Abstracts of Interest: January 2017

Aquatic Invasions

Seasonal reproduction of the non-native vase tunicate Ciona intestinalis (Linnaeus, 1767) in Nova Scotia, Canada, in relation to water temperature

Life history variation of an invasive species Botrylloides violaceus (Oka, 1927) between novel coastal habitats in the Gulf of Maine


Biological Control

Can we use entomopathogenic fungi as endophytes for dual biological control of insect pests and plant pathogens?

Biological control of Sirex noctilio (Hymenoptera: Siricidae) in the northeastern United States using an exotic parasitic nematode


Biological Invasions

Plant invasion science in protected areas: progress and priorities

Multiple introductions of Sirex noctilio (Hymenoptera: Siricidae) in northeastern North America based on microsatellite genotypes, and implications for biological control

Aliens in the nursery: assessing the attitudes of nursery managers to invasive species regulations


Diversity and Distributions

Assessing the assessments: evaluation of four impact assessment protocols for invasive alien species



Invasion of a dominant floral resource: effects on the floral community and pollination of native plants

Impacts of invasive plants on carbon pools depend on both species’ traits and local climate

Invasive plants accelerate nitrogen cycling: evidence from experimental woody monocultures


Ecology of Freshwater Fish

Evaluating potential competitive bottlenecks between invasive common carp and native bluegill and yellow perch


Forest Ecology and Management

Elevated light levels reduce hemlock woolly adelgid infestation and improve carbon balance of infested eastern hemlock seedlings


Advances in Ecological Research

The Effects of Invasive Species on the Decline in Species Richness: A Global Meta-Analysis

Impacts of Invasive Species on Food Webs: A Review of Empirical Data

Invasions Toolkit: Current Methods for Tracking the Spread and Impact of Invasive Species


Journal of Applied Ecology

Solving environmental problems in the Anthropocene: the need to bring novel theoretical advances into the applied ecology fold

Interpreting and predicting the spread of invasive wild pigs

A species effect on storm erosion: Invasive sedge stabilized dunes more than native grass during Hurricane Sandy

Invasive plant removal: assessing community impact and recovery from invasion

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

When good animals love bad restored habitats: how maladaptive habitat selection can constrain restoration

Changes in soil microbial communities due to biological invasions can reduce allelopathic effects


Journal of Aquatic Plant Management

A review of aquatic plant monitoring and assessment methods


Journal of Ecology

Responses of common and rare aliens and natives to nutrient availability and fluctuations


Journal of Environmental Management

Coupling ecological and social network models to assess “transmission” and “contagion” of an aquatic invasive species


Journal of Plant Ecology

Traits of an invasive grass conferring an early growth advantage over native grasses

Bird–plant interactions and vulnerability to biological invasions


Natural Areas Journal

Hog Heaven? Challenges of Managing Introduced Wild Pigs in Natural Areas



Troubling travellers: are ecologically harmful alien species associated with particular introduction pathways?



Testing genotypic variation of an invasive plant species in response to soil disturbance and herbivory


Plant and Soil

Disease protection and allelopathic interactions of seed-transmitted endophytic pseudomonads of invasive reed grass (Phragmites australis)


Restoration Ecology

Knowing when (not) to attempt ecological restoration


Urban Ecosystems

Seed limitation and lack of downed wood, not invasive species, threaten conifer regeneration in an urban forest


Weed Science

Influence of Soil Moisture Stress on Vegetative Growth and Mycorrhizal Colonization in Hound’s-tongue (Cynoglossum officinale)