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Research Project: Relating Traits of Weeds to Invasiveness

Location: Emerging Pests and Pathogens Research

Project Number: 8062-22410-007-034-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 1, 2023
End Date: Jul 31, 2024

Identify traits that confer invasive ability to determine how the critical traits may vary based on the trait-environment interaction in field settings. Determine what role hybridization plays in conferring traits that are responsible for invasive success.

Environmental variables will be measured including plant community indices, bioclimatic variables, assessments of habitat type and disturbance, and various soil sample traits. Apply multiple regression and ecological analysis techniques.