Invasive wetlands Phragmites tower over 5-foot-tall Michigan Tech Research Institute intern Naomi Hamermesh (now a MTRI employee). Michigan Tech photo.

Following Phragmites Home: MTU Uses Satellites To Map Invasive Species In Great Lakes

The invasive reed Phragmites australis poses an extreme threat to Great Lakes coastal wetlands. But how can these plants be eradicated before they take over their environment if we don’t know where they are? Now we do know, thanks to scientists from Michigan Technological University’s Michigan Tech Research Institute.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2012

Asian carp. (Courtesy:

EPA Funds Projects To Battle Invasive Species In Great Lakes

The United States Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday announced 21 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling nearly $8 million for projects to combat invasive species in the Great Lakes basin, including the much-feared Asian carp.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/02/2012