Research: Managing invasive species in restorations

Invasive species issues are central to ecological restoration worldwide. Reversing invasive species spread is a common motivation for restoration and the outcome of many projects depends on adequate control throughout the restoration process. Our lab has worked on several wetland invasive species, notably reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea).

Recent Publications

Bohnen, J, S Galatowitsch and L Perry. 2022. Seed persistence of three species, Carex stricta, Carex hystericina, and Phalaris arundinacea, in a restored wetland. Flora 286:

Galatowitsch, S and J Bohnen. 2021. Long-term recovery of a restored palustrine wetland: the role of monitoring and adaptive management. Wetlands 41: Article No. 80.

Galatowitsch, S., D. Larson, and J. Larson.  2016. Factors affecting post-control reinvasion by seed of an invasive species, Phragmites australis, in the central Platte River, Nebraska. Biological Invasions, 18: 1-12.

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