Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC)

Invasive Species

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Date published: November 14, 2017
Status: Active

Threat of Invasives to Native Species and Ecosystems

Invasive species are a growing threat to native species and ecosystem processes in fresh waters. The Introducing non-native fish into an area may have no effect, little current effect, or the potential to seriously impact the native species, possibly resulting in their extinction. We conduct research to address the causes of invasions and their impacts. We also provide technical support for...

Contacts: Jason B Dunham
Date published: November 13, 2017
Status: Active

Invasive Species Ecology

Invasive annual grasses are the greatest threat to shrub-grassland ecosystems of the Intermountain West. These grasses grow earlier in the season than native plants, usurping water and nutrients, and making survival and reproduction difficult for native species. They also change the fire regime within the ecosystem, creating more frequent and larger wildfires. We are attempting to understand...

Contacts: David A Pyke