Recent Research Publications (2009 - 2014):

Vorsino, A. E., Wieczorek, A. M., Wright, W. G., & Messing, R. H. 2014. “Genetic analysis of an introduced biological control agent reveals temporal and geographic change, with little evidence of a host mediated shift”. Biological Control 77: 41-50.

Wieczorek, A. 2013. "Social aspects associated with genetic engineering in agriculture", in Henry, R. (ed.), Agricultural Genetics: Understanding and improving plants and animals for food and agriculture. The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd, London (online at

Lehman, A., Pender, R., Morden, C, and Wieczorek, A. 2014. “Assessment of the persistence of hybrids between alien pima cotton, Gossypium barbadense (Malvaceae) and endemic Hawaiian cotton, G. tomentosum in Hawai’I”. Pacific Science 68, 85-96.

Knope ML, Pender RJ, Crawford DJ, Wieczorek AM. 2013. “Invasive congeners are unlikely to hybridize with native Hawaiian Bidens (Asteraceae)”. American Journal of Botany100, 1221-1226.

Vorsino, A.E., Wieczorek, A. M., Wright, W. G., & Messing, R. H. 2012. “Using evolutionary tools to facilitate the prediction and prevention of host-based differentiation in biological control: a review and perspective”. Annals of Applied Biology 160, 204-216.

Hardesty B.D., Le Roux, J.J., Rocha, O.J., Meyer, J-Y, Westcott, D. and Wieczorek, A.M. 2012. “Getting here from there: testing the paradigm of invasion success”. Diversity and Distributions. 18:147-157.

Wieczorek, A. M. & Wright, M. G. 2012. “History of Agricultural Biotechnology: How Crop Development has Evolved”. Nature Education Knowledge 3(3). (Invited paper)

Vorsino, A.E., Wieczorek, A. M., Wright, W. G.,  & Messing, R. H. 2012. “An analysis of heterosis and outbreeding depression among lab-reared populations of the parasitoid Diachasmimorpha tryoni (Cameron) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae); potential implications for augmentative releases”. Biological Control61: 26-31.

Dunbar-Co, S. Wieczorek, A.M. 2011. “Genetic structure among the most derived populations in the endemic Hawaiian Plantago lineage: insights from microsatellite variation”. Plant Species Biology26: 125–192.

 Andris, M., (multiple contributors in alphabetic order deleted for sake of brevity) Vorsino, A., Vossbrinck, C.R., Walzer, C., White, J. C., Wieczorek, A. and Wright, M. 2010. Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources. Molecular Ecology Resources 10: 1106–1108.

Le Roux, J.J., Wieczorek, A.M., Tran, C., Vorsino, A. 2009. “Disentangling the dynamics of invasive fireweed (Senecio madagascariensis Poir. species complex) in the Hawaiian Islands”. Biological Invasions 12: 2251-2264.

Vorsino, A., Wieczorek, A.M., Wright, M.G., Ramadan, M. & Messing, R. 2009. “Using molecular tools to identify and describe ecological and evolutionary processes affecting augmentative biological control”. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods. P.G. Mason, D.R. Gillespie and C. Vincent (Eds.). pp. 124-133. (Invited paper)

Le Roux, J.J., Wieczorek, A.M. 2009. “Molecular systematics and population genetics of biological invasions: towards a better understanding of invasive species management”. Annals of Applied Biology 154: 1- 17.