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Climate change vulnerability assessments for the Front Range and Colorado National Grasslands

Projects Posted on: April 24, 2019
Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment in Support of Front Range National Forests and Colorado National Grasslands for Forest Plan Revision, Plan Amendments, and Project-Level Planning.

Rio Grande National Forest: Invasive Plants Bibliography

Documents and Media Posted on: April 23, 2019
One of the bibliographies included in the supplemental materials for the 2016 Rio Grande National Forest Climate Change Plan Revision workshop.  Document Type: Other Documents

Invasive Species Science Update (No. 10)

Publications Posted on: April 26, 2018
In this issue, we cover new research on wide-ranging topics from the longterm effects of drought on competition between native and invasive plant species, to the effects of drought on pollinator visitation to invasive plants, to a novel use of insect pheromones to improve biocontrol of invasive saltcedar.

Development of PCR-RFP and DNA barcoding plastic markers for yellow toadflax and Dalmatian toadflax

Publications Posted on: May 06, 2014
Yellow toadflax and Dalmatian toadflax are problematic invasive plant species in North America. Yellow toadflax was introduced multiple times to the United States from Europe, beginning in the late 1600s. Dalmatian toadflax has similarly been repeatedly introduced to the United States, starting in 1874. Both species are known to inhabit disturbed areas, competing for limiting resources with native plant species.

GSD Update: Year in Review: Spotlight on 2012 Research by the Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems Science Program

Publications Posted on: April 10, 2013
In this issue of the GSD Update, we take a look back at selected studies of the Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystem Science Program (GSD) that depict its strengths and focus areas. Significant results of recent research and science applications by GSD scientists are highlighted. We identify where program research lines up with the strategic priorities of the USDA Forest Service and the Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS).

Invasive plant species and the Great Basin

Publications Posted on: January 18, 2008
Invasive plant species have significantly affected Great Basin ecosystems. The following provides an overview of those effects and the consequences for native ecosystems and the services they provide.