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Anderson, G. L., E. S. Delfosse, N. R. Spencer, C. W. Prosser, and R. D. Richard. 2003. Lessons in developing successful invasive weed control programs. Journal of Range Management 56(1): 2-12.

Belnap, Jayne, and Susan L. Phillips. 2001. Soil biota in an ungrazed grassland: response to annual grass (Bromus tectorum) invasion. Ecological Applications 11(5): 1261-75. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Bias, Harsh P., Ramarao Vepachedu, Simon Gilroy, Ragan M. Callaway, and Jorge M. Vivanco. 2003. Allelopathy and exotic plant invasion: from molecules and genes to species interactions. Science 301(5): 1337-38. Note: Free registration required for free access.

Brooks, Matthew L., Carla M. D’Antonio. 2004. Effects of invasive alien plants on fire regimes (PDF | 652 KB). BioScience 54(7): 677-88.

Burt, Jennifer W., Adrianna A. Muir, Jonah Piovia-Scott, Kari E. Veblen, Andy L. Chang, Judah D. Grossman, and Heidi W. Weiskel. 2007. Preventing horticultural introductions of invasive plants: potential efficacy of voluntary initiatives. Biological Invasions 9(8): 909-23. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Callaway, Ragan M., and Erik T. Aschehoug. 2000. Invasive plants versus their new and old neighbors: a mechanism for exotic invasion. Science 290(5491): 521-23. Note: Free registration required for free access

Callaway, Ragan M., Thomas H. DeLuca, and Wendy M. Belliveau. 1999. Biological control herbivores may increase competitive ability of the noxious weed Centaurea maculosa. Ecology 80(4): 1196-1201. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Clemants, Steven E., and Gerry Moore. 2005. The changing flora of the New York metropolitan region. Birds in the Urban Environment 3(1): 192-210.

Cronin, James T., and Kyle J. Haynes. 2004. An invasive plant promotes unstable host-parasitoid patch dynamics. Ecology 85(10): 2772-82. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Corn, Janelle G., Jim M. Story, and Linda J. White. 2006. Impacts of the biological control agent Cyphocleonus achates on spotted knapweed, Centaurea maculosa, in experimental plots. Biological Control 37(1): 75-81. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Daehler, Curtis C., and Debbie A. Carino. 2000. Predicting invasive plants: prospects for a general screening system based on current regional models. Biological Invasions 2(2): 93-102. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Davis, Mark A., Louise Bier, Ethan Bushelle, Chloe Diegel, Aleta Johnson, and Brianna Kujala. 2005. Non-indigenous grasses impede woody succession. Plant Ecology 178(2): 249-64. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Davis, Mark A., J. Philip Grime, and Ken Thompson. 2000. Fluctuating resources in plant communities: a general theory of invisibility. Journal of Ecology 88(3): 528-34. (USDA access through DigiTop)

DiTomaso, Joseph M., Matthew L. Brooks, Edith B. Allen, Ralph Minnich, Peter M. Rice, and Guy B. Kyser. 2006. Control of invasive weeds with prescribed burning. Weed Technology 20(2): 535–48. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Ehrenfeld, J. G., P. Kourtev, and W. Huang. 2001. Changes in soil functions following invasions of exotic understory plants in deciduous forests. Ecological Applications 11(5): 1287-1300. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Ellstrand, Norman C., and Kristina A. Schierenbeck. 2000. Hybridization as a stimulus for the evolution of invasiveness in plants? (PDF | 108 KB). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 97(13): 7043-50.

Evans, R. D., R. Rimer, L. Sperry, and J. Belnap. 2001. Exotic plant invasion alters nitrogen dynamics in an arid grassland. Ecological Applications 11(5): 1301-10. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Everitt, Benjamin L. 1998. Chronology of the spread of tamarisk in the central Rio Grande. Wetlands 18(4): 658-68. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Fellows, David P., and Wesley E. Newton. 1999. Prescribed fire effects on biological control of leafy spurge (PDF | 33 KB). Journal of Range Management 52(5): 489-93.

Foxcroft, Llewellyn C. 2004. An adaptive management framework for linking science and management of invasive alien plants. Weed Technology 18(sp1): 1275-77. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Funk, Jennifer L. and Peter M. Vitousek. Resource-use efficiency and plant invasion in low-resource systems. 2007. Nature 46(7139: 1079-81. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Gordon, Dona R. 1998. Effects of invasive, non-indigenous plant species on ecosystem processes: Lessons from Florida. Ecological Applications 8(4): 975-89. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Gould, Stephen Jay. 1997. An evolutionary perspective on strengths, fallacies, and confusions in the concept of native plants (PDF | 693 KB). In Nature and Ideology: Natural Garden Design in the Twentieth Century, edited by Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn. Washington: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Guo Qinfeng, Hong Qian, Robert E. Ricklefs, and Weimin Xi. 2006. Distributions of exotic plants in eastern Asia and North America. Ecology Letters 9(7): 827-834. (USDA access through DigiTop)

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Haney, Richard L., Scott A. Senseman, Frank M. Hons, and David A. Zuberer. 2000. Effect of glyphosate on soil microbial activity and biomass. Weed Science 48(1): 89-93. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Heckman, C. W. 1999. The encroachment of exotic herbaceous plants into the Olympic National Forest. Northwest Science 73(4): 264-76.

Hiebert, Ron. 2001. Prioritizing weeds: the alien plant ranking system. Conservation In Practice 2(1) 36-8. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Hierro, José L., John L. Maron, and Ragan M. Callaway. 2005. A biogeographical approach to plant invasions: the importance of studying exotics in their introduced and native range. Journal of Ecology 93(1): 5-15. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Hobbs, Richard J., and Stella E. Humphries. 1995. An integrated approach to the ecology and management of plant invasions. Conservation Biology 9(4): 761-70. (USDA access through DigiTop - Abstract)

Horvitz, Carol C., John B. Pascarella, Stephen McMann, Andrea Freedman, and Ronald H. Hofstetter. 1998. Functional roles of invasive non-indigenous plants in hurricane-affected subtropical hardwood forests. Ecological Applications 8(4): 947-74. (USDA access through DigiTop)

James, Dan. 1995. The threat of exotic grasses to the biodiversity of semiarid ecosystems. The Arid Lands Newsletter no.37.

Keller, M., J. Kollmann, and P. J. Edwards. 2000. Genetic introgression from distant provenances reduces fitness in local weed populations. Journal of Applied Ecology 37(4): 647-59. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Larson, Diane L., Patrick J. Anderson, and Wesley Newton. 2001. Alien plant invasion in mixed-grass prairie: effects of vegetation type and anthropogenic disturbance (PDF | 375 KB). Ecological Applications 11(1): 128-41.

Leslie, Alison J., and James R. Spotila. 2001. Alien plant threatens Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) breeding in Lake St. Lucia, South Africa. Biological Conservation 98(3): 347-55. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Lonsdale, W. Mark. 1999. Global patterns of plant invasions and the concept of invasibility. Ecology 80(5): 1522-36. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Mack, Michelle C., Carla M. D'Antonio, and Ruth E. Ley. 2001. Alteration of ecosystem nitrogen dynamics by exotic plants: a case study of C4 grasses in Hawaii. Ecological Applications 11(5): 1323-35. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Mack, Richard N., and W. Mark Lonsdale. 2001. Humans as global plant dispersers: Getting more than we bargained for. Bioscience 51(2): 95-102. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Marler, Marilyn J., Catherine A. Zabinski, and Ragan M. Callaway. 1999. Mycorrhizae indirectly enhance competitive effects of an invasive forb on a native bunchgrass. Ecology 80(4): 1180-86. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Marris, Emma. 2005. Invasive species: Shoot to kill. Nature 438: 272-73. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Mealor, Brian A., and Ann L. Hild. 2006. Potential selection in native grass populations by exotic invasion. Molecular Ecology 15(8): 2291-2300. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Meekins, J. Forrest, and Brian C. McCarthy. 2000. Responses of the biennial forest herb Alliaria petiolata to variation in population density, nutrient addition and light availability. Journal of Ecology 88(3): 447-63. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Meekins, J. Forrest and Brian C. McCarthy. 2001. Effect of environmental variation on the invasive success of a nonindigenous forest herb. Ecological Applications 11(5): 1336-48. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Parker, Chris, Barney P. Caton, and Larry Fowler. 2007. Ranking Nonindigenous Weed Species by Their Potential to Invade the United States. Weed Science 55(4): 386-397. (USDA access through DigiTop - Abstract)

Parker, John D., Deron E. Burkepile, and Mary E. Hay. 2006. Opposing effects of native and exotic herbivores on plant invasions. Science 311(5766): 1459-61. Note: Requires free registration for free access.

Pauchard, Aníbal, Lohengrin A. Cavieres, and Ramiro O. Bustamante. 2004. Comparing alien plant invasions among regions with similar climates: where to from here? Diversity and Distributions 10(5-6): 371-75. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Pauchard, Aníbal, and Katriona Shea. 2006. Integrating the study of non-native plant invasions across spatial scales. Biological Invasions 8(3): 399-413. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Pearson, Dean E., Kevin S. McKelvey, and Len F. Ruggiero. 2000. Non-target effects of an introduced biological control agent on deer mouse ecology. Oecologia 122(1): 121-28. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Pennisi, Elizabeth. 2006. Parasitic weed uses chemical cues to find host plant. Science Magazine 313(5795): 1867. Note: Requires free registration for free access.

Peterson, A. Townsend, Monica Papes, and Daniel A. Kluza. 2003. Predicting the potential invasive distributions of four alien plant species in North America. Weed Science 51(6): 863–68. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Piper, Gary L. 2002. Hopping on a bad weed: insect biological control of Dalmatian toadflax in Washington. Agrichemical and Environmental News, no. 196.

Planty-Tabacchi, Anne-Marie, Eric Tabacchi, Robert J. Naiman, Collette Deferrari, and Henri Décamps. 1995. Invasibility of species-rich communities in riparian zones. Conservation Biology 10(2): 598-607. (USDA access through DigiTop - Abstract)

Pyšek, Petr, Vojtech Jarošík, Milan Chytrý, Zdenek Kropác, Lubomír Tichý, and Jan Wild. 2005. Alien plants in temperate weed communities: prehistoric and recent invaders occupy different habitats. Ecology 86(3): 772-85. (USDA access through DigiTop)

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Raghu, S., Roger C. Anderson, Curtis C. Daehler, Adam S. Davis, Robert N. Wiedenmann, Daniel Simberloff, and Richard N. Mack. 2006. Adding biofuels to the invasive species fire? Science Magazine 313(5794): 1742. Note: Free registration required for free access.

Regan, Tracey J., McCarthy, Michael A., Baxter, Peter W. J., Dane Panetta, F. & Possingham, Hugh P. 2006. Optimal eradication: when to stop looking for an invasive plant. Ecology Letters 9(7): 759-766. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Reichard, Sarah Hayden, and Peter White. 2001. Horticulture as a pathway of invasive plant introductions in the United States. BioScience 51(2): 103-13. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Richardson, David M., Petr Pyšek, Marcel Rejmánek, Michael G. Barbour, F. Dane Panetta, and Carol J. West. 2000. Naturalization and invasion of alien plants: concepts and definitions. Diversity and Distributions 6(2): 93-107. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Rossman, Amy Y. 2001. A special issue on global movement of invasive plants and fungi. BioScience 51(2): 93-94. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Schmidt, Kenneth A., and Christopher J. Whelan. 1999. Effects of exotic Lonicera and Rhamnus on songbird nest predation . Conservation Biology 13: 1502-6. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Sher, Anna A., Diane L. Marshall, and Steven A. Gilbert. 2000. Competition between native Populus deltoides and invasive Tamarix ramosissima and the implications for reestablishing flooding disturbance. Conservation Biology 14(6): 1744-54. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Smith, Stanley D., Travis E. Huxman, Stephen F. Zitzer, Therese N. Charlet, David C. Housman, James S. Coleman, Lynn K. Fenstermaker, Jeffery R. Seemann, and Robert S. Nowak. 2000. Elevated CO2 increases productivity and invasive species success in an arid ecosystem. Nature 408(2): 79-81. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Snow, Kathleen. 2002. Working with the horticultural industry to limit invasive species introductions (PDF | 117 KB). Conservation in Practice 3(1): 33-8. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Stinson, Kristina A., Stuart A. Campbell, Jeff R. Powell, Benjamin E. Wolfe, Ragan M. Callaway, Giles C. Thelen, Steven G. Hallett, Daniel Prati, and John N. Klironomos. 2006. Invasive plant suppresses the growth of native tree seedlings by disrupting belowground mutualisms. PLoS Biology 4(5).

Stohlgren, Thomas J., Dan Binkley, Geneva W. Chong, Mohammed A. Kalkhan, Lisa D. Schell, Kelly A. Bull, Yuka Otsuki, Gregory Newman, Michael Bashin, and Yowhan Son. 1999. Exotic plant species invade hot spots of native plant diversity. Ecological Monographs 69(1): 25-46. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Stohlgren, Thomas J., David T. Barnett, and John T. Kartesz. 2003. The rich get richer: patterns of plant invasions in the United States. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 1(1): 11-14. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Story, Jim M., Nancy W. Callan, J. G. Corn, and L. J. White. 2006. Decline of spotted knapweed density at two sites in western Montana with large populations of the introduced root weevil, Cyphocleonus achates (Fahraeus). Biological Control 38(2): 227-232. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Suszkiw, Jan. 2004. Fungus unleashed to combat yellow starthistle. Agricultural Research 52(8): 20-22.

Taylor, Brad W., and Rebecca E. Irwin. 2004. Linking economic activities to the distribution of exotic plants (PDF | 336 KB). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101(51): 17725-30.

Thompson, Ken., John G. Hodgson, and Tim C. G. Rich. 1995. Native and alien invasive plants: more of the same? Ecography 18(4): 390-402. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Whaley, Dale K., and Gary L. Piper. 2002. Defusing diffuse knapweed: Biological control of an explosive weed. Agrichemical and Environmental News, no. 194.

Williams, David G., and Zdravko Baruch. 2000. African grass invasion in the Americas: Ecosystem consequences and the role of ecophysiology. Biological Invasions 2(2): 123-40. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Williams, Scott C. and Jeffrey S. Ward. 2006. Exotic seed dispersal by white-tailed deer in southern Connecticut (PDF | 135 KB). Natural Areas Journal 26: 383-390.

Wilson, J. Bastow, John B. Steel, Mike E. Dodd, Barbara J. Anderson, Isolde Ullmann, and Peter Bannister. 2000. A test of community reassembly using the exotic communities of New Zealand roadsides in comparison to British roadsides. Journal of Ecology 88(5): 757-64. (USDA access through DigiTop)

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