Publications

(Google scholar profile)

Peer reviewed:

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. (for submission to Journal of Applied Ecology summer 2019)

Blubaugh, C.K., Asplund, J.S., Judson, S.M., Smith, O.M. and W.E. Snyder. The “Enemies Hypothesis” operates by enhancing predator evenness on working farms. (for submission to Journal of Applied Ecology summer 2019).

Aldebron, C., M.S. Jones, W.E. Snyder, and C.K. Blubaugh. Soil organic matter predicts increases in diversity, evenness, and activity density of predatory beetles across conventional, organic, and integrated crop-livestock farms. (for submission to Biological Control  summer 2019).

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.

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.