We formed this network in 2017 to develop an NSF proposal and (now funded) project designed to test our ability to predict the future trajectory of the B. tectorum invasion in western North America under rapid climate change. The idea is to test the predictive value of information about genetic variation, competitive interactions, and phenology/physiology. We have modeled BromeCast on existing research networks such as the Nutrient Network. Participants will contribute seeds and demographic observations from their local sites in return for involvement on synthetic manuscripts and access to the complete data set.
If you are interested in joining the network, contact us!
Peter Adler, Utah State University
Dana Blumenthal, USDA-ARS (CO)
Cynthia Brown, Colorado State University
Matt Germino, USGS (ID)
Mevin Hooten, Colorado State University
Ruth Hufbauer, Colorado State University
Rebecca Hufft, Denver Botanic Gardens
Jesse Lasky, Penn State University
Elizabeth Leger, University Nevada Reno
Lauren Porensky, USDA-ARS (CO)
We currently have more than 40 participants representing universities, NGO's, and government research and land management agencies in the United States and Canada.