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Executive Summary

  • Two new Weed Sentry research assistants were hired.
  • Weed Sentry staff surveyed for exotic species on 89 miles of roads on NPS and BLM land and treated more than 21,000 exotic plants in incipient populations.
  • A grid-based rare plant monitoring method was tested this quarter.
  • A manuscript detailing vegetation succession on a water pipeline at Lake Mead NRA was submitted for review to the journal Crossosoma.
  • New integrative projects undertaken this quarter included establishing a competition study between a native grass and the exotic Sahara mustard, salvaging plants for research purposes from private sites with permission from landowners, rapidly assessing vegetation on grassy remnants, and initiating an invited synthesis of burro grazing effects on vegetation of the Mojave Desert.
  • Two grant proposals were submitted and one scholarly paper was published this quarter.


Brassica; Brassica tournefortii; Endemic plants; Rare plants; Sahara mustard; United States – Lake Mead National Recreation Area; Vegetation monitoring; Weeds – Control


Desert Ecology | Environmental Monitoring | Environmental Sciences | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Plant Biology | Plant Sciences | Systems Biology | Weed Science




Cooperative Agreement Number H8R07060001

Task Agreement Number J8R07060011

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