Gail M. Drus

Research focused on the relationships between tamarisk invasion and wildfire, particularly addressing concerns that this fire-tolerant invasive plant, which is highly flammable whether green or defoliated by herbivores, has increased the frequency and intensity of fire in riparian ecosystems thereby promoting its own increase at the expense of fire-sensitive native plants. Completed doctoral work in Spring 2013 and is now a Biology faculty member at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.


invasive species