Abstracts of Interest: May 2016

American Journal of Botany

Phylogeographic analyses and genetic structure illustrate the complex evolutionary history of Phragmites australis in Mexico

Aquatic Invasions

Reduced survival of a native parasite in the invasive round goby: evidence for the dilution hypothesis?

Modeling suitable habitat of invasive red lionfish Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) in North and South America’s coastal waters

Biocontrol Science and Technology

The use of fluorescent powders to track autocontamination of emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) by the entomopathogen Beauveria bassiana (Ascomycota: Hypocreales)

Biological Conservation

Citizen science and invasive alien species: Predicting the detection of the oak processionary moth Thaumetopoea processionea by moth recorders

Biological Invasions

Microsatellite DNA analysis of spatial and temporal population structuring of Phragmites australis along the Hudson River Estuary

Evaluation of the functional roles of fungal endophytes of Phragmites australis from high saline and low saline habitats

Phragmites australis: How do genotypes of different phylogeographic origins differ from their invasive genotypes in growth, nitrogen allocation and gas exchange?

Worldwide freshwater fish homogenization is driven by a few widespread non-native species

Tracking invasive animals with electronic tags to assess risks and develop management strategies

An unusual case of seed dispersal in an invasive aquatic; yellow flag iris (Iris pseudacorus)

Testing alien plant distribution and habitat invasibility in mountain ecosystems

Biogeographic gradients in ecosystem processes of the invasive ecosystem engineer Phragmites australis

Applying the collective impact approach to address non-native species: a case study of the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative

A predictive model for water clarity following dreissenid invasion

Conservation Biology

Evaluating environmental education, citizen science, and stewardship through naturalist programs

Diversity and Distributions

Alien and native plant richness and abundance respond to different environmental drivers across multiple gravel floodplain ecosystems

Plants’ native distributions do not reflect climatic tolerance

The integration of alien plants in mutualistic plant–hummingbird networks across the Americas: the importance of species traits and insularity

Ecological Applications

Placing invasive species management in a spatiotemporal context

Nonnative forest insects and pathogens in the United States: Impacts and policy options


Native fungal endophytes suppress an exotic dominant and increase plant diversity over small and large spatial scales

Forest Ecology and Management

Long-term effects of pest-induced tree species change on carbon and nitrogen cycling in northeastern U.S. forests: A modeling analysis

Invasive Plant Science & Management

Cattle grazing effects on Phragmites australis in Nebraska

Journal of Applied Ecology

Enhanced yeast feeding following mating facilitates control of the invasive fruit pest Drosophila suzukii

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

Journal of Ecology

Invasive plant species are locally adapted just as frequently and at least as strongly as native plant species

Invasion status and phylogenetic relatedness predict cost of heterospecific pollen receipt: implications for native biodiversity decline

Priority effects: natives, but not exotics, pay to arrive late

Phylogenetic and functional mechanisms of direct and indirect interactions among alien and native plants


How much do phenotypic plasticity and local genetic variation contribute to phenotypic divergences along environmental gradients in widespread invasive plants? A meta-analysis

Restoration Ecology

Public support for invasive alien species eradication programs: insights from the Netherlands

What’s wrong with novel ecosystems, really?

Removal of invasive shrubs alters light but not leaf litter inputs in a deciduous forest understory