Research projects

The Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center has been able to fund 48 research projects to date. Each project addresses a top-rated terrestrial invasive species and at least one of the following research themes: early detection, management alternatives, response to climate change, and socio-economic impact.

All of MITPPC’s past and present projects are listed below by the species studied. If a species is not listed, we have not funded any research about it yet. Likewise, not each species ranked as a top threat may have a project associated with it yet.

Plant projects

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European common reed grass (Phragmites australis subsp. australis)

Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii, L. tatarica)

Lodgepole pine dwarf mistletoe mistletoe (Arceuthobium americanum)

Insect and invertebrate projects

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Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis)

Egyptian cottonworm (Spodoptera littoralis)

European grape berry moth (Eupoecilia ambiguella)

Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae)

Old world bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera)

Sirex woodwasp (Sirex noctilio)