Our mission: To provide the basic biological and ecological knowledge and innovative management strategies required for management and control of native and non-native insect pests, disease pathogens and invasive plants in changing forest ecosystems.
Welcome to the Southern Research Station’s Insects, Diseases, and Invasive Plants Research Work Unit website. Our mission is to provide the basic biological and ecological knowledge and innovative management strategies required for management and control of native and non-native insect pests, disease pathogens and invasive plants in changing forest ecosystems. Learn more about us →
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Forests of the southern U.S. are among the most productive and intensively managed in the world. Disturbances naturally alter forest stands, sometimes creating conditions that benefit plant or animal communities, but can cause major economic losses to landowners. What’s more, the impacts from one disturbance may invite other disturbances – dead and damaged trees can attract bark beetles, wood-boring beetles, or diseases.
- A Unique Academic–Government Collaboration Yields First Report of Detailed Habitat Description for Haemaphysalis longicornis (Ixodida: Ixodidae) in Madison County, KY
Vogt, J T; Allen, B D; Paulsen, D; Trout Fryxell, R T.
- Asian needle ant: an invasive stinging ant
- Sound production in bark and ambrosia beetles
Bedoya, Carol L.; Hofstetter, Richard W.; Nelson, Ximena J.; Hayes, Michael; Miller, Daniel R.; Brockerhoff, Eckehard G.
- Effects of Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense) invasion on decomposition and litter-dwelling invertebrates in Southeastern U.S. floodplain forests
Bush, Bryana M.; Ulyshen, Michael D.; Batzer, Darold P.
- Efficacy of five herbicide treatments for control of Pyrus calleryana
Vogt, James T.; Coyle, David R.; Jenkins, David; Barnes, Chris; Crowe, Christopher; Horn, Scott; Bates, Chip; Roesch, Francis A.