Camelina Environmental Risk Assessment -

The invasion potential and competitive ability of Camelina sativa (L.) Crantz (camelina) in rangeland ecosystems – Davis, P.B. – University of Montana, Thesis, 2010

Summary: Objectives of this study were to 1) quantitatively assess the invasion potential of C. sativa by collecting demographic data over two years and developing a population dynamics model, 2) compare experimental results and modeling outcomes to predictions suggested by a qualitative weed risk assessment system, and 3) assess the impact of growing conditions on the relative competitiveness of C. sativa and Brassica napus (L.) (canola). Replacement series diagrams determined that competition occurred and that canola was the superior competitor in all treatments, thus providing further evidence that the invasion potential of C. sativa is low. Link: http://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1148