Title

Juniper Invasions in Grasslands: Research Needs and Intervention Strategies

Abstract

Despite prescribed fire programs, invasive juniper trees are increasing in the Great Plains. Continued encroachment of junipers in the Great Plains, especially eastern redcedar and Ashe's juniper, is degrading grasslands and increasing health concerns through pollen production. Biological and ecological research needs include effects on soil and water as well as restoration potential after a mature invasion is treated. The interface of social science, ecology, economics, and policy may yield productive approaches to slowing the invasion.

Department(s)

Biology

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rala.2017.03.002

Keywords

eastern redcedar, economics, fire, invasive species, Juniperus, policy

Publication Date

4-1-2017

Journal Title

Rangelands

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