Abstracts of Interest: December 2016

Advances in Ecological Research

Importance of Microorganisms to Macroorganisms Invasions: Is the Essential Invisible to the Eye?


American Journal of Botany

Functional trait values, not trait plasticity, drive the invasiveness of Rosa sp. in response to light availability

Clonal integration increases relative competitive ability in an invasive aquatic plant


BioInvasions Records

First occurrence of the invasive hydrozoan Gonionemus vertens A. Agassiz, 1862 (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) in New Jersey, USA


Biological Conservation

Forecasting marine invasions under climate change: Biotic interactions and demographic processes matter


Biological Control

Addressing the needs for improving classical biological control programs in the USA

Prospects for biological control of Lonicera japonica (Caprifoliaceae) in New Zealand

Evaluation of Recovery and Monitoring Methods for Parasitoids Released Against Emerald Ash Borer


Biological Invasions

Environmental governance for urgent and uncertain problems

Early bird catches the worm: germination as a critical step in plant invasion

The influence of evolution and plasticity on the behavior of an invasive crayfish


Diversity and Distributions

Using geographic profiling to compare the value of sightings vs trap data in a biological invasion

Invasive plants threaten the least mobile butterflies in Switzerland



Mycorrhizal status helps explain invasion success of alien plant species


Ecology Letters

The intermediate distance hypothesis of biological invasions


Journal of Applied Ecology

Invasive plant removal: assessing community impact and recovery from invasion

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

Soil conditioning affects interactions between native and invasive exotic perennials of semi-natural grasslands

Invader Relative Impact Potential: a new metric to understand and predict the ecological impacts of existing, emerging and future invasive alien species


Journal of Ecology

Pervasive human-mediated large-scale invasion: analysis of spread patterns and their underlying mechanisms in 17 of China’s worst invasive plants


Management of Biological Invasions

Development of a risk assessment framework to predict invasive species establishment for multiple taxonomic groups and vectors of introduction

Environmental DNA monitoring and management of invasive fish: comparison of eDNA and fyke netting

Identifying target factors for interventions to increase boat cleaning in order to prevent spread of invasive species

A new approach to horizon-scanning: identifying potentially invasive alien species and their introduction pathways



Non-native parasite enhances susceptibility of host to native predators



Adaptive and non-adaptive evolution of trait means and genetic trait correlations for herbivory resistance and performance in an invasive plant


Plant and Soil

Effects of Frangula alnus on soil microbial communities and biogeochemical processes in Wisconsin forests


Restoration Ecology

A framework for the practical science necessary to restore sustainable, resilient, and biodiverse ecosystems


Other publications:

Why are invaders invasive? Development of tools to understand the success and impact of invasive species