Abstracts of Interest: June 2016

Aquatic Invasions

Variability in phenotypic tolerance to low oxygen in invasive populations of quagga and zebra mussels

Comparison of parasite diversity in native panopeid mud crabs and the invasive Asian shore crab in estuaries of northeast North America

Is a visuo-haptic differentiation of zebra mussel and quagga mussel based on a single external morphometric shell character possible?

Biocontrol Science and Technology

Evaluating different carriers of Metarhizium brunneum F52 microsclerotia for control of adult Asian longhorned beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae)

Biological Control

The scale and parasitoid community on native hemlocks in Japan

Biological Invasions

Seasonal distribution of the invasive snail, Bithynia tentaculata, within infested waterbodies in Minnesota, USA, including waterfowl migration

Deep rooting and global change facilitate spread of invasive grass

Long-term changes in fish community structure in relation to the establishment of Asian carps in a large floodplain river

Severe and rapid population declines in exotic birds

Ecological Applications

Inferring invasive species abundance using removal data from management actions


Parasites alter freshwater communities in mesocosms by modifying invasive crayfish behavior

Forest Ecology and Management

Response of the forest floor invertebrate community to canopy gap formation caused by early stages of emerald ash borer-induced ash mortality

Impacts of white-tailed deer on regional patterns of forest tree recruitment

Functional Ecology

Soil-mediated eco-evolutionary feedbacks in the invasive plant Alliaria petiolata

Non-invasive naturalized alien plants were not more pollen-limited than invasive aliens and natives in a common garden

Nectar chemistry modulates the impact of an invasive plant on native pollinators

Plant functional shifts in the invaded range: a test with reciprocal forest invaders of Europe and North America

Invasive Plant Science and Management

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

Risk Assessments for Invasive Plants: A Midwestern U.S. Comparison

Knotweed Management Strategies in North America with the Advent of Widespread Hybrid Bohemian Knotweed, Regional Differences, and the Potential for Biocontrol Via the Psyllid Aphalara itadori Shinji

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

Volume and contents of residual water in recreational watercraft ballast systems

Veliger presence in residual water – assessing this pathway risk for Minnesota watercraft


The interactive effects of photoperiod and future climate change may have negative consequences for a wide-spread invasive insect

Extended leaf phenology may drive plant invasion through direct and apparent competition


Modeling when, where, and how to manage a forest epidemic, motivated by sudden oak death in California

Predicting the spread of marine species introduced by global shipping

Restoration Ecology

Prestoration: using species in restoration that will persist now and into the future

Ecological restoration success: a policy analysis understanding