Publications

(Google scholar profile)

Peer reviewed:

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)

Rowen, E., Tooker, J.F., and C.K. Blubaugh. Managing soil amendments to promote conservation biological control. (invited review for a 2018 special issue of Biological Control)

Blubaugh, C.K., Asplund, J.S., Judson, S.M., Smith, O.M. and W.E. Snyder. Enemies win: Non-crop plants promote even predator communities and indirectly drive pest suppression.

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

Extension:

Blubaugh, C.K. 2017. Identifying syrphid fly larvae: Important beneficial insects in aphid control. eOrganic instructional video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-g-1Qyrk2I

Blubaugh, C.K. 2017. Scouting vegetable crops: An introduction for farmers. eOrganic instructional video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkixPtTTXyA

Blubaugh, C.K. 2017. Biodiversity and Natural Pest Suppression in the Pacific Northwest. Tilth Producers Quarterly.

Blubaugh, C.K. 2014. Putting the weed seed predators to the test. International Organization for Biological Control Nearctic Regional Section Newsletter. 36:1-3.

Blubaugh, C.K. 2012. Research update: Cover crops and weed seed predation services. Purdue Vegetable Crops Hotline. 561:3-4.

Blubaugh, C.K. 2012. Meet the (beneficial) beetles: Harpalus pensylvanicus, weed seed predator. Purdue Vegetable Crops Hotline. 559:2.