US Forest Service

Forest Service research focuses on developing tools and information needed by managers to predict, prevent, detect, monitor, control, and manage high priority invasive plants and restore and rehabilitate impacted landscapes. This research includes evaluating economic, social and environmental impacts; quantifying the biology, ecology, and interrelations among species and among tropic levels; developing biological controls; and elucidating the relationship between fire and invasive plants.

A large portion of the research focuses on biological control because it is one of the few tools proven effective in controlling widespread invasive plants.