Invasive Species Management

 

Managing invasive species is difficult, as each invasive, and each invaded ecosystem, have their own peculiarities. Our Principal, Brian Colleran, is well acquainted with the challenges invasive species pose, as well as the development of novel solutions.

After Tropical Storm Irene led to some of the worst floods in the State of Vermont since 1927, Mr. Colleran was tasked with controlling the spread of Japanese knotweed across Vermont. In the course of this work, he developed novel management techniques, and collected data on these techniques, and their succes. Two peer-reviewed papers resulted, and both were published by Invasive Plant Science and Management.

 

Mr Colleran brings scientific rigor, innovation, and a long professional history to any invasive species control efforts.

Publications:

Colleran BC, Goodall KE (2014). In Situ Growth and Rapid Response Management of Flood-Dispersed Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica). Invasive Plant Science and Management 7:84-92

Colleran BC, Goodall KE (2015). Extending the Timeframe for Rapid Response and Best Management Practices of Flood-Dispersed Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica). Invasive Plant Science and Management 8(2): 250-253

Ecological Land Management, Newbury, MA (978) 358-1423

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