One of few meadows in the Great Basin Desert
Sahara mustard invasion in the Sonoran Desert
Cheatgrass invasion post-fire
How can we use remote sensing to map plant invasions? Check out our recent review in Biological Invasions of spectral, textural and temporal approaches to identifying invasions at a variety of scales.
Spatial ecology uses geographic patterns of species across landscapes and regions to uncover patterns that help us understand what influences distribution. We focus primarily on non-native invasive plants, with a goal of better understanding the biogeography of invasion risk. Our research investigates how global change interacts with species invasion to affect native ecosystems. The above image highlights potential shifts in kudzu distribution with temperature warming. (source)