A look at beetle-occupied tamarisk sites 11-13 years after initial occupancy to determine long-term vegetative community response. Study found that Tamarix cover across sites initially declined an average of ca. 50% in response to the beetle, but then recovered. Changes in the associated plant community were small but supported common management goals, including a 47% average increase in cover of a native shrub (Salix exigua), and no secondary invasions by other non-native plants.

González, E., Shafroth, P.B., Lee, S.R. et al. Riparian Plant Communities Remain Stable in Response to a Second Cycle of Tamarix Biocontrol Defoliation. Wetlands 40, 1863–1875 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-020-01381-7

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