Peer Reviewed Publications (* = undergraduate advisee; † = graduate student)

Youngsteadt, E., Dale, A.G., Terando, A.J., Dunn, R.R. and Frank, S.D. 2014. Do cities simulate climate change? A comparison of herbivore response to urban and global warming. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12692.  PDF

Dale A.G. and Frank S.D. 2014. The effects of urban warming on herbivore abundance and street tree condition. PLoS ONE 9(7): e102996.  PDF

Jandricic, S.E., Dale, A.G., Bader, A.E., and Frank, S.D. 2014. The effect of banker plant species on the fitness of Aphidius colemani Viereck and its aphid host (Rhopalosiphum padi L.). Biological Control 76: 28-35.

Frank, S.D. 2014. Bad neighbors: urban habitats increase cankerworm damage to non-host understory plants. Urban Ecosystems

Chanthammavong*, N., Bryant, G., Frank, S.D. 2014. The effect of sticky bands on cankerworm abundance and defoliation in urban trees. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry.

Dale, A.G. and Frank, S.D. 2014. Urban warming trumps natural enemy regulation of herbivorous pests. Ecological Applications.

Dale†, A.G. and Frank, S.D. 2014. Urban warming trumps herbivore enemies. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 95:252–256. * This is a photo gallery of gloomy scales and infested trees that were studied in the paper above. PDF

Prado, S.G. and Frank, S.D. 2014. Optimal foraging by an aphid parasitoid affects the outcome of apparent competition. Ecological Entomology39: 236-244.

Meineke, E.K., Dunn, R.R., Sexton, J. and Frank, S.D. 2013. Urban warming drives insect pest abundance on street trees. PLoS One.

Prado, S.G. † and Frank, S.D. In press. Tritrophic effects of plant growth regulators in an aphid-parasitoid systemBiological Control. PDF

Prado, S.G. and Frank, S.D. In press. Compact plants reduce biological control of Myzus persicae by Aphidius colemani. Biological Control PDF

Frank, S.D., Klingeman, W.E., Fulcher, A., White, S. 2013. Biology and Management of Maple Pests in Nurseries and Urban Landscapes. Journal of Integrated Pest Management 4: B1-B14.

Wong, S.K.and Frank, S.D. 2013. Pollen increases fitness and abundance of Orius insidiosus Say (Heteroptera: Anthocoridae) on banker plants. Biological Control 64: 45-50.

Wong, S.K.and Frank, S.D. 2012. Effect of banker plants and spiders on biological control by Orius insidiosus. Biological Control 63: 181-187.

Tooker, J.F. and Frank, S.D. 2012. Genotypically diverse cultivar mixtures for insect pest management and increased crop yields. Journal of Applied Ecology doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02173.x.

Fulcher, A., W.E. Klingeman, J.H. Chong, A. LeBude, G.R. Armel, M. Chappell, S.D. Frank, F. Hale, J. Neal, S. White, J. Williams-Woodward, K. Ivors, C. Adkins, A. Senesac, and A. Windham. 2012. Stakeholder vision of future direction and strategies for southeastern U.S. nursery pest research and Extension programming.  Journal of Integrated Pest Management 3, D1-D8.

Frank, S.D. 2012. Reduced risk insecticides to control scale insects and protect natural enemies in the production and maintenance of urban landscape plants. Environmental Entomology, 41, 377-386.

LeBude, A.V., White, S.A., Fulcher, A.F, Frank, S.D. and 11 other authors. In press. Assessing the Integrated Pest Management Practices of Southeastern U.S. Ornamental Nursery Operations. Pest Management Science, 68,1278-88. doi: 10.1002/ps.3295.

Frank, S.D. and Sadof, C.S. 2011.  Reducing insecticide volume and non-target effects of ambrosia beetle management in nurseries. Journal of Economic Entomology, 104, 1960-1968.

Frank, S.D., Shrewsbury, P.M. & Denno, R.F. 2011. Plant versus prey resources: Influences on omnivore behavior and herbivore suppression. Biological Control, 57, 229-235.

Frank, S.D. & A. Lebude. 2011. Season-long insecticide efficacy for hemlock woolly adelgid, Adelges tsugae (Hemiptera: Adelgidae), management in nurseries. Florida Entomologist, 94, 290-295.

Frank, S.D., Shrewsbury, P.M. & Denno, R.F. 2010. Effects of alternative food on cannibalism and herbivore suppression by carabid larvae. Ecological Entomology, 35, 61-68.

Frank, S.D. 2010. Biological control of arthropod pests using banker plant systems: Past progress and future directions. Biological Control, 52, 8-16.

Frank, S.D., Shrewsbury, P.M., & Esiekpe, O*.  2008. Spatial and temporal variation in natural enemy assemblages on Maryland native plant species. Environmental Entomology, 37: 478-486

Frank, S.D., Wratten, S.D., Sandhu, H.S., & Shrewsbury, P.M..  2007. Video analysis to determine how habitat strata affects predator diversity and predation of Epiphyas postvittana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in a vineyard. Biological Control, 41: 230-236

Frank S. D., Ahern, R.G., & Raupp, M. J.. 2007. Does imidacloprid reduce defoliation by Japanese beetles on linden for more than one growing season? Arboriculture and Urban Forestry. 33: 392-396

Ahern, R.G., Frank, S.D., & Raupp, M.J.  2005. Comparison of exclusion and imidacloprid for reduction of oviposition damage to young trees by periodical cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadidae).  Journal of Economic Entomology, 98: 2133-2136

Frank, S.D. & Shrewsbury, P.M. 2004. Effect of conservation strips on the abundance and distribution of natural enemies and predation of Agrotis ipsilon (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) on golf course fairways. Environmental Entomology, 33: 1662-1672

Frank, S.D. & Shrewsbury, P.M. 2004. Consumption of black cutworms, Agrotis ipsilon (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), and alternative prey by common golf course predators. Environmental Entomology, 33: 1681-1688

Books and Book Chapters

Frank, S.D., Klingeman, W.E., Fulcher, A., White, S.  2012. Maple (Acer spp.). In IPM for Common Deciduous Trees in Southeaster US Nursery Production. Fulcher, A., S. White, S. Frank, F. Hale, W. Klingeman III,  Eds. Southern Region IPM Center, Raleigh, NC. Print and Electronic.

Adkins, C., Frank, S.D., Ward, N., Fulcher, A.  2012. Birch (Betula spp.) In IPM for Common Deciduous Trees in Southeaster US Nursery Production. Fulcher, A., S. White, S. Frank, F. Hale, W. Klingeman III, Eds. Southern Region IPM Center, Raleigh, NC. Print and Electronic. .

Eric J. Rebek, Steven D. Frank, Tom A. Royer and Carlos E. Bográn (2012). Alternatives to Chemical Control of Insect Pests, Insecticides – Basic and Other Applications, Sonia Soloneski and Marcelo Larramendy (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-51-0007-2, InTech,  Available from:


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