Special Papers: FLASHPOINTS

Flashpoints are invited paired contributions published together on substantial disputes, knowledge gaps, or controversies over invasion biology, management, or policy. Authors may propose a topic and, if accepted, the editors will invite an appropriate respondent. These short articles (1500 words or less, maximum of 25 citations) are intended to generate significant dialogue among researchers, managers, and policy makers and to shed light on specific or interdisciplinary aspects of biological invasions. Authors may submit short rebuttals to the original articles of no more than 300 words long. Rebuttals will be published simultaneously with no further comment from the authors. Prospective authors should contact the Editor-in-Chief about suitability of proposed topics.

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Flashpoints 8 – Vol 20-1
Pathogen accumulation cannot undo the impact of invasive species
Authors: Nahuel Policelli, Mariana C. Chiuffo, Jaime Moyano, Agostina Torres, Mariano A. Rodriguez-Cabal, and Martín A. Nuñez

Flashpoints 7 – Vol 20-1
Emerging pathogens can suppress invaders and promote native species recovery
Authors: S. Luke Flory, Christina Alba, Keith Clay, Robert D. Holt, and Erica M. Goss

Flashpoints 6 – Vol 20-1
Still no evidence that pathogen accumulation can revert the impact of invasive plant species
Authors: Mariana C. Chiuffo, Nahuel Policelli, Jaime Moyano, Agostina Torres, Mariano A. Rodriguez-Cabal, and Martín A. Nuñez
 

Flashpoints 5 – Vol 20-1
Long-term studies are needed to reveal the effects of pathogen accumulation on invaded plant communities
Authors: S. Luke Flory, Christina Alba, Keith Clay, Robert Holt, and Erica Goss

Flashpoints 4 – Vol 19-5
Functional responses can’t unify invasion ecology
Authors: James Vonesh, Mike McCoy, Res Altwegg, Pietro Landi, and John Measey

Flashpoints 3 – Vol 19-5
Functional responses can unify invasion ecology
Authors: Jaimie T. A. Dick, Mhairi E. Alexander, Anthony Ricciardi, Ciaran Laverty, Paul O. Downey, Meng Xu, Jonathan M. Jeschke, Wolf-Christian Saul, Matthew P. Hill, Ryan Wasserman, Daniel Barrios-O’Neill, Olaf L. F. Weyl, and Richard H. Shaw

Flashpoints 2 – Vol 18-9
Biological control of invasive Phragmites australis will be detrimental to native P. australis
Authors: James T. Cronin, Erik Kiviat, Laura A. Meyerson, Ganesh P. Bhattarai, and Warwick J. Allen
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Flashpoints 1 – Vol 18-9
Response to Bhattarai et al.: Trait differences between native and introduced genotypes results in subspecies level specificity in select Phragmites herbivores
Authors: Bernd Blossey, and Richard A. Casagrande