Abstracts of Interest: July 2017

Aquatic Invasions

Rapid geographic expansion of spiny water flea (Bythotrephes longimanus) in Manitoba, Canada, 2009–2015



A baseline study using Plantwise information to assess the contribution of extension services to the uptake of augmentative biological control in selected low- to lower- middle- income countries


Biodiversity and Conservation

Managing biodiversity under climate change: challenges, frameworks, and tools for adaptation


Biocontrol Science and Technology

A native predator utilising the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) as a food source


Biological Conservation

Simplifying the selection of evidence synthesis methods to inform environmental decisions: A guide for decision makers and scientists


Biological Control

Life stage specific predation of Halyomorpha halys (Stål) by generalist predators

Can Spathius galinae attack emerald ash borer larvae feeding in large ash trees?


Biological Invasions

Management of invasive plants through ecological resistance

Evidence of damage from exotic invasive earthworm activity was highly correlated to sugar maple dieback in the Upper Great Lakes region

Ecology of forest insect invasions

Surveillance during monitoring phase of an eradication programme against Anoplophora glabripennis (Motschulsky) guided by a spatial decision support system

Stakeholders and social networks identify potential roles of communities in sustainable management of invasive species

Invasive herb Impatiens glandulifera has minimal impact on multiple components of temperate forest ecosystem function

Management of invasive Phragmites australis in the Adirondacks: a cautionary tale about prospects of eradication

Drivers of risk perceptions about the invasive non-native plant Japanese knotweed in domestic gardens



The double edge to parasite escape: invasive host is less infected but more infectable



When a foundation crumbles: forecasting forest dynamics following the decline of the foundation species Tsuga canadensis

Suitability of Laurentian Great Lakes for invasive species based on global species distribution models and local habitat


Forest Ecology and Management

Effects of an invasive shrub, Lonicera maackii, and a generalist herbivore, white-tailed deer, on forest floor plant community composition

Distribution and demographics of Ailanthus altissima in an oak forest landscape managed with timber harvesting and prescribed fire


Functional Ecology

A response-surface examination of competition and facilitation between native and invasive juvenile fishes


Global Change Biology

Protected areas offer refuge from invasive species spreading under climate change

Plant litter chemistry alters the content and composition of organic carbon associated with soil mineral and aggregate fractions in invaded ecosystems


Journal of Applied Ecology

Every restoration is unique: testing year effects and site effects as drivers of initial restoration trajectories

Toward prediction in the restoration of biodiversity

Interpreting variation to advance predictive restoration science

Plant functional traits and environmental conditions shape community assembly and ecosystem functioning during restoration

Integrating invasive species policies across ornamental horticulture supply chains to prevent plant invasions

Barriers to globally invasive species are weakening across the Antarctic


Journal of Aquatic Plant Management

Fluridone, penoxsulam, and triclopyr absorption and translocation by Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) and Hydrilla (Hydrillla verticillata)

How long do shoot fragments of hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata) and Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) remain buoyant?


Journal of Ecology

Linking functional diversity and ecosystem processes: a framework for using functional diversity metrics to predict the ecosystem impact of functionally unique species

Plant-soil feedbacks mediate shrub expansion in declining forests, but only in the right light


Management of Biological Invasions

Calling for more accurate information in aquarium trade: analysis of live-fish import permits in Costa Rica

Invasive Asian clams (Corbicula fluminea) recorded from 2001 to 2016 in Massachusetts, USA

Preliminary analysis reveals sediment burial decreases mass loss and increases survival of the aquatic invasive plant Hydrilla verticillata following desiccation over short time scales (in press)

Management of invasive species in inland waters: technology development and international cooperation


Natural Areas Journal

Patterns of Coarse Woody Debris in Hardwood Forests across a Chronosequence of Ash Mortality Due to the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis)



Plant–microbial competition for nitrogen increases microbial activities and carbon loss in invaded soils


Restoration Ecology

Integrating climate change and habitat fragmentation to identify candidate seed sources for ecological restoration


The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society

Alien plant species establishment is associated with reduced soil acidity in the vicinity of concrete block structures