Publication roundup: 25 papers in 2023

February 15, 2024

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In 2023, faculty, staff, postdocs, and students with the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center published 25 papers investigating issues in terrestrial invasive species. Researchers challenged the status quo, developed new methods and technologies to detect and manage invasive species, observed new species in Minnesota for the first time, and so much more. 

We are incredibly proud of this work and grateful to the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund for financial support.

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2023 publications

Anderson, C. J., Heins, D., Pelletier, K. C., & Knight, J. F. (2023). Improving machine learning classifications of Phragmites australis using object-based image analysis. Remote Sensing, 15(4), 989.

Anderson, C. J., Heins, D., Pelletier, K. C., & Knight, J. F. (2023). Using voting-based ensemble classifiers to map invasive Phragmites australis. Remote Sensing, 15(14), Article 14.

Chase, K. D., Rynders, K. J., Maddox, M. P., & Aukema, B. H. (2023). Defensive response of evolutionarily naïve Pinus sylvestris to the mountain pine beetle fungal associate Grosmannia clavigera in comparison to Pinus ponderosa. Forest Ecology and Management, 545, 121258.

Gray, E. R., Russell, M. B., & Windmuller-Campione, M. A. (2023). Landscape-level likelihood estimation of eastern spruce dwarf mistletoe (Arceuthobium pusillum) infestations in lowland black spruce (Picea mariana) forests of Minnesota, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.

Greatens, N. J. (2023). Studies on Puccinia coronata var. coronata and other recently observed rust fungi in Minnesota [Ph.D., University of Minnesota].

Greatens, N., Jin, Y., & Olivera Firpo, P. D. (2023). Aecial and telial host specificity of Puccinia coronata var. coronata, a Eurasian crown rust fungus of two highly invasive wetland species in North America. Plant Disease, 108(1): 175-181.

Guzmán Q., J. A., Pinto-Ledezma, J. N., Frantz, D., Townsend, P. A., Juzwik, J., & Cavender-Bares, J. (2023). Mapping oak wilt disease from space using land surface phenology. Remote Sensing of Environment, 298, 113794.

Klockow, P. A., Edgar, C. B., Windmuller-Campione, M. A., & Baker, F. A. (2023). Stand inventories as an early detection system for forest health threats. Forest Science, 69(1), 1–9.

Lake, T. A., Briscoe Runquist, R. D., Flagel, L. E., & Moeller, D. A. (2023). Chronosequence of invasion reveals minimal losses of population genomic diversity, niche expansion, and trait divergence in the polyploid, leafy spurge. Evolutionary Applications.

Menger, J. P., Bhusal, S., Lorenz, A. J., & Koch, R. L. (2023). Evaluation of soybean accessions for resistance to the Japanese beetle, 2023. Arthropod Management Tests, 48(1), tsad123.

Morey, A. (2023). Prostephanus truncatus (larger grain borer). CABI Compendium, 44524.

Morey, A. C., & Venette, R. C. (2023). Mitigating invasive insect species: Eradication, long-term management, and the importance of sampling and monitoring. In: Fountain, Michelle; Pope, Tom, Eds. Advances in Monitoring of Native and Invasive Pests of Crops. Cambridge, UK: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK: 325-364., 325–364.

Mwangola, D. M., Kees, A. M., Grosman, D. M., & Aukema, B. H. (2023). The impact of systematic insecticides against emerald ash borer on phenology of urban ash trees. Journal of Economic Entomology, 116(2), 478–485.

Mwangola, D. M., Kees, A. M., Grosman, D. M., Norris, K. E., Maddox, M. P., & Aukema, B. H. (2023). Associational protection of urban ash trees treated with systemic insecticides against emerald ash borer. Frontiers in Insect Science, 3.

Novi, V. T., & Abbas, A. (2023). Naked-eye visualization of nucleic acid amplicons using hierarchical nanoassembly. Analytical Methods, 15, 4640-4644.

Otto, E. C., & Blanchette, R. A. (2023). Antagonistic interactions between native fungi of Minnesota and the root rot pathogen Heterobasidion irregulare. Forest Pathology, 53(6), e12836.

Rannow, B., Schneider, I. E., Windmuller-Campione, M., Russell, M., & Gupta, A. (2023). Research note: The impact of advanced information communication technologies on visitor acceptance of forest management in response to emerald ash borer. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, 42, 100640.

Roggenkamp, E., Check, J., Biswal, A. K., Floyd, C., Miles, L. A., Nicolli, C. P., Shim, S., Salgado Salazar, C., Alakonya, A., Malvick, D., Smith, D. L., Telenko, D. E. P., & Chilvers, M. I. (2023). Development of a qPCR assay for species-specific detection of the tar spot pathogen Phyllachora maydis. PhytoFrontiers™.

Schneider, I., Rannow, B., Gupta, A., Russell, M., & Windmuller-Campione, M. (2023). What really works? Testing augmented and virtual reality messaging in terrestrial invasive species management communications to impact visitor preferences and deter visitor displacement. Environmental Management, 71(6), 1199–1212.

Schuster, M. J., Wragg, P. D., Roth, A. M., & Reich, P. B. (2023). No evidence of a long-lived seedbank in common buckthorn, Rhamnus cathartica L., within Minnesota deciduous forests. Biological Invasions, 25: 3043–3048.

Simeto, S., Held, B. W., & Blanchette, R. A. (2023). Wood decay fungi associated with galleries of the emerald ash borer. Forests, 14(3), Article 3.

Solórzano, J. E., Cruz, C. D., Arenz, B. E., Malvick, D. K., & Kleczewski, N. M. (2023). Tar spot of corn: A diagnostic and methods guide. Plant Health Progress, 24(1), 117–122.

Solórzano, J. E., Issendorf, S. E., Drott, M. T., Check, J. C., Roggenkamp, E. M., Cruz, C. D., Kleczewski, N. M., Gongóra-Canul, C. C., & Malvick, D. K. (2023). A new and effective method to induce infection of Phyllachora maydis into corn for tar spot studies in controlled environments. Plant Methods, 19(1), 83.

Stenoien, C. M., Christianson, L., Welch, K., Dregni, J., Hopper, K. R., & Heimpel, G. E. (2023). Cold tolerance and overwintering survival of Aphelinus certus (Hymenoptera: Aphelinidae), a parasitoid of the soybean aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in North America. Bulletin of Entomological Research, 1–13.

Tsakakis, E., Gupta, A., Schneider, I. E., & Donovan, B. (2023). Opportunities and challenges in advanced communication technologies in the environment: A case of forest management communications. Applied Environmental Education & Communication, 0(0), 1–14.

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