increase plant diversity in the melaleuca stands.. Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council.
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.
Consequences of Melaleuca quinquenervia invasion of the Florida Everglades: “Notes from the underground” with specific reference to nematodes -
Porazinska, D.L., Pratt, P.D., Giblin-Davis, R.M. 2007. Consequences of Melaleuca quinquenervia invasion of the Florida Everglades: “Notes from the underground” with specific reference to nematodes. Journal of Nematology. 39(4): 305-312.
Selection on herbivory resistance and growth rate in an invasive plant -
Franks, S.J., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E.L. 2008. Selection on herbivory resistance and competitive ability traits in an invasive plant. The American Naturalist, Vol. 171, No. 5, pp. 678-691.
Shoot demographics for melaleuca and impacts of simulated herbivory on vegetative development -
Silvers, C.S., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Center, T.D. Shoot demographics for melaleuca and impacts of simulated herbivory on vegetative development. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 46:121-125. 2008.
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.
No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies -
Franks, S.J., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E.L. 2008. No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies. Biological Invasions. 10(4):455-466.
No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies -
Franks, S.J., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E.L. 2007. No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies. Biological Invasions. 10:455-466.
NO EVOLUTION OF INCREASED COMPETITIVE ABILITY OR DECREASED ALLOCATION TO DEFENSE IN MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA SINCE RELEASE FROM NATURAL ENEMIES. -
Franks, S.D., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E. 2008. No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies.. Biological Invasions 10(4): 455-466. (published online: Aug 2007)
Integrated management of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in southern Florida: Special emphasis on the natural enemy impact -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Laroche, F. 2007. Integrated management of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in southern Florida: Special emphasis on the natural enemy impact . Integrated Pest Management Symposium Workshop Proceedings.
Invasion of Caribbean Island Wetlands by Melaleuca quinquenervia -
Bernier, L., Pratt, P.D. 2007. Invasion of Caribbean Island Wetlands by Melaleuca quinquenervia. Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions.
New host and expanded geographic range of the stellate scale, Vinsonia stellifera (Westwood) (Hemiptera: Coccidae: Ceroplastinae) -
Blackwood, J.S., Pratt, P.D. 2007. New host and expanded geographic range of the stellate scale, Vinsonia stellifera (Westwood) (Hemiptera: Coccidae: Ceroplastinae). Florida Entomologist. 90:413-414.
Intraspecific variation of Melaleuca quinquenervia leaf oils in its naturalized range in FLorida, the Caribbean, and Hawaii -
Wheeler, G.S., Pratt, P.D., Giblin-Davis, R.M., Ordung, K. 2007. Intraspecific variation of Melaleuca quinquenervia leaf oils in its naturalized range in Florida, the Caribbean, and Hawaii. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology. 35(8):489-500.
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.
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.
Dynamics of invasive plant monocultures following the establishment of natural enemies: an example from the Melaleuca quinquenervia system in Florida -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Van, T.K., Center, T.D. 2007. Dynamics of invasive plant monocultures following the establishment of natural enemies: an example from the Melaleuca quinquenervia system in Florida. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.
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.
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.
Herbivory by introduced insects reduces growth and survival of Melaleuca quinquenervia -
Pratt, P.D. 2007. Herbivory by introduced insects reduces growth and survival of Melaleuca quinquenervia. International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.
Naturalization and biomass allocation of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in wetlands of the Bahamas -
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Silvers, C.S., Ferriter, A.P. Naturalization and biomass allocation of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in wetlands of the Bahamas. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 45:8-16. 2007.
T.A.M.E. Melaleuca: a regional approach for suppressing one of Florida's worst weeds -
Silvers, C., Pratt, P.D., Ferriter, A., Center, T.D. 2007. T.A.M.E. Melaleuca: a regional approach for suppressing one of Florida's worst weeds. Ecological Society of America Proceedings. Proceedings of the Ecological Society of America 91st Annual Meeting.
T.A.M.E. Melaleuca: a regional approach for suppressing one of Florida’s worst weeds -
Silvers, C., Pratt, P.D., Ferriter, A., Center, T.D. 2007. T.A.M.E. Melaleuca: a regional approach for suppressing one of Florida’s worst weeds. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 45:1-8.
"T.A.M.E." MELALEUCA: A REGIONAL APPROACH FOR SUPPRESSING ONE OF FLORIDA'S WORST WEEDS. -
Silvers, C.S., Pratt, P.D., Ferriter, A.P., Center, T.D. 2007. "T.A.M.E." melaleuca: a regional approach for suppressing one of Florida's worst weeds. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management. 45:1-7.
"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.
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.
Establishment, spread and impacts of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae, a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia. -
Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2006. Establishment, spread and impacts of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae, a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia.. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
T.A.M.E. Melaleuca Website Reprint Icon -
Meisenberg, M., Silvers, C.S., Pratt, P.D., Scoles, J.C., Langeland, K.A., Ferriter, A., Mccormick, C. 2006. T.A.M.E. Melaleuca Website. World Wide Web. tame.ifas.ufl.edu.
Geographic range expansion of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (hemiptera: psyllidae), to Puerto Rico -
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Bernier, L.S., Center, T.D. Geographic range expansion of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: psyllidae), to Puerto Rico. Florida Entomologist. 89(4):529-531. 2006.
TAME MELALEUCA - AN AREAWIDE PEST MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE -
Langeland, K., Ferriter, A., Silvers, C.S., Pratt, P.D. 2009. TAME MELALEUCA - AN AREAWIDE PEST MANAGEMENT INITIATIVE. pp. 319-327. In: Van Devender, T.R., Espinosa-Garcia, F.J., Harper-Lore, B.L., Hubbard, T.[eds.], Invasive Plants On the Move: Controlling Them in North America. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Tucson, Arizona. 2009.
CHAPTER 9: THE STATUS OF NONINDIGENOUS SPECIES IN THE SOUTH FLORIDA ENVIRONMENT. -
Ferriter, A., Doren, R., Goodyear, C., Thayer, D., Burch, J., Toth, L., Bodle, M., Lane, J., Schmitz, D., Pratt, P.D., Snow, S., Langeland, K. 2006. The status of nonindigenous species in the south Florida environment. In: G. Redfield, ed. South Florida Environmental Report, South Florida Water Management District. West Palm Beach, FL: p. 9-1 through 9-101.
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.
ADDITIVE IMPACTS OF PLANT PATHOGEN-INSECT ENHANCES PEST-PLANT CONTROL EFFICACY: EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE FROM THE RUST-INSECT-MELALEUCA SYSTEM. -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.C. 2006. Additive impacts of plant pathogen-insect enhances pest-plant control efficacy: experimental evidence from the rust-insect-melaleuca system.. Phytopathology. 96:S96
HERBIVORY BY BOREIOGLYCASPIS MELALEUCAE (HEMIPTERA: PSYLLIDAE) ACCELERATES FOLIAR SENESCENCE AND ABSCISSION IN THE INVASIVE TREE MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA -
Pratt, P.D., Morath, S., Silvers, C.S., Center, T.D. 2006. Herbivory by Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) accelerates foliar degradation and abscission in the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia. Environmental Entomology. 35(5):1372-1378.
REGROWTH SUPPRESSION OF THE INVASIVE TREE MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA USING INTEGRATED BIOLOGICAL AND MECHANICAL CONTROL. -
Wiggers, M.S., Pratt, P.D., Tonkel, K. 2006. Regrowth suppression of the invasive tree melaleuca quinquenervia using integrated biological and mechanical control.. Ecological Society of America Proceedings.
he land manager’s handbook on integrated pest management of Melaleuca quinquenervia Reprint Icon -
Scoles, J.C., Pratt, P.D., Silvers, C.S., Langeland, K.A., Meisenburg, M.J., Ferriter, A.P., Gioeli, K.T., Gray, C.J. 2006. he land manager’s handbook on integrated pest management of Melaleuca quinquenervia. Agriculture Handbook. tame.ifas.ufl.edu/publications.shtml.
Interactive association between Puccinia psidii and Oxyops vitosa, two introduced natural enemies of Melaleuca quinquenervia in Florida -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2005. Interactive association between Puccinia psidii and Oxyops vitosa, two introduced natural enemies of Melaleuca quinquenervia in Florida. Biological Control. 37:56-67.
Temporal and structural effects of stands on litter production in Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated wetlands of South Florida -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2006. Temporal and structural effects of stands on litter production in Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated wetlands of South Florida. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 14:303-316. 2006.
Temporal and structural effects of stands on litter production in Melaleuca quinqueneriva dominated wetlands of south Florida. -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2006. Temporal and structural effects of stands on litter production in Melaleuca quinquenervia dominated wetlands of south Florida. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 14:303-316.
HERBIVORY BY INTRODUCED INSECTS REDUCES GROWTH AND SURVIVAL OF MELALEUCA -
Franks, S., Kral, A., Pratt, P.D. 2006. Herbivory by introduced insects reduces growth and survival of melaleuca. Environmental Entomology. 35(2):366-372.
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.
BUD-GALL FLY RELEASE FOR BIOCONTROL OF MELALEUCA IN FLORIDA. -
Blackwood, J.S., Lieurance, D.M., Giblin-Davis, R., Pratt, P.D. 2005. Bud-gall fly release for biocontrol of melaleuca in florida.. Biocontrol News and Information. 26(2):48N.
Herbivory alters competitive interactions between two invasive aguatic plants -
Center, T.D., Van, T.K., Dray Jr., F.A., Franks, S.J., Rebelo, M.T., Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M.B. Herbivory alters competitive interactions between two invasive aguatic plants. Biological Control. 33:173-185. 2005.
INVASIONS OF PUERTO RICAN WETLANDS BY THE AUSTRALIAN TREE MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA. -
Pratt, P.D., Quevedo, V., Bernier, L., Sustache, J., Center, T.D. 2005. INVASIONS OF PUERTO RICAN WETLANDS BY THE AUSTRALIAN TREE MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA.. Carribean Journal of Science. 41(1):42-54.2005a.
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.
First report of infection of Lygodium microphyllum by Puccinia lygodii, a potential biocontrol agent of an invasive fern in Florida -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Pemberton, R.W., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D. First report of infection of Lygodium microphyllum by Puccinia lygodii, a potential biocontrol agent of an invasive fern in Florida. Plant Disease. 89(1):110. 2005.
SELECTION FOR RESISTANCE IN INVASIVE PLANTS -
Franks, S.J., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E.L. 2004. Selection for resistance in invasive plants. Weed Technology.
POST-RELEASE PROCEDURES FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS OF AQUATIC AND WETLAND WEEDS -
Center, T.D. 2004. Post-release procedures for biological control agents of aquatic and wetland weeds, pp. 71-84. In: E.M. Coombs, J.K. Clark, G.L. Piper, and A. F. Cofrancesco, Jr. (editors). Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis. 467pp.
INTEGRATING MECHANICAL AND BIOLOGICAL CONTROL METHODS TO SUPPRESS MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA -
Wiggers, S., Pratt, P.D., Tonkel, K. 2004. Integrating mechanical and biological control methods to suppress melaleuca quinquenervia. Florida Weed Science Society Proceedings.
IMPACTS OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS ON MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA SEEDLINGS: CONTROLLING RECRUITMENT -
Johnson, R., Franks, S.J., Kral, A., Pratt, P.D. 2004. Impacts of biological control agents on melaleuca quinquenervia seedlings: controlling recruitment. Florida Weed Science Society Proceedings.
NATURAL ENEMY ESCAPE AND THE EVOLUTION OF HERBIVORY RESISTANCE IN THE INVASIVE PLANT MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA -
Franks, S.J., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E.L. 2004. Natural enemy escape and the evolution of herbivory resistance in the invasive plant melaleuca quinquenervia. Gordon Research Conference Proceedings.
DISPERSAL OF OXYOPS VITIOSA: A BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT OF MELALEUCA IN FLORIDA -
Overholt, W.A., Pratt, P.D. March 2004. Dispersal of oxyops vitiosa: a biological control agent of melaleuca in florida. Agricultural Experiment Station Publication.
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL CONTAINMENT FACILITIES IN FLORIDA -
Overholt, W.A., Cave, R.D., Pratt, P.D., Lake, P.C., Scoles, J.C. March 2004. Biological control containment facilities in florida. Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Journal Series.
POST-RELEASE EVALUATION OF THE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA IN SOUTH FLORIDA. -
Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2004. Post-release evaluation of the biological control of melaleuca quinquenervia in south florida.. Meeting Abstract. Vol. 44, p 64.
OXYOPS VITIOSA -
Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Wineriter, S.A. 2004. Oxyops vitiosa. Pages 270-272 Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States.
LOW-DENSITY RELEASES OF NEOSEIULUS FALLACIS TO CONTROL TETRANYCHUS URTICAE (ACARI: PHYTOSEIIDAE, TETRANYCHIDAE): ACHIEVING NEAR-EQUILIBRIUM PREDATOR: PREY DENSITIES, AND MAXIMUM DISPERSAL OF PREDATOR MITES IN APPLE SEEDLINGS -
Croft, B.A., Pratt, P.D., Luh, H.K. 2004. Low-density releases of neoseiulus fallacis to control tetranychus urticae (acari: phytoseiidae, tetranychidae): achieving near-equilibrium predator: prey densities, and maximum dispersal of predator mites in apple seedlings. Experimental and Applied Acarology.
DULINIUS CONCHATUS (HEMIPTERA:TINGIDAE), CONSIDERED AND REJECTED AS A POTENTIAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT OF PAEDERIA FOETIDA, AN INVASIVE WEED IN HAWAII AND FLORIDA -
Pemberton, R.W., Muari, K., Pratt, P.D., Teramoto, K. 2003. Dulinius conchatus (hemiptera:tingidae), considered and rejected as a potential biological control agent of paederia foetida, an invasive weed in hawaii and florida. Hawaiian Entomological Society Proceedings.
TAME MELALEUCA: AN AREA WIDE APPROACH FOR CONTROLLING MELALEUCA. -
Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D. 2003. Tame melaleuca: an area wide approach for controlling melaleuca.. Meeting Abstract.
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.
THE EFFECTS OF INSECT HERBIVORY ON SEEDLINGS OF THE INVASIVE TREE MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA -
Franks, S.J., Kral, A.M., Pratt, P.D. 2003. The effects of insect herbivory on seedlings of the invasive tree melaleuca quinquenervia. Ecological Society of America Abstracts.
ARTHROPODS ASSOCIATED WITH ABOVE-GROUND PORTIONS OF THE INVASIVE TREE MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA IN SOUTH FLORIDA, USA. -
Costello, S., Pratt, P.D., Rayachhetry, M., Center, T.D. 2003. ARTHROPODS ASSOCIATED WITH ABOVE-GROUND PORTIONS OF THE INVASIVE TREE MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA IN SOUTH FLORIDA, USA.. Florida Entomologist. 86(3):300-322. 2003.
SKUNK VINE (PAEDERIA FOETIDA) -
Pratt, P.D., Pemberton, R.W. 2004. Skunk vine (paederia foetida). Biological Control of Weeds in the United States.
Modeling the influence of resource availability on population densities of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia -
Pratt, P.D., Rayamajhi, M., Van, T.K., Center, T.D. 2004. Modeling the influence of resource availability on population densities of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 14(1):51-61.2004.
MELALEUCA (MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA) -
Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K. 2004. MELALEUCA (MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA). Biological Control of Weeds in the United States. 268-270. 2004.
QUANTIFYING THE ADVENTIVE GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION AND DISPERSAL RATE OF OXYOPS VITIOSA, A BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT OF THE INVASIVE TREE MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA -
Pratt, P.D., Slone, D.H., Ferriter, A. 2003. Quantifying the adventive geographic distribution and dispersal rate of oxyops vitiosa, a biological control agent of the invasive tree melaleuca quinquenervia. Detecting Invasive Exotic Plants.
DOES HERBIVORY SELECT FOR RESISTANT GENOTYPES OF THE INVASIVE TREE MELALEUCA QUINQUENERVIA? -
Franks, S.J., Pratt, P.D., Dray Jr, F.A., Simms, E.L. 2003. Does herbivory select for resistant genotypes of the invasive tree melaleuca quinquenervia?. The 7th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions.
FIRST REPORT OF THE PATHOGENICITY OF COLLETOTRICHUM GLOEOSPORIOIDES ON INVASIVE FERNS, LYGODIUM MICROPHYLLUM AND L. JAPONICUM IN FLORIDA. -
Jones, K.A., Rayamajhi, M.B., Pratt, P.D., Van, T.K. 2003. First report of the pathogenicity of colletotrichum gloeosporioides on invasive ferns, lygodium microphyllum and l. japonicum in florida.. Plant Disease.
COMPETITION EXPERIMENTS FOR PRE-RELEASE EVALUATION OF THE POTENTIAL EFFICACY OF NEW BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS -
Center, T.D., Van, T.K., Rebelo, T., Dray Jr, F.A., Pratt, P.D., and Rayamajhi, M.B. 2004. Competition experiments for pre-release evaluation of the potential efficacy of new biological control agents. In: Proceedings of the XI International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (eds. J. M. Cullen, D. T. Briese, D. J. Kriticos, W. M. Lansdale, L. Marin, and J. K. Scott), pp. 222-223. CSIRO Entomolgy, Canberra, Australia. Meeting Abstract.
Geographic distribution and dispersal of Oxyops vitosa (Coleoptera: Cruulionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in South Florida -
Pratt, P.D., Slone, D.H., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., and Center, T.D. Geographic distribution and dispersal of Oxyops vitosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in South Florida. Environmental Entomology. 32(2):397-406. 2003.
PLANT-RELATED FACTORS INFLUENCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF NEOSEIULUS FALLACIS (ACARI: PHYTOSEIIDAE), A BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT OF SPIDER MITES ON LANDSCAPE ORNAMENTAL PLANTS -
Pratt, P.D., Rosetta, R., Croft, B.A. 2002. Plant-related factors influence the effectiveness of neoseiulus fallacis (acari: phytoseiidae), a biological control agent of spider mites on landscape ornamental plants. Journal of Economic Entomology.
BOREIOGLYCASPIS MELALEUCAE -
Pratt, P.D., Center, T.D., Rayamajhi, M.B., Van, T.K., Wineriter, S.A. 2004. Boreioglycaspis melaleucae. Pages 273-274 Biological Control of Invasive Plants in the United States.
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