Gail M. Drus

Gail M. Drus portrait

My research is 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.

I completed doctoral work in June and have now joined the faculty at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

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Noble Hall


invasive species
colorado basin