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Research Project: Management of Invasive Weeds in Rangeland, Forest and Riparian Ecosystems in the Far Western U.S. Using Biological Control

Location: Invasive Species and Pollinator Health

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

Mass-production of arthropods for biological control of weeds: a global perspective Reprint Icon - (Book / Chapter)
Moran, P.J., Sathyamurthy, R., Hill, M.P., Paynter, Q., Declerck-Floate, R.A., Goolsby, J. 2022. Chapter 6- Mass-production of arthropods for biological control of weeds: a global perspective. In: Morales-Ramos,J.A.,Rojas,M.G., and Shopiro-Ilan, D.I.Editors. Mass Production of Beneficial Organisms(Second Edition) Academic Press p. 157-194.

Hybridization and range expansion in tamarisk beetles (Diorhabda spp.) introduced to North America for classical biological control Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stahlke, A.R., Bitume, E., Ozsoy, Z.A., Bean, D.W., Veillet, A., Clark, M., Clark, E., Moran, P.J., Hufbauer, R., Hohenlohe, P.A. 2022. Hybridization and range expansion in tamarisk beetles (Diorhabda spp.) introduced to North America for classical biological control. Evolutionary Applications. 15(1):60-77. https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.13325.

New insights into predation through imaging Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pickett, C.H., Borkent, C.J., Popescu, V., Lightle, D., Hogg, B.N., Grettenberger, I.M. 2021. New insights into predation through imaging. Biocontrol Science and Technology. 32(2):196-222. https://doi.org/10.1080/09583157.2021.1990856.

Topical application of synthetic hormones terminated reproductive diapause of a univoltine weed biological control agent Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Park, I., Smith, L. 2021. Topical application of synthetic hormones terminated reproductive diapause of a univoltine weed biological control agent. Insects. 12(9). Article 834. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12090834.

Biology of an adventive population of the armored scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis, a biological control agent of Arundo donax in California Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Braman, C.A., Lambert, A.M., Ozsoy, Z.A., Hollstein, E., Sheehy, K., McKinnon, T., Moran, P.J., Gaskin, J.F., Goolsby, J., Dudley, T.L. 2021. Biology of an adventive population of the armored scale Rhizaspidiotus donacis, a biological control agent of Arundo donax in California. Insects. 12(7):588. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12070588.

Eriophyid mites in biological control of weeds: how to deal with them Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marini, F., Weyl, P., Vidovic, B., Petanovic, R., Littlefield, J., Simoni, S., De Lillo, E., Cristofaro, M., Smith, L. 2021. Eriophyid mites in biological control of weeds: how to deal with them. Insects. 12(6):513. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects12060513.

Comparison of the performance of an eriophyid mite, Aceria salsolae, on nontarget plants in the laboratory and in the field Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marini, F., Vidovic, B., Lonis, S., Wibawa, M.I., De Lillo, E., Kashefi, J., Cristofaro, M., Smith, L. 2020. Comparison of the performance of an eriophyid mite, Aceria salsolae, on nontarget plants in the laboratory and in the field. Biological Control. 152. Article 104455. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2020.104455.

Release and establishment of the weevil Mecinus janthiniformis for biological control of Dalmatian toadflax in southern California Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Smith, L., Woods, D.M., Wibawa, M.I., Popescu, V., Moran, P.J., Villegas, B., Pitcairn, M.J., Hon, C. 2021. Release and establishment of the weevil Mecinus janthiniformis for biological control of Dalmatian toadflax in southern California. Biological Control. 161. Article 104633. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2021.104633.

Host plant water deficit stress impairs reproduction and development of the galling fly (Parafreutreta regalis), a biological control agent of Cape-ivy (Delairea odorata) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Portman, S.L., Santacruz, K., Moran, P.J. 2021. Host plant water deficit stress impairs reproduction and development of the galling fly (Parafreutreta regalis), a biological control agent of Cape-ivy (Delairea odorata). Biological Control. 156. Article 104555. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2021.104555.

Biological control of arundo with the arundo wasp in the Central Valley - (Abstract Only)

Cape-ivy galling fly established and thriving along the California Coast - (Trade Journal)
Portman, S.L., Moran, P.J. 2020. Cape-ivy shoot-galling fly established and thriving along the California Coast. California Invasive Plant Council. 28(2):8,14.