Changes in the distribution and predictive modeling of downy brome (Bromus tectorum L.) at high elevations
Downy brome (Bromus tectorum L.), an invasive winter annual grass, may be increasing in extent and abundance at high elevations in the western United States. This may pose a threat to high elevation plant communities and resources. Anecdotal information suggested this range expansion in the Rocky Mountains, but data to confirm it was limited. The initial goal of my project was to examine whether downy brome was increasing at elevations above its typical range of up to 2440 m by resampling prior field studies. I further expanded my goals to make predictions about future range expansion using ...