Abstracts of Interest: April 2016

Biocontrol Science and Technology

Host-independent artificial rearing of Eucryptorrhynchus brandti (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Biodiversity and Conservation

Differential processes underlying the roadside distributions of native and alien plant assemblages

Tree pests and diseases: the threat to biodiversity and the delivery of ecosystem services

Biological Conservation

Improving invasive ant eradication as a conservation tool: A review

Biological Invasions

Are genetic databases sufficiently populated to detect non-indigenous species?

Diversity of fungal endophytes in non-native Phragmites australis in the Great Lakes

Biological control of invasive Phragmites australis will be detrimental to native P. australis

Local and regional disturbances associated with the invasion of Chesapeake Bay marshes by the common reed Phragmites australis

The population genetics of the fundamental cytotype-shift in invasive Centaurea stoebe s.l.: genetic diversity, genetic differentiation and small-scale genetic structure differ between cytotypes but not between ranges

Invasive earthworms as seed predators of temperate forest plants

Microsatellite analysis to estimate realized dispersal distance in Phragmites australis

Life on the edge: reproductive mode and rate of invasive Phragmites australis patch expansion

A comparison of reproductive patterns and adult dispersal in sympatric introduced and native marine crabs: implications for species characteristics of invaders

Recovery of the algae and macroinvertebrate benthic community after Didymosphenia geminata mass growths in Spanish rivers

Diversity and Distributions

Functional distance to recipient communities may favour invasiveness: insights from two invasive frogs

Seed release in a changing climate: initiation of movement increases spread of an invasive species under simulated climate warming

Ecological Applications

Will climate change increase the risk of plant invasions into mountains?

Using counterfactuals to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of controlling biological invasions


Invaders do not require high resource levels to maintain physiological advantages in a temperate deciduous forest

Ecology Letters

Phenological response of a key ecosystem function to biological invasion

Forest Ecology and Management

Physiological competitiveness of autumn olive compared with native woody competitors in open field and forest understory

Invasive Plant Science and Management

Physical control of nonindigenous aquatic plants in Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe, CA

Tolerance of Swallowworts (Vincetoxicum spp.) to Multiple Years of Artificial Defoliation and Clipping

Management of Biological Invasions

Surveys for non-indigenous tunicate species in Newfoundland, Canada (2006 – 2014): a first step towards understanding impact and control

Quantifying the ecological impact of invasive tunicates to shallow coastal water systems

Distribution and diversity of tunicates utilizing eelgrass as substrate in the western North Atlantic between 39° and 47° north latitude (New Jersey to Newfoundland)

Treatments to eradicate invasive tunicate fouling from blue mussel seed and aquaculture socks

Observations of recruitment and colonization by tunicates and associated invertebrates using giant one-meter2 recruitment plates at Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Pathways of fish invasions in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States

Natural Areas Journal

European Fire Ant Presence Decreases Native Arboreal Insect Abundance in Acadia National Park, Maine, USA

Plant and Soil

Differences in soil type drive the intraspecific variation in the responses of an earthworm species and, consequently, tree growth to warming