Selected Publications

Messing, R. H., M. N. Tremblay, E. B. Mondor , R. G. Foottit  &   K. S Pike. 2007. Invasive aphids attack native Hawaiian plants. Biological Invasions 9:601607.

Bokonon-Ganta, A. H., M. Ramadan & R. H. Messing. 2007. Reproductive biology of Fopius ceratitivorus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), an egg-larval parasitoid of the Mediterranean fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Biological Control 41: 361-367.

Messing, R. H. & M. G. Wright. 2006. Biological control of invasive species: solution or pollution? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4: 132-140.

Mondor, E. B., M. N. Tremblay & R. H. Messing. 2007. Morphological and ecological traits promoting aphid colonization of the Hawaiian Islands. Biological Invasions 9: 87-100.

Sime, K. R., K.M. Daane, A. Kirk, J. W. Andrews, M. W. Johnson & R. H. Messing. 2006. Psyttalia ponerophaga (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) as a potential biological control agent for the olive fruit fly in California. Bulletin of Entomological Research 97: 1-10.

Sime, K. R., K. M. Daane, H. Nadel, C. S. Funk, R. H. Messing, J. W. Andrews Jr., M. W. Johnson, C. H. Pickett. 2005. Diachasmimorpha longicaudata and D. kraussii (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) potential parasitoids of the olive fruit fly. Biocontrol Science & Technology 16: 169-179.

Bokonon-Ganta, A. H., Ramadan, M. M., Wang, X. G. & Messing, R. H. 2005. Biological performance and potential of Fopius ceratitivorus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), an egg-pupal parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies, newly imported to Hawaii. Biological Control 33: 238-247.

Wang, X. G. & R. H. Messing. 2004. Fitness consequence of body size-dependent host species selection in a generalist ectoparasitoid. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 56: 513-522.

Wang, X. G. & R. H. Messing. 2003. Foraging behavior and patch time allocation by Fopius arisanus, an egg-larval parasitoid of tephritid fruit flies. Journal of Insect Behavior 16: 593-612. 

Yang, P., D. Foote, A. V. Alyokhin, L. Lenz & R. H. Messing. 2002. Distribution and abundance of mymarid parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) of Sophonia rufofascia (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) in Hawaii. Biological Control 23: 237-244 

Messing, R. H. 2001. Centrifugal phylogeny as a basis for non-target host testing in biological control: is it relevant for parasitoids? Phytoparasitica 29: 187-190.

Wharton, R., M. Trostle, R. Messing, R. Copeland, S. Kimani-Njogu, S. Lux, P. Nderitu, & S. Mohammed.  2000. Parasitoids of medfly and related tephritids in Kenyan coffee: a predominantly koinobiont assemblage. Bull. Entomol. Research 90: 517-526. 

Duan, J. J., R. H. Messing & R. Dukas. 2000. Host selection of Diachasmimorpha tryoni: comparative response to fruit-infesting and gall-forming tephritid flies. Environmental Entomology 29: 838-845.


Book Chapters

Messing, R.H., B. Roitberg & J. Brodeur. (2005). Measuring and predicting indirect impacts of biological control: Competition, displacement, and secondary interactions. in: Environmental Impact of Invertebrates for Biological Control of Arthropods: Methods and Risk Assessment. F. Bigler, U. Kuhlmann, D. Babendreier, eds. CABI Publishing.

Messing, R.H. (2000). The impact of non-target concerns on the practice of biological control. in: Non-target Effects of Biological Control. P. Follett & J. Duan, eds. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Norwell, MA .