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EMU Project Team

This study, conducted from 2010 through 2013, assembled a collaborative team of Eastern Michigan University wetland scientists, biologists, geographers, remote-sensing specialists, and their students to conduct ecosystem research experiments and remote sensing studies to identify and map the invasive reed cane species commonly referred to as Phragmites. Biological field research was conducted at sites selected in consultation with Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge managers. Remote sensing studies and mapping was conducted at all of the refuge management units. Research findings are being used for developing management policies regarding conservation, rehabilitation, and restoration and for identifying best practices for the control and eradication of Phragmites from the refuge ecosystem.