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March 2019 issue of Management of Biological Invasions is now online!
Articles of the first 2019 issue of MBI present innovative tools for decision-making and early detection, as well as research on impacts and global hotspots of notorious invaders.

In this issue…

Decision-making is made easier by this study on landscape simulation models: it shows how the right combination of models and tools can make all the difference in controlling invasive species.

A new habitat suitability approach shows how most of the European Union’s freshwaters are at risk of invasion by Elodea nuttali, including Natura 2000 sites.

Yet, another tool to map and exchange knowledge on species’ distribution and effects is GLANSIS is a new interactive explorer information system for invasive species in the North American Great Lakes.

Four studies present new tools and methods for detection. A study from Ireland investigates a range of biosecurity techniques to stop the spread of an invasive Asian clam Corbicula fluminea.

Researchers in the Scottish wilderness of Orkney Island show the value of using different methods to sample marine and brackish aquatic invaders.

A North American study shows how eDNA monitoring can detect zebra mussel Dreissena polymorpha and inform lake management.

Despite plenty of ships and opportunities for hitchhiking in one of the busiest ports in the world, a Singapore study shows very few marine invaders in that part of the tropical Pacific.

Two papers give exclusives on new species’ pathways, including large quantities of live fish bait that are imported into California, US. The massive South-to-North Water Transfer Project of the Yangtze River have facilitated the invasion of two estuarine gobiid fish species into new regions in China.

Also in China, the increasing abundance of invasive fish species in the Pearl River Basin is giving trouble to fishermen as they see their income decrease due to low commercial value.

The return of a native predator brings large changes to the menu: researcher from Spain used stable isotope analysis to show the effects of the re-introduction of European eel on food webs in Lake Arreo.

Finally, do not miss out on the opening paper by Calum MacNeil. He suggests that diversity loss is not confined to the natural world… Papers on invasive species by a single author also face extinction in the face of that modern phenomenon: the collaborative team-effort!

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