Abstracts of Interest: April 2018

Biological Conservation

Protecting nature on private land using revolving funds: Assessing property suitability


Biological Control

Interactions between woodpecker attack and parasitism by introduced parasitoids of the emerald ash borer


Biological Invasions

Response of native and non-native ruderals to natural and human disturbance

Optimising physiochemical control of invasive Japanese knotweed

Competitive ability, not tolerance, may explain success of invasive plants over natives

Using variation partitioning techniques to quantify the effects of invasive alien species on native urban bird assemblages

Probability of emerald ash borer impact for Canadian cities and North America: a mechanistic model

Estimating the potential geographical range of Sirex noctilio: comparison with an existing model and relationship with field severity

Environmental DNA detection of aquatic invasive plants in lab mesocosm and natural field conditions


Conservation Biology

Minimizing opportunity costs to aquatic connectivity restoration while controlling an invasive species


Diversity and Distributions

It takes one to know one: Similarity to resident alien species increases establishment success of new invaders


Ecological Applications

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


Forest Ecology and Management

A synthesis of emerging health issues of eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) in eastern North America

Response of eastern white pine and associated foliar, blister rust, canker and root rot pathogens to climate change

Improving the resistance of eastern white pine to white pine blister rust disease


Functional Ecology

Complementary responses of morphology and physiology enhance the stand‐scale production of a model invasive species under elevated CO2 and nitrogen


Journal of Applied Ecology

Retrospective Analysis of a Classical Biological Control Programme


Journal of Ecology

Invaders among locals: alien species decrease phylogenetic and functional diversity while increasing dissimilarity among native community members

Biotic homogenization of regional wetland plant communities within short time‐scales in the presence of an aggressive invader


Journal of Plant Ecology

Multiple mechanisms in woodland plant species invasion


Management of Biological Invasions

It is all in the looks: a rapid field-based visual assessment tool for evaluating the spawning likelihood of the Asian green mussel, Perna viridis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Exposure-related effects of Zequanox on juvenile lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) and lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush)

Searching for a signal: Environmental DNA (eDNA) for the detection of invasive signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852)


Natural Areas Journal

Competitive Responses and Effects of the Invasive Grass Microstegium vimineum during Oak Woodland Restoration



Synthetically engineered Medea gene drive system in the worldwide crop pest Drosophila suzukii


Restoration Ecology

Should I pick that? A scoring tool to prioritize and valuate native wild seed for restoration