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Phragmites Management - Field Observations

Field Observations by Dr. Eugene Jaworski (EMU Emeritus), Gregory Norwood (US F&WS), etal at the DRIWR

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"The Runaway Weed: Costs and Failures of Phragmites australis Management in the USA”. 7 pp.

Jaworski, Eugene. October 2009. “Phragmites australis (Cav.) Trin. ex Steudel, Literature review and small-scale herbicide treatment test plots at Pointe Mouillee State Game Area, Michigan”. Field Note 0. Institute for Geospatial Research and Education, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. 15 pp.

Jaworski, Eugene and Greg Norwood. 8 January 2011. “Observation of Reed Cane (Phragmites australis, Genotype M) die-off on 11-12-2010, in Strong Unit, Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, following Treatment with Roundup and Habitat Herbicides”. Field Note No. 1. Phragmites Research Project. Institute for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE), Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. 4 pp.

Jaworski, Eugene and Greg Norwood. 21 January 2011. “Observation on 9-29-2010 of aquatic plants and algae in shoreline areas of Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR) Units, Trenton Channel, Michigan”. Field Note No. 2. Phragmites Research Project, Institute for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE), Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. 7 pp.

Jaworski, Eugene and Greg Norwood. 30 December 2011. “Aquatic plant collections and identifications, on 10-29-2010, Upper Detroit River, Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Units”. Field Note No. 3. Phragmites Research Project. Institute for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE), Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. 5 pp.

Jaworski, Eugene and Greg Norwood. “Post-Herbicide Treatment Observations on 10-8-2011 of a coastal Wetland colonized by non-native Reed Cane after one growing season, prior to burning, Strong Unit, Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge”. Field Note No. 4. 29 October 2011. Phragmites Research Project. Institute for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE), Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. 13pp.

Jaworski, Eugene, Jacob Merrell, and Greg Norwood. May 21, 2012. “Field monitoring on 14 and 17 May 2012 of coastal wetlands following burning of reed cane on 5-11-2012, Strong Unit and adjacent Great Lakes Aggregates Parcel, Detroit International Wildlife Refuge, Michigan”. Field Note No.5. Institute for Geospatial Research and Education, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. 16 pp.

Field Note 5, Addendum A - Post-burn photographs of Strong Unit, of treated Phragmites areas. Following Burn on May 11th, 2012 and Field Inspection on May 14th, 2012.

Field Note 5, Addendum B - Post-burn photographs of the Great Lakes Aggregates Property, of treated Phragmites areas. Following burn on May 11th, 2012 and Field inspection on May 17th, 2012.

Jaworski, Eugene, Greg Norwood, and Jacob Merrell. 10 January 2013. “Use of historical aerial imagery and literature review to document the invasion of Phagmites australis in the Strong Unit, Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge”. Field Note No. 6. Institute for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE). Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. 26 pp, including Addendum A, Figures and Plates.

Field Note 6 - Addendum A, Figures & Plates.

Jaworski, Eugene and Greg Norwood. Draft. “Restoration of the Humbug Marsh, Centerpiece of the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR)”. Field Note No. 7. Phragmites Research Project, Institute for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE), Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. 23 pp.

Jaworski, Eugene, Greg Norwood, and Jacob Merrell. 20 February 2014. “Monitoring Inspections from May through November 2013, regarding partial regrowth of Phragmites australis from Rhizomes in the Strong Unit, following 1st, 2nd, and 3rd herbicide treatments, Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge”. Berlin Township, Monroe Co., MI. Field Note No. 8. Institute for Geospatial Research and Education (IGRE), Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. 26 pp.

Jaworski, Eugene, Greg Norwood and Jacob Merrell. September 1, 2014. “Success In reducing Reed Cane Phragmites australis growth in the Strong, Plum Creek, and Humbug Marsh Units, as observed during the spring 2014 monitoring, following three aerial herbicide treatments on the targeted Phragmites ausralis plant communities, that were applied beginning in fall 2007 and September 2010”. Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, Monroe and Wayne Counties, Michigan. Field Note No. 9. Institute for Spatial & Education Research, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. 28 pp.

Jaworski, Eugene, Jacob Merrell. October 12, 2014. “DRIWR Plant Identification - Photographs with Captions".

Jaworski, Eugene, and Greg Norwood. January 27, 2015. “Monitoring in July-November 2014 of the herbicide-treated Phragmites australis-infested areas on DRIWR's Humbug Marsh, Strong, and Plum Creek Bay Units, during current above average Lake Erie water levels". Field Note No. 10. Institute for Geospatial Research & Education (IGRE), Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. 21 pp.

Jaworski, Eugene, and Norwood, Greg. May 28, 2015. "Monitoring of Plum Creek Bay, Strong and Fix Units, as well as Blanchette Tract Wet Prairie Seeding". Field Note No. 11. Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, Grosse Ile, MI. 24 pp.

State of Michigan’s Status and Strategy for Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus L.) Management. 31 pp.