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- Riggins, John J.; Chupp, Adam D.; Formby, John P.; Dearing, Natalie A.; Bares, Hannah M.; Brown, Richard L.; Oten, Kelly F.
- Biological invasions 2019 v.21 no.2 pp. 493-503
- Lauraceae; Papilio; Raffaelea lauricola; Xyleborus glabratus; arthropods; case studies; databases; ecological imbalance; ecological invasion; ecosystems; environmental impact; herbivores; host plants; indigenous species; insects; laurel wilt; mortality; pathogens; quality control; risk; vascular wilt; United States
- ... For approximately 15 years, Raffaelea lauricola and its vector, Xyleborus glabratus (redbay ambrosia beetle), have been causing extensive mortality of North American plants in the Lauraceae. All species of Lauraceae native to the USA that have been tested thus far are susceptible to the pathogen. Ecological impacts will likely continue to radiate outwards through ecosystems, yet there is no databa ...
- Leppanen, Christy; Frank, David M.; Lockyer, John J.; Fellhoelter, Casey J.; Cameron, Anna Killeen; Hardy, Bevin A.; Smith, Lucas Jeffrey; Clevenger, Macey R.; Simberloff, Daniel
- Biological invasions 2019 v.21 no.2 pp. 615-624
- Adelges tsugae; Laricobius nigrinus; biological control; biological control agents; case studies; chemical control; ecological invasion; ecosystems; experts; fearfulness; forest insects; hybridization; invasive species; new species; nontarget organisms; pollinators; risk; uncertainty; water quality
- ... Public support can aid invasive species control and thus reduce negative impacts. Scientific communication can help or hinder efforts when associated risk and uncertainty are exaggerated or neglected, creating fear or distrust. Review of 104 media articles about managing a devastating forest insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae), revealed that uncertainties and value judgments associ ...