Carex kobomugi Research

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Audrey McGough and I discuss species diversity within our 1m2 plot before starting sampling.  Most of what is in this plot is Carex kobomugi,   the target of this study.

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Jason Ondreicka and I setting up a quadrat for a clip plot within a Carex bed.

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Purvi Patel and Jason Ondreicka take notes while mapping a Carex kobomugi   bed.

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Jason Ondreicka and Audrey McGough take measurements of the width of a Carex kobomugi  bed

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Purvi Patel and Audrey taking measurements on a Carex kobomugi   bed

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Audrey, Jason and Katy Bevaart compare data sheets

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Katy and Audrey measuring the width of a Carex kobomugi   bed

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Our "test subject", Carex kobomugi

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One of the larger stands of Carex kobomugi   at Sandy Hook National Recreational Area

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Evidence of animal use of Carex kobomugi   at least as habitat


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Carex  even grows deep under Bayberry bushes

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Brown paper bags full of clipped samples look a lot like "trash" so we kept our samples well labeled to prevent them being "cleaned up" by well meaning citizens!

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Author: Louise Wootton. Ph.D.  Last updated June 17, 2009

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