Harvesting Invasive Cattail as a Management Solution at Cheboygan Marsh

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Project Abstract: 
Harvesting invasive cattail is a management solution that can promote plant biodiversity and alter soil and water chemistry and physical properties. Using test plots established in 2011-12 at Cheboygan Marsh, I worked with fellow undergraduate students Olivia Johnson and Samantha Keyport to quantify soil bulk density, soil nutrients (NO3, NH4, PO4), pore water chemistry (NO3, NH4, PO4), and the vegetation composition between harvested plots and Typha-dominated plots during July 2015. Results from this data analysis will indicate whether cattail harvest has legacy effects on the physical and chemical properties of the soil.
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Years research project active: 
2014 to 2017