Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) presence and proliferation on former surface coal mines in Eastern USA

@article{Oliphant2016AutumnO,
  title={Autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) presence and proliferation on former surface coal mines in Eastern USA},
  author={Adam J. Oliphant and Randolph H. Wynne and Carl E. Zipper and William M. Ford and Patricia F. Donovan and Jing Li},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2016},
  volume={19},
  pages={179-195}
}
Invasive plants threaten native plant communities. Surface coal mines in the Appalachian Mountains are among the most disturbed landscapes in North America, but information about land cover characteristics of Appalachian mined lands is lacking. The invasive shrub autumn olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) occurs on these sites and interferes with ecosystem recovery by outcompeting native trees, thus inhibiting re-establishment of the native woody-plant community. We analyzed Landsat 8 satellite imagery… CONTINUE READING
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