Abstracts of Interest: October 2018

Biological Conservation

Nature for whom? How type of beneficiary influences the effectiveness of conservation outreach messages


Biological Control

Host utilization and fitness of the larval parasitoid Tetrastichus planipennisi are influenced by emerald ash borer’s food plants: Implications for biological control

Variation in cool temperature performance between populations of Neochetina eichhorniae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and implications for the biological control of water hyacinth, Eichhornia crassipes, in a temperate climate


Biological Invasions

Extensive gypsy moth defoliation in Southern New England characterized using Landsat satellite observations

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

Performance of eDNA assays to detect and quantify an elusive benthic fish in upland streams

Heat challenges can enhance population tolerance to thermal stress in mussels: a potential mechanism by which ship transport can increase species invasiveness

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

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

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

The impact of data precision on the effectiveness of alien plant control programmes: a case study from a protected area

Seasonal and plant specific vulnerability of amphibian tadpoles to the invasion of a novel cyanobacteria

Using eDNA, sediment subfossils, and zooplankton nets to detect invasive spiny water flea (Bythotrephes longimanus)

Release from intraspecific competition promotes dominance of a non-native invader

Invasion dynamics: interactions between the European Green Crab Carcinus maenas and the Asian Shore Crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus

Use of simulation-based statistical models to complement bioclimatic models in predicting continental scale invasion risks

Does fish herding enhance catch rates and detection of invasive bigheaded carp?

Stakeholder attitudes towards the use of recombinant technology to manage the impact of an invasive species: Sea Lamprey in the North American Great Lakes

Changes in the distribution of Michigan crayfishes and the influence of invasive rusty crayfish (Faxonius rusticus) on native crayfish substrate associations


Journal of Applied Ecology

Species distribution models of the Spotted Wing Drosophila (Drosophila suzukii, Diptera: Drosophilidae) in its native and invasive range reveal an ecological niche shift


Management of Biological Invasions

The practical application of hot water to reduce the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive alien species

Effects of temperature and exposure duration on four potential rapid-response tools for zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) eradication

Use of carbon dioxide in zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) control and safety to a native freshwater mussel (Fatmucket, Lampsilis siliquoidea)

Cold as Ice: a novel eradication and control method for invasive Asian clam, Corbicula fluminea, using pelleted dry ice



Assessing the relative potential ecological impacts and invasion risks of emerging and future invasive alien species



To spend or to save? Assessing energetic growth-storage tradeoffs in native and invasive woody plants


Restoration Ecology

Monitoring the social benefits of ecological restoration


The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society

The potential for indirect negative effects of exotic insect species on a liverwort, Bazzania trilobata (Lepidoziaceae), mediated by the decline of a foundation tree species, Tsuga canadensis (Pinaceae)

The effects of salt and rainfall pattern on morphological and photosynthetic characteristics of Phragmites australis (Poaceae)

Partial harvesting effects on seedling growth and physiology of three hardwood species in mature pine (Pinus spp., Pinaceae)-hardwood mixtures