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Combating Arundo donax and Other Rhizomatous Aquatic and Estuarine Nuisance Grasses By Exploiting Their Ecophysiological Characteristics

  • Author(s): Wijte, Antonia
  • et al.

During the past three to four decades, parallel expansions of populations of non-indigenousrhizomatous grasses have occurred in aquatic and estuarine habitats around the nation.Among these expansions are Spartina alterniflora invasions in the salt marshes of thePacific Northwest (Callaway and Josselyn, 1992), take-over of large sections of theriparian ecosystems in Southern California by Arundo donax (Bell, 1997) and Phragmitesaustralis invasions in the upper regions of salt marshes in the mid-Atlantic states(Hellings and Gallagher, 1992).

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