Publications

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Peer-reviewed publications

Rauschert, E.S.J. and K. Shea. (2012).  Influence of microsite disturbance on the establishment of two congeneric invasive thistles. PLOS One 7:9 e45490
Rauschert, E.S.J., and K. Shea.  (2012).  Invasional interference due to similar inter- and intraspecific competition between invaders may affect management. Ecological Applications 22: 1413-1420
Jongejans, E.,  M.R. Allen, A.E. Leib, K.M. Marchetto, E.S.J. Rauschert, Z. Sezen, O. Skarpaas, S. Yang, R. Zhang and K. Shea. Spatial dynamics of invasive Carduus thistles. Proceedings of the International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (in press).

Rauschert, E. S. J. , K. Shea and O. N. Bjørnstad. (2012).  Coexistence patterns of two invasive thistle species, Carduus nutans and C. acanthoides, at three spatial scales. Biological Invasions 14: 151-164.

Rauschert, E. S. J. Metapopulations. Nature Education Knowledge (in press).

Rauschert, E. S. J. (2010). Survivorship curves. Nature Education Knowledge 1(11):18.

Rauschert, E. S. J., D. A. Mortensen,O. N. Bjørnstad,  A. N. Nord and N. Peskin. (2010). Slow spread of the aggressive invader, Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stiltgrass). Biological Invasions 12 (3): 563-579.

Nord, A.N1, D.A. Mortsensen and E.S.J. Rauschert. (2010). Environmental Factors Influence Early Population Growth of Microstegium vimineum (Japanese Stiltgrass).  Invasive Plant Science and Management 3(1): 17-25.

Mortensen, D. A., E. S. J. Rauschert, A.N. Nord and B.P. Jones (2009). The role of roads in plant invasions. Invasive Plant Science and Management 2(3): 191-199.

Shea, K., S. H. Roxburgh and E. S. J. Rauschert (2004). Moving from pattern to process: coexistence mechanisms under intermediate disturbance regimes. Ecology Letters 7(6): 491-508. (cited over 110 times).

Outreach and teaching publications (not peer-reviewed)

Rauschert, E.S.J., J. Dauer, J. Momsen and A. Sutton-Grier. (2011). Primary literature across the undergraduate curriculum: teaching science process skills and content.  Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 92: 396-405 (invited).

Rauschert, E. S. J. and A. N. Nord.(2010). Japanese stiltgrass: an invasive on the move. The Ohio Woodland Journal 17(2): 15-17 (invited).

 
News articles about our research and teaching

Penn State No. 1 Producer of Fulbright Scholars by Janet Haner. Penn State Live October 24, 2011.

Plant ecologist honored by Ecological Society of America by Jeff Mulhollem. Penn State Live October 21,2011.

Education: Time to teach by Paul Smaglik. Nature 477: 499-501. Sept 21, 2011

The Road to Plant Invasions: 5 Questions on Invasive Plants for Ecologist Emily Rauschert by Kara Rogers. Encyclopedia Britannica’s Britannica Blog: “Ask an Expert,”September 16, 2011.

Roadwork Can Spread Invasive Species by Christopher Intagliata. Scientific American 60 Second Science podcast. August 9, 2011.

Dirt Road Maintenance Spreads Invasive Plants by Emily Sohns. Discovery News August 9, 2011.

Invasive Plants Hitch Ride with Road Crews by Ashley Murray. The Allegheny Front environmental radio on NPR. aired on August 27, 2011

Maintenance of rural roads may accidentally push spread of invasive plants by Matt Swayne. Penn State Live. August 11, 2011. Also featured on Science Daily.

Researchers learn why invasive plants are spreading rapidly in forests by Jeff Mulhollem. Penn State Live. December 10, 2009 and Routes of Invasion in Research Penn State vol 31

Our work has also been featured on PA Radio News and USDA Radio News