[NatureNS] Masters Student Conducting Phragmites Research

Date: Sat, 25 Nov 2017 16:00:55 -0500
From: "Frederick W. Schueler" <bckcdb@istar.ca>
Organization: Fragile Inheritance Natural History
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As some may recall, ever since I first found invasive European Reed 
(Phragmites australis ssp australis) at Chatham, NB, in 2001, I've been 
trying alarm Maritimers about the threat this invader poses to coastal 
(and inland) ecology, so that it can be controlled early on, when the 
stands are still small and scattered. - 
- or look at everything in our blog at 

In Ontario, where the invader spread like wildfire through the 1980s and 
1990s, action is now beginning to be taken by cutting and herbiciding 
stands in wetlands and along highways, and there's even more control 
effort in the States, where the problem (unrecognized at the time) began 
in the 1940s and 1950s.

Anamika Ray is doing her Masters research on “the technical efficacy and 
_social opinions_ on herbicide use as a best management practice for 
controlling Phragmites,” at the University of Toronto.

She has an online survey of knowledge & opinions on Invasive Phragmites 
which she'd appreciate having filled out by as wide a range of people as 
possible -  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M8MZZ8N - and she'd very much 
appreciate Maritime participation in this.

          Frederick W. Schueler & Aleta Karstad
          Fragile Inheritance Natural History
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