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Comparative Life Histories and Predation Types: Are Neoseiulus californicus and N. fallacis (Acari: Phytoseiidae) Similar Type II Selective Predators of Spider Mites?
Traits of immatures were more discriminating than traits of female adults in this study; both trait types should be included in predation rating systems.
Classical biological control for the protection of natural ecosystems
Ecosystem service protection was provided in the fewest cases by either insect or plant biological control agents, but was more likely to be provided by projects directed against invasive plants, likely because of the strong effects plants exert on landscapes.
Herbivory alters competitive interactions between two invasive aquatic plants
While herbivory directly and indirectly affected plant performance by altering competition between these two invasive plant species, the competitive response varied depending upon the herbivore species and availability of nutrients.
Selection on Herbivory Resistance and Growth Rate in an Invasive Plant
The patterns of selection found in this study contrast with predictions from EICA and accurately predict the lack of evolutionary change in growth and resistance following the introduction of this species from Australia to Florida.
No evolution of increased competitive ability or decreased allocation to defense in Melaleuca quinquenervia since release from natural enemies
It does not appear from this study that the EICA hypothesis explains patterns of recent trait evolution in Melaleuca, and there was no evidence for the evolution of decreased defense or increased competitive ability, as predicted by theEICA hypothesis.
Geographic Distribution and Dispersal Rate of Oxyops vitiosa (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a Biological Control Agent of the Invasive Tree Melaleuca quinquenervia in South Florida
The geographic distribution and rate of spread of Oxyops vitiosa (Pascoe), a classical biological control agent of the invasive Australian tree Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.T. Blake is assessed, and 16 possible redistribution sites that may accelerate the spread of the weevil are identified.
Herbivory alters resource allocation and compensation in the invasive tree Melaleuca quinquenervia
Plants may compensate for the effects of herbivory, especially under favourable growing conditions, limited competition, and minimal top‐down regulation, implying that exotic, invasive weeds in these systems should exhibit strong compensatory responses.
Predation by phytoseiid mites on Tetranychus lintearius (Acari: Tetranychidae), an established weed biological control agent of gorse (Ulex europaeus)
Development of trophic relationships among introduced biological control agents and native (or introduced) parasitoids, predators, or pathogens can interfere with successful establishment, spread,…
Panonychus citri (Acari: Tetranychidae) on ornamental Skimmia in Oregon, with assessment of predation by native phytoseiid mites.
Panonychus citri (McGregor) (citrus red mite) typically occurs on citrus in semi-tropical regions of California, Texas, and Florida and its association with an ornamental host plant Skimmia japonica Thunberg are reported.
The invasive alien tree Falcataria moluccana: its impacts and management
The benefits of a biological control program for F. moluccana would likely extend to tropical islands throughout the Pacific, helping prevent further loss of native forest biodiversity and saving many millions of dollars in damage and maintenance associated with these trees growing near utilities, roads, homes and workplaces.