0019 Local spatial patterns along the leading edge of invading gypsy moth populations

Sunday, December 13, 2009: 1:20 PM
Room 201, Second Floor (Convention Center)
Patrick C. Tobin , Northern Research Station, USDA, Forest Service, Morgantown, WV
Biological invasions are major threats to the functioning and composition of native ecosystems. Following the arrival and successful establishment of non-native species, invaders begin to spread along an invasion front. Empirical data on the spread of the gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (L.), has shown that its spatial pattern along a leading edge can be complex, giving rise to variable rates of spread with important consequences in our attempts to understand why the spread rates of non-native invaders are dynamic in space and time.

doi: 10.1603/ICE.2016.39893