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Potential impacts of carbon dioxide on invasive toadflax


Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists are investigating how climate change, namely elevated levels of CO2, might impact invasive species and classical biological control of weeds.

Image 2: Bottom shelf, high CO2 plant growth chamber. Photo: S.E. Sing

Image 3: Montana State University collaborator Dr. Robert Peterson instructing students in use of Li-Cor portable photosynthesis and fluorescence system in the Bozeman Forestry Sciences’ research garden (photo by S.E. Sing).

Image 4: Close-up of a Li-Cor 6400 measuring gas exchange in toadflax genotypes (photo by S.E. Sing).

To learn more about this topic, see the Science Spotlight Forecasting the influence of climate change on invasive weeds and weed biological control and the project page Forecasting the influence of climate change on invasive weeds and biological control.

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