Abstracts of Interest: April 2017

Biodiversity and Conservation

Macro-scale assessment of demographic and environmental variation within genetically derived evolutionary lineages of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), an imperiled conifer of the eastern United States


Biological Control

Pupation behavior and larval and pupal biocontrol of Drosophila suzukii in the field


Biological Invasions

Getting invasive species on the political agenda: agenda setting and policy formulation in the case of ash dieback in the UK

The impact of invasive knotweed species (Reynoutria spp.) on the environment: review and research perspectives

Global networks for invasion science: benefits, challenges and guidelines

Manipulating propagule pressure to test the invasibility of subtidal marine habitats

Connecting human–nature relationships to environmental behaviors that minimize the spread of aquatic invasive species

A review of global instruments to combat invasive alien species in forestry


Diversity and Distributions

Recreational freshwater fishing drives non-native aquatic species richness patterns at a continental scale

Birds as key vectors for the dispersal of some alien species: Further thoughts

A unified framework to model the potential and realized distributions of invasive species within the invaded range

Molecular characterisation of protistan species and communities in ships’ ballast water across three U.S. coasts



Plant-soil feedbacks in declining forests: implications for species coexistence.

Effects of native diversity, soil nutrients, and natural enemies on exotic invasion in experimental plant communities



Lessons from a decade of lake management: effects of herbicides on Eurasian watermilfoil and native plant communities

Does leaf litter from invasive plants contribute the same support of a stream ecosystem function as native vegetation?


Forest Ecology and Management

Beech bark disease in North America: Over a century of research revisited

Emerald ash borer biocontrol in ash saplings: The potential for early stage recovery of North American ash trees


Journal of Applied Ecology

Invasive species management will benefit from social impact assessment


Journal of Ecology

Invasive seaweeds transform habitat structure and increase biodiversity of associated species

The effects of climate warming and disturbance on the colonization potential of ornamental alien plant species


Journal of Forest Economics

The role of restoration in the prevention of a large-scale native species loss: Case study of the invasive emerald ash borer


Management of Biological Invasions

Environmental DNA as a detection tool for zebra mussels Dreissena polymorpha (Pallas, 1771) at the forefront of an invasion event in Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada



Invasive planktivores as mediators of organic matter exchanges within and across ecosystems


Plant and Soil

Fungal endophytes from seeds of invasive, non-native Phragmites australis and their potential role in germination and seedling growth


PLoS One

Biosecurity messages are lost in translation to citizens: Implications for devolving management to citizens



Predicting invasion winners and losers under climate change

Climate change both facilitates and inhibits invasive plant ranges in New England


Scientific Reports

Sensitivity and accuracy of high-throughput metabarcoding methods for early detection of invasive fish species


Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry

Soil fauna responses to natural disturbances, invasive species, and global climate change: Current state of the science and a call to action


Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Invasion Science: A Horizon Scan of Emerging Challenges and Opportunities