Blair Cowie
Blair Cowie
Post Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Biological Control
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Does climate constrain the spread of Anthonomus santacruzi, a biological control agent of Solanum mauritianum
BW Cowie, G Venturi, ETF Witkowski, MJ Byrne
South Africa, 1-7, 2016
Mapping the socio-ecological impacts of invasive plants in South Africa: Are poorer households with high ecosystem service use most at risk?
C Reynolds, N Venter, BW Cowie, D Marlin, S Mayonde, C Tocco, ...
Ecosystem Services 42, 101075, 2020
Exacerbation of photosynthetic damage through increased heat–light stress resulting from Gargaphia decoris sap-feeding
BW Cowie, MJ Byrne, ETF Witkowski, N Venter
Biological control 94, 82-89, 2016
Does host plant quality constrain the performance of the Parthenium beetle Zygogramma bicolorata?
BW Cowie, LW Strathie, JM Goodall, N Venter, ETF Witkowski, MJ Byrne
Biological Control 139, 104078, 2019
A review of Solanum mauritianum biocontrol: prospects, promise and problems: a way forward for South Africa and globally
BW Cowie, N Venter, ETF Witkowski, MJ Byrne, T Olckers
BioControl 63, 475-491, 2018
Physiological response of Parthenium hysterophorus to defoliation by the leaf-feeding beetle Zygogramma bicolorata
BW Cowie, ETF Witkowski, MJ Byrne, LW Strathie, JM Goodall, N Venter
Biological Control 117, 35-42, 2018
Parthenium avoids drought: Understanding the morphological and physiological responses of the invasive herb Parthenium hysterophorus to progressive water stress
BW Cowie, MJ Byrne, ETF Witkowski, LW Strathie, JM Goodall, N Venter
Environmental and Experimental Botany 171, 103945, 2020
Implications of elevated carbon dioxide on the susceptibility of the globally invasive weed, Parthenium hysterophorus, to glyphosate herbicide
BW Cowie, N Venter, ETF Witkowski, MJ Byrne
Pest management science 76 (7), 2324-2332, 2020
The amphibious invader: Rooted water hyacinth’s morphological and physiological strategy to survive stranding and drought events
N Venter, BW Cowie, ETF Witkowski, GC Snow, MJ Byrne
Aquatic botany 143, 41-48, 2017
A villainous hero: Does the biological control agent, Anthonomus santacruzi, pollinate its target weed, Solanum mauritianum?
BW Cowie, ETF Witkowski, MJ Byrne, N Venter
Biological Control 105, 79-85, 2017
Elevated atmospheric CO2 adversely affects a dung beetle’s development: Another potential driver of decline in insect numbers?
C Tocco, J Foster, N Venter, B Cowie, D Marlin, M Byrne
Global Change Biology 27 (19), 4592-4600, 2021
The interactive effects of CO2 and water on the growth and physiology of the invasive alien vine Pereskia aculeata (Cactaceae): implications for its future invasion and management
N Venter, BW Cowie, ID Paterson, ETF Witkowski, MJ Byrne
Environmental and Experimental Botany 194, 104737, 2022
A decade of biological control of Parthenium hysterophorus L. (Asteraceae) in South Africa reviewed: introduction of insect agents and their status
LW Strathie, BW Cowie, AJ McConnachie, F Chidawanyika, JN Musedeli, ...
African Entomology 29 (3), 809-836, 2021
Feasible or foolish: Attempting restoration of a Parthenium hysterophorus invaded savanna using perennial grass seed
BW Cowie, MJ Byrne, ETF Witkowski
Journal of Environmental Management 280, 111686, 2021
Small-scale insights into the above-and below-ground invasion dynamics of Parthenium hysterophorus in a South African savanna: The potential role of stocking rate
BW Cowie, MJ Byrne, ETF Witkowski
South African Journal of Botany 144, 229-237, 2022
Current and future biological control efforts against Solanum mauritianum (Solanaceae) in South Africa
N Venter, BW Cowie, T Olckers, MJ Byrne
African Entomology 29 (3), 875-888, 2021
Differences between sun and shade habitats on the invasive shrub Lantana camara and its biocontrol agent Teleonemia scrupulosa
Nic, M Mkasi, P Mudau, SW Newete, BW Cowie, ETF Witkowski, MJ Byrne
Arthropod-plant interactions 13, 885-893, 2019
Bugweed Biocontrol: New insights into the biological control agents of Solanum mauritianum, Gargaphia decoris and Anthonomus santacruzi
BW Cowie
University of the Witwatersrand, Faculty of Science, School of Animal, Plant …, 2016
Prospects for the biological control of the invasive cactus, Opuntia stricta using Dactylopius opuntiae, under conditions of rising atmospheric CO2
N Venter, BW Cowie, MJ Byrne
Biological Control 176, 105095, 2022
Parthenium hysterophorus: understanding the invasion and potential controls
BW Cowie
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