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U.S. Invasive Plants Identified in Comprehensive Database

Snapshot : Scientists in SRS' Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center are developing a database of the more than 4,000 plants introduced into the United States. The database compiles a variety of biological traits that affect species invasiveness and distribution.

Principal Investigators(s) :
Qinfeng Guo 
Research Location : nationwide
Research Station : Southern Research Station (SRS)
Year : 2010
Highlight ID : 299

Summary

Scientists in SRS' Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center are developing a database of the more than 4,000 plants introduced into the United States. The database compiles a variety of biological traits that affect species invasiveness and distribution. The data will help in developing early warning systems, predictive models, risk assessments, and management plans for invasive plants. The goal is to post the database online for land managers, scientists, and policymakers to use as a comprehensive resource.

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Priority Areas

  • Inventory and Monitoring
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