Biological control of invasive Phragmites may safeguard native Phragmites and increase wetland conservation values

@article{Blossey2016BiologicalCO,
  title={Biological control of invasive Phragmites may safeguard native Phragmites and increase wetland conservation values},
  author={Bernd Blossey and Richard A. Casagrande},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2016},
  volume={18},
  pages={2753-2755}
}
Introduced Phragmites australis is a troublesome invader in North America with some ecosystem benefits (Cronin et al. 2016), but land managers overwhelmingly consider it undesirable (Marks et al. 1994). Consequently, considerable financial resources (US$4 million annually) are expended on herbicide treatments alone, but with little long-term success (Martin and Blossey 2013b). In response to lack of effective control methods, we initiated biocontrol research in 1998 (Tewksbury et al. 2002), a… CONTINUE READING
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