Product Type: Science Feature
Author(s): Wilson, J.T
Wilson, J.T. 2009. FORT scientist’s name in NEON: Helping to light the way for understanding ecological change. http://www.fort.usgs.gov/NEON/.
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For many years, USGS Research Ecologist Tom Stohlgren has been at the forefront of developing and implementing ways of collecting, sharing, and relating information on non-native invasive species that plague native ecosystems and challenge public land managers in the United States. In particular, Dr. Stohlgren has focused on developing the capability to rapidly assess changes in biodiversity and identify habitats vulnerable to invasion. He and his team have built ecological forecasting models that combine field data with satellite and other remotely-sensed data, incorporating various data “layers” that include soils, the mix of native and non-native vegetation, climate, and other measures...