A global invader’s niche dynamics with intercontinental introduction, novel habitats, and climate change.

Lakoba, Atwater, Thomas, Strahm & Barney

I am very pleased to announce the publication of this paper, in which Dr. Vasiliy Lakoba, a recent graduate from Virginia Tech, details the climatic niche expansion of Johnsongrass as it has colonized the United States. Range expansion appears to have been facilitated by lower abiotic stresses in agricultural habitats.