U.S. Invasive Plants Identified in Comprehensive Database
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.