Abstracts of Interest: February 2017

Biological Control

Cold tolerance of Trissolcus japonicus and T. cultratus, potential biological control agents of Halyomorpha halys, the brown marmorated stink bug


Biological Invasions

The contribution of passive surveillance to invasive species management

Using changes in basal area increments to map relative risk of HWA impacts on hemlock growth across the Northeastern U.S.A

Towards the genetic control of invasive species

Mechanisms for invasion success by Didemnum vexillum (Chordata: Ascidiacea): observations versus manipulations

Assessing the ecological impacts of invasive species based on their functional responses and abundances

Patterns and mechanisms of invasive plant impacts on North American birds: a systematic review

Impacts of invasive biota in forest ecosystems in an aboveground–belowground context


Diversity and Distributions

Environmental DNA genetic monitoring of the nuisance freshwater diatom, Didymosphenia geminata, in eastern North American streams

Floods affect the abundance of invasive Impatiens glandulifera and its spread from river corridors


Ecological Applications

Exotic weeds and fluctuating microclimate can constrain native plant regeneration in urban forest restoration



Pathogen dynamics during invasion and establishment of white-nose syndrome explain mechanisms of host persistence

Invasive plant alters community and ecosystem dynamics by promoting native predators


Ecology Letters

Overlooking the smallest matter: viruses impact biological invasions

Predicting the spread of all invasive forest pests in the United States


Frontiers in Marine Science

Assessing the effects of marine protected areas on biological invasions: a global review


Global Change Biology

From endogenous to exogenous pattern formation: Invasive plant species changes the spatial distribution of a native ant

Do low oxygen environments facilitate marine invasions? Relative tolerance of native and invasive species to low oxygen conditions

Do invasive alien plants benefit more from global environmental change than native plants?


Journal of Applied Ecology

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

Depletion of Heterogeneous Source Species Pools Predicts Future Invasion Rates


Management of Biological Invasions

Can ozone be used to control the spread of freshwater Aquatic Invasive Species?

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

Isolation and characterization of 16 polymorphic microsatellite loci for the Asian green mussel Perna viridis (Mollusca, Mytilidae)


Nature Communications

No saturation in the accumulation of alien species worldwide



Species coexistence and the superior ability of an invasive species to exploit a facilitation cascade habitat


Restoration Ecology

What motivates ecological restoration?


Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Invasion Biology: Specific Problems and Possible Solutions

Introduced Species, Disease Ecology, and Biodiversity–Disease Relationships

The Rise of Invasive Species Denialism

Invasive Alien Species: Denialism, Disagreement, Definitions, and Dialogue

Disagreement About Invasive Species Does Not Equate to Denialism: A Response to Russell and Blackburn