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Intensity of pre‐dispersal seed predation in the invasive legume Leucaena leucocephala is limited by the duration of pod retention
Abstract  The intensity of seed predation the invasive tropical legume Leucaena leucocephala by the bruchid Acanthoscelides macropthalmus was investigated in south-eastern Queensland, Australia. TheExpand
Review of approaches to evaluate the effectiveness of weed biological control agents
We review key issues, available approaches and analyses to encourage and assist practitioners to develop sound plans to evaluate the effectiveness of weed biological control agents at various phasesExpand
Projecting future expansion of invasive species: comparing and improving methodologies for species distribution modeling.
Modeling the distributions of species, especially of invasive species in non-native ranges, involves multiple challenges. Expand
Effects of Gall Induction by Epiblema Strenuana on Gas Exchange, Nutrients, and Energetics in Parthenium Hysterophorus
Gall induction by arthropods results in a range of morphological and physiological changes in their host plants. We examined changes in gas exchange, nutrients, and energetics related to the presenceExpand
Refining the process of agent selection through understanding plant demography and plant response to herbivory
Understanding plant demography and plant response to herbivory is critical to the selection of effective weed biological control agents. We adopt the metaphor of 'filters' to suggest how agentExpand
Biological Control of Parthenium (Parthenium Hysterophorus) in Australian Rangeland Translates to Improved Grass Production
Abstract Biological control of parthenium, a major weed in grazing areas in Australia, was initiated in the mid 1970s. Since then, nine species of insects and two rust fungi have been introduced.Expand
Managing parthenium weed across diverse landscapes: prospects and limitations
Parthenium is a weed of global significance affecting many countries in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. Parthenium causes severe human and animal health problems, agricultural losses as wellExpand
Current Status of the Stem-boring Weevil Listronotus setosipennis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) Introduced Against the Weed Parthenium hysterophorus (Asteraceae) in Australia
Effects of the stem-boring weevil Listronotus setosipennis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) on different growth stages of the weed Parthenium hysterophorus (Asteraceae) was evaluated in a glasshouse andExpand
Two varieties of the invasive cat's claw creeper, 'Macfadyena unguis-cati' (bignoniaceae) in Queensland, Australia
The invasive liana cat’s claw creeper, Macfadyena unguis-cati, native to tropical Central and South America, is a major environmental weed in Queensland and New South Wales (NSW). Two morphologicallyExpand