Predicting Multiflora Rose Habitat on the Sewanee Domain

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Authors
Henderson, Charlotte
Cowan, William
Evans, John
Van de Ven, Chris
Issue Date
2011-04-29
Type
Presentation
Keywords
Scholarship Sewanee 2011 , University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee , Undergraduate research , Multiflora rose , Mapping , Prediction , Invasive species , Management
Abstract
Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) is an invasive species on the Sewanee Domain; planted as a solution to soil erosion, as an ornamental plant, and to act as a “natural fence” (USNPS, 2010). It can replace original vegetation because of fast growth, shade-tolerance, and tolerance to various soils and moistures (Hartzler, 1992). It has been seen to take hold in areas of previous clearing and disturbances (Gover, 2007). Multiflora predictions has never been mapped before on Sewanee domain. Our study was to create a model, through the application of GIS layers, to be used for multiflora prediction.
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