Abstracts of Interest: October 2016

Aquatic Invasions

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

Elucidating the mechanism underlying the productivity-recruitment hypothesis in the invasive common carp


Biological Conservation

A systematic assessment of threats affecting the rare plants of the United States

Out of the weeds? Reduced plant invasion risk with climate change in the continental United States


Biological Control

Naturally occurring phytopathogens enhance biological control of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) by Megamelus scutellaris (Hemiptera: Delphacidae), even in eutrophic water


Biological Invasions

Booms, busts and population collapses in invasive ants

Shade tolerance of Ailanthus altissima revisited: novel insights from southern Switzerland

Regional assessment of emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis, impacts in forests of the Eastern United States

Co-invasion of similar invaders results in analogous ecological impact niches and no synergies

Aggressive interactions between two invasive species: the round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) and the spinycheek crayfish (Orconectes limosus)

Conspecific tolerance and heterospecific competition as mechanisms for overcoming resistance to invasion by an intertidal crab

Climate change can reduce the risk of biological invasion by reducing propagule size

Do freshwater aquaculture facilities provide an invasion risk for zooplankton hitchhikers?

Look before you treat: increasing the cost effectiveness of eradication programs with aerial surveillance

Invasive plant management creates ecological traps for snakes


Diversity and Distributions

The influence of habitat disturbance on genetic structure and reproductive strategies within stands of native and non-native Phragmites australis (common reed)

Space invaders; biological invasions in marine conservation planning

Birds and alien species dispersal: on the need to focus management efforts on primary introduction pathways – comment on Reynolds et al. and Green



The community ecology of invasive species: where are we and what’s next?



Mycorrhizal status helps explain invasion success of alien plant species


Food Webs

Patterns of integration of invasive round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) into a nearshore freshwater food web


Forest Ecology and Management

Interactions between white-tailed deer density and the composition of forest understories in the northern United States

Drivers of emerging fungal diseases of forest trees


Global Change Biology

Global meta-analysis of native and nonindigenous trophic traits in aquatic ecosystems

An Invasive Wetland Grass Primes Deep Soil Carbon Pools


Invasive Plant Science and Management

Ecological context conditions the impact of Russian olive in a heterogeneous riparian ecosystem


Journal of Plant Ecology

Enemy release at range edges: do invasive species escape their herbivores as they expand into new areas?


Journal of Applied Ecology

Managing bark beetle impacts on ecosystems and society: priority questions to motivate future research

Using network connectivity to prioritise sites for the control of invasive species

Assessing patterns in introduction pathways of alien species by linking major invasion databases


The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society

The persistence of invasive populations of kudzu near the northern periphery of its range in New York City determined from historical data

Comparison of allelopathic effects of five invasive species on two native species


Management of Biological Invasions

Southern Appalachian urban forest response to three invasive plant removal treatments

Rapid colonisation of a newly formed lake by zebra mussels and factors affecting juvenile settlement


Plant and Soil

Seed selection by earthworms: chemical seed properties matter more than morphological traits


Plant Ecology and Diversity

Water-induced stress influences the relative investment in cleistogamous and chasmogamous flowers of an invasive grass, Microstegium vimineum (Poaceae)



Invasive predators and global biodiversity loss


Restoration Ecology

Does the novel ecosystem concept provide a framework for practical applications and a path forward? A reply to Miller and Bestelmeyer