Joshua Bruce

My research interests are in ecological management, with particular focus on invasive species. Restoration or cultivation of an uninvaded ecological condition at a given site almost always entails a cyclical, long-term commitment to invasive species removal. I joined the iEcoLab in Fall 2020 to develop modeling tools to help land managers understand how their landscape context impacts invasive species management outcomes (e.g. how long it will take before neighboring invasive populations encroach on a restored site). I am using Spotted Lanternfly as a study organism, due to the wide range of ecosystem services it affects, and its apparent utilization of established invasive plants as hosts.

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