Abstracts of Interest: May 2019

Biocontrol Science and Technology

Establishment of Hypena opulenta (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) on Vincetoxicum rossicum in Ontario, Canada

Host range of Lepidelphax pistiae (Hemiptera: Delphacidae) and its potential impact on Pistia stratiotes L. (Araceae)


Biodiversity and Conservation

Invoking denialism does not strengthen invasion science


Biological Conservation

Messaging matters: A systematic review of the conservation messaging literature

How to close the science-practice gap in nature conservation? Information sources used by practitioners


Biological Control

Comparison of thermal performances of two Asian larval parasitoids of Drosophila suzukii


Biological Invasions

Diagnosing and responding to causes of failure to eradicate invasive rodents

Characteristics of the soil seed bank of invasive and non-invasive plants in their native and alien distribution range

Historical, current, and potential population size estimates of invasive wild pigs (Sus scrofa) in the United States

A complex sound coupled with an air curtain blocks invasive carp passage without habituation in a laboratory flume

Variable colonization by the hemlock woolly adelgid suggests infestation is associated with hemlock host species

What’s next? The release of exotic pets continues virtually unabated 7 years after enforcement of new legislation for managing invasive species


Conservation Biology

Achieving conservation impact by shifting focus from human attitudes to behaviors


Ecology Letters

Native and alien flower visitors differ in partner fidelity and network integration

Phenology in a warming world: differences between native and non‐native plant species

Non‐native plants have greater impacts because of differing per‐capita effects and nonlinear abundance–impact curves



Earthworms affect growth and competition between ectomycorrhizal and arbuscular mycorrhizal plants

Removal pattern mitigates negative, short‐term effects of stepwise Russian olive eradication on breeding birds


Forest Ecology and Management

Invasive shrub cover and tree species composition influence exotic earthworms


Functional Ecology

Coexistence theory as a tool to understand biological invasions in species interaction networks: Implications for the study of novel ecosystems


Journal of Ecology

Rapid evolution of invasive traits facilitates the invasion of common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia


Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society

Seed longevity and dormancy state in an invasive tree species: Ailanthus altissima (Simaroubaceae)



Humans are driving one million species to extinction


Plant and Soil

The role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in plant invasion trajectory



Disentangling the abundance–impact relationship for invasive species

A pair of native fungal pathogens drives decline of a new invasive herbivore