Personnel – Biological Control of Invasive Plants Research

Dr. Judy Hough-Goldstein

Graduate Student Researchers:

  • Berg, Scott. (MS, 2014). Dispersal behavior of the weevil Rhinoncomimus latipes, and the influence of varying moisture and temperature conditions on the biological control of mile-a-minute weed.
  • Lake, Ellen C. (PhD, 2011). Biological control of mile-a-minute weed,¬†Persicaria perfoliata, and integrating weed management techniques to restore invaded sites.
  • Cutting, Kiri J. (MS, 2011). An integrated approach to the restoration of areas invaded by mile-a-minute weed (Persicaria perfoliata)¬†using biological control and herbaceous native seeding.
  • Frye, Matthew J. (PhD, 2010). Response of kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) to different types and levels of simulated insect herbivore damage.
  • Ellen C. Lake (MS, 2007). Dispersal, establishment, and impact of the mile-a-minute weevil, Rhinoncomimus latipes Korotyaev (Coleoptera: Curculionidae): a two-year study in southeastern Pennsylvania.
  • Frye, Matthew J. (MS, 2006). Biology and host specificity of Gonioctena tredecimmaculata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), a potential biological control agent for kudzu.
  • Ballard, Meg (MS, 2006). Differences in insect populations on native and alien plants in an early successional community.
  • Colpetzer, Keith E. (MS, 2003). An evaluation of the Asian weevil, Homorosoma chinese Wagner (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a potential biological control agent of mile-a-minute weed, Polygonum perfoliatum L. (Polygonales: Polygonaceae).
  • Price, Dana L. (MS, 2001). Biology and host specificity of Timandra griseata Peterson (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) and Homorosoma chinensis Wagner (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), candidate biological control agents for mile-a-minute weed, Polygonum perfoliatum L. (Polygonaceae).


  • Jeffery Smith
  • Amanda Stout
  • Samantha Nestory
  • Joseph Thomas
  • Liz Drummond
  • Kelsey Paras
  • Shane LaCoss
  • Rachel Schnaitman
  • Brian Butterworth
  • Jason Graham
  • Jamie Pool