The rapid expansion of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) and reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) into aquatic and wetland systems has reduced native plant abundance, decreased species diversity, and degraded wildlife habitats for birds and amphibians throughout North America.
This article is a part of the NASA DEVELOP’s Spring 2017 Article Session. For more articles like these, click here This project identifies areas within the San Juan basin that have a high probability of containing an environment suitable to Chacoan sites and generates a risk map of sites at risk of disturbance from expanding infrastructure. Authors: Dashiell Cruz Sydney … Read More
Indonesia is the world’s leading producer of palm oil. To keep pace with the continued worldwide expansion of palm oil demand, the government of Indonesia formulated an agricultural policy with the express purpose of doubling palm oil production by 2020. Unfortunately, palm oil plantation expansion comes at the cost of natural rainforest and biodiversity loss in the Central Kalimantan region.
This is a part of the 2015 Fall VPS. For more VPS articles, click here Category: Forecasting Wetland Cover and Species Habitat Project Team: North Mexico Ecological Forecasting Team Location: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center – Huntsville, Alabama Authors: Ryan Schick Padraic Conner Maggi Klug Leigh Sinclair Mentors/Advisors: Dr. Jeffrey Luvall (NASA at the National Space Science Technology Center) Dr. Robert … Read More