Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.
Douglas Flewelling, Ph.D.
Sean Murphy, M.S.
Non-native invasive grass species such as bromus tectorum and bromus rubens (annual brome) negatively impact the native ecosystems of the Mojave Desert. Not only do these grasses prevent the growth of native plant species, they also serve as highly flammable fuels that increase the frequency and scale of devastating wildfire. Using remote-sensed Landsat data, locations of known annual brome presence, areas of human disturbance, and historic fire boundaries, this project serves to accurately identify and map the current extent of annual brome within Joshua Tree National Park in order to support land management and fire mitigation efforts.
Horner, L. E. (2010). Identifying Annual Brome Within Joshua Tree National Park (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from http://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/50