Abstracts of Interest: May 2018

Aquatic Invasions

Forecasting impact of existing and emerging invasive gobiids under temperature change using comparative functional responses (pp 289–297)

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


Biocontrol Science and Technology

Phototactic behaviour of Eucryptorrhynchus scrobiculatus and E. brandti (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) adults


Biological Conservation

Ask not what nature can do for you: A critique of ecosystem services as a communication strategy


Biological Control

Host selection and potential non-target risk of Dastarcus helophoroides, a larval parasitoid of the Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis

Host specificity and risk assessment of Archanara geminipuncta and Archanara neurica, two potential biocontrol agents for invasive Phragmites australis in North America

Mortality factors of Anoplophora glabripennis (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) infesting Salix and Populus in central, northwest, and northeast China


Biological Invasions

Water guns affect abundance and behavior of bigheaded carp and native fish differently

Early-stage of invasion by beech bark disease does not necessarily trigger American beech root sucker establishment in hardwood stands

Non-native plants affect generalist pollinator diet overlap and foraging behavior indirectly, via impacts on native plant abundance

Invertebrates associated with aquatic plants bought from aquarium stores in Canada and New Zealand

Invasion of Nipponaclerda biwakoensis (Hemiptera: Aclerdidae) and Phragmites australis die-back in southern Louisiana, USA

Working with gardeners to identify potential invasive ornamental garden plants: testing a citizen science approach

The influence of environmental factors on the distribution and density of invasive Centaurea stoebe across Northeastern USA

Amur maple (Acer ginnala): an emerging invasive plant in North America

Accounting for intraspecific variation to quantify niche dynamics along the invasion routes of Drosophila suzukii


Conservation Biology

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

Distribution and protection of climatic refugia in North America

Using social‐network research to improve outcomes in natural resource management



The fluctuating resource hypothesis explains invasibility, but not exotic advantage following disturbance

Tick‐borne disease risk in a forest food web

Chronic impacts of invasive herbivores on a foundational forest species: a whole‐tree perspective

What does it take to implement a successful citizen‐science program?


Forest Ecology and Management

Distribution and environmental correlates of fungal infection and host tree health in the endangered American chestnut in Canada

Ineffectiveness of local zoning to reduce regional loss and fragmentation of wintering habitat for white-tailed deer

Germination, survival, and early growth of three invasive plants in response to five forest management regimes common to US northeastern deciduous forests

Safeguarding reforestation efforts against changes in climate and disturbance regimes


Global Change Biology

The negative ecological impacts of a globally introduced species decrease with time since introduction



What is Rose Rosette Disease?

Rose Rosette Disease: Recent Advances on Molecular Diagnostic Tools


Management of Biological Invasions

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


Natural Areas Journal

Taking the Long View: A Conversation with a Parks Protector



Does local isolation allow an invasive thistle to escape enemy pressure?

Temperature affects phenological synchrony in a tree-killing bark beetle

Tolerance of subzero winter cold in kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata)


Plant and Soil

Moso bamboo invasion into broadleaf forests is associated with greater abundance and activity of soil autotrophic bacteria


Restoration Ecology

Communicating useful results from restoration ecology research

Assessing ecosystem functioning in forests undergoing restoration



Call to restrict neonicotinoids

Decision-making in a storm of discontent

One-third of global protected land is under intense human pressure

The hidden biodiversity of amphibian pathogens