Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Invasive Species

Research, monitoring, and technology development for containing or eradicating non-indigenous species with potential to cause significant ecologic or economic damage or impact human health

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Date published: June 26, 2018
Status: Active

Integrated conservation of bison and native prairie at Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Badlands National Park contains the largest contiguous bison range in the core of the species’ historic range on the northern Great Plains. The park nevertheless is too small to accommodate natural movements of free-ranging bison. As a result, continual grazing by resident bison has supplanted intense-but-ephemeral grazing by nomadic bison. The herd also is currently too small to prevent...

Date published: June 26, 2018
Status: Active

To control or not to control: response of pollinator communities to invasive plant management

If invasive plants are producing pollen and nectar used by native pollinators, what happens when a manager decides to control the invasive plant?  Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center is addressing this question and has found that pollinators are adept at changing their resource acquisition strategies as abundantly flowering invasive species decline.  In addition, it appears that the...

Contacts: Diane Larson