Abstracts of Interest: August 2016

Biocontrol Science and Technology

Weed biocontrol with fungi: past, present and future


Biological Conservation

Historical costs and projected future scenarios for the management of invasive alien plants in protected areas in the Cape Floristic Region

A vision for global monitoring of biological invasions


Biological Control

Biological control of sentinel egg masses of the exotic invasive stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Stål) in Mid-Atlantic USA ornamental landscapes

Differences in the reproductive biology and diapause of two congeneric species of egg parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) from northeast Asia: Implications for biological control of the invasive emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)

Performance of Sirex noctilio’s biocontrol agent Deladenus siricidicola, in known and predicted hosts


Biological Invasions

Factors affecting post-control reinvasion by seed of an invasive species, Phragmites australis, in the central Platte River, Nebraska

From restoration to adaptation: the changing discourse of invasive species management in coastal New England under global environmental change

Competition, niche opportunities and the successful invasion of natural habitats

Monitoring and distribution modelling of invasive species along riverine habitats at very high resolution

Segmenting boaters based on level of transience: outreach and policy implications for the prevention of aquatic invasive species

Towards management of invasive ectomycorrhizal fungi

Do associations between native and invasive plants provide signals of invasive impacts?

Disentangling the stream community impacts of Didymosphenia geminata: How are higher trophic levels affected?

A sensitive environmental DNA (eDNA) assay leads to new insights on Ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernua) spread in North America


Diversity and Distributions

Species roles in plant–pollinator communities are conserved across native and alien ranges


Environmental Management

Recruitment and Retention of Volunteers in a Citizen Science Network to Detect Invasive Species on Private Lands


Forest Ecology and Management

Effects of climate on the radial growth of white ash infested with emerald ash borer

Invasibility of three major non-native invasive shrubs and associated factors in Upper Midwest U.S. forest lands


Functional Ecology

Do high-impact invaders have the strongest negative effects on abundant and functionally similar resident species?


Invasive Plant Science and Management

Triclopyr Application Timing and Concentration Influence Low Volume Basal Bark Efficacy on Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense)

Assessing benthic barriers versus aggressive cutting as effective yellow flag iris (Iris Pseudacorus L.) control mechanisms

Shoreline drizzle applications for control of yellowflag iris (Iris pseudacorus)

Photosynthetic performance of invasive Vincetoxicum species (Apocynaceae)


Journal of Applied Ecology

Optimizing confirmation of invasive species eradication with rapid eradication assessment

Evolution of plant materials for ecological restoration: insights from the applied and basic literature

Measuring the success of reforestation for restoring biodiversity and ecosystem functioning


Journal of Ecology

Identifying the role of soil microbes in plant invasions

Differences in endophyte communities of introduced trees depend on the phylogenetic relatedness of the receiving forest

No evidence that plant–soil feedback effects of native and invasive plant species under glasshouse conditions are reflected in the field

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

Disentangling the four demographic dimensions of species invasiveness


Nature Communications

Global threats from invasive alien species in the twenty-first century and national response capacities

New Phytologist

Invasive species’ leaf traits and dissimilarity from natives shape their impact on nitrogen cycling: a meta-analysis

Warming benefits a native species competing with an invasive congener in the presence of a biocontrol beetle


Restoration Ecology

Knowing when (not) to attempt ecological restoration

Novel and designed ecosystems

Renaming restoration: conceptualizing and justifying the activity as a restoration of lost moral value rather than a return to a previous state