Invasives Education chair Ellen Jacquart recommends these scientific articles for those interested in understanding and managing invasive plants. Her comments follow the article citations.

Brian F. Allan et al. (2010) Invasive honeysuckle eradication reduces tick-borne disease risk by altering host dynamics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(43): 18523–18527. View PDF

Dense bush honeysuckle areas have more deer and more disease-carrying ticks.

Kenneth A. Schmidt & Christopher J. Whelan (1999) Effects of exotic Lonicera and Rhamnus on songbird nest predation. Conservation Biology 3(6): 1502–1506. View PDF

Decrease in songbird reproductive success. 

K. M. Hartman & B.C. McCarthy (2007) A dendro-ecological study of forest overstorey productivity following the invasion of the non-indigenous shrub Lonicera maackiiApplied Vegetation Science 10: 3-14. View abstract, download PDF

Bush honeysuckle decreases mature tree growth by over 50%.

Rachel E. McNeish, M. Eric Benbow, & Ryan W. McEwan (2012) Riparian forest invasion by a terrestrial shrub (Lonicera maackii) impacts aquatic biota and organic matter processing in headwater streams. Biological Invasions 14(9): 1881–1893. View abstract, download PDF

Bush honeysuckle can significantly change stream biota and organic matter processing in streams.

Kendra Cipollini, Elizabeth Ames, & Don Cipollini (2009) Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii): Management method impacts restoration of understory plants in the presence of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginiana). Invasive Plant Science and Management 2:45–54. View abstract, download PDF

This is more of a management article, which points out that if you leave the dead stems standing it will keep deer from eating all the herbaceous native plants that try to reestablish (among other points).