Abstracts of Interest: May 2017

Acta Oecologia

Do forest soil microbes have the potential to resist plant invasion? A case study in Dinghushan Biosphere Reserve (South China)


Aquatic Invasions

Detection of a new non-native freshwater species by DNA metabarcoding of environmental samples—first record of Gammarus fossarum in the UK


Biodiversity and Conservation

Communication of flagship species in conservation: lessons from invasive management projects

Enhancing gardens as habitats for plant-associated invertebrates: should we plant native or exotic species?


Biological Control

Spatial and temporal variation of biological control agents associated with Eichhornia crassipes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, California


Biological Invasions

Beyond protocols: improving the reliability of expert-based risk analysis underpinning invasive species policies

Towards the genetic control of invasive species

Economic effects and the efficacy of intervention: exploring unintended effects of management and policy on the spread of non-indigenous species

Widespread and enduring demographic collapse of invasive common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in the Upper Mississippi River System

Multiple introductions of Sirex noctilio (Hymenoptera: Siricidae) in northeastern North America based on microsatellite genotypes, and implications for biological control

Biotic resistance of impact: a native predator (Chaoborus) influences the impact of an invasive predator (Bythotrephes) in temperate lakes

Invasive species alter ontogenetic shifts in the trophic ecology of Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) in the Niagara River and Lake Ontario

Patterns and mechanisms of invasive plant impacts on North American birds: a systematic review

Using changes in basal area increments to map relative risk of HWA impacts on hemlock growth across the Northeastern U.S.A

Risk analysis of the invasion pathway of the Asian gypsy moth: a known forest invader

The unified framework for biological invasions: a forest fungal pathogen perspective

Risk management to prioritise the eradication of new and emerging invasive non-native species

Beyond protocols: improving the reliability of expert-based risk analysis underpinning invasive species policies


Ecological Restoration

Can the Persistent Seed Bank Contribute to the Passive Restoration of Urban Forest Fragments After Invasive Species Removal?



Impacts of an invasive plant are fundamentally altered by a co-occurring forest disturbance.

Effects of native diversity, soil nutrients, and natural enemies on exotic invasion in experimental plant communities

Biotic resistance shapes the influence of propagule pressure on invasion success in bacterial communities



Frequency of invasive plant occurrence is not a suitable proxy for abundance in the Northeast United States

The effect of the invasive Elaeagnus umbellata on soil microbial communities depends on proximity of soils to plants


Frontiers in Plant Science

Contemporary Remotely Sensed Data Products Refine Invasive Plants Risk Mapping in Data Poor Regions


Functional Ecology

Biological invasion modifies the co-occurrence patterns of insects along a stress gradient

Do invasive species live faster? Mass-specific metabolic rate depends on growth form and invasion status


Journal of Applied Ecology

A dynamical model for invasive round goby populations reveals efficient and effective management options


Journal of Ecology

The effects of climate warming and disturbance on the colonization potential of ornamental alien plant species


Journal of Plant Ecology

The effects of water depth on the growth and reproduction of Potamogeton crispus in an in situ experiment


Management of Biological Invasions

Evaluation of the effects of ultra-violet light treatment on quagga mussel settlement and veliger survival at Davis Dam


Nature Ecology and Evolution

Confronting the risks of large-scale invasive species control



Managing for biodiversity: impact and action thresholds for invasive plants in natural ecosystems


New Phytologist

When prevention fails. Towards more efficient strategies for plant disease eradication

Co-introduction vs ecological fitting as pathways to the establishment of effective mutualisms during biological invasions



Invasive planktivores as mediators of organic matter exchanges within and across ecosystems



Environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding assays to detect invasive invertebrate species in the Great Lakes


Population Ecology

The influence of time since introduction on the population growth of introduced species and the consequences for management