Professor and Extension Specialist
Office: 116 Weed Lab
Lab: 108 Weed Lab
Biology of invasive or noxious weeds that are important in Colorado and developing successional weed management systems for key invasive weed species. Current weeds of research focus include yellow toadflax and diffuse knapweed.
Courses I Teach:
BSPM 308: Ecology and Management of Weeds
Sutton, JR, Stohlgren, TJ, and Beck, KG. 2007. Predicting yellow toadflax infestations in the Flat Tops Wilderness of Colorado. Biological Invasions DOI 10.1007/s10530-006-9075-8.
Goslee, S, D Peters, and KG Beck. 2006. Spatial prediction of invasion success across heterogeneous landscapes using and individual-based model. Biol. Invasions 8:193-200.
Wilson, R., KG Beck, and P Westra. 2004. The Combined effect of herbicides and Sphenoptera jugoslavica on diffuse knapweed population dynamics and S. jugoslavica reproduction success. Weed Sci. 52:418-423.
Beck, KG and James R. Sebastian. 2000. Combining mowing and fall-applied herbicides to control Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense). Weed Technol. 14:351-356.
Benz, Lani J, KG Beck, T D Whitson, and DW Koch. 1999. Reclaiming Russian knapweed infested rangeland. J. Range Manage. 52(4):351-356.