Abstracts of Interest: March 2016

Acta Oecologica

Gone with the wind and the stream: Dispersal in the invasive species Ailanthus altissima

Journal of Applied Ecology

Cost-effective monitoring of biological invasions under global change: a model-based framework

Incorporating human behaviour into the risk–release relationship for invasion vectors: why targeting only the worst offenders can fail to reduce spread

The economic benefit of time-varying surveillance effort for invasive species management

Biological Conservation

Secondary invasion: The bane of weed management

Using DNA profiling to investigate human-mediated translocations of an invasive species

Biological Invasions

Cryptic invaders: nonindigenous and cryptogenic freshwater Bryozoa and Entoprocta in the St. Lawrence River

Exploring the efficacy of an aquatic invasive species prevention campaign among water recreationists

Estuarine fouling communities are dominated by nonindigenous species in the presence of an invasive crab

A plague of waterfleas (Bythotrephes): impacts on microcrustacean community structure, seasonal biomass, and secondary production in a large inland-lake complex

Biocontrol Science and Technology

Rapid kudzu eradication and switchgrass establishment through herbicide, bioherbicide and integrated programmes

Diversity and Distributions

Mapping the impact of alien species on marine ecosystems: the Mediterranean Sea case study

Invasion debt- quantifying future biological invasions

Ecological Applications

Quantifying “apparent” impact and distinguishing impact from invasiveness in multispecies plant invasions

Co-occurring nonnative woody shrubs have additive and non-additive soil legacies


Parasites alter freshwater communities in mesocosms by modifying invasive crayfish behavior

Plant and root endophyte assembly history: interactive effects on native and exotic plants

Ecology Letters

Emergence and accumulation of novel pathogens suppress an invasive species

Strong invaders are strong defenders – implications for the resistance of invaded communities

Phenological response of a key ecosystem function to biological invasion


Major drivers of invasion risks throughout the world

Forest Ecology and Management

Application of lime (CaCO3) to promote forest recovery from severe acidification increases potential for earthworm invasion

Invasive Plant Science and Management

Knotweed (Fallopia sp.) Invasion of North America Utilizes Hybridization, Epigenetics, Seed Dispersal (Unexpectedly) and an Arsenal of Physiological Tactics


Commonness and rarity of alien and native plant species – the relative roles of intraspecific competition and plant–soil feedback


Invasive species triggers a massive loss of ecosystem services through a trophic cascade

Invasive mammal eradication on islands results in substantial conservation gains

Restoration Ecology

Quandaries of a decade-long restoration experiment trying to reduce invasive species: beat them, join them, give up, or start over?