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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Lincoln Smith (Link)
Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research
Entomology

Phone: (499) 623-0200
Fax: (499) 623-0490

810, Avenue du Campus Agropolis
ALBANY , CA 349800000
Projects
Biological Control of Invasive Arthropod Pests from the Eastern Hemisphere
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429079
Biological Control of Invasive Weeds from Eurasia and Africa
In-House Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 429083
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
Biological Control Research to Manage Invasive Exotic Rangeland Weeds on Bureau of Land Management Lands
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 428574
Deployed Warfighter Protection Research Program (FY 2016)
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 430533
Biological Control of the Olive Fly in California
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 430644
Foreign Exploration for Biological Control of Bagrada bug
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 431777
Deployed Warfighter Protection Research Program (FY 2017)
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 431974
Cooperation between EBCL and the Aristotle of Thessaloniki, Greece School of Agriculture
Memorandum of Understanding (M)
  Accession Number: 430442
USAMMDA Vector Management Field Research in Greece
Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 428677
Exploration in South Africa for the Stink Bug Bagrada hilaris and Its Native Natural enemies
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431665
Biological Control of Invasive Weeds and Insect Pests
Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429240

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Impacts of the psyllid Arytinnis hakani on invasive French broom in relation to plant size and psyllid density -
Hogg, B.N., Moran, P.J., Smith, L. 2017. Impacts of the psyllid Arytinnis hakani on invasive French broom in relation to plant size and psyllid density. Environmental Entomology. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvx074.
Assessing the biological control of yellow starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis L): prospective analysis of the impact of the rosette weevil (Ceratapion basicorne (Illiger)) -
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.
Impacts of the adventive psyllid Arytainilla spartiophila on growth of the invasive weed Cytisus scoparius under controlled and field conditions in California -
Hogg, B.N., Smith, L., Daane, K.M. 2016. Impacts of the adventive psyllid Arytainilla spartiophila on growth of the invasive weed Cytisus scoparius under controlled and field conditions in California. Environmental Entomology. 45:109-116.
Genetic and morphological studies of Trichosirocalus species introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand for the biological control of thistles -
De Biase, A., Colonelli, E., Belvedere, S., La Marca, A., Cristofaro, M., Smith, L. 2016. Genetic and morphological studies of Trichosirocalus species introduced to North America, Australia and New Zealand for the biological control of thistles. Bulletin of Entomological Research. 106(1): 99-113. doi:10.1017/S000748531500084X.
Duration of emission of volatile organic compounds from mechanically damaged plant leaves -
Smith, L., Beck, J.J. 2015. Duration of emission of volatile organic compounds from mechanically damaged plant leaves. Journal of Plant Physiology. 188, 19-28.
Insect / pathogenic fungi synergism for the biological control of Lepidium draba, an invasive weed in the U.S. -
Tannieres, M., Bon, M., Smith, L. 2015. Insect / pathogenic fungi synergism for the biological control of Lepidium draba, an invasive weed in the U.S. Meeting Proceedings. Pathobiome: pathogens in microbiotas in hosts symposium, 24th-26th june 2015, Paris, France. Poster.
In-field volatile collection and analysis method utilizing a portable GC-MS: in situ headspace analysis of intact and damaged yellow starthistle flower heads Reprint Icon -
Beck, J.J., Porter, N., Cook, D., Griffith, C., Gee, W.S., Rands, A.D., Truong, T.V., Smith, L., San Roman, I. 2015. In-field volatile collection and analysis method utilizing a portable GC-MS: in situ headspace analysis of intact and damaged yellow starthistle flower heads. Phytochemical Analysis. 26:395-403.
Orientation behavior of predaceous ground beetle species in response to volatile emissions from yellow starthistle damaged by an invasive slug -
Oster, M., Smith, L., Beck, J.J., Howard, A., Field, C.B. 2014. Orientation behavior of predaceous ground beetle species in response to volatile emissions from yellow starthistle damaged by an invasive slug. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 8:429-437.
Prediction of the geographic distribution of the psyllid, Arytinnis hakani (Hemoptera, Psyllidae), a prospective biological control agent of Genista monspessulana, based on the effect of temperature on development, fecundity -
Smith, L. 2014. Prediction of the geographic distribution of the psyllid, Arytinnis hakani (Hemoptera, Psyllidae), a prospective biological control agent of Genista monspessulana, based on the effect of temperature on development, fecundity. Environmental Entomology. 43(5):1389-1398. doi: 10.1603/EN14086.
Ceratapion basicorne (Illiger) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): laboratory and open field trials to assess its specificity as biocontrol agent of Centaurea solstitialis (Asteraceae: Cardueae) -
Paolini, A., Cristofaro, M., Lecce, F., Di Cristina, F., De Biase, A., Belvedere, S., Antonini, G., Tronci, C., Smith, L. 2014. Ceratapion basicorne (Illiger) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): laboratory and open field trials to assess its specificity as biocontrol agent of Centaurea solstitialis (Asteraceae: Cardueae). Meeting Proceedings. Atti Accademia Nazionale Italiana di Entomologia Anno LXII, Florence, Italy, Feb. 21, 2014. Vol. 2014:91-96.
Molecular studies on the species complex of Trichosirocalus horridus in the biological control of Carduinae weeds. Reprint Icon -
De Biase, A., Colonnelli, E., Belvedere, S., La Marca, A., Cristofaro, M., Smith, L. 2015. Molecular studies on the species complex of Trichosirocalus horridus in the biological control of Carduinae weeds. Meeting Proceedings. Atti Accademia Nazionale Italiana di Entomologia Anno. LXII, 2014: 115-119.
Pre-release efficacy test of the prospective biological control agent Arytinnis hakani on the invasive weed Genista monspessulana -
Cook, B.S., Smith, L. 2014. Pre-release efficacy test of the prospective biological control agent Arytinnis hakani on the invasive weed Genista monspessulana. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 24(6):641-651.
Field experiments to evaluate host plant specificity of prospective agents of Onopordum acanthium in Bulgaria -
Taxonomic status of Trichosirocalus species (Curculionidae) attacking Carduus, Cirsium and Onopordum species -
Improving the evaluation process of Cosmobaris scolopacea (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a prospective biocontrol agent of Salsola tragus, using a molecular approach -
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.
An overview of plant volatile metabolomics, sample treatment, and reporting considerations with emphasis on mechanical damage and biological control of weeds -
Beck, J.J., Smith, L., Baig, N. 2014. An overview of plant volatile metabolomics, sample treatment, and reporting considerations with emphasis on mechanical damage and biological control of weeds. Phytochemical Analysis. 25(4):331-341.
Effect of mechanical damage on emission of volatile organic compounds from plant leaves and implications for evaluation of host plant specificity of prospective biological control agents of weeds -
Smith, L., Beck, J.J. 2013. Effect of mechanical damage on emission of volatile organic compounds from plant leaves and implications for evaluation of host plant specificity of prospective biological control agents of weeds. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 23(8):880-907.
Status of biological control projects on yellow starthistle, Russian thistle, Scotch thistle, Cape-ivy and French broom -
Field release of a prospective biological control agent of weeds, Ceratapion basicorne, to evaluate potential risk to a nontarget crop -
Cristofaro, M., Debiase, A., Smith, L. 2012. Field release of a prospective biological control agent of weeds, Ceratapion basicorne, to evaluate potential risk to a nontarget crop. Biological Control. 64:305-314.
Host specificity of an Italian population of Cosmobaris scolopacea (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), candidate for the biological control of Salsola tragus (Chenopodiaceae) -
Cristofaro, M., Lecce, F., Paolini, A., Di Cristina, F., Bon, M., Colonnelli, E., Smith, L. 2013. Host specificity of an Italian population of Cosmobaris scolopacea (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), candidate for the biological control of Salsola tragus (Chenopodiaceae). In: Y. Wu, T. Johnson, S. Sing, S. Raghu, G. Wheeler, P. Pratt, K. Warner, T. Center, J. Goolsby and R. Reardon (eds.), Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds.USDA, U.S. Forest Service, FHTET-2012-07.pp.20-25.
Open field experiment to assess the host specificity of Lixus cardui (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a potential candidate for biological control of Onopordum acanthium (Asteraceae) -
Harizanova, V., Stoeva, A., Cristofaro, M., Paolini, A., Lecce, F., Di Cristina, F., De Biase, A., Smith, L. 2013. Open field experiment to assess the host specificity of Lixus cardui (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a potential candidate for biological control of Onopordum acanthium (Asteraceae). In: Y. Wu, T. Johnson, S. Sing, S. Raghu, G. Wheeler, P. Pratt, K. Warter, T. Center, J. Goolsby and R. Reardon (eds.), Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds. p.53.
Host plant oviposition preference of Ceratapion basicorne (Coleoptera:Apionidae), a potential biological control agent of yellow starthistle -
Smith, L. 2012. Host plant oviposition preference of Ceratapion basicorne (Coleoptera:Apionidae), a potential biological control agent of yellow starthistle. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 22(4):407-418.
Status of biological control projects on yellow starthistle, Russian thistle, Scotch thistle, Cape-ivy and French broom -
Smith, L. 2012. Status of biological control projects on yellow starthistle, Russian thistle, Scotch thistle, Cape-ivy and French broom. Western Society of Weed Science. [abstract].
Laboratory and field experimental evaluation of host plant specificity of Aceria solstitialis, a prospective biological control agent of yellow starthistle Reprint Icon -
Stoeva, A., Harizanova, V., De Lillo, E., Massimo, C., Smith, L. 2011. Laboratory and field experimental evaluation of host plant specificity of Aceria solstitialis, a prospective biological control agent of yellow starthistle. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 56(1):43-55 DOI: 10.1007/s10493-011-9497-6.
How many species of Salsola tumbleweeds (Russian thistle) occur in the Western USA? -
Relationships of host plant phylogeny, chemistry and host plant specificity of several agents of yellow starthistle -
Genetic and behavioral differences among purported species of the weevil Trichosirocalus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) for biological control of thistles (Asteraceae, Cardueae) -
Field garden experiments to assess the host specificity of Aceria solstitialis (Acari: Eriophyoidea), potential biocontrol agent for Centaurea solstitialis (Asteraceae) -
Climatic analysis to determine where to collect and release Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis for biological control of yellow starthistle -
Smith, L., Fisher, A.J., Woods, D.M. 2011. Climatic analysis to determine where to collect and release Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis for biological control of yellow starthistle. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 21(3):333-351.
Yellow starthistle rust: summary of release, establishment and biology in California -
Woods, D.M., Bruckart, W.L., Ditomaso, J., Fisher, A.J., Gordon, T., O'Brien, J., Pitcairn, M., Popescu, V., Smith, L., Villegas, B., Yribe, A. 2010. Yellow starthistle rust: summary of release, establishment and biology in California. In D.M. Woods (ed.), Biological Control 2009 Annual Summary. California Department of Food and Agriculture, Plant Heath and Pest Prevention Services, Sacramento, California, pp.43-40.
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.
Effectiveness of Eriophyid Mites for Biological Control of Weeds -
Smith, L. 2010. Effectiveness of Eriophyid Mites for Biological Control of Weeds. Acarology International Congress Abstract Book, Recife, Brazil.pp. 257-258.
Assessing difficult targets - when is biological control feasible? -
Smith, L. 2010. Assessing difficult targets - when is biological control feasible?. Meeting Abstract. IOBC Symposium, May 11-13, 2010, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
Classical biological control for the protection of native ecosystems -
Van Driesche, R.G., Carruthers, R.I., Center, T.D., Smith, L. 2010. Classical biological control for the protection of native ecosystems. Biological Control. 54:502-533.
Six Species of Salsola tumbleweeds (Russian thistle) in the Western USA and Prospects for their Control -
Smith, L., Hrusa, G., Gaskin, J.F., Bruckart, W.L., Berner, D.K., Cristofaro, M. 2010. Six Species of Salsola tumbleweeds (Russian thistle) in the Western USA and Prospects for their Control. Weed Science Society of America Meeting Abstracts.
Effectiveness of Eriophyid Mites for Biological Control of Weedy Plants and Challenges for Future Research -
Smith, L., Delillo, E., Amrine, Jr., J.W. 2009. Effectiveness of Eriophyid Mites for Biological Control of Weedy Plants and Challenges for Future Research. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Effectiveness of Eriophyid Mites for Biological Control of Weedy Plants and Challenges for Future Research -
Smith, L., Delillo, E., Amrine, Jr., J.W. 2010. Effectiveness of Eriophyid Mites for Biological Control of Weedy Plants and Challenges for Future Research. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 51(1):115-149.
Host specificity and specialization in eriophyoid mites -
Skoracka, A., Smith, L., Oldfield, G., Cristofaro, M., Amrine, Jr., J.W. 2010. Host specificity and specialization in eriophyoid mites. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 51(1-3):93-113.
Using molecular genetics to identify immature specimens of the weevil Ceratapion basicorne (Coleoptera, Apionidae) -
Antonini, G., Coletti, G., Serrani, L., Tronci, C., Cristofaro, M., Smith, L. 2009. Using molecular genetics to identify immature specimens of the weevil Ceratapion basicorne (Coleoptera, Apionidae). Biological Control. 51:152-157.
Preparation for the introduction of a new yellow starthistle biological control agent into California -
Woods, D.M., Smith, L. 2009. Preparation for the introduction of a new yellow starthistle biological control agent into California. In D.M.Woods, (ed.), Biological Control Program 2008 Annual Summary. California Department of Food and Agriculture, Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services, Sacramento, California.pp.43-46.
Species of Salsola (Russian thistle) in the Western USA and Prospects for Biological Control -
How effective is biological control, what are its limitations, and how can we do a better job? -
Field assessment of host plant specificity and potential effectiveness of a prospective biological control agent, Aceria salsolae, of Russian thistle, Salsola tragus -
Smith, L., Cristofaro, M., De Lillo, E., Monfreda, R., Paolini, A. 2009. Field Assessment of Host Plant Specificity and Potential Effectiveness of a Prospective Biological Control Agent, Aceria Salsolae, of Russian Thistle, Salsola Tragus. Biological Control. 48:237-243.
Natural history studies for the preliminary evaluation of a prospective biological control agent of yellow starthistle, Larinus filiformis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). -
Gultekin, L., Christofaro, M., Tronci, C., Smith, L. 2008. Natural History Studies for the Preliminary Evaluation of a Prospective Biological Control Agent of yellow starthistle, Larinus filiformis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae).. Environmental Entomology. 37(5): 1185-1199.
Puccinia jaceae var.solstitialis teliospore priming on yellow starthistle -
Fisher, A.J., Aegerter, B.J., Gordon, T.R., Smith, L., Smith, D.M. 2009. Puccinia Jaceae Var. Solstitialis Teliospore Priming on Yellow Starthistle. Phytopathology. 99 (1): 67-72.
Challenges to evaluation of eriophyid mites for biological control of invasive plants. -
Smith, L., Delillo, E., Stoeva, A., Cristofaro, M., Rector, B.G. 2008. Challenges to evaluation of eriophyid mites for biological control of invasive plants. In: Bertrand, M., Kreiter, S., McCoy, K.D., Migeon, A., Navajas, M. Tixier, M.S., Vial, L. editors. Integrative Acarology. Proceedings of the 6th European Congress, European Association of Acarolgists, July 21-25, 2008 Montpellier, France. 312-316
Use of cryptic species for biological control of weeds -
Smith, L., Cristofaro, M., De Biase, A., Antonini, G. 2008. Use of cryptic species for biological control of weeds. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Challenges to obtaining APHIS approval to release classical biological control agents of weeds: the case of the yellow starthistle rosette weevil (Ceratapion basicorne) -
Smith, L. 2010. Challenges to obtaining APHIS approval to release classical biological control agents of weeds: the case of the yellow starthistle rosette weevil (Ceratapion basicorne). Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting. [abstract].
Predicting the success of the fungal pathogen Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis in diverse California habitats and the identification of factors that affect pathogen survival -
Smith, L. 2008. Predicting the success of the fungal pathogen Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis in diverse California habitats and the identification of factors that affect pathogen survival. Government Publication/Report. 12 p.
Genetic and behavioral discrimination of host plant populations of the leafbeetle, Psylliodes chalcomera, for biological control of yellow starthistle -
Smith, L. 2008. Genetic and behavioral discrimination of host plant populations of the leafbeetle, Psylliodes chalcomera, for biological control of yellow starthistle. Government Publication/Report. 12 p.
Development of artificial diet to rear internal-feeding insects to accelerate research on new biological control agents of yellow starthistle and other alien weeds -
Smith, L. 2008. Development of artificial diet to rear internal-feeding insects to accelerate research on new biological control agents of yellow starthistle and other alien weeds. Government Publication/Report. University of California Exotic/Invasive Pests and Diseases Research Program - Final Report. 6pp.
Integrated control and assessment of knapweed and cheatgrass on Department of Defense installations. 2007 Annual Report/Final Report SI-1145 -
Paschke, M.W., Redente, E.F., Klein, D.A., Smith, L. 2008. Integrated control and assessment of knapweed and cheatgrass on Department of Defense installations. 2007 Annual Report/Final Report SI-1145. Government Publication/Report. 21 p.
Additional information regarding host specificity of Aceria salsolae -
Smith, L. 2008. Additional information regarding host specificity of Aceria salsolae. Government Publication/Report.
In Situ Volatile Collection, Analysis, and Comparison of Three Centaurea Species and Their Relation to Biocontrol with Herbivorous Insects -
Beck, J.J., Smith, L., Merrill, G.B. 2008. In Situ Volatile Collection, Analysis, and Comparison of Three Centaurea Species and Their Relation to Biocontrol with Herbivorous Insects. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry.56(8):2759-2764.
Biological Control of Russian thistle (tumbleweed) -
Discovery and Evaluation of New Prospective Biological Control Agents for Yellow Starthistle -
Smith, L., Cristofaro, M. 2008. Discovery and Evaluation of New Prospective Biological Control Agents for Yellow Starthistle. Meeting Abstract.
Monitoring the rust fungus Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis for biological control of yellow starthistle -
Influence of Seed Head-attacking Biological Control Agents on Spotted Knapweed Reproductive Potential in Western Montana over a 30-year Period -
Story, J.M., Smith, L., Corn, J.G., White, L.J. 2008. Influence of Seed Head-attacking Biological Control Agents on Spotted Knapweed Reproductive Potential in Western Montana over a 30-year Period. Environmental Entomology. 37(2):510-519
Latent period and viability of Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis urediniospores; implications for biological control of yellow starthistle -
Fisher, A.J., Woods, D.M., Smith, L., Bruckart, W.L. 2007. Latent period and viability of Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis urediniospores; implications for biological control of yellow starthistle. Biological Control 45:146-153.
Evaluation of the rosette weevil, Ceratapion basicorne, a new biological control agent of yellow starthistle -
Smith, L., Cristofaro, M., Tronci, C., Hayat, R. 2007. Evaluation of the rosette weevil, Ceratapion basicorne, a new biological control agent of yellow starthistle. California Invasive Plant Council. 11:11-14.
Broad-nosed weevils feeding on Centaurea solstitialis L. in Turkey, with a description of the new species Araxia cristofario sp. n. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae) -
Gultekin, L., Cristofaro, M., Borovec, R., Smith, L. 2008. Broad-nosed weevils feeding on Centaurea solstitialis L. in Turkey, with a description of the new species Araxia cristofario sp. n. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Entiminae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 101(1):7-12.
Effectiveness of Capitula Damaging Insects on Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis L.) -
Uygur, S., Smith, L., Uygur, F. 2007. Effectiveness of Capitula Damaging Insects on Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis L.). Meeting Abstract.
Using our experiences with knapweeds and yellow starthistle to improve methods to evaluate new prospective biological control agents. -
Smith, L. 2007. Using our experiences with knapweeds and yellow starthistle to improve methods to evaluate new prospective biological control agents. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting.
Monitoring Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis for Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) in California -
Fisher, A.J., Woods, D.M., Smith, L. 2007. Monitoring Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis for Biological Control of Yellow Starthistle (Centaurea solstitialis) in California. Ecological Society of America Abstracts.
Developing an optimal release strategy for the rust fungus Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis for biological control of Centaurea solstitialis (yellow starthistle) -
Fisher, A.J., Woods, D.M., Smith, L., Bruckart, W.L. 2007. Developing an optimal release strategy for the rust fungus Puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis for biological control of Centaurea solstitialis (yellow starthistle). Biological Control. 42:161-171.
Integration of biological control with other methods to restore rangeland infested with spotted and diffuse knapweed -
Smith, L., Paschke, M.W., Redente, E.F., Warren, S.D., Klein, D.A. 2007. Integration of biological control with other methods to restore rangeland infested with spotted and diffuse knapweed. Ecological Society of America Proceedings.
CLASSICAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS -
Smith, L. 2008. Classical biological control of weeds. California Invasive Plant Council. Newsletter 17(4):4-7
Physiological host range of Ceratapion basicorne, a prospective biological control agent of Centaurea solstitialis (Asteraceae) -
Smith, L. 2007. Physiological host range of Ceratapion basicorne, a prospective biological control agent of Centaurea solstitialis (Asteraceae). Biological Control. 41:120-133
Prospects for Biological Control of Russian thistle (tumbleweed) -
Smith, L., Sobhian, R., Cristofaro, M. 2007. Prospects for Biological Control of Russian thistle (tumbleweed). Western Society of Weed Science Meeting Proceedings. 60:44
Prospects for biological control of Russian thistle (tumbleweed) -
PRE-RELEASE EFFICACY ASSESSMENT, IN A QUARANTINE, OF A TEPHRITID (DIPTERA) GALL FLY BEING CONSIDERED AS A BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT FOR CAPE IVY (DELAIREA ODORATA) -
Balciunas, J.K., Smith, L. 2006. Pre-release assessment, in quarantine, of a tephritid gall fly being considered as a biological control agent for Cape ivy (Delairea odorata). Biological Control Theory and Application in Pest Management. 39(3):516-524.
FIRST REPORT OF PUCCINIA JACEAE VAR. SOLSTITIALIS PYCNIA ON YELLOW STARTHISTLE IN THE UNITED STATES -
Fisher, A.J., Bruckart, W.L., Mcmahon, M., Luster, D.G., Smith, L. 2006. First report of puccinia jaceae var. solstitialis pycnia on yellow starthistle in the United States. Plant Disease.90:1362.
Risk assessment of Ceratapion basicorne, a rosette weevil of yellow starthistle -
CAUSE AND EFFECT, AND HOW TO MAKE A BETTER BIOCONTROL AGENT -
Smith, L. 2006. Cause and effect, and how to make a better biocontrol agent. Biocontrol News and Information.27(2):28N-30N.
CLASSICAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF WEEDS -
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE WITH THE RUST FUNGUS PUCCINIA JACEAE -
PROPOSED FIELD RELEASE OF THE WEEVIL, CERATAPION BASICORNE (COLEOPTERA: APIONIDAE), FROM TURKEY FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE (CENTAUREA SOLSTITIALIS) IN THE UNITED STATES. P. 1-138. -
Smith, L. 2006. Proposed field release of the weevil, ceratapion basicorne (coleoptera: apionidae), from turkey for biological control of yellow starthistle (centaurea solstitialis) in the United States. Petition submitted to Technical Advisory Group, USDA-APHIS Technical Advisory Group. (Government Publication/Report). 138 p.
PROSPECTIVE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS FOR YELLOW STARTHISTLE. -
Smith, L., Christofaro, M., Dolgovskaya, M.Y., Tronci, C., Hayat, R. 2006. Prospective biological control agents for yellow starthistle. Western Society of Weed Science Meeting Proceedings, March 14-16, 2006, Sparks, NV pp.
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF KNAPWEEDS AND YELLOW STARTHISTLE -
Smith, L. 2006. Biological control of knapweeds and yellow starthistle. Western Society of Weed Science Meeting Proceedings, March 14-16, 2006, Sparks, NV. pp.
ASSESSMENT OF RISK OF ATTACK TO SAFFLOWER BY CERATAPION BASICORNE, A PROSPECTIVE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE -
Smith, L., Hayat, R., Christofaro, M., Tronci, C., Tozlu, G., Lecce, F. 2006. Assessment of risk of attack to safflower by ceratapion basicorne, a prospective biological control agent of yellow starthistle. Biological Control. 36(3):337-344.
Fecundity, development and behavior of Ceratapion basicorne (Coleoptera: Apionidae), a prospective biological control agent of yellow starthistle -
Smith, L., Drew, A.E. 2006. Fecundity, development and behavior of Ceratapion basicorne (Coleoptera: Apionidae), a prospective biological control agent of yellow starthistle. Environmental Entomology. 35(5):1366-1371.
STATUS OF NEW AGENTS FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE AND RUSSIAN THISTLE. -
Smith, L., Christofaro, M., Dolgovskaya, M.Y., Tronci, C., Hayat, R. 2005. Status of new agents for biological control of yellow starthistle and russian thistle. Meeting Proceedings of the California Invasive Plant Council Meeting, Oct. 6-8, 2005, Chico, CA. pp.
EVALUATION OF HOST PLANT SPECIFICITY OF CERATAPION BASICORNE (COLEOPTERA: APIONIDAE), A PROSPECTIVE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE (CENTAUREA SOLSTITIALIS) -
Smith, L., Christofaro, M., Hayat, R., Tronci, C., Tozlu, G. 2005. Evaluation of host plant specificity of ceratapion basicorne (coleoptera: apionidae), a prospective biological control agent of yellow starthistle (centaurea solstitialis). Meeting Proceedings of the Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nov. 6-10, 2005. p.132.
HOST PLANT SPECIFICITY AND POTENTIAL IMPACT OF ACERIA SALSOLAE (ACARI: ERIOPHYIDAE), AND AGENT PROPOSED FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF RUSSIAN THISTLE (SALSOLA TRAGUS) -
Smith, L. 2005. Host plant specificity and potential impact of aceria salsolae (acari: eriophyidae), an agent proposed for biological control of russian thistle (salsola tragus). Biological Control.34(1):83-92.
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF SPOTTED AND DIFFUSE KNAPWEEDS -
Smith, L., Drew, A.E. 2005. Biological control of spotted and diffuse knapweeds. USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Albany, California. 12 p.
INTEGRATED CONTROL AND ASSESSMENT OF KNAPWEED AND CHEATGRASS ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTALLATIONS -
Paschke, M.W., Redente, E.F., Warren, S.D., Klein, D.A., Smith, L., Klawitter, A.L., Mclendon, T. 2005. Integrated control and assessment of knapweed and cheatgrass on department of defense installations. 87 pp. (Government Publication)
LETTER TO EDITOR REGARDING "WICKED WEED OF THE WEST" -
Smith, L. 2005. Letter to editor regarding "Wicked Weed of the West". Smithsonian Magazine. February 2005, p.16.
PETITION FOR RELEASE OF THE MITE ACERIA SALSOLAE (ACARI. ERIOPHYOIDEA)FROM GREECE FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF RUSSIAN THISTLE (SALSOLA TRAGUS) -
Smith, L. 2004. Proposed field release of the blister mite, aceria salsolae (acari: eriophyoidea)from Greece, for biological control of Russian thistle (salsola tragus l.) in the United States. TAG Petition No. 04-06. 60 p.
PROPOSED FIELD RELEASE THE BLISTER MITE, ACERIA SALSOLAE (ACARI: ERIOPHYIDAE), FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF RUSSIAN THISTLE (TUMBLEWEED), SALSOLA TRAGUS (CHENOPODIACEAE) IN THE UNITED STATES. -
Smith, L. 2004. Proposed field release the blister mite, aceria salsolae (acari: eriophyidae), for biological control of russian thistle (tumbleweed), salsola tragus (chenopodiaceae) in the united states. Government Publication/Report.
FIELD ASSESSMENT IN LAND OF ORIGIN OF HOST SPECIFICITY, INFESTATION RATE AND IMPACT OF CERATAPION BASICORNE (COLEOPTERA: APIONIDAE), A PROSPECTIVE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE -
Uygur, S., Smith, L., Uygur, F.N., Cristofaro, M., Balciunas, J.K. 2005. Field assessment in land of origin of host specificity, infestation rate and impact of ceratapion basicorne (coleoptera: apionidae), a prospective biological control agent of yellow starthistle. Biocontrol. 50(3):525-541.
RESTORATION FROM THE GROUND UP: CONTROL OF EXOTIC WEEDS ON MILITARY TRAINING LANDS -
Paschke, M.W., Redente, E.F., Warren, S.D., Klein, D.A., Smith, L. 2004. Restoration from the ground up: control of exotic weeds on military training lands. Meeting Abstract. (NKS)
FIELD CAGE ASSESSMENT OF INTERFERENCE AMONG INSECTS ATTACKING SEED HEADS OF SPOTTED AND DIFFUSE KNAPWEED -
Smith, L., Mayer, M.G. 2005. Field cage assessment of interference among insects attacking seed heads of spotted and diffuse knapweed. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 15(5):427-442.
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE: NEW PROSPECTS FOR AN OLD PROBLEM. -
Smith, L., Cristofaro, M., Pitcairn, M., Bruckart, W.L., Woods, D., Widmer, T.L., Berner, D.K., Drew, A.E. 2004. Biological control of yellow starthistle: new prospects for an old problem.. Ecological Society of America Proceedings.
FIELD HOST-RANGE TEST OF CERATAPION BASICORNE, A CANDIDATE FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE (CENTAUREA SOLSITITIALIS) -
Rector, B.G., Smith, L., Sobhian, R. 2004. FIELD HOST-RANGE TEST OF CERATAPION BASICORNE, A CANDIDATE FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE (CENTAUREA SOLSITITIALIS). Entomological Society of America Proceedings.
NATURAL ENEMIES ASSOCIATED WITH CENTAUREA SOLSTITIALIS L. (YELLOW STARTHISTLE) AND IMPORTANCE OF CERATAPION SPECIES (APIONIDAE) AMONG THEM -
Uygur, S., Smith, L., Bozdogan, O. 2004. Natural enemies associated with centaurea solstitialis l. (yellow starthistle) and importance of ceratapion species (apionidae) among them. Meeting Abstract. (NKS)
PREDICTING HOST PLANT SPECIFICITY OF A PROSPECTIVE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT: CERATAPION BASICORNE, A WEEVIL ATTACKING YELLOW STARTHISTLE -
Smith, L., Cristofaro, M., Hayat, R., Tronci, C. 2004. Predicting host plant specificity of a prospective biological control agent: ceratapion basicorne, a weevil attacking yellow starthistle. Ecological Society of America Proceedings.
RESTORATION FROM THE GROUND UP: CONTROL OF EXOTIC WEEDS ON MILITARY TRAINING LANDS -
Paschke, M., Klein, D., Smith, L., Redente, E. 2004. Restoration from the ground up: control of exotic weeds on military training lands. Meeting Abstract.
PROSPECTIVE NEW AGENTS FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE -
Smith, L. 2004. Prospective new agents for biological control of yellow starthistle [abstract]. 2004 Proceedings of the California Weed Science Society. 56:136.
POPULATION DENSITIES OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE (CENTAUREA SOLSTITIALIS) IN TURKEY -
Uygur, S., Smith, L., Uygur, F.N., Cristofaro, M., Balciunas, J.K. 2004. Population densities of yellow starthistle (centaurea solstitialis) in turkey. Weed Science. 52(5):746-753.
EXPERIMENTAL CONTROL OF ANNUAL BROME AND KNAPWEED ON MILITARY TRAINING LANDS. -
PASCHKE, M.W., REDENTE, E.F., WARREN, S.D., KLEIN, D.A., SMITH, L. Experimental control of annual brome and knapweed on military training lands.. SOCIETY FOR RANGE MANAGEMENT MEETING ABSTRACTS. 2004.
IMPACT OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS ON DIFFUSE KNAPWEED IN CENTRAL MONTANA. -
Smith, L. 2004. Impact of biological control agents on diffuse knapweed in central montana. In: Cullen, J.M., Briese, D.T., Kriticos, D.J., Lonsdale, W.M., Morin, L. and Scott, J.K. editors. Proceedings of the XI Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, April 27-May 2, 2003, Canberra, Australia. p. 589-593.
AVOIDING AND EXPLOITING TROPHIC CASCADING: ITS ROLE IN THE SELECTION OF WEED BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS. VIRTUAL BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF IMAGINARY WEEDS -
Smith, L. 2004. Avoiding and exploiting trophic cascading: its role in the selection of weed biological control agents. Virtual biological control of imaginary weeds. In: Cullen, J.M., Briese, D.T., Kriticos, D.J., Lonsdale, W.M., Morin, L. and Scott, J.K., editors. Proceedings of the XI Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, April 27-May 2, 2003, Canberra, Australia. p.175-179.
PSYLLIODES CHALCOMERA (ILLIGER) (COLEOPTERA: CHRYSOMELIDAE: ALTICINAE), A FLEA BEETLE CANDIDATE FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE CENTAUREA SOLSTITIALIS -
Cristofaro, M., Dolgovskaya, M.Y., Konstantinov, A., Lecce, F., Ya.Reznik, S., Smith, L., Tronci, C., Volkovitsh, M.G. 2004. Psylliodes chalcomera (illiger) (coleoptera: chrysomelidae: alticinae), a flea beetle candidate for biological control of yellow starthistle centaurea solstitialis. In: Cullen, J.M., Briese, D.T., Kriticos, D.J., Lonsdale, W.M., Morin, L., and Scott, J.K., editors. Proceedings of the XI Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds, April 27-May 2, 2003, Canberra, Australia. p.75-80.
INTEGRATED CONTROL AND ASSESSMENT OF KNAPWEED AND ANNUAL BROME ON DOD INSTALLATIONS (CS 1145) -
PASCHKE, M.W., REDENTE, E.F., WARREN, S.D., KLEIN, D.A., SMITH, L., HOWARD, M.E., KLAWITTER, A.L. Integrated Control and Assessment of Knapweed and Annual Brome on DOD Installations (CS 1145). PARTNERS IN ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP. 2002.
INTEGRATED CONTROL AND ASSESSMENT OF KNAPWEED AND CHEATGRASS ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTALLATIONS -
Paschke, M.W., Redente, E.F., Warren, S.D., Klein, D.A., Smith, L., Klawitter, A.L., Mclendon, T. 2002. Integrated control and assessment of knapweed and cheatgrass on Department of Defense installations. Report to Department of Defense, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). 37 p.
INTEGRATED CONTROL AND ASSESSMENT OF KNAPWEED AND CHEATGRASS ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTALLATIONS -
Paschke, M.W.,Warren, S.D., Klein, D.A., Smith, L., Klawitter, Mclendon, T. 2003. Integrated control and assessment of knapweed and cheatgrass on Department of Defense installations. Report to Department of Defense, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP. 66 p.
PRELIMINARY SCREENING OF NEW NATURAL ENEMIES OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE, CENTAUREA SOLSTITIALIS L. (ASTERACEAE) IN EASTERN ANATOLIA -
Cristofaro, M., Hayat, R., Gultekin, L., Tozlu, G., Zengin, H., Tronci, C., Lecce, F., Sahin, F., Smith, L. 2002. Preliminary screening of new natural enemies of yellow starthistle, centaurea solstitialis l. (asteraceae) in eastern anatolia.. Meeting Proceedings.
NON-TARGET HOST PLANT LIST FOR HOST SPECIFICITY TESTING OR RUSSIAN THISTLE (SALSOLA TRAGUS L.) (CHENOPODIACEAE). -
Pitcairn, M.J., Akers, R.P., Smith, L. 2002. Non-target host plant list for host specificity testing on Russian thistle (Salsola tragus L.)(Chenopodiaceae). Petition submitted to Technical Advisory Group, USDA-APHIS. TAG Petition No. 02-01. 29 pp. (Government Publication/Report).
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF INVASIVE WEEDS -
Smith, L. 2002. New developments in the biological control of invasive weeds. Weed Science Society of California Meeting Proceedings.` 54:159-165
INTEGRATED CONTROL AND ASSESSMENT OF KNAPWEED AND CHEATGRASS ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTALLATIONS -
Paschke, M.W., Warren, S.D., Klein, D.A., Smith, L., Klawitter, A.L., Mclendon, T. 2001. Integrated control and assessment of knapweed and cheatgrass on Department of Defense installations. Report to Department of Defense, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). 33 p.
Consumption and oviposition rates of six phytoseiid species feeding on eggs of the cassava green mite Mononychellus tanajoa (Acari:Tetranychidae) -
Cuellar, M., Calatayud, P., Melo, E.L., Smith, L., Bellotti, A.C. 2001. Consumption and oviposition rates of six phytoseiid species feeding on eggs of the cassava green mite Mononychellus tanajoa (Acari:Tetranychidae). Florida Entomologist. 84:602-607.
Relationship among growth attributes of spotted knapweed (Centaurrea maculosa) in western Montana -
Story, J.M., Smith, L., Good, W.R., White, L.J. 2001. Relationship among growth attributes of spotted knapweed (Centaurrea maculosa) in western Montana. Weed Technology. 15:750-761.
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE -
SMITH, L., BALCIUNAS, J.K., PITCAIRN, M.J. BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE. CALIFORNIA WEED SCIENCE SOCIETY. 2001.
INTEGRATED CONTROL AND ASSESSMENT OF KNAPWEED AND CHEATGRASS ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INSTALLATIONS -
Paschke, M.W., Redente, E.F., Warren, S.D., Klein, D.A., Smith, L., Howard, M.E., Mclendon, T. 2000. Integrated control and assessment of knapweed and cheatgrass on department of defense installations. Research and Development Magazine. (Government Publication).
BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF YELLOW STARTHISTLE -
Smith, L., Balciunas, J.K., Pitcairn, M.J. 2003. Biological control of yellow starthistle. Proceedings California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium. Vol. 6:2000,2001,2002.p.41.
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