Brown Phragmites stalks against a cloudy blue sky

Phragmites australis reeds on a wetland in Edgewater, Maryland. (Photo: Chris Patrick/SERC)

Since the 1970s, the invasive reed Phragmites australis has been taking over wetlands across the U.S. In this webinar, Smithsonian ecologists Melissa McCormick and Dennis Whigham will explore what set the stage for its explosive invasion, and share discoveries from over a decade of Phragmites research at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. They will also highlight efforts to manage it, and discuss public perceptions of this not-so-friendly European visitor.

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