Abstracts of Interest: August 2019

Biological Invasions

Evidence does not support the targeting of cryptic invaders at the subspecies level using classical biological control: the example of Phragmites

The Functional Response Ratio (FRR): advancing comparative metrics for predicting the ecological impacts of invasive alien species

Is it absent or is it present? Detection of a non-native fish to inform management decisions using a new highly-sensitive eDNA protocol

Relationships between the distribution and abundance of the invasive faucet snail (Bithynia tentaculata) and environmental factors in Laurentian Great Lakes coastal wetlands

A general model for alien species richness



Determinants and consequences of plant–insect phenological synchrony for a non-native herbivore on a deciduous conifer: implications for invasion success

Bee community preference for an invasive thistle associated with higher pollen protein content

Looks can be deceiving: ecologically similar exotics have different impacts on a native competitor


Ecology Letters

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


Diversity and Distributions

Connectivity and zebra mussel invasion offer short‐term buffering of eutrophication impacts on floodplain lake landscape biodiversity



Biomass losses resulting from insect and disease invasions in US forests


Biological Control

Give predators a complement: Conserving natural enemy biodiversity to improve biocontrol

Reproductive life-history traits of the classical biological control agent Hypena opulenta (Lepidoptera: Erebidae): Using agent biology to support post release monitoring and establishment


Plant and Soil

The role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in plant invasion trajectory



Cryptic dispersal networks shape biodiversity in an invaded landscape


Conservation Biology

On allegations of invasive species denialism


Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Plant-Soil Feedbacks Predict Native but Not Non-native Plant Community Composition: A 7-Year Common-Garden Experiment



Long‐term propagule pressure overwhelms initial community determination of invader success

Adding invasive species biosurveillance to the U.S. Geological Survey streamgage network