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Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative Webinar

April 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative’s third webinar of 2022 is coming up fast! Join us on April 6th @ 10:30 AM Eastern to hear two researchers present their work. Click here to register: https://www.greatlakesphragmites.net/resources/webinars/

First, Melanie Croft-White of Fisheries and Oceans Canada will present “Flooded Phragmites australis provides habitat for Great Lakes coastal wetland fishes”

Presentation Description: The goal of this research was to determine how fish community composition, diversity and abundance differs in Phragmites, Typha and Schoenoplectus vegetation. We found that although there were no differences in species richness or abundance there were differences in the fish species composition between the three vegetation types, with more Cyprinids found in the Schoenoplectus and more Centrarchids found in Phragmites.

Second, we will have Prabha Rupasinghe of McMaster University present her work “Mapping invasive Phragmites australis in Lake Erie wetlands (Canada) using multispectral satellite images”

Presentation Description: Phragmites australis is one of the worst plant invaders in the wetlands of North America. Remote sensing is the most cost-effective method to track its spread given its widespread distribution and rapid colonization rate. This presentation will discuss new remote sensing-based approaches to quantify and monitor both high and low density Phragmites stands using moderate resolution Landsat 7/8 and Sentinel 2 and high-resolution WorldView 2/3 satellite images in Lake Erie wetlands of Canada.

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