Eastern Threat Center researchers work with other scientists nationally as well as with a variety of Federal, State, and local government agencies, universities, and non-governmental partners to address forest threats.

Select the titles on this page to learn more about the Eastern Threat Center's projects and collaborations related to invasive plants. View a staff resource guide to learn more about researchers studying this topic.

New and ongoing projects:

Developing indicators of forest biodiversity and ecosystem function across broad regions

Forest health monitoring, analysis, and assessment

Impacts of invasive plant removal treatments on bird and butterfly communities in a desert riparian floodplain ecosystem


Invasive species prefer certain habitats

Plant traits can often determine invasives potential

Completed projects:

Assessment of ecosystem services and environmental threats across the Appalachians

Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense) impacts on riparian forest structure and function, and improved techniques for its management: 5-year post-treatment evaluation

Reprinting Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests

The live plant forest pest invasion pathway: economic impacts and benefits of US live plant imports

Pictured: Chinese privet in May - Photo by James H. Miller and Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society,

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