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dc.contributor.authorKrone, Kenna
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-26T18:50:55Z
dc.date.available2014-09-26T18:50:55Z
dc.date.created2014-05
dc.date.issued2014-09-26
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/123456789/468
dc.descriptionTHE PRESENCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF BUCKTHORN IN KENOSHA COUNTY PARKS A Study of Invasive Species within The Seed Banken_US
dc.description.abstractInvasive species can perpetuate themselves in an ecosystem once they are present in the seed bank. Many invasives also have the potential to alter soil chemistry and nutrient levels, which contributes to the crowding out of native species. In this study, it was found that although buckthorn is present in wooded areas within Kenosha County Parks and not present in prairie areas, there is little difference in soil type or nutrients between areas with and without buckthorn, and that Kenosha County’s management policy of burning prairies to prevent succession may be a factor in preventing the spread of buckthorn into them. Soil samples were taken from three parks within Kenosha County, chemically tested to determine nutrient concentrations, and sieved to collect and identify seeds within them. Further studies are necessary to investigate what impact burning has on the spread of buckthorn, the effects of buckthorn on soil nutrient availability, and whether Kenosha County should implement burning in wooded areas in order to reduce the current buckthorn infestation, as well as manage other woody shrubs.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCarthage College - Environmental Science Senior Thesisen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTHE PRESENCE AND DISTRIBUTION OF BUCKTHORN IN KENOSHA COUNTY PARKS A Study of Invasive Species within The Seed Banken_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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