Publications

Moffat, C.E.*, D.J. Ensing*, J.F. Gaskin, R.A. De Clerck-Floate, and J. Pither. 2015. Morphology delimits more species than molecular genetic clusters of invasive Pilosella. American Journal of Botany 102(7): 1145-1159. http://www.amjbot.org/content/102/7/1145.full *contributed equally

Moffat, C.E. and M.A. Smith. 2014. Pre-release detection of a biocontrol agent: combining independent and public DNA sequences to identify the first North American record of Aulacidea pilosellae. The Canadian Entomologist 147:390-395.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4039/tce.2014.48

Moffat, C.E., R.G. Lalonde, D.J. Ensing, R.A. De Clerck-Floate, G. Grosskopf-Lachat and J. Pither. 2013. Frequency-dependent host species use by a candidate biological control insect within its native European range. Biological Control 67(3): 498-508. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1049964413002375

Ensing, D.J., C.E. Moffat, and J. Pither. 2013. Taxonomic identification errors generate misleading ecological niche model predictions of an invasive hawkweed.  Botany 91: 137-147. http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/cjb-2012-0205

Gillespie, D.R., A. Nasreen, C.E. Moffat, P. Clarke, and B.D. Roitberg. 2012. Effects of simulated heat waves on an experimental community of pepper plants, green peach aphids and two parasitoid species. Oikos 121: 149-159. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19512.x/pdf

van Herk, W.G., R.S. Vernon, C. Moffat, and C. Harding. 2009. Response of the Pacific Coast wireworm, Limonius canus, and the dusky wireworm, Agriotes obscurus (Coleoptera:  Elateridae) to insecticide-treated wheat seeds in a soil bioassay. Phytoprotection 89: 7-19. http://www.erudit.org/revue/phyto/2008/v89/n1/000378ar.pdf

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Other Publications (Reports, Published Abstracts and Conference Proceedings)

Moffat, C.E. and D. J. Ensing.  2014. The species-specific distribution of invasive, yellow-flowered Pilosella hawkweeds in eastern British Columbia. Report prepared for the British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. 31 pp.

Cordat, G., G. Grosskopf-Lachat, H.L. Hinz, C. Moffat, A. Thuis, and A. Tateno. 2012. Biological control of hawkweeds, Pilosella spp. Annual report 2011. CABI Europe-Switzerland. 15pp.

Moffat, C.E., R.G. Lalonde, and J. Pither. 2012. Cryptic diversity of a candidate weed biological control agent. Presentation Abstracts: Entomological Society of British Columbia Annual General Meeting in Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 108:43.

Grosskopf-Lachat, G., C. Moffat, A. Tataru, and A. Mosyakin. 2011. Biological control of hawkweeds, Pilosella spp. Annual Report 2010. CABI Europe-Switzerland. 13pp.

Vernon, R.S., W.G. van Herk, C. Moffat, and C. Harding.  2007. European wireworms (Agriotes  spp.) in North America: toxicity and repellency of novel insecticides in the laboratory and field. IOBC-WPRS BULLETIN 30(7): 35-42.

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Conference Presentations and Posters                                                                                                      * indicates undergraduate author

29. International Congress of Entomology, Orlando FL, 2016. “Does variation in host traits promote host shifting and diversification in goldenrod-insect communities? CE Moffat and SB Heard. INVITED.

28. University of New Brunswick, Department of Biology, Fredericton NB, 2015. “Testing model predictions for the earliest stages of ecological speciation”. CE Moffat and SB Heard. Departmental Seminar.

27. Entomological Society of Canada, Montréal QC, 2015. “Testing model predictions for insect host shifts, divergence and speciation.” CE Moffat and SB Heard. Co-organizer of Host associations and the diversification of insects symposium.

26. Acadian Entomological Society, Fredericton NB, 2015. “The parasitoid communities of Eurosta solidaginis: Evidence for enemy escape at range margins or on novel hosts?” MM Giasson*, CE Moffat, and SB Heard.

25. Gordon Research Conference on Speciation, CA, 2015. “Does within niche variation contribute to ecological speciation?” CE Moffat and SB Heard. Poster and invited short talk.

24. Canadian Society for Ecology & Evolution, Montréal QC, 2014. “Host shifts in herbivorous insects: Testing model predictions for the earliest stages of ecological speciation.” CE Moffat and SB Heard.

23. Entomological Society of America, TN, 2013. “How insect responses to intraspecific variation among host plants may shape host race formation.” SB Heard and CE Moffat. INVITED.

22. Ecological Society of America, MN, 2013. “Is cryptic diversity in the Pilosella leaf gall wasp associated with geography, host plant, or Wolbachia?” CE Moffat, RG Lalonde, J Pither, G Grosskopf-Lachat, K Floate.

21. Central Okanagan Naturalist’s Club, BC, 2013. “The invasive Pilosella hawkweeds of eastern British Columbia.” DJ Ensing, CE Moffat and J Pither.

20. Entomological Society of Canada, Edmonton AB, 2012. “Does intraspecific variation in host plant traits drive the ecological speciation of phytophagous insects?” CE Moffat and SB Heard.

19. Entomological Society of Canada, Halifax NS, 2011. “Cryptic diversity of an oligophageous candidate weed biocontrol agent: Implications for hawkweed control.” CE Moffat, J Pither, RG Lalonde, R De Clerck-Floate, G Grosskopf-Lachat, K Floate.

18. Evolutionary Ecology Lab, University of Toronto, ON, 2011. “Host species selection by an oligophagous candidate weed biocontrol agent in native range communities.” CE Moffat, RG Lalonde, K Floate and J Pither. INVITED.

17. Entomological Society of British Columbia, BC, 2011. “Cryptic diversity of a candidate weed biological control agent.” CE Moffat, RG Lalonde, K Floate and J Pither.

16. South Okanagan Invasive Plant Society, BC, 2011. “Biological control of invasive hawkweeds: Predicting which species we can control.” CE Moffat, J Pither, RG Lalonde, DJ Ensing*, G Grosskopf-Lachat, R De Clerck-Floate. INVITED.

15. Invasive Plant Council of British Columbia Research Forum, BC, 2011. “Preparing for biological control: Quantifying hawkweed species distributions is southeastern British Columbia.” CE Moffat, DJ Ensing*, V Miller, J Pither.

14. XIII International Symposium on the Biological Control of Weeds, HI, 2011. “An update on the biological control of hawkweeds in North America.” G Cortat, G Grosskopf-Lachat, H Hinz, R De Clerck-Floate, J Littlefield and C Moffat.

13. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, AB, 2011. “Field survey, experimental and molecular investigations into the host range of a biocontrol agent for European hawkweeds.” CE Moffat, J Pither, RG Lalonde, DJ Ensing*, G Grosskopf-Lachat and R De Clerck-Floate.

12. Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, AB, 2011. “The potential for invasion and biological control of Pilosella caespitosa and P. glomerata.” DJ Ensing*, CE Moffat, and J Pither.

11. Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, UBC Okanagan, BC, 2011. “The potential for North American invasion by Pilosella caespitosa and Pilosella glomerata: An ecological niche prediction.” DJ Ensing*, CE Moffat, and J Pither.

10. Northern Rockies Invasive Plant Council, ID, 2010. “Predicting the ecological host range and establishment of Aulacidea pilosellae, a proposed biocontrol agent of invasive alien hawkweeds.” CE Moffat, DJ Ensing, J Pither, RG Lalonde, G Grosskopf-Lachat and R De Clerck-Floate.

9. Entomological Society of Canada, BC, 2010. “The potential for North American invasion by Pilosella caespitosa and P. glomerata.” DJ Ensing*, CE Moffat, and J Pither.

8. Entomological Society of Canada, BC, 2010. “Predicting the ecological host range of the Pilosella gall wasp, a proposed biocontrol agent of invasive alien hawkweeds.” CE Moffat, G Grosskopf-Lachat, DJ Ensing*, J Pither, RG Lalonde and R De Clerck-Floate.

7. Joint International Organization for Biological Control, ON, 2010. “Community level effects of extreme temperature perturbation.” DR Gillespie, A Nasreen, C Moffat*, P Clarke and B Roitberg.

6. Invasive Plant Council of British Columbia, BC, 2010. “The community context of hawkweed invasions: Implications for biocontrol.” CE Moffat, R De Clerck-Floate, RG Lalonde and J Pither.

5. Entomological Society of Canada, MB, 2009. “Impacts of plant nutrition on host parasitoid population dynamics.” CE Moffat* and DR Gillespie. PRESENTATION AWARD

4. Entomological Society of British Columbia, BC, 2009. “The role of nitrogen fertilizer in a greenhouse biological control system.” CE Moffat* and DR Gillespie. PRESENTATION AWARD

3. Professional Pest Management Assn. of British Columbia, BC, 2009. “Impacts of plant nitrogen on host parasitoid population dynamics.” CE Moffat* and DR Gillespie. PRESENTATION AWARD

2. Ent. Soc. of British Columbia, BC, 2006. “Response of the Pacific coast wireworm, Limonius canus, to insecticide treated wheat seeds in soil.” CE Moffat*, WG van Herk and RS Vernon.

1. IOBC/WPRS ‘Entomopathogens and entomoparasitic nematodes’, Italy, 2006. “European wireworms (Agriotes spp.) in North America: toxicity and repellency of novel insecticides in the laboratory and field.” RS Vernon, WG van Herk, C Moffat* and C Harding.

Other Communications

Profiled in: Student Award Spotlight. Winter 2009/Spring 2010. Bio-control Matters: The newsletter of the Association of Natural Bio-control Producers. 9(1):5.