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RE: E-M:/ More on phragmites on our minds



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Enviro-Mich message from Larry Nooden <ldnum@umich.edu>
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You can tell them apart (somewhere there is website showing the differences). I have always seen them in separate patches, and this facilitates management.


--On Thursday, September 20, 2007 10:22 AM -0400 Brian Creek <brianc@gtlakes.com> wrote:

I read the link in the url I posted and it appears that, yes, phragmites
is a native to North America, but that the relatively recent population
explosion is composed of a European variety.  You need to look at the
genetics to see the difference.

Now, if native types are being extirpated by the invading European types,
will we need to list the natives under the ESA?  And then how do you know
if you are killing the right ones or not in the field?

Oh boy! This will keep a generation of grad students busy!!



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