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Buffelgrass-Integrated modeling of an invasive plant

March 30, 2011

Buffelgrass (Pennisetum ciliare) poses a problem in the deserts of the United States, growing in dense stands and introducing a wildfire risk in an ecosystem not adapted to fire. The Invasive Species Science Branch of the Fort Collins Science Center has worked with many partners to develop a decision support model and a data management system to address the problem. The decision support model evaluates potential strategies for resource use and allocation. The data management system is a portal where users can submit, view, and download buffelgrass data. These tools provide a case study showcasing how the FORT is working to address the urgent issue of invasive species in the United States.

Publication Year 2011
Title Buffelgrass-Integrated modeling of an invasive plant
DOI 10.3133/fs20113022
Authors Tracy R. Holcombe
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2011-3022
Index ID fs20113022
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Fort Collins Science Center