Abstracts of Interest: January 2019

Biological Invasions

Spring bird migration as a dispersal mechanism for the hemlock woolly adelgid

Invader invaded: population dynamics of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) and quagga mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis) in polymictic Oneida Lake, NY, USA (1992–2013)

Herbivore accumulation on invasive alien plants increases the distribution range of generalist herbivorous insects and supports proliferation of non-native insect pests

Citizen engagement in the management of non-native invasive pines: Does it make a difference?

Identifying new associations between invasive aphids and Pinaceae trees using plant sentinels in botanic gardens

Herbivory can mitigate, but not counteract, the positive effects of warming on the establishment of the invasive macrophyte Hydrilla verticillata

No evidence of co-facilitation between a non-native Asian earthworm (Amynthas tokioensis) and invasive common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) in experimental mesocosms

Enemy of my enemy: evidence for variable soil biota feedbacks of Vincetoxicum rossicum on native plants


Journal of Ecology

Alien plants can be associated with a decrease in local and regional native richness even when at low abundance


Biocontrol Science and Technology

Parasitism of frozen Halyomorpha halys eggs by Trissolcus japonicus: applications for rearing and experimentation

Phenology of Parasetigena silvestris (Diptera: Tachinidae), gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) larval parasitoid and its efficiency for parasitisation

Predation and functional response of the multi-coloured Asian ladybeetle Harmonia axyridis on the adult Asian citrus psyllid Diaphorina citri

Identification of a biocontrol agent Bacillus vallismortis BV23 and assessment of effects of its metabolites on Fusarium graminearum causing corn stalk rot

Evaluation of trap designs and food attractants for trapping Eucryptorrhynchus scrobiculatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)



Contrasting ecological impacts of geographically close invasive populations

Community composition influences the population growth and ecological impact of invasive species in response to climate change


Biological Control

Use of biocontrol agents as potential tools in the management of chestnut blight


Restoration Ecology

Long‐term plant community trajectories suggest divergent responses of native and non‐native perennials and annuals to vegetation removal and seeding treatments

Native seeds incorporated into activated carbon pods applied concurrently with indaziflam: A new strategy for restoring annual‐invaded communities?


Biological Conservation

Research priorities for freshwater mussel conservation assessment

Regulation of lead fishing weights results in mute swan population recovery

Using environmental DNA methods to improve winter surveys for rare carnivores: DNA from snow and improved noninvasive techniques


Journal of Aquatic Plant Management Society

The effects of predation on biological control of Eurasian watermilfoil