2017 & in press



Treilibs, C., Pavey, C.R., Raghu, S. and Bull, M. (2016). Weather correlates of temporal activity patterns in a desert lizard: insights for designing more effective surveys. Journal of Zoology 300: 281–290. doi:10.1111/jzo.12381

van Klinken, R.D., Morin, L., Sheppard, A. and Raghu, S. (2016). Experts know more than facts: eliciting functional understanding to help prioritise weed biological control targets. Biological Invasions 18: 2853–2870. doi: 10.1007/s10530-016-1175-5

Ridley, A.W., Hereward, J.P., Daglish, G.J., Raghu, S. McCulloch, G.A., Walter, G.,H.. (2016) Flight of Rhyzopertha dominica (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) – a spatio-temporal analysis with pheromone trapping and population genetics. Journal of Economic Entomology 109: 2561–2571. doi: 10.1093/jee/tow226

Pratt, P.D., Herdocia, K., Valentin, V., Makinson, J., Purcell, M.F., Mattison, E., Rayamajhi, M.B., Raghu, S. and Moran, P.J. (in press) Development rate, consumption, and host specificity of Carea varipes (Lepidoptera: Nolidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America (accepted Feb 2016). doi: 10.1093/aesa/saw021

Hausmann, A., Chainey, J. Heard, T.A., McKay, F. and Raghu, S. (2016). Revision of the genus Eueupithecia Prout, 1910 from Argentina (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Sterrhinae). Zootaxa 4138: 392–400. doi: /10.11646/zootaxa.4138.2.11

Kaye, L., Walter, G.H., and Raghu, S. (2016) Patchy distribution and varied habitats of Macrozamia lucida cycads explained by constancy in a key environmental factor. Australian Journal of Botany 64: 185-294. doi: 10.1071/BT15244

Evans, J.A., Lankau, Davis, A.S., Raghu, S. and Landis, D.A. (2016). Evolutionary feedbacks on the ecology of the invasive plant Alliaria petiolata. Functional Ecology 30: 1053-1061. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12685


Webber, B.L., Raghu, S. and Edwards, O.R. (2015). Opinion: Is CRISPR-based gene drive a biocontrol ‘silver bullet’ or global conservation threat? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112: 10565–10567. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1514258112

Gaspar, J.P., Minteer, C.R., McKay, T. and Raghu, S. (2015). First Records for Pseudomops septentrionalis Hebard (Blattodea: Ectobiidae) and Acantholomidea porosa (Germar) (Heteroptera: Scutelleridae), in Arkansas. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 88: 124–127. doi: 10.2317/JKES1402.28.1

Pallipirambil, G.R., Raghu, S. and Wiedenmann, R.N. (2015). Modeling the biomass production of the biofuel crop Miscanthus x giganteus, to understand and communicate benefits and risks in cultivation. Energy for Sustainable Development 27: 63–72. doi: 10.1016/j.esd.2015.04.005

Kurylo, J., Raghu, S. and Molano-Flores, B. (2015). Flood tolerance in Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica L.). Natural Areas Journal 35: 302–307. doi: 10.3375/043.035.0212


Raghu, S., Osunkoya, O.O., Perrett, C. and Pichancourt, J-B. (2014). Historical demography of Lantana camara L. reveals clues about the influence of land use and weather in the management of this widespread invasive species. Basic and Applied Ecology 15: 565–572. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2014.08.006

Daglish, G. J., Ridley, A.W., Hereward, J.P., Emery, R.N., Holloway, J.C., Raghu, S. and Walter, G.H. (2014). Investigation of dispersal and spatio-temporal distributions of stored grain insects in Australia using ecological and molecular tools. Pages 74–78 in Proceedings of the 11th International Working Conference on Stored Product Protection. Permanent Committee of IWCSPP, Chiang Mai, Thailand. doi: 10.14455/DOA.res.2014.16


Gaspar, J., Minteer, C., Sayler, R., Wamishe, Y., Kring, T. and Raghu, S. (2013). The role of Rice Stink Bug in the transmission of Bacterial Panicle Blight in rice. In: R.J. Norman and K.A.K. Moldenhauer (Eds.). B.R. Wells Arkansas Rice Research Studies. Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station Research Series 617, pp. 158–162. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Wu, Y., Johnson, T., Sing, S., Raghu, S., Wheeler, G., Pratt, P., Warner, K., Center, T., Goolsby, J. and Reardon, R. (Eds.) (2013). Proceedings of the XIII International Symposium on Biological Control of Weeds (FHTET-2012-07). Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team, U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Morgantown, West Virginia.

Raghu, S., Nano, C.E.M., and Pavey, C.R. (2013). A demographic framework for the adaptive management of the endangered arid zone tree species, Acacia peuceAustralian Journal of Botany 61: 89–101. doi: 10.1071/BT12221

Osunkoya, O.O., Perrett, C., Fernando, C., Clark, C., and Raghu, S. (2013) Modeling population growth and site-specific control of the invasive Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae). Population Ecology 55: 291–303. doi: 10.1007/s10144-013-0364-7

Raghu, S. Purcell, M.F. and Wright, A.D. (2013). Catchment context and the bottom-up regulation of the abundance of specialist semi-aquatic weevils on water hyacinth. Ecological Entomology 38: 117–122. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.2012.01400.x


Osunkoya, O.O., Perrett, C., Fernando, C., Clark, C., and Raghu, S. (2012) Stand dynamics and spatial pattern across varying sites in the invasive Lantana camara L. (Verbenaceae). Plant Ecology 213: 883–897. doi: 10.1007/s11258-012-0050-4

Evans, J.A., Davis, A.S., Raghu, S., Ragavendran, A., Landis, D.A. and Schemske, D.W. (2012). The importance of space, time and stochasticity to the demography and management of Alliaria petiolata. Ecological Applications 22: 1497–1511. doi: 10.1890/11-1291.1

Nano, C.E.M., Bowland, A.E., Nano, T.J., Raghu, S. & Pavey, C.R. (2012) Demographic hurdles to persistence in Acacia peuce (F. Muell.): Effects of resources, fire and browsing on a threatened keystone tree species from arid Australia. Journal of Arid Environments 80: 17–26. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.12.009

Raghu, S., Brown B., and Purcell, M.F. (2012). Searching for the signal of competition in plant-mediated interactions among coexisting gall insects on broad-leaved paperbark. Arthropod Plant Interactions 6:83–91. doi: 10.1007/s11829-011-9162-3.

Ahmad, F. Walter, G.H. and Raghu, S. (2012). Comparative performance of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) across populations, resource types and structural forms of those resources. Journal of Stored Products Research 48: 73–80. doi: 10.1016/j.jspr.2011.09.005


Arthington, A.H., Page, T.J., Rose, C.W. and Raghu, S. (Editors) (2011). A Place of Sandhills: Ecology, Hydrogeomorphology and Management of Queensland’s Dune Islands. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 117: 1–532.

Hidalgo, M., Oliver, G., Raghu, S. (2011). Economic and environmental assessment of the performance of reduced rates of two post-emergence herbicides in an arid irrigated production system of central Australia: a pilot study. Plant Protection Quarterly 26: 49–53

Ridley, A.W., Hereward, J.P., Daglish, G.J., Raghu, S., Collins, P.J. and Walter, G.H. (2011). The spatiotemporal dynamics of Tribolium castaneum (Herbst): adult flight and gene flow. Molecular Ecology 20: 1635–1646.

Sheppard, A.W., Raghu, S., Begley, C. and Richardson, D.M. (2011). Biosecurity in the new Bioeconomy. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 3: 1–3. doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2011.01.003 (Editorial)

Raghu, S., Spencer, J.L., Davis, A.S., and Wiedenmann, R.N. (2011). Ecological considerations in the sustainable development of terrestrial biofuel crops. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 3: 15–23. doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2010.11.005

Sheppard, A.W., Raghu, S., Begley, C., Genovesi, P., De Barro, P., Tasker, A. and Roberts, B. (2011). Biosecurity as an integral part of the new Bioeconomy: a path to a more sustainable future. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 3: 105–111. doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2010.12.012


Davis, A.S., and Raghu, S. (2010). Weighing abiotic and biotic influences on weed seed predation. Weed Research 50: 402–412. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3180.2010.00790.x

Davis, A.S., Cousens, R.D., Hill, J., Mack, R.N., Simberloff, D., Raghu, S. (2010). Screening bioenergy feedstock crops to mitigate invasion risk. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8: 533–539. doi:10.1890/090030

Ellis, G., Oliver, G., Vincent, A. and Raghu, S. (2010). The effect of irrigation and weed competition on yield of a commercial-scale bush tomato (Solanum centrale) production system in arid Central Australia. DKCRC Working Paper 74, Desert Knowledge CRC, Alice Springs (ISBN: 978 1 74158 168 0; ISSN 1833-7309)


Spencer, J.L. and Raghu, S. (2009). Refuge or reservoir? The potential impacts of the biofuel crop Miscanthus x giganteus on a major pest of maize. PLoS ONE 4(12): e8336. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0008336

Prentis, P. Sigg, D., Raghu, S., Dhileepan, K. and Lowe, A. (2009). Worldwide phylogeography of two globally invasive plants reveals contrasting introduction histories and genetic dynamics. Diversity and Distributions 15: 822–830.

Morin, L., Reid, A.M., Sims, N.M., Buckley, Y.M., Dhileepan, K., Hastwell, G.T., Nordblom, T.L. and Raghu, S. (2009). Review of approaches to evaluate the effectiveness of weed biological control agents. Biological Control 51: 1–15.


Raghu, S. and Post, S.L. (2008). Cold stratification requirements for germination of Alliaria petiolata. Invasive Plant Science and Management 1: 315–318.

Bartelt, R.J., Cossé, A.A., Zilkowski, B.W., Wiedenmann, R.N. and Raghu, S. (2008). Mid-summer pheromone biology of Galerucella calmariensis and observations regarding dispersal and colonization. Biological Control 46: 409–416.

Prentis, P., Raghu, S., Dhileepan, K. and Lowe, A. (2008). Worldwide phylogeography of the globally invasive plant: Jatropha gossypiifolia. In: van Klinken, R.D., Osten, V.A., Panetta, F.D. and Scanlan, J.C. Proceedings of the 16th Australian Weeds Conference, pp. 150-152, Queensland Weeds Society, Brisbane, May 18-22, 2008 (peer-reviewed conference paper and presentation).

Danderson, C.A., Molano-Flores, B. and Raghu, S. (2008). Impact of floral herbivory by Coleotechnites eryngiella Bottimer (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) on the reproductive output of Eryngium yuccifolium Michaux (Apiaceae): a test of the reserve ovary model. Plant Ecology 197: 277–284.

Popple, L. Walter, G.H. and Raghu, S. (2008). The structure of calling songs in the cicada taxon Pauropsalta annulata Goding and Froggatt (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) – Evidence of diverging populations? Evolutionary Ecology 22: 203–215.

Drew, R.A.I., Raghu, S. and Halcoop, P. (2008). Bridging the morphological and biological species concepts – studies on the Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) complex (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae) in South East Asia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93: 217–226.


Raghu, S., Dhileepan, K. and Scanlan, J.C. (2007). Predicting risk and benefit a priori in biological control of invasive plant species: a systems modelling approach. Ecological Modelling 208: 247–262.

Raghu, S. and Walton, C. (2007). Understanding the ghost of Cactoblastis past: historical clarifications on a poster-child of classical biological control. BioScience 57: 699–705.


Dorji, C., Clarke, A.R., Drew, R.A.I., Fletcher, B.S., Loday, P., Mahat, K., Raghu, S. & Romig, M.C. (2006). Seasonal phenology of Bactrocera minax (Diptera: Tephritidae) in western Bhutan. Bulletin of Entomological Research 96: 531–538.

Raghu, S., Anderson, R.C., Daehler, C.C., Davis, A.S., Wiedenmann, R.N., Simberloff, D. and Mack, R.N. (2006). Adding biofuels to the invasive species fire? Science 313: 1742. (Policy Forum)

Schwab, L.K. and Raghu, S. (2006). Nutrient composition of soil and plant may predict the distribution and abundance of specialist insect herbivores: implications for agent selection in weed biological control. Australian Journal of Entomology 45: 345–348.

Raghu, S., Dhileepan, K. and Wilson, J. (2006). Refining the process of agent selection through understanding plant demography and plant response to herbivory. Australian Journal of Entomology 45: 308–316.

Dhileepan, K., Senaratne, K.A.D.W. and Raghu, S. (2006). A systematic approach to biological control agent exploration and prioritisation for prickly acacia (Acacia nilotica ssp. indica). Australian Journal of Entomology 45: 303–307.

Raghu, S. and van Klinken, R.D. (2006). Refining the ecological basis for agent selection in weed biological control. Australian Journal of Entomology 45: 251–252. (Editorial)

van Klinken, R.D. and Raghu, S. (2006). A scientific approach to agent selection. Australian Journal of Entomology 45: 253–258.

Dhileepan, K., Treviño, M. and Raghu, S. (2006). Temporal patterns in incidence and abundance of Aconophora compressa (Hemiptera: Membracidae), a biological control agent for Lantana camara, on target and nontarget plants. Environmental Entomology 35: 1001–1012.

Raghu, S., Dhileepan, K. and Treviño, M. (2006). Response of an invasive liana to simulated herbivory: Implications for its biological control. Acta Oecologica 29: 335–345.

Dhileepan, K., Croft, B.J., Ridley, A., James, A.P. and Raghu, S. (2006) Susceptibility of source plants to Sugarcane Fiji disease virus influences the acquisition and transmission of the virus by the planthopper vector Perkinsiella saccharicida. Journal of Applied Entomology 130: 67–71.


Dhileepan, K., Treviño, M. and Raghu, S. (2005). Effect of temperature on the survival of Aconophora compressa (Hemiptera: Membracidae): Implications for weed biocontrol. Australian Journal of Entomology 44: 457–462.

Sheppard, A. and Raghu, S. (2005). Working at the interface of art and science: How best to select an agent for classical biological control? Biological Control 34: 233–235. (Editorial)

Raghu, S. and Dhileepan, K. (2005). The value of simulating herbivory in selecting effective weed biological control agents. Biological Control 34: 265–273.

Raghu, S., Wiltshire, C. and Dhileepan, K. (2005). Pre-dispersal seed predation in the invasive legume Leucaena leucocephala is limited by duration of pod retention. Austral Ecology 30: 310–318.

Balagawi, S., Vijaysegaran, S., Drew, R.A.I. and Raghu, S. (2005). The influence of fruit traits on oviposition preference and offspring performance of Bactrocera tryoni (Froggatt), on three tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum) varieties. Australian Journal of Entomology 44: 97–103.

Dhileepan, K., Treviño, M., Donnelly, G. and Raghu, S. (2005). Risk to non-target plants from Charidotis auroguttata (Chrysomelidae: Coleoptera), a potential biocontrol agent for Cat’s Claw Creeper Macfadyena unguis-cati (Bignoniaceae) in Australia. Biological Control 32: 450–460.

Clarke, A.R., Armstrong, K.F., Carmichael, A.E., Milne, J.R., Raghu, S., Roderick, G.R. and Yeates, D.K. (2005). Invasive phytophagous pests arising through a recent tropical evolutionary radiation: The Bactrocera dorsalis complex of fruit flies. Annual Review of Entomology 50: 293–319.


Raghu, S. (2004) Functional significance of phytochemical lures to dacine fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae): an ecological and evolutionary synthesis. Bulletin of Entomological Research 94: 385–399.

Raghu, S., Drew, R.A.I. and Clarke, A.R. (2004) Influence of microclimate and structural attributes of the host plant on the abundance and behaviour of a tephritid fly. Journal of Insect Behaviour 17: 179–190.

Putulan, D., Sar, S. Drew, R.A.I., Raghu, S. and Clarke, A.R. (2004) Fruit and vegetable movement on domestic flights in Papua New Guinea and the risk of spreading fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae). International Journal of Pest Management 50: 17–22.


Raghu, S. and Clarke, A.R. (2003) Spatial and temporal partitioning of behaviour by adult dacines: Direct evidence for methyl eugenol as a mate rendezvous cue for Bactrocera cacuminata. Physiological Entomology 28: 175–184.

Raghu, S. and Clarke, A.R. (2003) Sexual selection in a tropical fruit fly: role of a plant derived chemical in mate choice. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 108: 53–59.

Raghu, S., Halcoop, P. and Drew, R.A.I. (2003) Apodeme and ovarian development as predictors of physiological status in Bactrocera cacuminata (Hering) (Diptera: Tephritidae). Australian Journal of Entomology 42: 281–286.

Raghu, S. and Lawson, A.E. (2003). Feeding behaviour of Bactrocera cacuminata (Hering) on methyl eugenol: a laboratory assay. Australian Journal of Entomology 42: 149–152.


Drew, R.A.I. and Raghu, S. (2002). The fruit fly fauna (Diptera: Tephritidae: Dacinae) of the rainforest habitat of the Western Ghats, India. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 50: 327–352.

Raghu, S., Clarke, A.R. and Yuval, B. (2002). Investigation of physiological consequences of feeding on methyl eugenol by Bactrocera cacuminata (Diptera: Tephritidae). Environmental Entomology 31: 941–946.

Raghu, S., Clarke, A.R. and Bradley, J. (2002). Microbial mediation of fruit fly – host plant interaction. Is the host plant the “centre of activity”? Oikos 97: 319–328.

2001 & earlier

Raghu, S. and Clarke, A.R. (2001). Distribution and abundance of Bactrocera bryoniae (Tryon) in three different habitat-types in South-eastern Queensland, Australia. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 27: 179–183.

Raghu, S, Clarke, A.R. Drew, R. A. I. and Hulsman, K. (2000). Impact of habitat modification on the distribution and abundance of fruit flies (Diptera: Tephritidae) in south-east Queensland. Population Ecology 42: 153–160.

Raman, A., Raghu, S. and Sreenath, S. (2000). Integrating environment, education, and employment for a sustainable society: an HRD agenda for developing countries. Current Science 78: 101–107.

Raghu, S., Hulsman, K. Clarke, A.R. and Drew, R. A. I. (2000). A rapid method of estimating abundant fruit fly species (Diptera: Tephritidae) in modified Steiner traps. Australian Journal of Entomology 39: 15–19.

Johny, S. Muthukumaravel, K., Raghu, S., Muralirangan, M. C. and Sanjayan, K. P. (1999). Geographical distribution of cephaline gregarines (Apicomplexa: Protozoa) in relation to grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in Tamil Nadu, India. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 25: 201–207.

Brown, A. L. and Raghu, S. (1998). An overview of research on the effects of noise on animals. Acoustics Australia 26: 63–67.