Abstracts of Interest: March 2020

Biological Invasions

When misconceptions impede best practices: evidence supports biological control of invasive Phragmites

Invasive lianas are drivers of and passengers to altered soil nutrient availability in urban forests

Global variation in the availability of data on the environmental impacts of alien birds

Hiking trails as conduits for the spread of non-native species in mountain areas


Journal of Ecology

Measuring competitive impact: Joint‐species modelling of invaded plant communities


Applied Ecology

Using limiting similarity to enhance invasion resistance: Theoretical and practical concerns


Ecology Letters

Biotic resistance to invasion is ubiquitous across ecosystems of the United States



On the RIP: using Relative Impact Potential to assess the ecological impacts of invasive alien species


Forest Ecology and Management

Physiological responses of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) to light, adelgid infestation, and biological control: Implications for hemlock restoration

The impact is in the details: evaluating a standardized protocol and scale for determining non-native insect impact



Soil chemistry turned upside down: a meta‐analysis of invasive earthworm effects on soil chemical properties


Ecological Indicators

Invasive alien plant species: Their impact on environment, ecosystem services and human health


Canadian Entomologist

Evaluating methods to detect and monitor North American larval parasitoids of the emerald ash borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae)


Journal of Applied Ecology

Temporal dynamics and drivers of landscape‐level spread by emerald ash borer



Progress in the use of detection dogs for emerald ash borer monitoring


Ecological Processes

A field experimental study on the impact of Acer platanoides, an urban tree invader, on forest ecosystem processes in North America


Ecological Restoration

Restoring Wetlands Dominated by Phalaris arundinacea (Reed Canary Grass) with Multiple Treatments: Haying, Spraying, and Establishing Aggressive Competitors


Remote Sensing

Phenology-Based Mapping of an Alien Invasive Species Using Time Series of Multispectral Satellite Data: A Case-Study with Glossy Buckthorn in Québec, Canada



A Four-Year, Seven-State Reforestation Trial with Eastern Hemlocks (Tsuga canadensis) Resistant to Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae)


Torrey Botanical Society

Honeysuckle leaf blight reduces the growth of infected Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii, Caprifoliaceae) seedlings in a greenhouse experiment


Integrated Pest Management

Invasion of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) into the United States: Developing a National Response to an Invasive Species Crisis Through Collaborative Research and Outreach Efforts


Journal of Great Lakes Research

Evidence of host switching: Sea lampreys disproportionately attack Chinook salmon when lake trout abundance is low in Lake Ontario


Management of Biological Invasions

Simple, sensitive and species-specific assays for detecting quagga and zebra mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugensis and D. polymorpha) using environmental DNA