The study looked at interactions between an exotic invader, tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima), and coexisting black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) and management implications. The study occurred in the Mid-Appalachian region of the eastern United States where black locust is native. Results showed that in early successional sites, tree of heaven should be removed to promote long term community succession in areas where black locust is native. Published in Forests 9(4), 221. 2018Read More
By: Oliphant, A.J., Wynne, R.H., Zipper, C.E. et al. Biol Invasions (2017) 19: 179. doi:10.1007/s10530-016-1271-62017.
The invasive shrub autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) occurs on former surface coal mines in the Appalachian Mountains interfering with ecosystem recovery by outcompeting native trees. Results showed that autumn olive could be mapped using Landsat 8 Operational Land Imager imagery. READ THE FULL ABSTRACT.