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Environmental Controls on Installed Woody Plant Establishment in the Hydrologically Restored Tidal Freshwater Wetlands of the Nisqually River Delta
Tidal freshwater wetlands are some of the most highly productive wetland systems on the planet. However, alterations to the land surrounding major Puget Sound river deltas have resulted in a 60% to 83% loss of tidal wetlands. As our awareness of ecological services grows, and freshwater tidal wetlands rise in restoration ...
Bioremediation of Trichloroethylene: Analysis of the Plant Gene Response to TCE and Characterization of a Novel TCE-Degrading Endophyte
Trichloroethylene is a common environmental contaminant. High levels of TCE have the potential to cause liver damage and malfunctions in the central nervous system, and it is considered a likely human carcinogen. More than 54% of Superfund sites in the United States are contaminated with TCE. This research explored two ...
Examination of the educational and scientific value of permanent plot studies at Waskowitz Outdoor School, Washington State
Permanent plots are used in ecological studies to describe both the current state and changes in ecological variables and processes such as species composition, height and diameter of individuals, coverage, log decay, survival-mortality and succession. I was interested in examining the possible educational value of plot study ...