Abstracts of Interest: July 2016

American Journal of Botany

Common mycelial networks impact competition in an invasive grass


Aquatic Invasions

Potential impacts of invasive crayfish on native crayfish: insights from laboratory experiments

Habitats colonized by non-native flowering rush Butomus umbellatus (Linnaeus, 1753) in the Niagara River, USA


Biological Conservation

Citizen science can improve conservation science, natural resource management, and environmental protection

The science of citizen science: Exploring barriers to use as a primary research tool


Biological Control

Monitoring the establishment and abundance of introduced parasitoids of emerald ash borer larvae in Maryland, U.S.A.

Natural enemy impact on eggs of the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), in organic agroecosystems: A regional assessment

Establishment of classical biological control targeting emerald ash borer is facilitated by use of insecticides, with little effect on native arthropod communities


Biological Invasions

Experts know more than just facts: eliciting functional understanding to help prioritise weed biological control targets

Evidence for ongoing introduction of non-native earthworms in the Washington, DC metropolitan area

No effect of round goby Neogobius melanostomus colonisation on young-of-the-year fish density or microhabitat use

Biotic interactions with natural enemies do not affect potential range expansion of three invasive plants in response to climate change

Improving the containment of a freshwater invader using environmental DNA (eDNA) based monitoring


Diversity and Distributions

Early detection of aquatic invaders using metabarcoding reveals a high number of non-indigenous species in Canadian ports

Application of the Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT) to a global assessment of alien bird impacts


Ecological Applications

Ecologically sustainable weed management: How do we get from proof-of-concept to adoption?



What Can We Expect from Climate Change for Species Invasions?


Forest Ecology and Management

Observed and anticipated impacts of drought on forest insects and diseases in the United States


Fundamental and Applied Limnology

The effects of eutrophication and invasive species on zooplankton community dynamics in a shallow temperate lake


Invasive Plant Science and Management

Photosynthetic performance of invasive Vincetoxicum species (Apocynaceae)

Distribution and Biomass Allocation in Relation to Depth of Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus) in the Detroit Lakes, Minnesota


Journal of Applied Ecology

Weeds on the web: conflicting management advice about an invasive non-native plant

Herbicide usage for invasive non-native plant management in wildland areas of North America

Predicting costs of alien species surveillance across varying transportation networks


Journal of Aquatic Plant Management

Stem fragment regrowth of Hydrilla verticillata following desiccation

Management of flowering rush in the Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Efficacy of combinations of diquat or triclopyr with fluridone for control of flowering rush


Journal of Ecology

Exotic or not, leaf trait dissimilarity modulates the effect of dominant species on mixed litter decomposition


Journal of Environmental Management

Biological invasions, ecological resilience and adaptive governance


Management of Biological Invasions

Break-even analysis for a green crab fishery in PEI, Canada

Toxicity of potassium chloride to veliger and byssal stage dreissenid mussels related to water quality

Safety of the molluscicide Zequanox® to nontarget macroinvertebrates Gammarus lacustris (Amphipoda: Gammaridae) and Hexagenia spp. (Ephemeroptera: Ephemeridae)


Natural Areas Journal

Influence of Disturbance on Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) Stem and Rhizome Fragment Recruitment Success within Riparian Forest Understory



Beasts or beauties? Laypersons’ perception of invasive alien plant species in Switzerland and attitudes towards their management


New Phytologist

Taxonomic similarity, more than contact opportunity, explains novel plant–pathogen associations between native and alien taxa



Density-dependent effects of larval dispersal mediated by host plant quality on populations of an invasive insect



Autocorrelated environmental variation and the establishment of invasive species

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

Modeling winter moth Operophtera brumata egg phenology: nonlinear effects of temperature and developmental stage on developmental rate


Pest Management Science

Enhancing the Effectiveness of Biological Control Programs of Invasive Species through a More Comprehensive Pest Management Approach


Plant and Soil

Functional role of an endophytic Bacillus amyloliquefaciens in enhancing growth and disease protection of invasive English ivy (Hedera helix L.)



Global threat to agriculture from invasive species


Restoration Ecology

Strategies to restore floodplain vegetation after abandonment of human activities


Scientific Reports

Realized niche shift associated with the Eurasian charophyte Nitellopsis obtusa becoming invasive in North America