Presenter Information

Eliza Phillips, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 10:00 AM

Project Type

Poster- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Invasive species are a huge problem everywhere, as they can cause alterations in habitat composition and structure. Two major invasive plants in aquatic systems are water hyacinth and milfoil. Water hyacinth has spread all over the southeast in the United States and has caused degraded water quality and decreased biological diversity. Milfoil is a national problem in the United States and has out competed many of the native plants, resulting in a loss of native flora. By examining the spread, ecological impacts, and management of these invasive species, it is possible to see the effects of invasives on aquatic systems.

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Environmental Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

577

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May 1st, 9:00 AM May 1st, 10:00 AM

Analysis of Invasive Aquatic Plant Species

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Invasive species are a huge problem everywhere, as they can cause alterations in habitat composition and structure. Two major invasive plants in aquatic systems are water hyacinth and milfoil. Water hyacinth has spread all over the southeast in the United States and has caused degraded water quality and decreased biological diversity. Milfoil is a national problem in the United States and has out competed many of the native plants, resulting in a loss of native flora. By examining the spread, ecological impacts, and management of these invasive species, it is possible to see the effects of invasives on aquatic systems.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/161