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- Crookes, Steven; DeRoy, Emma M.; Dick, Jaimie T. A.; MacIsaac, Hugh J.
- Biological invasions 2019 v.21 no.2 pp. 519-529
- Acyrthosiphon pisum; Harmonia axyridis; Hippodamia convergens; allometry; animals; ecological invasion; environmental impact; habitats; indigenous species; introduced species; plant competition; predation; predators; risk
- ... Recent advances in invasion research has highlighted that differences in the feeding ecology of native and non-native species manifest through differences in their functional responses (FRs) and that FRs track ecological impact. Further, as with plant competition studies, differential resource use patterns may illuminate competition mechanisms among animal taxa. Ladybirds are a diverse family of b ...
- 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 ...