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Donna Ellis, Senior Extension Educator

Integrated Pest Management Program - Nursery Crops, Invasive Plants
and IPM School Curriculum

Professional Positions and Education | Honors & Awards | Research | Publications
PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS AND EDUCATION
POSITIONS

2008 - present

Senior Extension Educator, University of Connecticut

2002 - 2008
Extension Educator, University of Connecticut

1997-2002
Associate Extension Educator, University of Connecticut

1990-1997
Program Assistant II, University of Connecticut

1988
Consultant, Monsanto Agricultural Chemical Company

1979 - 1988
Research Biologist, Monsanto Agricultural Chemical Company


EDUCATION

M.S. 1996. Plant Science: Horticulture, University of Connecticut
Thesis: The effect of purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.) as a living mulch in vegetable crop production

B.S. 1979. Plant Science, University of Rhode Island


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HONORS AND AWARDS

Federated Garden Clubs of America, Inc. Bronze Medal - 2007.

University of Connecticut Faculty Public Service Award, 2006.

Invasive Plant Atlas of New England (IPANE) “Golden Geek” Award, 2006.

University of Connecticut College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Cooperative Extension System Award of Excellence, 2003.

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

   EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH AND RESEARCH

My primary focus is to conduct educational outreach and applied research programs in Integrated Pest Management (IPM).  Subject areas within IPM include invasive non-native plants (identification, management and selection of non-invasive alternatives), biological control, and pests of nursery crops.  I conduct full-season, hands-on IPM training programs for nursery growers in Connecticut. 

As part of a curriculum development team, comprised of College of Agriculture and Natural Resources faculty and staff and New England teachers, we are developing a new K-12 school curriculum on IPM and Environmental Science.  The curriculum teaches the principals and methods of IPM on a practical level that can be embraced by children, their families, and their communities.  We provide training to teachers and other educators through IPM curriculum workshops.  The IPM curriculum offers participants hours of enjoyable, active learning experiences with plant and animal pests, how to manage them, and how to protect the environment.  Recently introduced in Connecticut, the IPM curriculum has been enthusiastically received by area educators. 

As a member of the Ornamental Plant Extension Team, I work with colleagues from the Department of Plant Science and the Department of Extension to plan and present two annual conferences at the University of Connecticut: the Perennial Plant Conference and the Garden Conference.  With the increase in interest among homeowners in gardening, both the Perennial Plant and Garden Conferences strive to meet the needs of professional horticulturists and garden hobbyists. 

I co-founded the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG) in 1997 and continue to serve as Co-Chairperson.  The goal of this statewide organization is to promote awareness of invasive plant issues, and our focus is on education.  CIPWG members include representatives from Federal and State agencies, universities, conservation-related organizations, interest groups and the general public.  We developed fact sheets, color posters and a management guide for invasive plants, and we also provide recommendations of alternative, non-invasive plants to use in managed landscapes or natural areas.  The Working Group convenes biennial symposia on invasive plants, with the next symposium being planned for 2008.  Visit the CIPWG website (www.hort.uconn.edu/cipwg) for more information on invasive plants. 

I initiated the Purple Loosestrife Biological Control Program in Connecticut in 1996 and continue to coordinate and conduct all statewide program activities for this invasive non-native plant. The Beetle Farmer Program began in 2004 to train volunteers to raise beneficial insects (Galerucella calmariensis and Galerucella pusilla leaf-feeding beetles) as biological control agents for purple loosestrife.  Together with the Beetle Farmers, more than 1.4 million beneficial beetles have been introduced in Connecticut for control of this invasive species.  These beneficial insect introductions are part of long-term biological control efforts in the U.S. to reduce purple loosestrife populations in wetland ecosystems.  Information on purple loosestrife biological control and Integrated Pest Management can be found on the University of Connecticut IPM website (www.hort.uconn.edu/ipm).

Past research in which I was involved was a program with USDA APHIS to evaluate beneficial insects for control of silverleaf whitefly (Bemisia argentifolii), also known as the sweet potato whitefly, a serious pest of poinsettias and tomatoes.  We conducted research in the greenhouse on two biological control agents, a predatory beetle (Serangium parcesetosum) and a parasitic wasp (Encarsia formosa Nile Delta strain).

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REFERRED PUBLICATIONS

Chen Y., L. Lu, W. Deng, X. Yang, R. McAvoy, D. Zhao, Y.Pei, K. Luo, H. Duan, W. Smith, C. Thammina, X. Zheng, D. Ellis, Y. Li. 2006. In vitro regeneration and Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of Euonymus alatus. Plant Cell Reports. 25(10):1043-51.

Li Y., Z. Cheng, W. Smith, D. Ellis, Y. Chen, L. Lu, R. McAvoy, Y. Pei, W. Deng, C. Thammina, X. Zheng, H. Duan, K. Luo and D. Zhao. 2006. Invasive ornamental plants: problems, challenges, and biotech approaches to neutralize their invasiveness. In: Floriculture, Ornamental and Plant Biotechnology (1st Edition) Ed. by J.A. Teixeira da Silva, Vol III. Global Science Books, UK. 399-406.

Li Y., Z. Cheng, W. Smith, D. Ellis, Y. Chen, L. Lu, R. McAvoy, Y. Pei, W. Deng, C. Thammina, X. Zheng, H. Duan, K. Luo and D. Zhao. 2006. Problems and challenges of invasive ornamental plants and molecular tools to control their spread. Journal of Crop Improvement. 17:279-300.

Li Y., Z. Cheng, W. Smith, D. Ellis, Y. Chen, L. Lu, R. McAvoy, Y. Pei, W. Deng, C. Thammina, X. Zheng, H. Duan, K. Luo and D. Zhao. 2006. Problems and challenges of invasive ornamental plants and molecular tools to control their spread. In: Plant Biotechnology in Ornamental Horticulture. Y. Li and Y. Pei (eds). Haworth Press, New York. 279-300.

Ellis, D.R. 2005. Beetle farmers control an invasive plant. Connecticut Journal of Science Education 43(1):9-11.
Li, Y., Cheng, Z., Smith, W.A., Ellis, D.R., Chen, Y., Zheng, X., Pei, Y., Luo, K., Zhao, D., Duan, H., and Q. Yao. 2004. Invasive ornamental plants: problems, challenges and molecular tools to neutralize their invasiveness. Critical Reviews in Plant Science 23(5):381-389.

Blossey, B., R. Casagrande, L. Tewksbury, D. Landis, R. Wiedenmann and D. Ellis. 2001. Non-target feeding of leaf beetles introduced to control purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). Natural Areas Journal 21(4):368-377.

Ellis, D.R., K. Guillard and R.G. Adams. 2001. Managing weeds in broccoli with purslane living mulch. The IPM Practitioner 23(10):1-9.

Ellis, D., R. McAvoy, L. Abu Ayyash, M. Flanagan and M. Ciomperlik. 2001 Evaluation of Serangium 1 parcesetosum (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) for biological control of silverleaf whitefly, Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on poinsettia. Florida Entomologist 84(2):215-221.

Farnsworth, E.J. and D.R. Ellis. 2001. Is Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) an invasive threat to freshwater wetlands? Conflicting evidence from several ecological metrics. Wetlands 21(2):199-209.

Ellis, D.R., K. Guillard and R.G. Adams. 2000. Purslane as a living mulch in broccoli production. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 15(2):50-59.

Ellis, D.R., D.R. Prokrym and R.G. Adams. 1999. Exotic lady beetle survey in northeastern United States: Hippodamia variegata and Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Entomological News 110(2):73-84.

Day, W.H., D.R. Prokrym, D.R. Ellis, and R.J. Chianese. 1994. The known distribution of the predator Propylea quatuordecimpunctata (L.) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in the United States, and thoughts on the origin of their species and other exotic lady beetles in Eastern North America. Entomological News 105(4):244-256.

Loussaert, D.F. and D.R. Ellis. 1993. Fall applications of MCPA to improve tiller synchrony and reduce lodging in winter wheat. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation 12:47-50.

Soong, T.S., D.R. Ellis and D.F. Loussaert. 1985. Regulation of plant morphology and plant productivity by short term low temperature treatment in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Current Topics in Biochemistry 4:252.

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Curricula
Ashley, R., D. Ellis, D. Schimmel and C. Kusmer. 2007. The Connecticut Curriculum for Integrated Pest Management (IPM). A new science-based curriculum for students in grades 4 and 5. The IPM curriculum is also appropriate for 4-H and other youth groups. The curriculum includes 5 units and 22 lessons with supplemental materials.

Ashley, R., D. Ellis, D. Schimmel and C. Kusmer. 2005. The Connecticut Curriculum for Integrated Pest Management (IPM). A science-based curriculum for students in grades 2 and 3. The curriculum includes 6 units and 21 lessons with supplemental materials.

Ashley, R., D. Ellis, D. Schimmel and C. Kusmer. 2004. The Connecticut Curriculum for Integrated Pest Management (IPM). A science-based curriculum for students in kindergarten and grade 1. The curriculum includes 5 units and 22 lessons with supplemental materials.

Ashley, R., D. Ellis, D. Schimmel and C. Kusmer. 2003. The Connecticut Curriculum for Integrated Pest Management (IPM). A science-based curriculum for students in grades 7 and 8. The curriculum includes 5 units, 27 lessons, and 5 enrichment activities with supplemental materials.



Conference Proceedings
Ellis, D.R. 2006. Invasive Plants are a Growing Concern. Proceedings, Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group Symposium, Wallingford, CT, page 1.

Ellis, D.R., E. Corrigan and T. Mervosh. 2006. Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) and Mile-a-minute Vine (Polygonum perfoliatum): Distribution and Management. Proceedings, Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group Symposium, Wallingford, CT, pp. 22-23.

Ellis, D.R. 2005. Beetle Farmers: The latest trend in biocontrol. Proceedings, 2005 New England Invasive Plant Summit, Framingham, Massachusetts, pp. 20-21.

Ellis, D.R., E. Corrigan and T. Mervosh. 2005. Giant Hogweed and mile-a-minute vine: distribution and management. Proceedings, 2005 New England Invasive Plant Summit, Framingham, Massachusetts, page 21.

Corrigan, E. and D.R. Ellis. 2004. Identification and control of giant hogweed, mile-a-minute vine & Japanese knotweed. Abstract, Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group Symposium, “The Silent Invaders: Identification & Management of Invasive Plants,” Storrs, Connecticut, 2 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2003. Success stories with purple loosestrife biocontrol. Proceedings, 2003 New England Invasive Plant Summit, Framingham, Massachusetts, page 17.

Ellis, D.R. 2002. Biological control release and monitoring for an invasive species. Proceedings, 2002 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Weed Science Society of America, Reno, Nevada, vol. 42:24-25.

Ellis, D.R. and L. Aniskoff. 2001. Purple loosestrife biological control: long-term monitoring of an invasive species. Proceedings, 55th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Weed Science Society, Cambridge, MA, vol. 55:Supplement.

Ellis, D.R. 1999. Biological control of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) in Connecticut wetlands. Proceedings, 53rd Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Weed Science Society, Cambridge, MA, vol. 53:54.

Ellis, D.R. 1999. Biological control of purple loosestrife in Connecticut wetlands. Proceedings, Greater New England Symposium on the Ecology of Invasive Species, Yale University, pp. 12-13.

Ellis, D.R., R.J. McAvoy, L. Abu Ayyash and M.A. Ciomperlik. 1999. Serangium parcesetosum (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) as a potential predator of silverleaf whitefly, Bemisia argentifolii (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on greenhouse poinsettias. Proceedings, Silverleaf Whitefly National Research, Action and Technology Transfer Plan, 1997-2001.

Ellis, D.R. 1996. Purple loosestrife in Connecticut: 1995. State report in Conference Proceedings of the Purple Loosestrife Biological Control Workshop, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2 pp.


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Abstracts

Ellis, D.R. and C. Kusmer. 2007. Bugs and Weeds and Disasters, Oh My! Fun with Environmental Science for Grades K-8. Confratute (The Summer Institute on the Gifted and Talented), Storrs, Connecticut.

Ellis, D.R. and C. Kusmer. 2007. Bugs and Weeds and Disasters - Oh My! Fun with Environmental Science for Elementary and Middle Schools. Connecticut Outdoor & Environmental Education Association Conference, Hamden, Connecticut.

Ellis, D.R. 2006. Become a Beetle Farmer. Connecticut Science Educator’s Professional Development Day and Annual Conference, New Britain, Connecticut.

Ellis, D.R. and C. Kusmer. 2006. Bugs and Weeds and Disasters, Oh My! Fun with Environmental Science for Grades 2-3. Connecticut Science Educator’s Professional Development Day and Annual Conference, New Britain, Connecticut.

Ellis, D.R. and C. Kusmer. 2006. Bugs and Weeds and Disasters, Oh My! Fun with Environmental Science for Grades K-3. (The Summer Institute on the Gifted and Talented), Storrs, Connecticut.

Ellis, D.R. 2005. Become a Beetle Farmer! Learning About Biological Control. Connecticut Science Educator’s Professional Development Day and Annual Conference, New Britain, Connecticut.

Ellis, D.R. and C. Kusmer. 2005. Introducing a New Science Curriculum on Integrated Pest Management. Connecticut Science Educator’s Professional Development Day and Annual Conference, New Britain, Connecticut.

Ellis, D.R. and C. Kusmer. 2005. IPM Curriculum: Innovative, Practical Methods to Teach Challenging Concepts. National Science Teachers Association Eastern Area Convention, Hartford, Connecticut.

Ellis, D.R. 2002. Biological Control Release and Monitoring Studies for an Invasive Species. 2002 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Branch Entomological Society of America, Ocean City, Maryland.

Ellis, D.R. 2001. Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife. Southern New England Chapter, Soil and Water Conservation Society Symposium: Strategies for Managing Invasive Plants, Vernon, Connecticut.

Ellis, D.R. 2000. Management of Purple Loosestrife in Connecticut Watersheds. Institute of Water Resources Advisory Board and Technical Committee Meeting, Mansfield Depot, Connecticut.

Ellis, D.R. 1999. Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife in Connecticut. Invasive Plants Symposium, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut.

Ellis, D.R. 1999. Purple Loosestrife Biological Control - A Sustainable Approach. New England Wild Flower Society Symposium: Invasive Plants: Challenges, Options and Methods of Control, Framingham, Massachusetts.


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Trade Journal Articles, Newsletters, Fact Sheets, Extension Bulletins and Educational Publications
Ellis, D.R. 2006. Invasive Plants. Connecticut Gardener, May/June 2006:8.

Ellis, D.R. 2006. Invasive Plants – Problems and Solutions. University of Connecticut Home & Garden News,
March/April:8-9.

Ellis, D.R. 2006. A New Pest Concern in New England: Winter Moth. Crop Talk 2(1):2.

Ellis, D.R. 2006. Testimony for Public Hearing on House Bill No. 5808 (Raised), An Act Concerning Invasive Species. 2 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2006. Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata) Fact Sheet. 2 pp.

Corrigan E. and D.R. Ellis. 2005. Mile-a-minute Vine Pest Alert. 1 page.

Ellis, D.R. 2005. Beetle Farmer Summary. 2 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2005. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Crop Talk 1(3):8.

Ellis, D.R. 2005. Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys) Fact Sheet. 1 page.

Pundt, L. and D. Ellis. 2005. Q Biotype of Silverleaf Whitefly Found in Connecticut. Plugged In (5):10-11.

Ellis, D.R. 2004. Did you know? University of Connecticut Home & Garden News, Nov/Dec:4.

Ellis, D.R. 2004. Invasive Plants - A Growing Concern. 2 pp.

Ellis, D.R. and J. Wolf. 2004. Exotic Invasive Plant Walk. Coventry Monthly, June 2004. 1 page.

Ellis, D.R. and C.L. Kusmer. 2004. Integrated Pest Management. CSSA Newsletter – The Association of Connecticut Science Supervisors 18(3): page 4.

Ellis, D.R. 2003. Homegrown Beetles: Backyard Biocontrol. Association of Massachusetts Wetland Scientists Newsletter 45:19-21.

Ellis, D.R. 2002. Giant Hogweed in Connecticut Fact Sheet. 2 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2002. Invasive Plant Alert: Giant Hogweed in Connecticut. 2 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2002. Giant Hogweed Press Release. 1 page.

Ellis, D.R. 2002. Purple Loosestrife: Beauty or Beast? 2nd Edition. 8 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2002. Purple Loosestrife: Looks Can Be Deceiving. Home and Garden News. University of Connecticut. Sept./Oct., pp. 1-2.

Ellis, D.R. 2001. Mile-a-Minute Vine: A New Invasive Plant in Connecticut. Home and Garden News. University of Connecticut. Jan./Feb., pp. 5-7.

Ellis, D.R. and S.L. Schadt. 1999. Purple Loosestrife: Beauty or Beast? 8 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 1998. Purple Loosestrife is Not Just another Pretty Plant. Yankee Nursery Quarterly 7(4):8-11.

Ellis, D.R. 1997. Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife in Connecticut Wetlands. The Habitat 10(4):5.

Ellis, D.R. 1997. Biological Control and Survey of Purple Loosestrife: 1996 Connecticut Summary. Newsletter of the Connecticut Botanical Society 25(2): 11-12.

Ellis, D.R. 1996. Purple Loosestrife: Beauty or Beast? Fact Sheet. 1 page.

Ellis, D.R. 1995. Control Whiteflies Biologically. American Vegetable Grower 43(8):42-44.

Ellis, D.R. 1995. New Whitefly Weapon. Greenhouse Grower 13(10):54-59.

Ellis, D.R. 1995. What is Bugging Plants in Connecticut? An Overview of the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) and Sweet Potato Whitefly Biological Control Programs. HortImpact 95(6):1-2.

Ellis, D.R. 1993. Introducing the Pine Shoot Beetle. Yankee Nursery Quarterly 3(1):1-5.

Ellis, D.R. 1992. The Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Program in Connecticut. HortImpact 92(1):6-7.

Ellis, D.R. 1992. Vegetable Crop Pest Surveys in Connecticut. Grower Vegetable and Small Fruit Newsletter 92(3):5-6.


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Technical Reports
Ellis, D.R. 2007. DEP 319 Project-2007, Quinebaug Watershed IPM/ICM Summary Report: 6/01/07-8/31/07. (Submitted 10/11/07). 3 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2007. DEP 319 Project-2007, Quinebaug Watershed IPM/ICM Summary Report: 3/01/07-5/31/07. (Submitted 6/04/07). 4 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2007. DEP 319 Project-2007, Quinebaug Watershed IPM/ICM Summary Report: 12/01/06-2/28/07. (Submitted 3/29/07). 3 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2007. New England Center for Invasive Plants Annual Report. 3 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2007. Regional IPM Competitive Grants Program—Northeast Region Project Report. 6 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2007. USDA APHIS PPQ Eastern Region: Biological Control and Noxious Weeds Semi-Annual Accomplishment Report (reporting period 1/01/07-6/30/07). (Submitted 07/12/07). 6 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2007. USDA APHIS PPQ Eastern Region: Biological Control and Noxious Weeds Semi-Annual

Accomplishment Report (reporting period 7/01/06-12/31/06. (Submitted 03/28/07). 14 pp.

Ellis, D.R. and V.L. Smith. 2007. USDA APHIS Eastern Region: Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS). Semi-Annual Accomplishment Report (reporting period 1/1/07-6/30/07). (Submitted 07/12/07). 16 pp.

Ellis, D.R. and V.L. Smith. 2007. USDA APHIS Eastern Region: Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS). Semi-Annual Accomplishment Report (reporting period 7/1/06-12/31/06). (Submitted 03/31/07). 32 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2006. DEP 319 Project-2006, Quinebaug Watershed IPM/ICM Summary Report: 9/01/06-11/30/06. (Submitted 12/19/06). 4 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2006. DEP 319 Project-2006, Quinebaug Watershed IPM/ICM Summary Report: 6/01/06-8/31/06. (Submitted 10/06/06). 3 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2006. DEP 319 Project-2006, Quinebaug Watershed IPM/ICM Summary Report: 3/01/06-5/31/06. (Submitted 7/06/06). 5 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2006. DEP 319 Project-2005-2006, Quinebaug Watershed IPM/ICM Summary Report: 12/01/05-2/28/06. (Submitted 3/12/06). 2 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2006. USDA APHIS PPQ Eastern Region: Biological Control and Noxious Weeds Semi-Annual Accomplishment Report (reporting period 1/01/06-6/30/06). (Submitted 07/31/06). 7 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2006. USDA APHIS PPQ Eastern Region: Biological Control and Noxious Weeds Annual Accomplishment Report (reporting period 7/1/05-12/31/05). (Submitted 3/31/06). 12 pp.

Ellis, D.R. and V.L. Smith. 2006. USDA APHIS Eastern Region: Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS). Semi-Annual Accomplishment Report (reporting period 1/1/06-6/30/06). (Submitted 7/31/06). 24 pp.

Ellis, D.R. and V.L. Smith. 2006. USDA APHIS Eastern Region: Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS). Annual Accomplishment Report (reporting period 7/1/05-12/31/05). (Submitted 3/31/06). 30 pp.

Legrand, A., T.J. Boucher, D.R. Ellis, F.J. Himmelstein, R. Kiyomoto, L.M. Los, L.S. Pundt, S. Rackliffe, and K. Wilmer. 2006. Integrated Pest Management 2004 Annual Report. 20 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2005. USDA APHIS PPQ Eastern Region: Biological Control and Noxious Weeds Semi-Annual Accomplishment Report (reporting period 1/1/05-6/30/05). (Submitted 07/28/05). 10 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2005. USDA APHIS PPQ Eastern Region: Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Semi-Annual Narrative Progress Report for Calendar Year 2004 (reporting period 7/1/04-12/31/04). (Submitted 03/31/05). 4 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2005. USDA APHIS PPQ Eastern Region: Noxious Weeds. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) Semi-Annual Narrative Progress Report for Calendar Year 2004 (reporting period 7/01/04-12/31/04). (Submitted 03/30/05). 5 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2005. DEP 319 Project-2005, Quinebaug Watershed IPM/ICM Summary Report: 09/01/05-11/30/05. (Submitted 12/01/05). 3 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2005. DEP 319 Project-2005, Quinebaug Watershed IPM/ICM Summary Report: 06/01/05-08/31/05. (Submitted 09/29/05). 4 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2005. DEP 319 Project-2005, Quinebaug Watershed IPM/ICM Summary Report: 3/01/05-05/31/05. (Submitted 07/06/05). 4 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2005. DEP 319 Project-2004-2005, Quinebaug Watershed IPM/ICM Summary Report: 12/01/04-02/28/05. (Submitted 03/04/05). 3 pp.

Ellis, D.R. and V.L. Smith. 2005. USDA APHIS Eastern Region Homeland Security/Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS): Connecticut. Semi-Annual Narrative Progress Report for Calendar Year 2005 (reporting period 1/1/05-6/30/05). (Submitted 07/29/05). 17 pp.

Ellis, D.R. and V.L. Smith. 2005. USDA APHIS Eastern Region Homeland Security/Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS): Connecticut. Semi-Annual Narrative Progress Report for Calendar Year 2004 (reporting period 7/1/04-12/31/04). (Submitted 03/30/05). 24 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2004. USDA APHIS PPQ Eastern Region Noxious Weed Survey Program and Biological Control Program: Connecticut. Semi-Annual Narrative Progress Report for Calendar Year 2004. (Date: 07/21/04). 3 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2004. Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife in Connecticut. Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection 2003 Summary Report (Date 05/21/04). 9 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2004. DEP 319 Project-2004, Quinebaug Watershed IPM/ICM Summary Report: 10/01/04-11/30/04. (Submitted 12/10/04). 3 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2004. DEP 319 Project-2004, Quinebaug Watershed IPM/ICM Summary Report: 04/01/04-09/30/04. (Submitted 10/05/04). 6 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2004. DEP 319 PROJECT-2002, QUINEBAUG WATERSHED IPM/ICM Summary Report: 10/01/03-03/31/04 (Date 04/14/04). 4 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2004. Management of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria L.) in Connecticut wetlands through the introduction of biological control agents (Year 6). USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Narrative Progress Report (Date 03/31/04). 10 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2004. USDA APHIS Eastern Region Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS) and Noxious Weeds: Connecticut. Semi-Annual Narrative Progress Report for Fiscal Year 2003. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS): Connecticut (Date: 03/30/04). 13 pp.

Ellis, D.R. and V.L. Smith. 2004. USDA APHIS Eastern Region Homeland Security/Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS): Connecticut. Semi-Annual Narrative Progress Report for Calendar Year 2004. (Date: 07/28/04). 7 pp.

Legrand, A., T.J. Boucher, D.R. Ellis, L.M. Los and L.S. Pundt. 2004. Integrated Pest Management Report to the Legislature 2003.

Ellis, D.R. 2003. DEP 319 PROJECT-2002, QUINEBAUG WATERSHED IPM/ICM Summary Report: 4/1/03-9/30/03 (Date 10/23/03). 4 pp.

Ashley, R.A., T.J. Boucher, D.R. Ellis, L.M. Los and L.S. Pundt. 2003. Integrated Pest Management Report to the Legislature 2002.

Ellis, D.R. 2003. Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife in Connecticut. Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection 2002 Summary Report (Date 06/13/03). 34 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2003. DEP 319 PROJECT-2002, QUINEBAUG WATERSHED IPM/ICM Quarterly Report: 10/1/02-12/31/02 (Date 02/03/03). 3 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2003. Management of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria L.) in Connecticut wetlands through the introduction of biological control agents (Year 5). USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Narrative Progress Report (Date 09/26/03). 13 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2003. USDA APHIS Eastern Region CAPS/Noxious Weeds: Connecticut. Semi-annual Narrative Progress Report for Fiscal Year 2003. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS): Connecticut (Date: 07/30/03). 10 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2003. USDA APHIS Eastern Region Homeland Security/CAPS: Connecticut. Semi-annual Narrative Progress Report for Fiscal Year 2003. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS): Connecticut (Date: 12/18/03). 5 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2003. USDA APHIS Eastern Region Homeland Security/CAPS: Connecticut. Semi-Annual Narrative Progress Report for Fiscal Year 2003. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS): Connecticut (Date: 05/06/03). 4 pp.

Ashley, R.A., T.J. Boucher, D.R. Ellis, L.M. Los and L.S. Pundt. 2003. Integrated Pest Management Report to the Legislature 2002.

Ellis, D.R. 2003. Biological Control of Purple Loosestrife in Connecticut. Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection 2002 Summary Report (Date 06/13/03). 34 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2003. DEP 319 PROJECT-2002, QUINEBAUG WATERSHED IPM/ICM Quarterly Report: 10/1/02-12/31/02 (Date 02/03/03). 3 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2003. Management of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria L.) in Connecticut wetlands through the introduction of biological control agents (Year 5). USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Narrative Progress Report (Date 01/31/03). 4 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2003. USDA APHIS Eastern Region CAPS/Noxious Weeds: Connecticut. Semi-annual Narrative Progress Report for Fiscal Year 2003. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS): Connecticut (Date: 07/30/03). 10 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2003. USDA APHIS Eastern Region Homeland Security/CAPS: Connecticut. Semi-Annual Narrative Progress Report for Fiscal Year 2003. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS): Connecticut (Date: 05/06/03). 4 pp.

Ashley, R.A., T.J. Boucher, D.R. Ellis, F.J. Himmelstein, L.M. Los and L.S. Pundt. 2002. IPM Report to the CT Legislature 2001.

Ellis, D.R. 2002. DEP 319 PROJECT-2002, QUINEBAUG WATERSHED IPM/ICM First Quarter Report: 4/1/02-9/30/02 (Date 10/11/02). 5 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2002. Management of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria L.) in Connecticut wetlands through the introduction of biological control agents (Year 4). USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Final Narrative Progress Report (Date 10/3/02). 22 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2002. Management of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria L.) in Connecticut wetlands through the introduction of biological control agents (Year 4). USDA APHIS PPQ Semi-Annual Narrative Progress Report (Date 1/28/02). 3 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2002. Production of biological control agents for an invasive species. U.S. Fish & Wild. Serv. Final Summary Report. 23 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2002. USDA APHIS narrative progress report for fiscal year 2002. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS): Connecticut (Date: 12/16/02). 5 pp.

Ellis, D.R. and D.B. Schroeder. 2002. USDA APHIS narrative progress report for fiscal year 2002. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS): Connecticut (Date: 5/3/02). 12 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2001. Biological control site monitoring for an invasive species in the Connecticut River watershed. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Summary Report. 7 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2001. Management of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria L.) in Connecticut wetlands through the introduction of biological control agents (Year 3). USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Final Narrative Progress Report (Date 8/14/01). 14 pp.

Ellis, D.R. 2001. Management of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria L.) in Connecticut wetlands through the introduction of biological control agents (Year 3). USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Narrative Progress Report (Date 1/26/01). 4 pp.

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  Donna Ellis
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University of Connecticut


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