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Tatyana A Rand
Research Ecologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Variation in reproductive mode across the latitudinal range of an invasive Russian knapweed - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gaskin, J.F., Littlefield, J., Rand, T.A., West, N.M. 2022. Variation in reproductive mode across the latitudinal range of an invasive Russian knapweed. AoB Plants. Article plac032. https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plac032.
Pests associated with two brassicaceous oilseeds and a cover crop mix under evaluation as fallow replacements in dryland production systems of the northern Great Plains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Allen, B.L., Campbell, J.W., Jabro, J.D., Rana Dangi, S. 2022. Pests associated with two brassicaceous oilseeds and a cover crop mix under evaluation as fallow replacements in dryland production systems of the northern Great Plains. The Canadian Entomologist. 154(1). Article e27. https://doi.org/10.4039/tce.2022.14.
Effect of previous crop roots on soil compaction in 2 yr rotations under a no-tillage system - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jabro, J.D., Allen, B.L., Rand, T.A., Rana Dangi, S., Campbell, J.W. 2021. Effect of previous crop roots on soil compaction in 2 yr rotations under a no-tillage system. Land. 10(2):202. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10020202.
Effects of landscape composition on wheat stem sawfly (Hymenoptera: Cephidae) and its associated Braconid parasitoids - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peirce, E.S., Rand, T.A., Cockrell, D.M., Ode, P.J., Peairs, F.B. 2021. Effects of landscape composition on wheat stem sawfly (Hymenoptera: Cephidae) and its associated Braconid parasitoids. Journal of Economic Entomology. 114(1):72-81. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toaa287.
Tri-trophic interactions are resilient to large shifts in precipitation levels in a wheat agroecosystem Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Waters, D.K., Srygley, R.B., Branson, D.H. 2020. Tri-trophic interactions are resilient to large shifts in precipitation levels in a wheat agroecosystem. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 301:1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2020.106981.
Post-dispersal factors influence recruitment patterns but do not override the importance of seed limitation in populations of native thistle - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., West, N.M., Russell, F., Louda, S.M. 2020. Post-dispersal factors influence recruitment patterns but do not override the importance of seed limitation in populations of native thistle. Oecologia. 193(1):143-153. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-020-04656-2.
Modeling the combined impacts of host plant resistance and biological control on the population dynamics of a major pest in wheat - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Richmond, C.E. 2020. Modeling the combined impacts of host plant resistance and biological control on the population dynamics of a major pest in wheat. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5830.
Aphid honeydew enhances parasitoid longevity to the same extent as a high quality floral resource: implications for conservation biological control of the wheat stem sawfly (Hymenoptera: Cephidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Waters, D.K. 2020. Aphid honeydew enhances parasitoid longevity to the same extent as a high quality floral resource: implications for conservation biological control of the wheat stem sawfly (Hymenoptera: Cephidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toaa076.
Decoupled recovery of ecological communities after reclamation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sylvain, Z.A., Branson, D.H., Rand, T.A., West, N.M., Espeland, E.K. 2019. Decoupled recovery of ecological communities after reclamation. PeerJ. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.7038.
Oilfield reclamation recovers productivity but not composition of arthropod herbivores and predators - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sylvain, Z.A., Espeland, E.K., Rand, T.A., West, N.M., Branson, D.H. 2019. Oilfield reclamation recovers productivity but not composition of arthropod herbivores and predators. Environmental Entomology. 48(2):299-308. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvz012.
Do floral resources benefit the herbivorous sawfly, Cephus cinctus, a major pest of wheat in North America? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Titus, E.F., Waters, D.K. 2019. Do floral resources benefit the herbivorous sawfly, Cephus cinctus, a major pest of wheat in North America? Journal of Economic Entomology. 112(2):565-570. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy408.
Quantifying temporal variation in the benefits of aphid honeydew for biological control of alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Lundgren, J.G. 2018. Quantifying temporal variation in the benefits of aphid honeydew for biological control of alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Environmental Entomology. 48(1):141–146. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvy165.
Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Karp, D.S., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Meehan, T.D., Martin, E.A., Declerck, F., Grab, H., Gratton, C., Hunt, L., Larsen, A.E., Rand, T.A., Et al 2018. Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. p. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1800042115.
Facilitative and competitive interaction components among New England salt marsh plants - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bruno, J.F., Rand, T.A., Emery, N.C., Bertness, M.D. 2017. Facilitative and competitive interaction components among New England salt marsh plants. PeerJ. 5:e4049. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4049.
Evaluating the establishment success of Microctonus aethiopoides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of the alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera:Curculionidae), across the northern Great Plains of North America - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Pellissier, M., Jabbour, R., Lundgren, J.G., Waters, D.K. 2018. Evaluating the establishment success of Microctonus aethiopoides (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), a parasitoid of the alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera:Curculionidae), across the northern Great Plains of North America. The Canadian Entomologist. 150(2):274-277. https://doi.org/10.4039/tce.2017.65.
Soils determine early revegetation establishment with and without cover crops in northern mixed grass prairie after energy development Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., Hendrickson, J.R., Toledo, D.N., West, N.M., Rand, T.A. 2017. Soils determine early revegetation establishment with and without cover crops in northern mixed grass prairie after energy development. Ecological Restoration. 35(4):311-319.
Host plants of the wheat stem sawfly (Hymenoptera: Cephidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cockrell, D.M., Griffin-Nolan, R.J., Rand, T.A., Altilmisani, A., Ode, P., Peairs, F. 2017. Host plants of the wheat stem sawfly (Hymenoptera: Cephidae). Environmental Entomology. doi:10.1093/ee/nvx104.
Oilfield reclamation in mixed grass prairie restores nematode but not plant communities - (Abstract Only)
Assessing the role of generalist predators in the biological control of alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A. 2017. Assessing the role of generalist predators in the biological control of alfalfa weevil (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). The Canadian Entomologist. 149(4):525-533. doi:10.4039/tce.2017.9.
Using matrix population models to inform biological control management of the wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Richmond, C.E., Dougherty, E. 2017. Using matrix population models to inform biological control management of the wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus. Biological Control. 109:27-36. doi:10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.03.007.
Non-random food-web assembly at habitat edges increases connectivity and functional redundancy Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peralta, G., Frost, C.M., Didham, R.K., Rand, T.A., Tylianakis, J.M. 2017. Non-random food-web assembly at habitat edges increases connectivity and functional redundancy. Ecology. 98(4):995–1005. doi:10.1002/ecy.1656.
Apparent competition drives community-wide parasitism rates and changes in host abundance across ecosystem boundaries - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Frost, C.M., Peralta, G., Rand, T.A., Didham, R.K., Varsani, A., Tylianakis, J.M. 2016. Apparent competition drives community-wide parasitism rates and changes in host abundance across ecosystem boundaries. Nature Communications. 7:12644. doi:10.1038/ncomms12644.
The effects of crop intensification on the diversity of native pollinator communities Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mogren, C.L., Rand, T.A., Lundgren, J.G. 2016. The effects of crop intensification on the diversity of native pollinator communities. Environmental Entomology, 45(4), 865–872. doi: 10.1093/ee/nvw066.
Preliminary evaluation of the parasitoid wasp, Collyria catoptron, as a potential biological control agent against the wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus, in North America Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Waters, D.K., Shanower, T.G. 2015. Preliminary evaluation of the parasitoid wasp, Collyria catoptron, as a potential biological control agent against the wheat stem sawfly, Cephus cinctus, in North America. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 26(1):61-71. doi:10.1080/09583157.2015.1076377.
Assessing phenological synchrony between the Chinese sawfly, Cephus fumipennis, its egg-larval parasitoid, Collyria catoptron, and the North American sawfly, Cephus cinctus: Implications for biological control Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Morrill, W.L., Runyon, J.B., Hoelmer, K.A., Shanower, T.G., Littlefield, J.L., Weaver, D.K. 2015. Assessing phenological synchrony between the Chinese sawfly, Cephus fumipennis, its egg-larval parasitoid, Collyria catoptron, and the North American sawfly, Cephus cinctus: Implications for biological control. The Canadian Entomologist. 148(4):482-492. doi:10.4039/tce.2015.64.
Effects of invasive knapweed (Centaurea stoebe subsp. micranthos) on a threatened native thistle (Cirsium pitcheri) vary with environment and life stage Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Louda, S.M., Bradley, K., Crider, K. 2015. Effects of invasive knapweed (Centaurea stoebe subsp. micranthos) on a threatened native thistle (Cirsium pitcheri) vary with environment and life stage. Botany. 93(9):543-558. DOI: 10.1139/cjb-2015-0032.
Spatial and numerical relationships of arthropod communities associated with key pests of maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lundgren, J.G., Mcdonald, T., Rand, T.A., Fausti, S. 2015. Spatial and numerical relationships of arthropod communities associated with key pests of maize. Journal of Applied Entomology. 139:446-456.
Russian Olive fruit production in shelterbelt and riparian populations in Montana Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Espeland, E.K., Rand, T.A., Delaney, K.J. 2014. Russian Olive fruit production in shelterbelt and riparian populations in Montana. Ecological Restoration. 32(4):354-357.
Community-level net spillover of natural enemies from managed to natural forest Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Frost, C., Didham, R.K., Rand, T.A., Peralta, G., Tylianakis, J.M. 2015. Community-level net spillover of natural enemies from managed to natural forest. Ecology. 96(1):193-202. DOI: 10.1890/14-0696.1.
Increased area of a highly suitable host crop increases herbivore pressure in intensified agricultural landscapes Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Waters, D.K., Blodgett, S.L., Knodel, J.J., Harris, M.O. 2014. Increased area of a highly suitable host crop increases herbivore pressure in intensified agricultural landscapes. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 186:135-143. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2014.01.022.
Complementarity and redundancy of interactions enhance attack rates and spatial stability in host-parasitoid food webs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Guadalupe, P., Frost, C.M., Rand, T.A., Didham, R.K., Tylianakis, J.M. 2014. Complementarity and redundancy of interactions enhance attack rates and spatial stability in host-parasitoid food webs. Ecology. 95(7):1888–1896. DOI: 10.1890/13-1569.1.
Host density drives spatial variation in parasitism of the alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica, across dryland and irrigated alfalfa cropping systems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A. 2013. Host density drives spatial variation in parasitism of the alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica, across dryland and irrigated alfalfa cropping systems. Environmental Entomology. 42(1):116-122.
Land use intensification differentially benefits alien over native predators in agricultural landscape mosaics - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Grez, A.A., Rand, T.A., Zaviezo, T., Castillo-Serey, F. 2013. Land use intensification differentially benefits alien over native predators in agricultural landscape mosaics. Diversity and Distributions. 19(7): 749-759; DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12027.
Effects of genotypic variation in stem solidity on parasitism of a grass-mining insect - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Waters, D.K., Shanower, T.G., Berzonsky, W.A. 2012. Effects of genotypic variation in stem solidity on parasitism of a grass-mining insect. Basic and Applied Ecology. 13(3):250–259.
Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tscharntke, T., Tylianakis, J.M., Rand, T.A., Didham, R.K., Fahrig, L., Batary, P., Bengtsson, J., Clough, Y., Crist, T.O., Dormann, C.F. 2012. Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses. Biological Reviews. 87(3): 661-685. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2011.00216.x.
Spillover of functionally important organisms between managed and natural habitats - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Blitzer, E.J., Dorman, C.F., Holzschuh, A., Klein, A., Rand, T.A., Tscharntke, T. 2012. Spillover of functionally important organisms between managed and natural habitats. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 146: 34-43.
Priority resource access mediates competitive intensity between an invasive weevil and native floral herbivores - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Louda, S.M., Rand, T.A., Kula, A.A.R., Arnett, A.E., West, N.M., Tenhumberg, B. 2011. Priority resource access mediates competitive intensity between an invasive weevil and native floral herbivores. Biological Invasions. 13(10): 2233–2248.
Unexpectedly high levels of parasitism of wheat stem sawfly larvae in post-cutting diapause chambers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Waters, D.K., Shanower, T.G. 2011. Unexpectedly high levels of parasitism of wheat stem sawfly larvae in post-cutting diapause chambers. The Canadian Entomologist. 143(5): 455-459.
Landscape complexity differentially benefits generalist fourth, over specialized third, trophic level natural enemies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Van-Veen, F.F., Tscharntke, T. 2011. Landscape complexity differentially benefits generalist fourth, over specialized third, trophic level natural enemies. Ecography. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.07016.x. 35(2): 97-104.
Exotic weevil invasion increases floral herbivore community density, function, and impact on a native plant - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rand, T.A., Louda, S. 2012. Exotic weevil invasion increases floral herbivore community density, function, and impact on a native plant. Oikos. 121(1): 85-94.