Exotic Plant Invasion bio-Control Laboratory





Refereed or Adjudicated Publications (#Denotes Graduate Student): 

Gaskin, J.F., Schwarzländer, M., Kinter, C.L., Smith, J.F. and Novak, S.J.  Propagule pressure, population structure and geographic origins of an apomictic plant invasion on three invaded continents; a comparison of introduction dynamics around the globe. American Journal of Botany.  Accepted.

Hinz, H.L., Schwarzländer, M., Gassmann, A. and Bourchier, R.S.  Successes we would not have had: a retrospective comparison of predicted versus realized host range of weed biological control agents in North America.  Invasive Plant Science and Management. Conditionally accepted.

Gaskin, J.F., Schwarzländer, M., Hinz, H.L., Williams, L. III, Gerber, E., Rector, B.G. and Zhang, D.Y.  Genetic identity and diversity of perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) in its native and invaded ranges.  Invasive Plant Science and Management.  In Press.

Goulet, E.J., Thaler, J., Ditommaso, A., Schwarzländer, M. and Shields, E.J. 2013 Impact of Mecinus janthinus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on the growth and reproduction of Linaria dalmatica (Scrophulariaceae). The Great Lakes Entomologist  46(1-2): 90-98.

Gaskin, J.F., Schwarzländer, M., Williams, L. III, Gerber, E. and Hinz, H.L. 2012.  Minimal genetic diversity in the facultatively outcrossing perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium) invasion. Biological Invasions  14:1797-1807.

Hinz, H.L., Schwarzländer, M., #McKenney, J.L., #Cripps, M.G., Harmon, B.L. and Price, W.J. 2012. Biogeographical comparison of Lepidium draba between its native, expanded and introduced range. Biological Invasions  14:1999-2016.

#Szűcs, M., Eigenbrode, S.D., Schwarzländer, M. and Schaffner, U.  2012.  Hybrid vigor in the biological control agent, Longitarsus jacobaeae. Evolutionary Applications  5(8): 489-497.

#Szűcs, M., Urs Schaffner, Price, W.J. and Schwarzländer, M.  2012.  Post-introduction evolution in the biological control agent Longitarsus jacobaeae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Evolutionary Applications  5(8): 858-868.

#Puliafico, K.P., Schwarzländer, M., Price, W.J., Harmon, B.L. and Hinz, H.L. 2011.  Native and Exotic Grass Competition with Invasive Hoary Cress (Lepidium draba). Invasive Plant Science and Management  4(1): 858-868.

#Szűcs, M., Schwarzländer, M. and Gaskin, J.F. 2011. Reevaluating establishment and potential hybridization of different biotypes of the biological control agent Longitarsus jacobaeae using molecular tools. Biological Control  58:44-52.

Van Driesche, R.G, Carruthers, R., Center, T., R., Hoddle, M., Hough-Goldstein, J., Morin, L., Smith, L., Blossey, B., Brancatini, V., Casagrande, R, Causton, C., Coetzee, J. A., Cuda, J., Ding, J., Fowler, S., Frank, H., Fuester,Goolsby, J., Grodowitz, M., Heard, T. A., Hill, M. P., Hoffmann, J., Huber, J., Julien, M., Kario, M., Kenis, M., Medal, J., Messing, R., Miller, R., Moore, A., Neuenschwander, P., Newman, R., Norambuena, H., Palmer, W., Pemberton, R., Perez Panduro, A., Pratt, P., Ramini, S., Rayamajhi, M., Salom, S., Sands, D., Schooler, S., Sheppard, A., Shaw, R., Schwarzländer, M., Tipping, P., van Klinken, R. and Wagner, D. 2010.  Classical Biological Control for the Protection of Native Ecosystems. Biological Control  54:S2-S33.

#Cripps, M.G., Hinz, H.L., #McKenney, J.L., Price, W.J. and Schwarzländer, M. 2009. No evidence for an ‘evolution of increased competitive ability’ for the invasive Lepidium draba. Basic and Applied Ecology  10: 103-112.

Newcombe, G., Shipunov, A., Eigenbrode, S.D., Raghavendra, A.K.H., Ding, H., Anderson, C.L., Menjivar, R., Crawford, R. and Schwarzländer, M. 2009. Endophytes influence protection and growth of an invasive plant. Communicative and Integrative Biology  2(1): 249-251.

#Andreas, J.E., DeClerck-Floate, R.A. and Schwarzländer, M.  2008. The occurrence and potential relevance of post-release nontarget attack by Mogulones cruciger, a biocontrol agent for Cynoglossum officinale in Canada. Biological Control  46(3): 309-311.

Eigenbrode, S.D., #Andreas, J.E., #Cripps, M.C., Ding, H., Biggam, R.C. and Schwarzländer, M. 2008.  Induced chemical defenses in invasive plants: a case study with Cynoglossum officinale L. Biological Invasions  10: 1373-1379.

Lau, J.A., #Puliafico, K.P., Kopshever, J.A., Steltzer, H., Jarvis, E.P., Schwarzländer, M., Strauss, S.Y. and Hufbauer, R.A. 2008.  Effects of activated carbon on plant growth complicate the inference of allelopathic effects. New Phytologist  178(2): 412-423.

#Puliafico, K.P., Schwarzländer, M., Harmon, B.L. and Hinz, H.L. 2008. Effect of generalist insect herbivores on Lepidium draba (Brassicaceae) implications for the enemy release hypothesis.  Journal of Applied Entomology  132(7): 519-529.

#McKenney, J.L., #Cripps, M.G., Price, W.J., Hinz, H.L., and Schwarzländer, M. 2007. No difference in competitive ability between invasive North American and native European Lepidium draba populations. Plant Ecology 192: 293-303.

#Cripps, M.G., Hinz, H.L., #McKenney, J.L., Harmon, B.L., Merickel, F.W. and Schwarzländer, M. 2006. Comparative survey of the phytophagous arthropod faunas associated with Lepidium draba in Europe and the western United States, and the potential for biological weed control.  Biocontrol Science and Technology  16(10): 1007-1030.

#Cripps, M.G., #McKenney, J.L., Hinz, H.L., Price, W.J. and Schwarzländer, M. 2006.  Biogeographic comparison of the arthropod herbivore communities associated with Lepidium draba in its native, expanded and introduced ranges.  Journal of Biogeography  33(12): 2107-2119.

#Häfliger, P., Schwarzländer, M. and Blossey, B. 2006. Impact of Archanara geminipuncta (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on above-ground biomass production of Phragmites australis.  Biological Control  38(3): 413-421.

#Häfliger, P., Schwarzländer, M. and Blossey, B.  2006.  A Comparison of Biology and Host Plant Utilization of Archanara geminipuncta, A. dissoluta, A. neurica and Arenostola phragmitidis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), Potential Biological Control Agents of Phragmites australis (Arundineae: Poaceae).  Annals of the Entomological Society of America  99(4): 683 – 696.

Kuhlmann, U., Mason, P.G., Hinz, H.L., Blossey, B., De Clerck-Floate, R.A., Dosdal, L.M., McCaffrey, J.P., Schwarzländer, M., Olfert, O., Brodeur, J., Gassmann, A., McClay, A.S. and Wiedenmann, R.N. 2006.  Avoiding conflicts between insect and weed biological control: selection of non-target species to assess host specificity of cabbage seedpod weevil parasitoids.  Journal of Applied Entomology 130(3): 129-141.

#Milan, J.D., Harmon, B.L., Prather, T.S. and Schwarzländer, M.  2006. Winter mortality of Aceria chondrillae, a biological control agent released to control rush skeletonweed (Chondrilla juncea) in the western United States.  Journal of Applied Entomology  130(9-10): 473-479.

#Häfliger, P., Schwarzländer, M. and Blossey, B. 2005. Biology of Platycephala planifrons and its potential effectiveness as biological control agent for invasive Phragmites australis in North America.  Biological Control  34(3): 302-311.

Hinz, H.L. and Schwarzländer, M. 2004. Comparing invasive plants in their native and exotic range: What can we learn for biological control?  Weed Technology  18(Suppl.): 1533-1541.

DeClerck-Floate, R.A. and Schwarzländer, M. 2002. Host-specificity of Mogulones cruciger Hbst. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent for houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale L.) with emphasis on testing of native North American Boraginaceae.  Biocontrol Science and Technology  12: 293-306.

Tewksbury, L., Casagrande, R., Blossey, B., #Häfliger, P. and Schwarzländer, M.  2002. Potential for Biological Control of Phragmites australis in North America. Biological Control  23: 191-212.

Schwarzländer, M. 2000. Host-specificity of Longitarsus quadriguttatus Pont., a below-ground herbivore for the biological control of houndstongue. Biological Control  18: 18-26.

Schwarzländer, M. and DeClerck-Floate, R.A. 1999. Host range determination of herbivore insects for classical biological of weeds: Ecological approaches to evaluate the risk to non-target plants.  IOBC/WPRS Bulletin  22(2): 60.

Schwarzländer, M. 1997. Bionomics of Mogulones cruciger (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a below ground herbivore for the biological control of hound’s-tongue.  Environmental Entomology  26(2): 357-365.