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National Estuaries Week Highlight: Eradicating Invasive Species

Published on: 09/21/2023
Research Area(s): Social Media
Person holding a weed eater cutting down extremely tall grass in a field.

Cutting down Phragmites australis at Parkers Creek in Calvert County, Maryland.
Credit: Eric Buehl, University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension.

Phragmites australis is an aggressive invasive species that outcompetes native species and decreases wetland health. This 5-year study in the #ChesapeakeBay identifies resources needed to eradicate this harmful reed. https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/news/study-helps-predict-time-effort-needed-to-remove-invasive-reed-in-chesapeake-bay/ #EstuariesWeek

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