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Refuge Notebook: Progress on eradicating elodea from the Kenai Peninsula

...animals are named. Elodea, the first submersed freshwater invasive plant to infest Alaska, was named by the famous French botanist Andre Michaux. Michaux was first sent to the U.S. in 1785 by Louis XVI. After the misguided French king was beheaded...

PHILADELPHIA - He was America's first botanist, and his garden is still one of the best.John Bartram was called "the greatest natural botanist in the world" by no less than Carl Linnaeus, who in the 18th century devised our system for classifying...
Juneau man grows extensive garden

...sketches, I set some stakes in and began building," he said. Part of the reason Love began was his wife, Lesley, who is a botanist; she got her graduate degree in plant ecology from the University of New South Wales in Australia, where the two of them...
Reeling it in: Science to the rescue in 'The Martian'

...they'll all be stranded. The decision is made to scrub the mission and the crew hot foots it to the launcher. On the way, botanist Mark Watney is bashed by a piece of flying debris and lost in the howling storm. With much regret, the rest of the crew is...
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Smartphone app identifies invasive weeds

...them to simultaneously identify it and alert professional botanists to its presence. The free app allows users to take a photo...traditionally been gathered on scouting trips by professional botanists, supplemented by reports from the public. The app, he said...
Refuge Notebook: Kenai's namesake smut

...Academy of Sciences described a new kind of smut from the Kenai Peninsula. This unique smut fungus had been found by Canadian botanist James Calder in Palmer Creek Valley in 1951, but it was not recognized as a distinct species until now.The reader may wonder...
Nation's oldest park ranger ponders future

...wilderness along the Canadian border.For 20 years, he has been the ambassador, manager, accountant, anthropologist, botanist, historian, traffic cop, landscaper, handyman and rules enforcer of Kintla Lake. He still hauls gravel, mends fences...
Marketing 'Kenai' in the science world

...which established our modern system of organizing living things taxonomically into what we now call binomial (if you're a botanist) or binominal (if you're a zoologist) nomenclature. All organisms were given a two-part scientific name, genus and...
Buried tree could reveal seismic secrets

...Volcano, just west of the Southeast city.So a group of scientists and friends headed out for a look. University of Alaska botanist Kitty LaBounty says it was a scramble."They led us through this pile of logs, back up into a creek area where the bank...
Mystery defoliation at treeline in the Kenai Mountains least from afar. Approaching the top of Skyline Trail with Matt Bowser and Libby Bella, the Refuge's entomologist and botanist, we found that the gray band is actually composed of several woody species that are being defoliated and, in some cases...


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