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Invasive Plant Science and Management / RSS Feed RSS feed
Weed Science Society of America.
Invasive Plant Science and Management is quarterly journal which focuses on fundamental and applied research on invasive plant biology, ecology, management, and restoration of invaded non-crop areas, as well as on educational, sociopolitical, and technological aspects of invasive plant management.
Note: Article abstracts are available to everyone. Full-text articles may require a subscription (USDA access through DigiTop).

Nature: Scientific Reports - Invasive Species / RSS Feed RSS feed
Nature Publishing Group.
Invasive species are non-native species that have been introduced to an ecosystem and have established there causing ecological damage. The study of invasive species involves questions about the traits that cause their damaging behaviour, and how they can be managed or eradicated. See the first 5 articles below:


Arim, Matías, Sebastián R. Abades, Paula E. Neill, Mauricio Lima, and Pablo A. Marquet. 2006. Spread dynamics of invasive species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103(2): 374-78.

Baker, Beth. 2001. National Management Plan maps strategy for controlling invasive species. Bioscience 51(2): 92. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Baskin, Yvonne. 1996. Curbing undesirable invaders. Bioscience 46(10): 732-36.

Brown, James H., and Dov F. Sax. 2004. An essay on some topics concerning invasive species. Austral Ecology 29(5): 530-36. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Carlton, James T. 1996. Biological invasions and cryptogenic species. Ecology 77(6): 1653-55.

Daehler, Curtis C. 2001. Two ways to be an invader, but one is more suitable for ecology. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 82(1): 101-3.

Davis, Mark A., and Ken Thompson. 2000. Eight ways to be a colonizer; two ways to be an invader: A proposed nomenclature scheme for invasion biology. (PDF | 90 KB) Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 81(3): 226-30.

Didham, Raphael K., Jason M. Tylianakis, Melissa A. Hutchison, Robert M. Ewers, and Neil J. Gemmell. 2005. Are invasive species the drivers of ecological change? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20(9): 470-74. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Essl, Franz, Stefan Dullinger, Wolfgang Rabitsch, Philip E. Hulme, Karl Hülber, Vojtech Jarošíke, Ingrid Kleinbauer, Fridolin Krausmann, Ingolf Kühn, Wolfgang Nentwig, Montserrat Vilā, Piero Genovesi, Francesca Gherardi, Marie-Laure Desprez-Loustau, Alain Roques, and Petr Pyšek. 2010. Socioeconomic legacy yields an invasion debt. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(1): 203-07. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Ewel, John. J., Dennis J. O'Dowd, Joy Bergelson, Curtis C. Daehler, Carla M. D'Antonio, Luis Diego Gomez, Doria R. Gordon, Richard J. Hobbs, Alan Holt; Keith R. Hopper, Colin E. Hughes, Marcy Lahart, Roger R. B. Leakey, William G. Lee, Lloyd L. Loope, David H. Lorence, Svata M. Louda, Ariel E. Lugo, Peter B. Mcevoy, and David M. Richardson. 1999. Deliberate introductions of species: Research needs — Benefits can be reaped, but risks are high. (PDF | 1.13 MB) BioScience 49(8): 619-30.

Finnoff, David, Jason F. Shogren, Brian Leung, and David Lodge. 2005. The importance of bioeconomic feedback in invasive species management. Ecological Economics 52(3): 367-81. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Gobster, Paul H. 2005. Invasive species as ecological threat: Is restoration an alternative to fear-based resource management? (PDF | 496 KB) Ecological Restoration 23(4): 261-70.

Gurevitch, Jessica, and Dianna K. Padilla. 2004. Are invasive species a major cause of extinctions? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 19(9): 470-74. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Hastings, Alan, Richard J. Hall, and Caz M. Taylor. 2006. A simple approach to optimal control of invasive species. Theoretical Population Biology 70(4): 431-35. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Hellman, Jessica J., James E. Byers, Britta G. Bierwagen, and Jeffrey S. Dukes. 2008. Five potential consequences of climate change for invasive species.  Conservation Biology 22(3): 534-43. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Jenkins, Peter T. 2002. Paying for protection from invasive species. Issues in Science and Technology 19(1).

Keller, Reuben P., David M. Lodge, and David C. Finnoff. 2007. Risk assessment for invasive species produces net bioeconomic benefits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(1): 203-07. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Korniss, Gyorgy, and Thomas Caraco. 2005. Spatial dynamics of invasion: the geometry of introduced species. Journal of Theoretical Biology 233(1): 137-50. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Krajick, Kevin. 2005. Winning the war against island invaders. Science 310(5753): 1410-13. Free access available with free registration.

Lodge, David M. 1993. Biological invasions: Lessons for ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 8(4): 133-37. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Lovett, Gary M., Charles D. Canham, Mary A. Arthur, Kathleen C. Weathers, and Ross D. Fitzhugh. 2006. Forest ecosystem responses to exotic pests and pathogens in eastern North America. BioScience 56(5): 395-405. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Mack, Michelle C., and Carla M. D'Antonio. 1998. Impacts of biological invasions on disturbance regimes. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13(5): 195-98. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Mack, Richard N., Daniel Simberloff, W. Mark Lonsdale, Harry Evans, Michael Clout, and Fakhri A. Bazzaz. 2000. Biotic invasions: Causes, epidemiology, global consequences, and control. (PDF | 350 KB) Issues in Ecology, no. 5.

McAusland, Carol, and Christopher Costello. 2004. Avoiding invasives: Trade-related policies for controlling unintentional exotic species introductions. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 48(2): 954-77. (USDA access through DigiTop)

McCann, Jean, Steve Bunk, Eugene Russo, and Christine Bahls. 2001. Battling the bioinvaders: As invasive species problems grow, questions persist on how to deal with these foreign foes. The Scientist 15(18): 1.

McGeoch, Melodie A., Stuart H.M. Butchart, Dian Spear, Elrike Marais, Elizabeth J. Kleynhans, Andy Symes, Janice Chanson, and Michael Hoffman. 2010. Global indicators of biological invasion: species numbers, biodiversity impact and policy responses. Diversity and Distributions 16(1): 95-108. (USDA access through DigiTop)

McKinney, Michael L., and Julie L. Lockwood. 1999. Biotic homogenization: a few winners replacing many losers in the next mass extinction. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 14(11): 450-53. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Mehta, Shefali V., Robert G. Haight, Frances R. Homans, Stephen Polasky, and Robert C. Venette. 2007. Optimal detection and control strategies for invasive species management. Ecological Economics 61(2-3): 237-45. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Mills, Edward L., Joseph H. Leach, James T. Carlton, and Carol L. Secor. 1994. Exotic species and the integrity of the Great Lakes. Bioscience 44(10): 666-75.

Mooney, Harold. A., and Elsa E. Cleland. 2001. The evolutionary impact of invasive species. (PDF | 81 KB) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98(10): 5446-51.

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Normile, Dennis. 2004. Expanding trade with China creates ecological backlash. Science 306(5698): 968-69. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Occhipinti-Ambrogi, Anna. 2007. Global change and marine communities: Alien species and climate change. Marine Pollution Bulletin 55(7-9): 342-52. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Perrings, Charles, Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz, Julie Touza, and Mark Williamson. 2005. How to manage biological invasions under globalization. (PDF | 102 KB) Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20(5): 212-15.

Pimentel, David, Lori Lach, Rodolfo Zuniga, and Doug Morrison. 2000. Environmental and economic costs of nonindigenous species in the United States. (PDF | 148 KB) BioScience 50(1): 53-65.

Pimentel, David, Rodolfo Zuniga, and Doug Morrison. 2005. Update on the environmental and economic costs associated with alien-invasive species in the United States. Ecological Economics 52(3): 273-88. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Pimentel, David, S. McNair, J. Janecka, Jenifer. Wightman, C. Simmonds, C. O'Connell, E. Wong, L. Russel, J. Zern, T. Aquino, and Tswakai Tsomondo. 2001. Economic and environmental threats of alien plant, animal, and microbe invasions. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 84(1): 1-20. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Puth, Linda M., and David M. Post. 2005. Studying invasion: Have we missed the boat? Ecology Letters 8(7): 715-21. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Rosenzweig, Michael L. 2001. The four questions: what does the introduction of exotic species do to diversity? (PDF | 206 KB) Evolutionary Ecology Research 3: 361-67.

Ruesink, Jennifer L., Ingrid. M. Parker, Martha. J. Groom, and Peter M. Kareiva. 1995. Reducing the risks of nonindigenous species introductions. BioScience 45(7): 465-77.

Sax, Dov F. 2001. Latitudinal gradients and geographic ranges of exotic species: Implications for biogeography. (PDF | 607 KB) Journal of Biogeography 28(1): 139-50.

Sax, Dov F., and James H. Brown. 2000. The paradox of invasion. (PDF | 335 KB) Global Ecology and Biogeography 9: 363-71.

Schmitz, Don C., and Daniel Simberloff. 1997. Biological invasions: A growing threat. Issues in Science and Technology 13(4): 33-40.

Schmitz, Don C., and Daniel Simberloff. 2001. Needed: A national center for biological invasions. Issues in Science and Technology 17(4).

Simberloff, Daniel. 2000. Introduced species: The threat to biodiversity and what can be done. ActionBiocience.

Simberloff, Daniel. 2005. The politics of assessing risk for biological invasions: The USA as a case study. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20(5): 216-22. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Simberloff, Daniel, Ingrid M. Parker, and Phyllis N. Windle. 2005. Introduced species policy, management, and future research needs. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(1): 12-20. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Simberloff, Daniel, and Betsy Von Holle. 1999. Positive interactions of non-indigenous species: invasional meltdown? Biological Invasions 1(1): 21-32. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Simpson, Annie. 2004. The Global Invasive Species Information Network: What's in it for you? BioScience 54(7): 613-14.

Tatem, Andrew J., and Simon I. Hay. 2007. Climatic similarity and biological exchange in the worldwide airline transportation network. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274(1617): 1489-96 (published online). (USDA access through DigiTop)

Torchin, Mark E., and Charles E. Mitchell. 2004. Parasites, pathogens, and invasions by plants and animals. (PDF | 411 KB) Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2(4): 183-90.

Van Driesche, Jason, and Roy Van Driesche. 2001. Guilty until proven innocent: Preventing nonnative species invasions. (PDF | 105 KB) Conservation In Practice 2(1): 2-10.

Vitousek, Peter M., Carla M. D'Antonio, Lloyd L. Loope, Marcel Rejmánek, and Randy Westbrooks. 1997. Introduced species: A significant component of human-caused global change. (PDF | 173 KB) New Zealand Journal of Ecology 21(1): 1-16.

Wilcove, David S., David Rothstein, Jason Dubow, Ali Phillips, and Elizabeth Losos. 1998. Quantifying threats to imperiled species in the United States: Assessing the relative importance of habitat destruction, alien species, pollution, overexploitation, and disease (PDF | 35 KB) BioScience 48(8): 607-15.

Williamson, Mark, and Alistair Fitter. 1996. The varying success of invaders. Ecology 779(6): 1661-66.

Zavaleta Erika S., Richard J. Hobbs, and Harold A. Mooney. 2001. Viewing invasive species removal in a whole-ecosystem context. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 16(8): 454-59. (USDA access through DigiTop)

Ziska, Lewis H., Dana M. Blumenthal, Peter E. Teal, G. Brett Runion, Raymond Hunt, Hilda Diaz-Solerto. 2010. Invasive Species and Climate Change: An Agronomic Perspective (PDF | 695 KB). Climatic Change.

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