Focus on: Evaluation, Refinement and Extension of Invasive Species Predictive Maps—A Success Story A $71,681 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) through the North Central Integrated Pest Management Center (NCIPMC) helped researchers determine if habitat suitability models could forecast the spread of an invasive species, especially if key data was added to the model. The team focused on spotted knapweed and wild parsnip in Wisconsin.

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