Abstracts of Interest: September 2017

AoB Plants

A regional assessment of white-tailed deer effects on plant invasion


Applied Soil Ecology

Changes in the genetic structure of an invasive earthworm species (Lumbricus terrestris, Lumbricidae) along an urban – rural gradient in North America


Aquatic Invasions

Invasive species in inland waters: from early detection to innovative management approaches

Impact of native and non-native aquatic plants on methane emission and phytoplankton growth


Biocontrol Science & Technology

Metarhizium microsclerotia and hydrogel versus hydromulch: testing fungal formulations against Asian longhorned beetles


Biological Conservation

Restoration of riparian systems through clearing of invasive plant species improves functional diversity of Odonate assemblages


Biological Invasions

Biosecurity risk factors presented by international vessels: a statistical analysis

Modelling the spread of European buckthorn in the Region of Waterloo

Forest decline after a 15-year “perfect storm” of invasion by hemlock woolly adelgid, drought, and hurricanes

Projecting present and future habitat suitability of ship-mediated aquatic invasive species in the Canadian Arctic

Opportunities for silviculture in management and restoration of forests affected by invasive species

In lakes but not in minds: stakeholder knowledge of invasive species in prairie lakes

Biological invasions in forest ecosystems


Diversity and Distributions

Alien plants have greater impact than habitat fragmentation on native insect flower visitation networks

Elevated seasonal temperatures eliminate thermal barriers of reproduction of a dominant invasive species: A community state change for northern communities?


Ecology Letters

No consistent pollinator-mediated impacts of alien plants on natives



Invading oysters and native mussels: from hostile takeover to compatible bedfellows

Functional traits of expanding, thicket-forming shrubs: contrasting strategies between exotic and native species


Environmental and Experimental Botany

Impact of climate warming on carbon metabolism and on morphology of invasive and native aquatic plant species varies between spring and summer


Estuaries and Coasts

Phenotypic Variation Among Invasive Phragmites australis Populations Does Not Influence Salinity Tolerance



Buying Time: Preliminary Assessment of Biocontrol in the Recovery of Native Forest Vegetation in the Aftermath of the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer


Forest Ecology and Management

Effectiveness of forestry best management practices (BMPs) for reducing the risk of forest herbicide use to aquatic organisms in streams

Tree seedling responses to multiple environmental stresses: Interactive effects of soil warming, nitrogen fertilization, and plant invasion

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


Freshwater Science

Lethal and sublethal effects of novel terrestrial subsidies from an invasive shrub (Lonicera maackii) on stream macroinvertebrates


Functional Ecology

Earthworms increase plant biomass more in soil with no earthworm legacy than in earthworm mediated soil, and favor late successional species in competition

Comparing traits of native and alien plants: Can we do better?

Earthworms affect plant growth and resistance against herbivores: A meta-analysis


Global Change Biology

Simulating plant invasion dynamics in mountain ecosystems under global change scenarios


Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society

The introduction of Japanese knotweed, Reynoutria japonica, into North America


New Phytologist

Invasive alien plants benefit more from clonal integration in heterogeneous environments than natives



Hydrology controls recruitment of two invasive cyprinids: bigheaded carp reproduction in a navigable large river



DNA in a bottle—Rapid metabarcoding survey for early alerts of invasive species in ports

Incorporating basic and applied approaches to evaluate the effects of invasive Asian Carp on native fishes: A necessary first step for integrated pest management



Waiting can be an optimal conservation strategy, even in a crisis discipline



Tsunami debris spells trouble

Tsunami-driven rafting: Transoceanic species dispersal and implications for marine biogeography