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Individual Member Profile
Dr. Robert W Pal Associate Professor
Biological Sciences Department
Montana Technological University
Position in the INVASIVESNET Associate Member
Associate Editor of Management of Biological Invasions
Expertise Robert Pal is an Associate Professor and the Director of Restoration at Montana Tech (Department of Biological Sciences). He holds a master’s in agriculture and a Ph.D. in Biology/Plant Ecology. His main research focus has always been the study of the flora and vegetation of disturbed habitats, including agricultural and urban areas. That led him to work on ecological restoration and plant invasions.
Expertise Keywords
biological invasions, biogeography, phenotypic plasticity, allelopathy, seed bank, arable fields, plant taxonomy, ecological restoration, phytoremediation, monitoring
North Western US, Central and Eastern Europe, European Mediterranean
Solidago gigantea, Solidago canadensis, Helianthus tuberosus, Centaurea stoebe, Euphorbia essula, Bromus tectorum, Conyza canadensis, Erigeron annuus
giant goldenrod, Canada goldenrod, Jerusalem artichoke, spotted knapweed, leafy spurge, cheatgrass, Canadian horseweed, annual fleabane
Projects Transcontinental research on invasive plant species - Ecology and evolution in the native and introduced ranges; Restoration of surface mining-impacted landscapes in Western Montana; Seed bank activation for ecological restoration
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Editorial assignments Associate editor of Management of Biological Invasions (2020-), Guest Editor for special issue in Diversity (2020-), Member of the Editorial Board for Folia Oecologica (2018-), Associate Editor for Acta Botanica Hungarica (2017-), Reviewer for FULBRIGHT grants (2016-), Associate Editor for the Intermountain Journal of Sciences(2015-), Associate Editor for the Journal of Biology and Earth Sciences (2011-)
Reviewing experience Plant Ecology and Diversity, Biological Invasions, International Journal of Mining, Journal of Environmental Management, Reclamation and Environment, Intermountain Journal of Sciences, Intermountain Journal of Sciences, Ecology, Plant Ecology and Diversity, Journal of Applied Ecology, Annals of Botany, Ecology, Invasive Plant Ecology, Journal of Biology and Earth Sciences, Restoration Ecology, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Ecosphere, Folia Geobotanica, Oecologia, Biologia Futura, Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Professional societies Society of Ecological Restoration (2019-), International Association for Vegetation Science (2018-), Ecological Society of America (2014-), Montana Native Plant Society (2012-), Botanical Working Group of the Academic Committee Pécs (2005-), Hungarian Weed Research Society (2005-), Carpathes Nature Conservation Foundation (member of the Advisory Board, 2002-), Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society (1987-)
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