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Main Title An ecological assessment of the of invasive and aggressive plant species in coastal wetlands of the Laurential Great Lakes : a combined field-based and remote-sensing approach. Research plan. /
Author Lopez, Ricardo D. ; Edmonds, C. M.
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Author Title of a Work
Edmonds, Curtis M.
Neale, Anne C.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. National Exposure Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Exposure Research Laboratory, Environmental Sciences Division,
Year Published 2001
Report Number EPA 600-R-01-018; NERL-LV-ESD-01-031
Stock Number PB2001-105213
OCLC Number 46706468
Additional Subjects Plants(Botany) ; Ecological assessments ; Wetlands ; Lakes ; Remote-sensing ; Coasts ; Aquatic plants ; Laurentian Great Lakes ; Invasion plants ; Aggressive plants
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=P1001NMZ.PDF
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-R-01-018 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/16/2018
NTIS  PB2001-105213 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 22 pages : maps ; 28 cm
Abstract
The aquatic plant communities within coastal wetlands of the Laurentian Great Lakes are among the most biologically diverse and productive systems of the world. Coastal wetlands have been especially impacted by landscape conversion and have undergone a marked decline in plant community biological diversity in the past. The loss of biological diversity in coastal wetland plant communities coincided with an increase in the presence and patch-dominance of invasive (i.e., non-native and opportunistic) and aggressive (i.e., native and opportunistic) plant species. The loss of biological diversity, by definition, may be the result of the increased presence of invasive and aggressive plant species, and other ecosystem research suggests that such invasive and aggressive plant species may be the result of general ecosystem stress in coastal wetlands (see 'Theoretical Basis of Project'). Thus, such losses of biological diversity in the plant communities of Great Lakes coastal wetlands may be related to changes in the frequency of landscape disturbance within a wetland or on the edges of wetlands.
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"Anne C. Neale, project officer." "February 2001." "EPA 600-R-01-018." Cover title.