Buffelgrass-Integrated modeling of an invasive plant

Fact Sheet 2011-3022



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
DOI 10.3133/fs20113022
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