Biological Invasions publishes research and synthesis papers on patterns and processes of biological invasions in terrestrial, freshwater, and marine (including brackish) ecosystems. Also of interest are scholarly papers on management and policy issues as they relate to conservation programs and the global amelioration or control of invasions. The journal will consider proposals for special issues resulting from conferences or workshops on invasions.
Weeds yet to reach their full potential as invaders after centuries of change
Weeds in the UK are still evolving hundreds of years after their introduction and are unlikely to have yet reached their full potential as invaders, UNSW Australia scientists have discovered.
European newts invade Australia
Once confined behind pet shop windows, the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris) –a 'controlled pest animal' in Victoria – has made a new home in Melbourne's peri urban fringe.
Pygmy shrew population in Ireland threatened by invasion of greater white-toothed shrew
An invading species of shrew first discovered in Ireland in the pellets of barn owls and kestrels in 2007 is spreading across the landscape at a rate of more than five kilometres a year, according to findings ...
Invasive lizards a potential threat to Florida's nesting reptiles, researchers find
Research cameras trained on the nests of Florida reptiles have caught giant, invasive lizards in the act of pilfering eggs – making them a potential threat to native turtles, alligators and crocodiles.
Increase in hemlock forest offsetting effect of invasive hemlock woolly adelgid for now
Despite the accumulating destruction of a non-native invasive insect called the hemlock woolly adelgid, hemlock forests in the eastern United States appear to have held their own for now, according to new research by the ...
Redbay trees lost to laurel wilt disease
In a new study just published in the journal Biological Invasions, ecologists at Sewanee: The University of the South and James Cook University in Townsville, Australia, have documented the loss of yet another major tree s ...
Let's just harvest invasive species—problem solved?
Although invasive Asian carp have been successfully harvested and served on a dinner plate, harvesting invasive plants to convert into ethanol isn't as easy.
Stoats make a splash
Stoats are generally considered capable of swimming up to about 1.5km, but the discovery of a stoat on Rangitoto Island (3 km offshore) in 2010, and another on Kapiti (5 km offshore) in 2011 suggested they ...
Tiny number of Asian carp could be big problem for the Great Lakes
(Phys.org) —A tiny number of Asian carp could establish a population of the invasive fish in the Great Lakes, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.
Increase in woodpecker populations linked to feasting on emerald ash borer
The scourge of forests, the emerald ash borer, or EAB, is usually described with words like "destructive" and "pest." A recent study based on data collected by citizen scientists suggests that one more adjective ...
Invasive crazy ants are displacing fire ants in areas throughout southeastern US
Invasive "crazy ants" are displacing fire ants in areas across the southeastern United States, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. It's the latest in a history of ant invasions ...
Rhododendron model illuminates tree disease threat
A new map of the places in Scotland that offer good habitats for one of the most invasive kinds of rhododendron may help control the spread of Sudden Oak Death, a disease that threatens trees and plants like ...
Ecological research leads to call to control feral pigs
(Phys.org) —University of Auckland research revealing the extent to which feral pigs can disturb forest vegetation and soils has led to a call for the animals to be controlled as a pest in areas of high ecological value.
Citizens recruited to fight the weed invasion
Australians have been urged to defend their native landscapes against an insidious invasion of slow-spreading weeds.
Stopping the invasive Amur honeysuckle
(Phys.org)—As leaves drop in autumn, it's not only a good time to enjoy the reds, yellows and oranges drifting from the trees—it's also a good time to kill honeysuckle.