Breeding bird territory placement in riparian wet meadows in relation to invasive reed canary grass, Phalaris arundinacea

@article{Kirsch2009BreedingBT,
  title={Breeding bird territory placement in riparian wet meadows in relation to invasive reed canary grass, Phalaris arundinacea},
  author={Eileen M. Kirsch and Brian R. Gray and Timothy J. Fox and Wayne E. Thogmartin},
  journal={Wetlands},
  year={2009},
  volume={27},
  pages={644-655}
}
Invasive plants are a growing concern worldwide for conservation of native habitats. In endangered wet meadow habitat in the Upper Midwestern United States, reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) is a recognized problem and its prevalence is more widespread than the better-known invasive wetland plant purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). Although resource managers are concerned about the effect of reed canary grass on birds, this is the first study to report how common wet meadow birds use… CONTINUE READING