We conducted a floristic survey of the plants present at Walden West Biological Station, a newly acquired property for Adrian College, during the 2016 growing season. The survey provides a baseline of the species present and their status as native or non-native, as well as the habitats in which they grow. This analysis considers which habitats have the highest percentage of native and non-native species present to help us guide our invasive species management efforts. Because this is a floristic survey, we did not include species abundance data, but rather that of occurrence within each habitat.
Samantha Silvers, Adrian College
Junior Biology Major at Adrian College. Conducted summer research at Walden West.
Jeffrey Lake, Adrian College
Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Adrian College. Director of Walden West Biological Station