Invasive Species Control in Floodplain Forests
William E. Rogers, Ph.D., Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University
Evan H. Siemann, Ph.D., Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Nankai University
Dale S. Sawyer, Ph.D., Department of Earth Sciences, Rice University
The Chinese Tallow Tree (Sapium sebiferum) invades many habitats
throughout the Texas Gulf Coast and the southeastern United States.
In the absence of an effective management strategy, this non-native
tree will likely continue to displace the native flora and fauna,
resulting in biologically impoverished, economically degraded
woodlands. This research addresses the effects of removing an
invasive plant in native plant and animal communities.
Genetic evidence clears Ben Franklin of importing noxious tree to U.S. Gulf Coast:
Dr. Evan Seimann discusses Chinese Tallow:
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