One of few meadows in the Great Basin Desert
Sahara mustard invasion in the Sonoran Desert
Cheatgrass invasion post-fire

Thursday, December 14, 2017 2:56 PM Posted by Bethany

What's New:

Our new initiative, the Northeast Regional Invasive Species & Climate Change (RISCC) Management Network, aims to create more bridges between scientists, managers, and policymakers dealing with novel invasive species as climate warms. Keep up to date with RISCC events by joining our listserv - send an email with subject "join" to

About the spatial ecology lab

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)