Invader Updater - Science
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KILLER KITTIES - Spring 2013
Loss et al. (2013) The impact of free-ranging domestic cats on wildlife of the United States. Nature Communications 4, Article number: 1396.
That cuddly kitty is deadlier than you think - The New York Times
ARGENTINE TEGU NESTING CONFIRMED IN FLORIDA - Spring 2013
Pernas et al. (2012) First observations of nesting by the Argentine black and white tegu,Tupinambis merianae, in South Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 11(4):765-770.
GUAM'S DEAD MOUSE DROP - Spring 2013
Dead Mice Are Going To Be Dropped On Guam From Helicopters (Really) - The Two-Way, NPR
Brown Treesnake Research at NWRC: Fumigants and Toxicants - National Wildlife Research Center, USDA-APHIS
Clark et al. (2012) Efficacy, effort, and cost comparisons of trapping and acetaminophen-baiting for control of brown treesnakes on Guam - Human–Wildlife Interactions 6(2):222–236
Global assessment of establishment success for amphibian and reptile invaders. Wildlife Research 39(7) 637-640.
INVADERS DRIVING EVOLUTION - Fall 2012
Shine (2012) Invasive species as drivers of evolutionary change: cane toads in tropical Australia. Evolutionary Applications 5(2):107-116.
EGG-EATING BURMESE PYTHONS - Summer 2012
Dove CJ, Reed RN, Snow RW (2012) Consumption of bird eggs by invasive Burmese pythons in Florida. (pdf) IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 19(1): 64-66
New threat to birds posed by invasive pythons in Florida - Science Daily
FLORIDA "HERP" INVASIONS - Summer 2012
Krysko et al. (2011) Verified non-indigenous amphibians and reptiles in Florida from 1863 through 2010: Outlining the invasion process and identifying invasion pathways and stages. (pdf) Zootaxa 3028: 1-64
INTRODUCED BIRD COMPETITORS - Summer 2012
Freed L, Cann R (2012) Increase of an introduced bird competitor in old-growth forest associated with restoration. NeoBiota 13: 43-60
EVERGLADES MAMMAL DECLINES - Spring 2012
Dorcas et al. (2012) Severe mammal declines coincide with proliferation of invasive Burmese pythons in Everglades National Park. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Severe Declines in Everglades Mammals Linked to Pythons - USGS News Release
PYTHON SALT TOLERANCE - Spring 2012
Hart et al. (2012)Experimentally derived salinity tolerance of hatchling Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) from the Everglades, Florida (USA). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 413:56-59
Salt Water Alone Unlikely to Halt Burmese Python Invasion - USGS News Release
Florida Python Invasion Could Spread - Discovery News
INVADER PERSONALITY - Winter 2011
Personality predicts success of invasive species - Live Science
Chapple DG, Simmonds SM, Wong BBM (2011) Can behavioral and personality traits influence the success of unintentional species introductions?. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, In Press.
Chapple DG, Simmonds SM, Wong BBM (2011) Know when to run, know when to hide: can behavioral differences explain the divergent invasion success of two sympatric lizards?. Ecology & Evolution 1(3):278-289.
BARRIER IMPACTS - Winter 2011
Vélez-Espino LA, McLaughlin RL, Jones ML, Pratt TC (2011) Demographic analysis of trade-offs with deliberate fragmentation of streams: Control of invasive species versus protection of native species. Biological Conservation 144(3):1068-1080.
LIONFISH MANAGEMENT - Fall 2011
Mumby PJ, Harborne AR, Brumbaugh DR (2011) Grouper as a natural biocontrol of invasive lionfish. PLoS One 6(6): e21510. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021510
Barbour AB, Allen MS, Frazer, TK, Sherman, KD (2011) Evaluating the potential efficacy of invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) removals. PLoS One 6(5): e19666. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019666
LAMPREY REPELLENT - Fall 2011
Wagner CM, Stroud EM, Meckley TD (2011) A deathly odor suggests a new sustainable tool for controlling a costly invasive species. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68(7) 1157-1160, 10.1139/f2011-072
BIG-BRAINED INVADERS SUCCESSFUL - Summer 2011
Amiel JJ, Tingley R, Shine R (2011) Smart moves: effects of relative brain size on establishment success of invasive amphibians and reptiles. PLoS
ONE 6(4): e18277. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018277
Malaklov AA, Immler S, Gonzalez-Voyer A, Ronn J, Kolm N (2011) Brains and the city: big-brained passerine birds succeed in urban environments (258KB pdf). Biology Letters, published online in advance of print.
Sol D, Bacher S, Reader SM, Lefebvre L (2008) Brain size predicts the success of mammal species introduced into novel environments (184KB pdf). American Naturalist 172: S63-S71.
Sol D, Duncan RP, Blackburn TM, Cassey P, Lefebvre L (2005) Big brains, enhanced cognition, and response of birds to novel environments (332KB pdf). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102:5460-5465
WILD DOGS AND WILDLIFE - Summer 2011
Young JK, Olson KA, Reading RP, Amgalanbaatar S, Berger J (2011) Is wildlife going to the dogs? Impacts of feral and free-roaming dogs on wildlife populations. BioScience 61: 125–132.
NON_NATIVE FROG ORIGINS - Spring 2011
Heinicke MP, Diaz LM, Hedges SB (2011) Origins of invasive Florida frogs traced to Cuba (325KB pdf). Biology Letters. Published online in advance of print.
Python cold tolerance - Winter 2010
Avery ML, Engeman RM, Keacher KL, Humphrey JS, Bruce WE, Mathies TC, Mauldin RE (2010) Cold weather and the potential range of invasive Burmese pythons (131 KB pdf). Biological Invasions 12:3649-3652.
Mazzotti FJ, Cherkiss MS, Hart KM, Snow RW, Rochford MR, Dorcas ME, Reed RN (2010) Cold-induced mortality of invasive Burmese pythons in south Florida (429 KB pdf). Biological Invasions Online First.
Dorcas ME, Willson JD, Gibbons JW (2010) Can invasive Burmese pythons inhabit temperate regions of the southeastern United States? (420 KB pdf) Biological Invasions Online First.
STERILIZATION FOR ERADICATION - Fall 2010
da Silva AG, Kolokotronis S-O, Wharton D (2010) Modeling the eradication of invasive mammals using the sterile male technique (360KB pdf). Biological Invasions 12:751–759.
Tilapia / Sunfish Interactions - Summer 2010
Brooks WR, Jordan RC (2010) Enhanced interspecific territoriality and the invasion success of the spotted tilapia (Tilapia mariae) in South Florida. Biological Invasions 12:865–874.
INVASIVE TADPOLE TIMING - Spring 2010
Knight CM, Parris MJ, and WHN Gutzke (2009) Influence of priority effects and pond location on invaded larval amphibian communities [Full text pdf] Biological Invasions 11: 1033-1044.
Smith KG (2005) Effects of nonindigenous tadpoles on native tadpoles in Florida: evidence of competition [Full text pdf] Biological Conservation 123: 433-441.
Rodda GH, Jarnevich CS, Reed RN (2011) Challenges in identifying sites climatically matched to the native ranges of animal invaders. PLOS One. 6(2): pp. 1-18. NEW PAPER!
Rodda GH, CS Jarnevich, and RN Reed (2009) What parts of the US mainland are climatically suitable for invasive alien pythons spreading from Everglades National Park? [Full text pdf] Biological Invasions 11(2): 1387-3547.
Pyron RA, FT Burbrink, and TJ Guiher (2008) Claims of potential expansion throughout the U.S. by invasive python species are contradicted by ecological niche models. [Full text html] PLoS ONE 3(8): e2931. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0002931
Barker DG, and TM Barker (2008) The distribution of the Burmese python, Python molurus bivittatus [Full text pdf] Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 43(3): 33-38.