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Research Project: Host Specificity and Systematics of Insect Biological Control Agents

Location: Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Progress and challenges of protecting North American ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer using biological control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Duan, J.J., Bauer, L.S., Van Driesche, R.G., Gould, J.R. 2018. Progress and challenges of protecting North American ash trees from the Emerald Ash Borer using biological control. Forests. 9(3):142. https://doi.org/10.3390/f9030142.

Bet hedging in evolutionary ecology with an emphasis on insects - (Book / Chapter)
Hopper, K.R. 2018. Bet hedging in evolutionary ecology with an emphasis on insects. Reference Module in Life Sciences. Published (Online). https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.90409-6..

Genomes of the Hymenoptera - (Review Article)
Branstetter, M.G., Childers, A.K., Cox-Foster, D.L., Hopper, K.R., Kapheim, K.M., Toth, A.L., Worley, K.C. 2018. Genomes of the Hymenoptera. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 25:65-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2017.11.008.

The genetic architecture of ecological adaptation: Intraspecific variation in host plant use by the lepidopteran crop pest Chloridea virescens - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Oppenheim, S.J., Gould, F.L., Hopper, K.R. 2017. The genetic architecture of ecological adaptation: Intraspecific variation in host plant use by the lepidopteran crop pest Chloridea virescens. Heredity. published online.

Parasitoid host ranges: comparing studies from the laboratory and field - (Proceedings)
Heimpel, G.E., Hopper, K.R., Kaser, J.M., Miksanek, J., Bulgarella, M., Ramirez, I., Boulton, R.A. 2017. Parasitoid host ranges: comparing studies from the laboratory and field. International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods.

Host specificity of Aphelinus species collected from soybean aphid in Asia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hopper, K.R., Lanier, K., Rhoades, J.H., Hoelmer, K.A., Meikle, W.G., Heimpel, G.E., O'Neil, R.J., Voetglin, D.G., Woolley, J.B. 2017. Host specificity of Aphelinus species collected from soybean aphid in Asia. Biological Control. 115:55-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.09.004.

Intraspecific variation in facultative symbiont infection among native and exotic pest populations: potential implications for biological control - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Desneux, N., Monticelli, L., Luo, C., Asplen, M.K., Brady, C.M., Heimpel, G.E., Hopper, K.R., Oliver, K.M., White, J.A. 2017. Intraspecific variation in facultative symbiont infection among native and exotic pest populations: potential implications for biological control. Biological Control. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2017.1006.1007.

Phased genotyping-by-sequencing enhances analysis of genetic diversity and reveals divergent copy number variants in maize - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Manching, H., Sengupta, S., Hopper, K.R., Polson, S.W., Ji, Y., Wisser, R.J. 2017. Phased genotyping-by-sequencing enhances analysis of genetic diversity and reveals divergent copy number variants in maize. Genes, Genomes, Genetics. 7(7):2161-2170. doi: 10.1534/g3.117.042036.

Host specificity of Aphelinus species considered for introduction to control Diuraphis noxia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hopper, K.R., Lanier, K., Rhoades, J., Kondos, R., Coutinot, D., Mercadier, G., Ramualde, N., Roche, M., Woolley, J.B., Heraty 2017. Host specificity of Aphelinus species considered for introduction to control Diuraphis noxia. Biological Control. 107:21-32.

Revision of the Asychis species group of Aphelinus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xanthe, S.A., Woolley, J.B., Hopper, K.R. 2017. Revision of the Asychis species group of Aphelinus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research. 54:1-32.