GANDHI FOREST ENTOMOLOGY LABORATORY

 
  PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS  

Helbig, C.E., Coyle, D.R., Klepzig, K.D., Nowak, J.T., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2016. Colonization dynamics of subcortical insects on stressed and unstressed loblolly pine trees. Under journal revisions.

Coyle, D.R., Green, G.T., Barnes, B.F., Klepzig, K.D., Nowak, J.T., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2016. Landowner and manager awareness and perceptions of pine health issues on their property in the southeastern U.S. Journal of Forestry, In Press.

Nowak, J.T., Klepzig, K.D., Coyle, D.R., Carothers, W.A., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2016. Southern pine beetles in central hardwood forests: frequency, spatial extent, and changes to forest structure. In: Natural Disturbances and Historic Variation in Central Hardwood Forests. Eds. Cathryn H. Greenberg and Beverly S. Collins, Springer, pp. 73-88.

Pfammatter, J.A., Coyle, D.R., Gandhi, K.J.K., Hernandez, N., Hofstetter, R.W., Moser, J.C., and Raffa, K.F. 2015. Structure of phoretic mite assemblages across subcortical beetle species at a regional scale. Environmental Entomology, DOI: 10.1093/ee/nvv150.

Wilde, D.H., Gandhi, K.J.K., and Colson, G. 2015. State of the science and challenges of breeding landscape plants with ecological function. Nature: Horticulture Research 2, 14069, DOI: 10.1038/hortres.2014.69.

Coyle, D.R., Klepzig, K.D., Koch, F.H., Morris, L.A., Nowak, J.T., Oak, S.W., Otrosina, W.J., Smith, W.D., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2015. A review of southern pine decline in North America. Forest Ecology and Management 349: 134-148.

Coyle, D.R., Brissey, C., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2015. Species characterization and responses of subcortical insects to trap-logs and ethanol in a hardwood biomass plantation. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 17: 258-269.

Smith, A., Herms, D.A., Long, R.P., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2015. Community composition and structure had no effect on forest susceptibility to invasion by emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis). The Canadian Entomologist 147: 318-328. Special Issue on Emerald Ash Borer. Invited Paper.

Staeben, J.C., Sullivan, B.T., Nowak, J.T., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2015. Enantiospecific responses of southern pine beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis) and its clerid predator, Thanasimus dubius, to α-pinene. Chemoecology 25: 73-83.

Gandhi, K.J.K. 2015. Responses of saproxylic insects to forest fires and management in North America. Antenna: Special Edition of the journal, 10th European Congress of Entomology, York, U.K., pp. 66.

Chase, K.D., Gandhi, K.J.K., and Riggins, J.J. 2014. Effects of forest types and management on native woodwasps (Hymenoptera: Siricidae) in the southeastern U.S. Journal of Economic Entomology 107: 1142-1149.

Gandhi, K.J.K., Smith, A., Hartzler, D.M., and Herms, D.A. 2014. Indirect effects of ash mortality and subsequent gap formations due to emerald ash borer on epigaeic beetles. Environmental Entomology 43: 546-555.

Meeker, J.R., Johnson, C.W., Steiner, C.A., Bruce, W.W., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2014. Timing of adult emergence and flight period of Rhyssa howdenorum (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae), a parasitoid of Sirex nigricornis (Hymenoptera: Siricidae), in central Louisiana. Journal of Entomological Science 49: 1-5.

Barnes, B.F., Meeker, J.R., Johnson, W., Asaro, C., Miller, D.R., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2014. Trapping techniques for siricids and their parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Siricidae and Ibaliidae) in the southeastern U.S. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 107: 119-127.

Klooster, W.S., Herms, D.A., Knight, K.S., Herms, C.P., McCullough, D.G., Smith, A., Gandhi, K.J.K., and Cardina, J. 2014. Ash (Fraxinus spp.) mortality, regeneration, and seed bank dynamics in mixed hardwood forests following invasion by emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis). Biological Invasions 16: 859-873.

Mech, A.M., Asaro, C., Cram, M.M., Coyle, D.R., Gullan, P.J., Cook, L.G., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2013. Matsucoccus macrocicatrices (Hemiptera: Matsucoccidae): First report, distribution, and association with symptomatic eastern white pine in the southeastern U.S. Journal of Economic Entomology 106: 2391-2398.

Coyle, D.R., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2013. Plantations. In: An Encyclopedia of Biomes and Ecosystems. Eds. R.W. Howarth and J.E. Mohan. Salem Press, Massachusetts, 1436 pp.

Coyle, D.R., Pickering, J., Dyer, K.A., Lehman, F.R., Mohan, J.E., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2013. Dynamics of an unprecedented outbreak of two native moth species, Cissusa spadix and Phoberia atomaris (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), on oak trees (Quercus spp.) in southeastern U.S.A. American Entomologist 59: 78-90. Feature Article.

Miller, D.R., Crowe, C.M., Barnes, B.F., Gandhi, K.J.K., and Duerr, D.A. 2013. Attaching lures to multiple-funnel traps targeting saproxylic beetles (Coleoptera) in pine stands: inside or outside funnels? Journal of Economic Entomology 106: 206-214.

Coyle, D.R., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2012. The ecology, behavior, and biological control potential of hymenopteran parasitoids of woodwasps (Hymenoptera: Siricidae) in North America. Environmental Entomology 41: 731-749. Invited Review.

Burke, J.L., Hanula, J.L., Horn, S., Audley, J.P., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2012. Efficacy of two insecticides for protecting loblolly pines (Pinus taeda L.) from subcortical beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae and Cerambycidae). Pest Management Science 68: 1048-1052.

Burke, J., Maerz, J.C., Milanovich, J.R., Fisk, M.C., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2011. Invasion by exotic earthworms alters biodiversity and communities of litter- and soil-dwelling oribatid mites. Diversity 3: 155-175. Special Issue of the Journal on Biological Invasions.

Price, T., Brownell, K.A., Raines, M., Smith, C.L., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2011. Multiple detections of two exotic auger beetles of the genus Sinoxylon (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in Georgia, USA. Florida Entomologist 94: 354-355.

Ranger, C.M., Reding, M.E., Gandhi, K.J.K., Oliver, J.B., Schultz, P.B., Canas, L., and Herms, D.A. 2011. Species dependent influence of (-)-α-pinene on attraction of ambrosia beetles to ethanol-baited traps in nursery agroecosystems. Journal of Economic Entomology 104: 574-579.

Stanosz, G.R., Smith, D.R., Sullivan, J., Mech, A., Gandhi, K.J.K., Dalusky, M.J., Mayfield, A.E., and Fraedrich, S.W. 2011. Shoot blight caused by Sirococcus tsugae on eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis). Plant Disease 95: 612.

Gandhi, K.J.K., Epstein, M.E., Koehle, J.J., and Purrington, F.P. 2011. A quarter of a century succession of epigaeic beetle assemblages in remnant habitats in an urbanized matrix. In: Erwin, T. (ed.), Proceedings of a symposium honoring the careers of Ross and Joyce Bell and their contributions to scientific work, Burlington, Vermont, 12-15 June 2010. Zookeys 147: 667-689.

Gandhi, K.J.K., Cognato, A.I., Lightle, D. M., Mosley, B. J., Nielsen, D. G., and Herms, D.A. 2010. Species composition, seasonal activity, and semiochemical response of native and exotic bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) in northeastern Ohio. Journal of Economic Entomology 103: 1187-1195.

Gandhi, K.J.K., and Herms, D.A. 2010. Direct and indirect effects of invasive exotic insect herbivores on ecological processes and interactions in forests of eastern North America. Biological Invasions12: 389-405. Invited paper in “Special Issue: population, community and ecosystem effects of exotic herbivores: A growing global concern”.

Gandhi, K.J.K., and Herms, D.A. 2010. Potential biodiversity loss due to impending devastation of the North American genus Fraxinus by the exotic emerald ash borer. Biological Invasions 12: 1839-1846.

Kula, R.R., Knight, K.S., Rebbeck, J., Cappaert, D.L., Bauer, L.S., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2010. Leluthia astigma (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae: Doryctinae) as a parasitoid of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilinae), with an assessment of host associations for Nearctic species of Leluthia Cameron. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 112: 246-257.

Staeben, J., Clarke, S., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2010. The Black Turpentine Beetle. USDA Forest Service, Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet, No. 12, pp. 8. URL: http://www.fs.fed.us/outernet/r6/nr/fid/fidls/fidl-12.pdf.

Ulyshen, M.D., Horn, S., Barnes, B., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2010. Impacts of prescribed fire on saproxylic beetles in loblolly pine logs. Insect Conservation and Diversity. 3:247-251.

Gandhi, K.J.K., Audley, J., Johnson, J., and Raines, M. 2009. Camphor shot borer, Xylosandrus mutilatus (Blandford) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), an adventive ambrosia beetle in Georgia. The Coleopterists Bulletin 63: 497-500.

Gandhi, K.J.K., Gilmore, D.W., Haack, R.A., Katovich, S.A., Krauth, S.J., Mattson, W.J., Zasada, J.C., and Seybold, S.J. 2009. Application of semiochemicals to assess the biodiversity of subcortical insects following an ecosystem disturbance in a sub-boreal forest. Journal of Chemical Ecology 35: 1384-1410.

Gandhi, K.J.K., Gilmore, D.W., Katovich, S.A., Mattson, W.J., Zasada, J.C., and Seybold, S.J. 2008. Catastrophic windstorm and fuel-reduction treatments alter ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages in a North American sub-boreal forest. Forest Ecology and Management 256: 1104-1123.

Gandhi, K.J.K., and Herms, D.A. 2008. Report on the largest known occurrence of morphological anomalies in ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae). The Coleopterist Bulletin 62: 104-113.

Lightle, D.M., Gandhi, K.J.K., Cognato, A.I., Mosley, B.J., Nielsen, D.G., and Herms, D.A. 2007 (published in October 2008). New reports of exotic and native ambrosia and bark beetle species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) from Ohio. The Great Lakes Entomologist 40: 194-200.

Silverman, B., Horn, D.J., Purrington, F.F., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2008. Oil pipeline corridor through an intact forest alters ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) assemblages in southeastern Ohio. Environmental Entomology 37: 725-733.

Gandhi, K.J.K., Gilmore, D.W., Katovich, S.A., Mattson, W.J., Spence, J.R., and Seybold, S.J. 2007. Physical effects of weather disturbances on the abundance and diversity of forest insects in North American forests. Environmental Reviews 15: 113-152.

Gandhi, K.J.K., Gilmore, D.W., Ball, G.E., Holzenthal, R.W., Katovich, S.A., Koehle, J.J., Larsen, K.J., Mattson, W.J., and Seybold, S.J. 2005. A review of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) of Minnesota, USA: New records and range extensions. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 107: 917-940.

Gandhi, K.J.K., Spence, J.R., Langor, D.W., Morgantini, L.E., and Cryer, K.J. 2004. Harvest retention patches are insufficient as stand analogues of fire residuals for litter-dwelling beetles in northern coniferous forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34: 1319-1331.

Gandhi, K.J.K. and Seybold, S.J. 2002. Tamarack (Pinaceae): previously unrecorded developmental host for pine engraver and eastern fivespined ips (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). The Canadian Entomologist 134: 299-302.

Gandhi, K.J.K., Spence, J.R., Langor, D.W. and Morgantini, L.E. 2001. Fire residuals as habitat reserves for epigaeic beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae and Staphylinidae). Biological Conservation 102: 131-141.

Spence, J.R., Buddle, C.M., Gandhi, K.J.K., Langor, D.W., Volney, J., Hammond, J.H.E., Pohl, G. 1999. Invertebrate biodiversity, forestry and emulation of natural disturbance: a down-to-earth perspective. In Proceedings: Pacific Northwest forest and rangeland soil organism symposium. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-461. Eds. R. Meurisse, W. Ypsilantis and C. Sebold. USDA, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland, Oregon. Pp. 80-90.

 
 
  OTHER PUBLICATIONS  

Gandhi, K.J.K. 2015. The best decision I ever made. Science 350: 1122.

 
 
  OUTREACH PUBLICATIONS (Selected)  

Georgia Forestry Commission, Coyle, D.R., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2015. Hardwood defoliating caterpillars of North Georgia. Georgia Forestry Commission Extension Leaflet, URL: http://www.gfc.state.ga.us/forest-management/forest-health/insects/HardwoodDefoliatingCaterpillarsofNorth%20Georgia.pdf.

Robertson, D.J., and Gandhi, K.J.K. 2013. Ibalia leucospoides ensiger (Hymenoptera: Ibaliidae). In: Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America, Ed.: A. Shelton. URL: http://www.biocontrol.entomology.cornell.edu/parasitoids/ibalia.html.

Gandhi, K.J.K. 2010. How to deal with pests on your property. Tree Farmer Magazine, March/April, In Annual Complimentary Issue, unpaginated.

Gandhi, K.J.K., and Miller, D.R. 2009. Southern pine engraver (Ips) beetles in your backyard. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Entomology Series, Report # WSFNR09-8, June Issue. URL: http://www.warnell.uga.edu/outreach/pubs/pdf/WSFNR09-8.pdf.

 
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