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Spread of invasive plants from roads to river systems in Alaska: a network model

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2010

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Wurtz, Tricia L., Macander, Matt J., and Spellman, Blaine T., 2010, Spread of invasive plants from roads to river systems in Alaska: a network model: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, p. 699-708.

Summary

Alaska has relatively few invasive plants, and most of them are found only along the state's limited road system. One of the most widely distributed invasives in the state, Melilotus alba Medik., or sweetclover, has been sown both as a forage crop and as a roadside stabilization species. Melilotus has recently been found to have moved from roadsides to the flood plains of at least three glacial rivers. This species has aggressively colonized the lower Stikine River flood plain and occurs there in dense, monospecific stands. It is at an earlier stage of colonization of the Matanuska River and Nenana River flood plains as well. We are developing a network model to examine the spatial relationships among roads, river crossings, and downstream [...]

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  • Advances in threat assessment and their application to forest and rangeland management / General Technical Report PNW-GTR-802 [edited by] John M. Pye ... [et al.]

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