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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: THE ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF MEDUSAHEAD IN THE GREAT BASIN AND SURROUNDING ECOSYSTEMS

Location: Range and Meadow Forage Management Research

Title: Ecological Principles for Invasive Plant Management

Authors
item James, Jeremy
item Sheley, Roger
item Vasquez, Edward
item Smith, Brenda

Submitted to: Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: April 1, 2010
Publication Date: May 1, 2010
Repository URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10113/46526
Citation: James, J.J., Sheley, R.L., Vasquez, E.A., Smith, B.S. 2010. Ecological Principles for Invasive Plant Management. Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center. 32 p

Technical Abstract: Invasive annual grasses continue to advance at an alarming rate despite efforts of control by land managers. Ecologically-based invasive plant management (EBIPM) is a holistic framework that integrates ecosystem health assessment, knowledge of ecological processes and adaptive management into a successional management model. Using the core concepts of successional management that identify site availability, species availability and species performance as the three general causes of plant community change, this guideline details key ecological principles that can provide guidance for imposing tools and strategies in EBIPM based upon ecological processes predicted to influence the three general causes of succession. This guideline offers the connection or link between the cause of undesired plant community change and the tools and strategies needed to effectively manage it.

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