Product Type: Presentation
Author(s): Frid, L., K. Bryan, T. Holcombe, A. Olsson, and A. Hall
Frid, L., K. Bryan, T. Holcombe, A. Olsson, and A. Hall. 2011. Developing a decision support model for Buffelgrass management in southern Arizona. In: . Invasion of the Aliens. : Invasive Plant Council of British Columbia. p. 1.
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Buffelgrass poses an imminent threat to the Sonoran desert ecosystem and the human communities embedded within it. Its ability to fill an empty niche in the ecosystem and transform fire regimes could be catastrophic to both the biodiversity of this unique American landscape and to the safety of the people who live there. Given the urgency of the situation and the limited resources available, land managers need tools to evaluate the potential efficacy of alternative mitigation strategies. This study focused on the development of a spatially explicit model as a decision support system to evaluate such strategies...