Abstracts of Interest: July 2020

To create this digest, we scan over two dozen ecology journals for papers on 1) invasive species present in New York State, or the Northeast region, 2) theoretical concepts or models which may have implications for management in New York State, or 3) economic, social, or ecological impacts of invasive species on a regional or global scale. The goal is to help managers and partners across the state of New York to more easily keep up to date on current research.

Several papers listed each month are open access, and anyone can view entire manuscripts. If an article you would like to read is not available through your institution, you can often contact lead or corresponding authors to receive a copy. If you are unable to obtain a paper this way, please contact us and we are happy to work with you to get you access.

Biological Control

Oviposition response of the biocontrol agent Rhinocyllus conicus to resource distribution in its invasive host, Carduus nutans

Selection of surfactants for enhancing the wettability of powder formulations of beauveria bassiana (bals.-criv.) vuill. (1912) (ascomycota: cordycipitaceae)

Biological Invasions

The invasive hornet Vespa velutina affects pollination of a wild plant through changes in abundance and behaviour of floral visitors

The effectiveness of e-Learning on biosecurity practice to slow the spread of invasive alien species

Keys to enhancing the value of invasion ecology research for management

Potential establishment and ecological effects of bighead and silver carp in a productive embayment of the Laurentian Great Lakes

Amynthas spp. impacts on seedlings and forest soils are tree species-dependent

When management meets science: adaptive analysis for the optimization of the eradication of the Northern raccoon (Procyon lotor)

Annual mowing has the potential to reduce the invasion of herbaceous Lupinus polyphyllus

Extended leaf phenology has limited benefits for invasive species growing at northern latitudes

Landscape-level determinants of the spread and impact of invasive grasses in protected areas

Effects of terrestrial transport corridors and associated landscape context on invasion by forest plants

Diversity and Distributions

Global ore trade is an important gateway for non‐native species: A case study of alien plants in Chinese ports

Native distribution characteristics rather than functional traits explain preadaptation of invasive species to high‐UV‐B environments


Comparing models using air and water temperature to forecast an aquatic invasive species response to climate change

Forest Ecology and Management

Silviculture at establishment of hardwood plantations is relatively ineffective in the presence of deer browsing

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Moving Away From Limiting Similarity During Restoration: Timing of Arrival and Native Biomass Are Better Proxies of Invasion Suppression in Grassland Communities

Editorial: Herbicide Resistance in Weeds: Early Detection, Mechanisms, Dispersal, New Insights and Management Issues

Global Change Biology

Phenotypic responses of invasive species to removals affect ecosystem functioning and restoration

Rapid genomic and phenotypic change in response to climate warming in a widespread plant invader

Drivers of future alien species impacts: An expert‐based assessment

Journal of Aquatic Plant Management

Transfer of integrated aquatic weed management knowledge following face-to-face training with citizen scientists

Journal of Ecology

Contemporary adaptive divergence of plant competitive traits in urban and rural populations and its implication for weed management


Predicting the invasion range for a highly polyphagous and widespread forest herbivore

Pet or pest? Stable isotope methods for determining the provenance of an invasive alien species


Mixed evidence for plant–soil feedbacks in forest invasions


Clonal integration enhances performance of an invasive grass

Restoration Ecology

Interaction of restored hydrological connectivity and herbicide suppresses dominance of a floodplain invasive species