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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...
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...
Forest detective notices strange purple plants in muskeg related, yet they were obviously growing together. I collected more of the purple plants, and showed them to several botanist friends, and even sent some to a plant pathologist. They all admitted that they had seen it, but no one had a name for it...

...Soldotna introduces fine dining to the Kenai Peninsula with "The Cabin" restaurant Community says farewell to Ornithologist, Botanist, and Artist Boyd Shaffer No worries for Cook Inlet gas supply Delta awaits impact of missile site Council honors...


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