Abstracts of Interest: November-December 2018

Aquatic Invasions

Invader vs. invader: intra- and interspecific competition mechanisms in zebra and quagga mussels

Spatio-temporal changes in littoral fish community structure along the St. Lawrence River (Québec, Canada) following round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) invasion


American Journal of Botany

Sympatric diploid and tetraploid cytotypes of Centaurea stoebe s.l. do not differ in arbuscular mycorrhizal communities and mycorrhizal growth response


Biological Control

Life history of Anastatus bifasciatus, a potential biological control agent of the brown marmorated stink bug in Europe


Biological Invasions

Responding to misinformation and criticisms regarding United States cat predation estimates

Anisotropic dispersal by the Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis): quantifying spatial risk and eradication effort with limited biological data

Turning population viability analysis on its head: using stochastic models to evaluate invasive species control strategies

Differences in landscape drivers of garlic mustard invasion within and across ecoregions

Development of a quantitative PCR method for screening ichthyoplankton samples for bigheaded carps

Experimental evaluation of vinegar (acetic acid) for control of invasive corals (Tubastraea spp.) and a review of knowledge for other aquatic pests

Introduced plants reduce species interactions

A review of impact assessment protocols of non-native plants


Conservation Biology

The potential for citizen science to produce reliable and useful information in ecology


Diversity and Distributions

Environmental tolerance of three gammarid species with and without invasion record under current and future global warming scenarios


Ecology Letters

Facilitation promotes invasions in plant‐associated microbial communities

Invasive plants differentially affect soil biota through litter and rhizosphere pathways: a meta‐analysis



Root endophytes and invasiveness: no difference between native and non‐native Phragmites in the Great Lakes Region

Exploring variation in phyllosphere microbial communities across four hemlock species


Forest Ecology and Management

Eight-year blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) resistance of backcross-generation American chestnuts (Castanea dentata) planted in the southeastern United States

Droughts drive outbreak dynamics of an invasive forest insect on an exotic host

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Learning to Overcome a Lack of Evolutionary History: Can an Endangered Fish Learn to Fear an Introduced Predator?


Global Change Biology

Developing a list of invasive alien species likely to threaten biodiversity and ecosystems in the European Union

Presence of an invasive species reverses latitudinal clines of multiple traits in a native species

An interaction between climate change and infectious disease drove widespread amphibian declines


Journal of Ecology

Introduced garden plants are strong competitors of native and alien residents under simulated climate change


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

Correlating sea lamprey density with environmental DNA detections in the lab

Communications, outreach and citizen science: spreading the word about invasive alien species



Improved reference genome of Aedes aegypti informs arbovirus vector control

South Africa’s invasive species guzzle precious water and cost US$450 million a year



Environmental harshness drives spatial heterogeneity in biotic resistance


New Phytologist

Tests of alternative evolutionary models are needed to enhance our understanding of biological invasions



An updated perspective on spiders as generalist predators in biological control


Plant and Soil

Potential for synergy in soil inoculation for nature restoration by mixing inocula from different successional stages



Estimating species distribution and abundance in river networks using environmental DNA

Nonnative plants reduce population growth of an insectivorous bird


Restoration Ecology

Invasive autumn olive performance varies in different reclamation conditions: implications for restoration

Concern about threatened species and ecosystem disservices underpin public willingness to pay for ecological restoration



How behavioral science can help conservation

Pesticide affects social behavior of bees

Neonicotinoid exposure disrupts bumblebee nest behavior, social networks, and thermoregulation