Publications

(Google scholar profile)

Madden, M.K., I.V. Widick, and C.K. Blubaugh. 2020. Weed diversity imposes unique outcomes for pest pressure, natural enemies, and yield across two vegetable crops. Environmental Entomology, (In-press).

Blubaugh, C.K., Asplund, J.S., Judson, S.M., and W.E. Snyder. 2020. Invasive predator disrupts link between predator evenness and herbivore suppression. Biological Control, (In press).

Blubaugh, C.K., Asplund, J.S., Smith, O.M. and W.E. Snyder. 2020. Does the “Enemies Hypothesis” operate by enhancing natural enemy evenness? Biological Control, (In press).

Lewis D.G., M.A. Cutulle, Schmidt-Jeffris, R.A., and C.K. Blubaugh. 2020. Better together? Combining cover crop mulches, organic herbicides, and weed seed biological control in reduced-tillage crop systems. Environmental Entomology. (In Press)

Krey, K. L., P.D. Nabity, C.K. Blubaugh, Z. Fu, J.T. Van Leuven, J.P. Reganold, and W.E. Snyder. (2020). Organic farming sharpens plant defenses in the field. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4: 97.

Aldebron, C., M.S. Jones, W.E. Snyder, and C.K. Blubaugh. 2020. Soil organic matter links organic farming to enhanced predator evenness. Biological Control. 146:104278.

Krey, K.L., C.K. Blubaugh, J.T. Van Leuven and W.E. Snyder. 2019. Organic soils and competitors impact herbivore survival. Environmental Entomology. (In press)

Rowen, E., Tooker, J.F., and C.K. Blubaugh. 2019. Managing fertility with animal waste to promote arthropod pest suppression. Biological Control. 134:130-140.

Blubaugh, C.K., L. Carpenter-Boggs, J.R. Reganold, R.N. Schaeffer and W.E. Snyder. 2018. Soil bacteria and competing herbivores weaken top-down and bottom-up aphid suppression. Frontiers in Plant Science. 9:1239.

Blubaugh, C.K., J.S. Asplund, S.D. Eigenbrode, M.J. Morra, CR Phillips, I. Popova, J.P. Reganold, and W.E. Snyder. 2018. Dual-guild herbivory disrupts predator-prey interactions in the field. Ecology. 99 :1089-1098.

Blubaugh, C.K., I.V. Widick, and I. Kaplan. 2017. Does fear beget fear? Risk-mediated habitat selection triggers predator avoidance behavior at lower trophic levels. Oecologia. 185: 1-11. **(Awarded the Ehleringer annual prize for best student paper at Oecologia)

Krey, K.L., C.K. Blubaugh, E.G Chapman, C.M. Lynch, G.B. Snyder, A.S. Jensen, J.D. Harwood, and W.E. Snyder. 2017. Generalist predators consume spider mites despite the presence of alternative prey. Biological Control. 115: 157-164.

Blubaugh, C.K., J.R. Hagler, S.A. Machtley, and I. Kaplan. 2016. Cover crops promote aggregation of omnivorous predators and facilitate weed biological control. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 231: 264-270.

Blubaugh, C.K. and I. Kaplan. 2016. Invertebrate Seed Predators Reduce Weed Emergence Following Seed Rain. Weed Science. 64:80-86.

Blubaugh, C.K. and I. Kaplan. 2015. Mechanical weed management tactics compromise activity of weed seed predators across developmental stages. Biological Control. 81:76-82.

Blubaugh, C.K., V.A. Caceres, I. Kaplan, J. Larson, C.S. Sadof and D.S. Richmond. 2011. Ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) phenology, diversity, and response to weed cover in a turfgrass ecosystem. Environmental Entomology. 40:1093-1101.

Kaplan, I., G. Angelella, C.K. Blubaugh, J. Braasch, V. Caceres, J. Prado, C. Quesada, C.S. Sadof, M. Spigler, S. Thompson. 2011. Book Review- Relationships of Natural Enemies and Non-Prey Foods. American Entomologist. 57:2.

In final stages of preparation: (manuscripts available on request)

Blubaugh, C.K., L. Carpenter-Boggs, J.R. Reganold, and W.E. Snyder. Herbivore-herbivore interactions complicate links between soil fertility and herbivore resistance. (in revision)

Widick, I.V., J.S. Berl, I. Kaplan, and P.A. Zollner., and C.K. Blubaugh. Risk, refuge, and biological control by omnivorous prey. (for submission to Basic and Applied Ecology fall 2019).

Blubaugh, C.K. and I. Kaplan. Undercover predators: A review and meta-analysis of structural refuge impacts on invertebrate and vertebrate weed seed predation.