The presence and severity of invasive plant species in a forest's understory are often impacted by factors related to climate change. Monitoring the abundance of invasive plants in understory communities can be a good way to assess the health of forest ecosystems.
There are 4 protocols that are used to monitor the indicator: Invasive Plant Abundance. The first three studies on the list below are the most common methods of monitoring in the Northeast region.
The impacts of climate indicators can be measured using different ecological metrics of quantification. The metrics used in a study can affect how it is designed and the questions that it can answer. The information below shows the types of metrics and number of associated protocols that are captured by the data represented in this project.