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  • Ward, S.F., A.M. Liebhold, R.S. Morin, and S. Fei. 2021. Population dynamics of ash across the eastern USA following invasion by emerald ash borer. Forest Ecology and Management (479) 118574. PDF

  • Ward, S.F., B.H. Aukema, A.M. Liebhold, and S. Fei. In press. Warmer temperatures increase population growth of an invasive defoliator while inhibiting demographic responses by imported parasitoids. Ecology e03156. PDF

  • Greimann, E.S., S.F. Ward, J.D. Woodell, S. Hennessey, M.R. Kline, J.A. Moreno, M. Peters, J.L. Cruise, K.L. Montooth, M. Neiman, J. Sharbrough. 2020. Phenotypic variation in mitochondria-related performance traits across New Zealand snail populations. Integrative and Comparative Biology (60) 275-287. PDF

  • Ward, S.F., B.S. Taylor, K.-A. Dixon Hamil, K.H. Riiters, and S. Fei. 2020. Effects of roads and associated landscape context on invasion by forest plants. Biological Invasions (22) 3051–3066 PDF

  • Ward, S.F., A.M. Liebhold, and S. Fei. 2020. Temporal dynamics and drivers of landscape-level spread by emerald ash borer. Journal of Applied Ecology (57) 1020-1030. PDF

  • Ward, S.F., A.M. Kees, R.C. Venette, and B.H. Aukema. 2020. Allopatric populations of the invasive larch casebearer differ in cold tolerance and phenology. Ecological Entomology (45) 55-66. PDF

  • Ward, S.F., A.M. Liebhold, and S. Fei. 2019. Spatial patterns in discovery locations and hotspots for invasive forest pests. Global Ecology and Biogeography (28) 1749-1762. PDF

  • Ward, S.F., R.D. Moon, and B.H. Aukema. Implications of seasonal and annual heat accumulation for population dynamics of an invasive defoliator. Oecologia (190) 703-714. PDF

  • Ward, S.F., D.A. Herms, R.D. Moon, and B.H. Aukema. Determinants and consequences of plant–insect phenological synchrony for a non‑native herbivore on a deciduous conifer: implications for invasion success. Oecologia (190) 867-878. PDF

  • Knott, J., I. Jo, E.A. LaRue, E.B. McCallen, K. Ordonez, F. Wagner, S.F. Ward, and S. Fei. A roadmap for exploring the thematic content of ecology journals. Ecosphere (10) e02801. PDF

  • Ward, S.F., A.M. Kees, M.P. Maddox III, R.M. Montgomery, and B.H. Aukema. The role of simulated spring water stress in interactions between eastern larch and larch casebearer. Arthropod-Plant Interactions (13) 621–633. PDF

  • Ward, S.F. and B.H. Aukema. 2019. Anomalous outbreaks of an invasive defoliator and native bark beetle facilitated by warm temperatures, changes in precipitation, and interspecific interactions. Ecography (42) 1068-1078. PDF

  • Ward, S.F. and B.H. Aukema. 2019. Climatic synchrony and increased outbreaks in allopatric populations of an invasive defoliator. Biological Invasions (21) 685-691. PDF

  • Ward, S.F., R.C. Venette, and B.H. Aukema. 2019. Cold tolerance of the invasive larch casebearer and implications to invasion success. Agricultural and Forest Entomology (21) 88-98. PDF

  • Boley, S.P., T.D. Olives, S.A. Bangh, S. Fahrner, and J.B. Cole. 2019. Physostigmine is superior to non-antidote therapy in the management of antimuscarinic delirium: a prospective study from a regional poison center. Clinical Toxicology (57) 50-55. PDF

  • Fahrner, S. and B.H. Aukema. 2018. Correlates of spread rates of non-native insects. Global Ecology and Biogeography (27) 734-743. PDF

  • Fahrner, S.J., M.A. Abrahamson, R.C. Venette, and B.H. Aukema. 2017. Strategic removal of host trees in isolated, satellite infestations of emerald ash borer can reduce population growth. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (24) 184-194. PDF

  • Fahrner, S.J., J. Albers, M. Albers, T. Lanigan, R. Murphy, K.F. Raffa, and B.H. Aukema. 2016. Oviposition and feeding on red pine by jack pine budworm at a previously unrecorded scale. Agricultural and Forest Entomology (18) 214-222. PDF

  • Fahrner, S.J., J.P. Lelito, and B.H. Aukema. 2015. The influence of temperature on the flight capacity of Agrilus planipennis and its parasitoid Tetrastichus planipennisi: implications to biological control. BioControl (60) 437-449. PDF

  • Fahrner, S.J., J.P. Lelito, K. Blaedow, G.E. Heimpel, and B.H. Aukema. 2014. Factors affecting the flight capacity of Tetrastichus planipennisi (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae), a classical biological control agent of emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae). Environmental Entomology (43) 1603-1612. PDF

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Ward, S.F., A.M. Liebhold, S. Fei. Guild-dependent effects of tree diversity on invasion by forest pests.

Ward, S.F., A.M. Liebhold. Guild-dependent effects of tree diversity on invasion by forest pests.


Ward, S.F., L.J. Haavik, and B.H. Aukema. In press. Larch casebearer. Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet, USDA Forest Service.