Abstracts of Interest: February 2018

Aquatic Invasions

Dispersal of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) downstream of an invaded reservoir (in press)


Biological Conservation

Using simulation modeling to inform management of invasive species: A case study of eastern brook trout suppression and eradication

Concentrations of environmental DNA (eDNA) reflect spawning salmon abundance at fine spatial and temporal scales

Identifying cost-effective invasive species control to enhance endangered species populations in the Grand Canyon, USA

Facilitating ecosystem assembly: Plant-soil interactions as a restoration tool


Biological Control

Aspects of the biology and reproductive strategy of two Asian larval parasitoids evaluated for classical biological control of Drosophila suzukii

Identification and impact of hyperparasitoids and predators affecting Cyzenis albicans (Tachinidae), a recently introduced biological control agent of winter moth (Operophtera brumata L.) in the northeastern U.S.A.

Remediation of Phytophthora ramorum-infested soil with Trichoderma asperellum isolate 04-22 under ornamental nursery conditions

Predation and parasitism by native and exotic natural enemies of Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) eggs augmented with semiochemicals and differing host stimuli


Biological Invasions

Development of environmental DNA (eDNA) methods for detecting high-risk freshwater fishes in live trade in Canada

Hemlock woolly adelgid invasion affects microhabitat characteristics and small mammal communities

Reproduction and potential range expansion of walnut twig beetle across the Juglandaceae


Conservation Biology

Adapting the bioblitz to meet conservation needs


Diversity and Distributions

Species richness and phylogenetic diversity of native and non-native species respond differently to area and environmental factors

Consistent life history shifts along invasion routes? An examination of round goby populations invading on two continents

Identifying the factors that determine the severity and type of alien bird impacts

Predicting effects of large-scale reforestation on native and exotic birds


Ecological Applications

Biological control effects of non-reproductive host mortality caused by insect parasitoids



Contrasting effects of specialist and generalist herbivores on resistance evolution in invasive plants

Experimental evidence that density dependence strongly influences plant invasions through fragmented landscapes

Temperature dependency of intraguild predation between native and invasive crabs


Forest Ecology and Management

Tree-level distribution of a novel insect-pathogen complex and its potential contribution to eastern white pine dieback


Functional Ecology

Can we predict the long-term impact of earthworms on plant successions?

Environmental disturbance alters the ecological impact of an invading shrimp


Journal of Applied Ecology

A history of ship specialization and consequences for marine invasions, management and policy

Anthropogenic disturbance facilitates a non-native species on offshore oil platforms

Back and forth Wolbachia transfers reveal efficient strains to control spotted wing drosophila populations

Decision-making for mitigating wildlife diseases: From theory to practice for an emerging fungal pathogen of amphibians


Journal of Ecology

Acclimation of leaf traits in seasonal light environments: are non-native species more plastic?

Community-level flammability declines over 25 years of plant invasion in grasslands


Journal for Nature Conservation

Citizen warnings and post checkout molecular confirmations using eDNA as a combined strategy for updating invasive species distributions


Journal of Plant Ecology

Multiple mechanisms in woodland plant species invasion



Geneticists unravel secrets of super-invasive crayfish


New Phytologist

Disarming the Red Queen: plant invasions, novel weapons, species coexistence, and microevolution



The potential for host switching via ecological fitting in the emerald ash borer-host plant system

Two invasive herbivores on a shared host: patterns and consequences of phytohormone induction


Restoration Ecology

Spatially designed revegetation – why the spatial arrangement of plants should be as important to revegetation as they are to natural systems