Wildland managers need a method to predict which portions of the lands under their stewardship are susceptible to invasion by exotic plants. We combined a database listing exotic plant species known to occur in major environmental types (habitat types) throughout the northern Rocky Mountains with a digital vegetation map of environmental types for a major national park in the region (Yellowstone National Park) to produce maps of areas potentially threatened by major exotic species. Such maps should be helpful to managers concerned with monitoring and controlling exotic plants.
Despain, Don G.; Weaver, T.; and Aspinall, Richard J.
"A rule-based model for mapping potential exotic plant distribution,"
Western North American Naturalist: Vol. 61
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/wnan/vol61/iss4/6