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Buffelgrass-Integrated modeling of an invasive plant

Fact Sheet 2011-3022

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Abstract

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.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Buffelgrass-Integrated modeling of an invasive plant
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2011-3022
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2011
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center
Description:
2 p.
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N