Paul D. Pratt

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Publications of Paul D. Pratt

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2019) 29, 610-613
Nastaran Tofangsazi, Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi and Philip W. Tipping (2019)
The influence of plant size on attack rates of Oxyops vitiosa, an introduced herbivore of Melaleuca quinquenervia

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2019) 29, 686-705
Paul D. Pratt, John C. Herr, Raymond I. Carruthers, Michael J. Pitcairn, Baldo Viellgas and M. Brent Kelley (2019)
Release, establishment and realised geographic distribution of Diorhabda carinulata and D. elongata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in California, U.S.A.

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2019) 29, 405-409
Paul D. Pratt, John C. Herr, Raymond I. Carruthers and Guillermo Cabrera Walsh (2019)
Complete development on Elodea canadensis (Hydrocharitaceae) eliminates Hydrellia egeriae (Diptera, Ephydridae) as a candidate biological control agent of Egeria densa (Hydrocharitaceae) in the U.S.A.

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2019) 29, 494-513
Paul D. Pratt, Michael J. Pitcairn, Scott Oneto, M. Brent Kelley, Clayton J. Sodergren, Frédéric Beaulieu, Wayne Knee and Jennifer Andreas (2019)
Invasion of the gall mite Aceria genistae (Acari: Eriophyidae), a natural enemy of the invasive weed Cytisus scoparius, into California, U.S.A. and predictions for climate suitability in other regions using ecological niche modelling

Evolutionary Applications (2019) 12, 773-790
Julie V. Hopper, Kent F. McCue, Paul D. Pratt, Pierre Duchesne, Edwin D. Grosholz and Ruth A. Hufbauer (2019)
Into the weeds: Matching importation history to genetic consequences and pathways in two widely used biological control agents

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2018) 28, 603-613
Ellen C. Lake, Melissa C. Smith, Min B. Rayamajhi, Paul D. Pratt and F. Allen Dray Jr (2018)
Minimum threshold for establishment and dispersal of Lilioceris cheni (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): a biological control agent of Dioscorea bulbifera

Invasive Plant Science and Management (2017) 10, 247-253
Kelley D. Erickson, Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi and Carol C. Horvitz (2017)
Introduction history influences aboveground biomass allocation in Brazilian peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius)

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2017) 27, 96-114
Patrick J. Moran, Ann T. Vacek, Alexis E. Racelis, Paul D. Pratt and John A. Goolsby (2017)
Impact of the arundo wasp, Tetramesa romana (Hymenoptera: Eurytomidae), on biomass of the invasive weed, Arundo donax (Poaceae: Arundinoideae), and on revegetation of riparian habitat along the Rio Grande in Texas

American Journal of Plant Sciences (2017) 8, 1659-1671
Min B. Rayamajhi, Paul D. Pratt, Philip W. Tipping, Jorge G. Leidi, F. Allen Dray Jr, Paul T. Madeira and Ted D. Center (2017)
Attributes of naturally fallen (rained) Melaleuca quinquenervia seeds in two habitat types of South Florida wetlands

Annals of the Entomological Society of America (2017) 110, 310-316
Veronica Manrique, Ellen C. Lake, Melissa C. Smith, Rodrigo Diaz, Carly Franko, Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi and William A. Overholt (2017)
Comparative evaluation of development and reproductive capacity of two biotypes of Lilioceris cheni (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), biological control agents of air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) in Florida

Invasive Plant Science and Management (2016) 9, 195-204
Min B. Rayamajhi, Paul D. Pratt, Philip W. Tipping, Ellen Lake, Melissa Smith, Eric Rohrig, F. Allen Dray and Ted D. Center (2016)
Seasonal growth, biomass allocation, and invasive attributes manifested by Dioscorea bulbifera L. (Air-Potato) plants generated from bulbils in Florida

Annals of the Entomological Society of America (2016) 109, 513-517
P.D. Pratt, K. Herdocia, V. Valentin, J. Makinson, M.F. Purcell, E. Mattison, M.B. Rayamajhi, S. Raghu and P. Moran (2016)
Development rate, consumption, and host specificity of Carea varipes (Lepidoptera: Nolidae)

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2016) 26, 440-445
Paul T. Madeira, Jordan Facey, Paul D. Pratt, Dora P. Maul and Gregory Wheeler (2016)
Are three colonies of Neostromboceros albicomus, a candidate biological control agent for Lygodium microphyllum, the same host biotype?

Florida Entomologist (2016) 99, 77-81
Philip W. Tipping, Melissa R. Martin, Paul D. Pratt, Gregory S. Wheeler and Lyn A. Gettys (2016)
Response of two chemotypes of Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtales: Myrtaceae) saplings to colonization by specialist herbivores

Florida Entomologist (2016) 99, 572-573
Paul D. Pratt, Jeff R. Makinson, Matthew F. Purcell and Min B. Rayamajhi (2016)
The suitability of select ferns as hosts for Archips machlopis (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2016) 26, 861-865
G.S. Wheeler, E.D. Mattison, M.A. Metz, P.D. Pratt and M.F. Purcell (2016)
Host range of the defoliator Strepsicrates sp. is too broad for biological control of the invasive weed Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

Florida Entomologist (2015) 98, 1244-1246
Ellen C. Lake, Michael W. Gates, Melissa C. Smith, Gloria L. Witkus and Paul D. Pratt (2015)
First report of an egg parasitoid reared from Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a biological control agent of Lygodium microphyllum (Schizaeales: Lygodiaceae)

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2014) 24, 1188-1191
Paul D. Pratt, Susan A. Wright, Jeffrey R. Makinson, Matthew F. Purcell, Ted D. Center and Min B. Rayamajhi (2014)
The broad host range of Metharmostis multilineata precludes its use as a biological control agent of Rhodomyrtus tomentosa

Florida Entomologist (2014) 97, 817-820
Melissa C. Smith, Ellen C. Lake, Paul D. Pratt, Anthony J. Boughton and Robert W. Pemberton (2014)
Current status of the biological control agent Neomusotima conspurcatalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), on Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae) in Florida

Florida Entomologist (2014) 97, 827-829
Ellen C. Lake, Melissa C. Smith, Paul D. Pratt, Anthony J. Boughton and Robert W. Pemberton (2014)
Dispersal and establishment of new populations of the biological control agent Floracarus perrepae (Acariformes: Eriophyidae) on old world climbing fern, Lygodium microphyllum (Polypodiales: Lygodiaceae)

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2014) 24, 1073-1076
Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi, Bradley Brown, Matthew F. Purcell and Ted D. Center (2014)
Within-plant distribution of the Melaleuca quinquenervia biological control agent Lophodiplosis trifida

Florida Entomologist (2014) 97, 1308-1316
Min B. Rayamajhi, Paul D. Pratt, Jorge leidi and Ted D. Center (2014)
Austromusotima camptozonale (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) herbivory results in frond and rhizome mortality of the invasive fern Lygodium microphyllum (Schizaeles: Lygodiaceae)

Plant Disease (2013) 97, p. 1379 (Rayamajhi et al.)
M.B. Rayamajhi, P.D. Pratt, N.B. Klopfenstein, A.L. Ross-Davis and L. Rodgers (2013)
First report of Puccinia psidii caused rust disease epiphytotic on the invasive shrub Rhodomyrtus tomentosa in Florida

Florida Entomologist (2013) 96, 278-279
Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi, Philip W. Tipping and Ted D. Center (2013)
Larval dispersal of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

BioControl (2013) 58, 553-561
Paul D. Pratt, Scott Blackwood, Susan A. Wright, Matthew Purcell, Min B. Rayamajhi, Robin M. Giblin-Davis, Sonja J. Scheffer, Philip W. Tipping and Ted D. Center (2013)
The release and unsuccessful establishment of the Melaleuca biological control agent Fergusonina turneri and its mutualistic nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae

Environmental Entomology (2013) 42, 925-935
P.D. Pratt, M.B. Rayamajhi, P.W. Tipping, T.D. Center, S.A. Wright and M. Purcell (2013)
Establishment, population increase, spread, and ecological host range of Lophodiplosis trifida (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Myrtales: Myrtaceae)

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2013) 23, 409-422
Susan A. Wright, Paul D. Pratt, Ted D. Center and Gary R. Buckingham (2013)
Physiological host range of two highly specialised mutualistic symbiotes: the fly Fergusonina turneri and its obligate nematode Fergusobia quinquenerviae, potential biocontrol agents of Melaleuca quinquenervia

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2013) 23, 602-606
Paul D. Pratt, Paul T. Madeira, Gevork Arakelian, Matthew Purcell, Min B. Rayamajhi and Ted D. Center (2013)
Can genomics clarify the origins of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae in California, USA?

BioControl (2012) 57, 319-329
P.D. Pratt and T.D. Center (2012)
Biocontrol without borders: the unintended spread of introduced weed biological control agents

BioControl (2012) 57, 151-165
Ted D. Center, Matthew F. Purcell, Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi, Philip W. Tipping, Susan A. Wright and F. Allen Dray (2012)
Biological control of Melaleuca quinquenervia: an Everglades invader

Florida Entomologist (2011) 94, 721-722
Paul D. Pratt and Gevork Arakelian (2011)
First report of the biological control agent Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) in California, USA

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2011) 21, 89-91
G.S. Wheeler, J. Geiger, F. Mc Kay, J. Rendon, M. Chawner and P.D. Pratt (2011)
Defoliating broad-nosed weevil, Plectrophoroides lutra; not suitable for biological control of Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius)

Florida Entomologist (2011) 94, 172-179
Gary R. Buckingham, Susan A. Wineriter, Jason D. Stanley, Paul D. Pratt and Ted D. Center (2011)
Vagility as a liability: risk assessment of the leaf-blotching bug Eucerocoris suspectus (Hemiptera: Miridae), a prospective biological control agent of the Australian tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Annals of the Entomological Society of America (2011) 104, 488-497
R.N. Chiarelli, P.D. Pratt, C.S. Silvers, J.S. Blackwood and T.D. Center (2011)
Influence of temperature, humidity, and plant terpenoid profile on life history characteristics of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Florida Entomologist (2011) 94, 1-8
Robin M. Christensen, Paul D. Pratt, Sheryl L. Costello, Min B. Rayamajhi and Ted D. Center (2011)
Acquired natural enemies of the weed biological control agent Oxyops vitiosa (Colepotera: Curculionidae)

Plant Disease (2010) 94, p. 1165 (Rayamajhi et al.)
M.B. Rayamajhi, P.D. Pratt, T.D. Center and G.S. Wheeler (2010)
Differential response by Melaleuca quinquenervia trees to attack by the rust fungus Puccinia psidii in Florida

Florida Entomologist (2009) 92, 593-597
Raymond J. Gagné, Susan A. Wright, Matthew F. Purcell, Bradley T. Brown, Paul D. Pratt and Ted D. Center (2009)
Description of the larva of Lophodiplosis trifida, an Australian gall midge (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) and biocontrol agent of paperbark in Florida, USA

BioControl (2009) 54, 307-321
Rodrigo Diaz, William A. Overholt, James P. Cuda, Paul D. Pratt and Alison Fox (2009)
Host specificity of Ischnodemus variegatus , an herbivore of West Indian marsh grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis)

Environmental Entomology (2009) 38, 1145-1154
K.M. Balentine, P.D. Pratt, F.A. Dray Jr., M.B. Rayamajhi and T.D. Center (2009)
Geographic distribution and regional impacts of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), biological control agents of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Annals of the Entomological Society of America (2008) 101, 604-612
Rodrigo Diaz, William A. Overholt, J. P. Cuda, Paul D. Pratt and Alison Fox (2008)
Temperature-dependent development, survival, and potential distribution of Ischnodemus variegatus (Hemiptera: Blissidae), a herbivore of West Indian marsh grass

Biological Invasions (2008) 10, 455-466
Steven J. Franks, Paul D. Pratt, F. Allen Dray and Ellen L. Simms (2008)
No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies

Weed Science (2008) 56, 451-456
Min B. Rayamajhi, Paul D. Pratt, Ted D. Center, Philip W. Tipping and Thai K. Van (2008)
Aboveground biomass of an invasive tree melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia) before and after herbivory by adventive and introduced natural enemies: A temporal case study in Florida

Florida Entomologist (2008) 91, 695-697
Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi and Ted D. Center (2008)
Geographic range expansion of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to the Bahamian Archipelago

Journal of Nematology (2007) 39, 91-92
D.L. Porazinska, P.D. Pratt and R.M. Giblin-Davis (2007)
Consequences of Melaleuca quinquenervia invasion of the Florida everglades: 'Notes from the underground' with specific reference to nematodes
Abstract - Society of Nematologists 46th Annual Meeting San Diego, California July 28-August 1, 2007

Journal of Nematology (2007) 39, 305-312
D.L. Porazinska, P.D. Pratt and R.M. Giblin-DAvis (2007)
Consequences of Melaleuca quinquenervia invasion on soil nematodes in the Florida Everglades

Environmental Entomology (2007) 36, 569-576
Ted D. Center, Paul D. Pratt, Philip W. Tipping, Min B. Rayamajhi, Thai K. Van, Susan A. Wineriter and Dray Jr. F. Allen (2007)
Initial impacts and field validation of host range for Boreioglycaspis melaleucae Moore (Hemiptera: Psyllidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) Blake (Myrtales: Myrtaceae: Leptospermoideae)

Florida Entomologist (2007) 90, 413-414
J. Scott Blackwood and Paul D. Pratt (2007)
New host and expanded geographic range of stellate scale, Vinsonia stellifera (Hemiptera: Coccidae: Ceroplastinae)

Environmental Entomology (2006) 35, 1372-1378
S.U. Morath, P.D. Pratt, C.S. Silvers and T.D. Center (2006)
Herbivory by Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) accelerates foliar senescence and abscission in the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Environmental Entomology (2006) 35, 366-372
Steven J. Franks, Andrea M. Kral and Paul D. Pratt (2006)
Herbivory by introduced insects reduces growth and survival of Melaleuca quinquenervia seedlings

Florida Entomologist (2006) 89, 529-531
Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi, Lourdes S. Bernier and Ted D. Center (2006)
Geographic range expansion of Boreioglycaspis melaleucae (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) to Puerto Rico

Ecological Entomology (2005) 30, 316-326
P.D. Pratt, M.B. Rayamajhi, T.K. Van, T.D. Center and P.W. Tipping (2005)
Herbivory alters resource allocation and compensation in the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Proceedings of the Hawaiian Entomological Society (2005) 37, 81-83
Robert W. Pemberton, Kenneth Murai, Paul D. Pratt and Kenneth Teramoto (2005)
Dulinius conchatus Distant (Hemiptera: Tingidae), considered and rejected as a potential biological control agent of Paederia foetida L. (Rubiaceae), an invasive weed in Hawaii and Florida

Plant Disease (2005) 89, p. 110 (Rayamajhi et al.)
M.B. Rayamajhi, R.W. Pemberton, T.K. Van and P.D. Pratt (2005)
First report of infection of Lygodium microphyllum by Puccinia lygodii, a potential biocontrol agent of an invasive fern in Florida

Environmental Entomology (2005) 34, 953-962
M.S. Wiggers, P.D. Pratt, P.W. Tipping, C. Welbourn and J.P. Cuda (2005)
Within-plant distribution and diversity of mites associated with the invasive plant Schinus terebinthifolius (Sapindales: Anacardiaceae) in Florida

Journal of Nematology (2004) 36, p. 342 (Porazinska et al.)
Dorota L. Porazinska, P.D. Pratt and R.M. Giblin-Davis (2004)
Plant-soil biota feedbacks as a mechanism of Melaleuca quinquenervia invasion in the Florida Everglades
paper presented at the Society of Nematologists 43rd Annual Meeting, Estes Park, Colorado 7-11 August 2004

Experimental and Applied Acarology (2004) 33, 327-339
B.A. Croft, P.D. Pratt and H.-K. Luh (2004)
Low-density releases of Neoseiulus fallacis provide for rapid dispersal and control of Tetranychus urticae (Acari: Phytoseiidae, Tetranychidae) on apple seedlings

Biocontrol Science and Technology (2004) 14, 51-62
Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi, Thai K. Van and Ted D. Center (2004)
Modeling the influence of resource availability on population densities of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Florida Entomologist (2003) 86, 300-322
Sheryl L. Costello, Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayamajhi and Ted D. Center (2003)
Arthropods associated with above-ground portions of the invasive tree, Melaleuca quinquenervia, in south Florida, USA

Plant Disease (2003) 87, p. 101 (Jones et al.)
K.A. Jones, M.B. Rayamajhi, P.D. Pratt and T.K. Van (2003)
First report of the pathogenicity of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides on invasive ferns, Lygodium microphyllum and L. japonicum, in Florida

Environmental Entomology (2003) 32, 397-406
P.D. Pratt, D.H. Slone, M.B. Rayamajhi, T.K. Van and T.D. Center (2003)
Geographic distribution and dispersal rate of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in South Florida

Plant Disease (2002) 86, p. 813 (Rayachhetry et al.)
M.B. Rayachhetry, T.R. Center, T.D. Center, P. Tipping, P.D. Pratt and T.K. Van (2002)
First report of the pathogenicity of Rhizoctonia solani on Salvinia molesta and S. minima in Florida

Journal of Economic Entomology (2002) 95, 1135-1141
P.D. Pratt, R. Rosetta and B.A. Croft (2002)
Plant-related factors influence the effectiveness of Neoseiulus fallacis (Acari: Phytoseiidae), a biological control agent of spider mites on landscape ornamental plants

Florida Entomologist (2002) 85, 286-287
Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayachhetry, Thai K. Van and Ted D. Center (2002)
Field-based rates of population increase for Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a biological control agent of the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia

Florida Entomologist (2002) 85, 344-350
Sheryl L. Costello, Paul D. Pratt, Min B. Rayachhetry and Ted D. Center (2002)
Morphology and life history characteristics of Podisus mucronatus (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae)

Plant Disease (2001) 85, p. 232 (Walker et al.)
S.E. Walker, N.E. El-Gholl, P.D. Pratt and T.S. Schubert (2001)
First U.S. report of Pseudocercospora paederiae leaf spot on the invasive exotic Paederia foetida

Environmental Entomology (2000) 29, 1034-1040
P.D. Pratt and B.A. Croft (2000)
Overwintering and comparative sampling of Neoseiulus fallacis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) on ornamental nursery plants

Acarologia (1999) 40, 191-197
P.D. Pratt and B.A. Croft (1999)
Expanded distribution of the bamboo spider mite, Schizotetranychus longus (Acari: Tetranychidae), and predation by Neoseiulus fallacis (Acari: Phytoseiidae)

Experimental and Applied Acarology (1999) 23, 551-565
Paul D. Pratt, P. Schausberger and B.A. Croft (1999)
Prey-food types of Neoseiulus fallacis (Acari : Phytoseiidae) and literature versus experimentally derived prey-food estimates for five phytoseiid species

Environmental Entomology (1998) 27, 148-153
P.D. Pratt, L.N. Monetti and B.A. Croft (1998)
Within- and between-plant dispersal and distributions of Neoseiulus californicus and N. fallacis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) in simulated bean and apple plant systems

Environmental Entomology (1998) 27, 531-538
B.A. Croft, L.N. Monetti and P.D. Pratt (1998)
Comparative life histroies and predation types: Are Neoseiulus californicus and N. fallacis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) similar type II selective predators of spider mites?

Journal of Economic Entomology (1998) 91, 1307-1314
B.A. Croft, P.D. Pratt, G. Koskela and D. Kaufman (1998)
Predation, reproduction, and impact of phytoseiid mites (Acari : Phytoseiidae) on cyclamen mite (Acari : Tarsonemidae) on strawberry