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The Case for Non-native Biocontrols: Purple Loosestrife and the Galerucella Beetle

February 24, 2021

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Purple loosestrife is an invasive plant that can completely take over wetlands and change the functioning of the areas it takes over. In 1994, Michigan and five other states as well as Ontario decided to receive non-native leaf-eating beetles into the wetlands in order to keep the invasive species under control. Matthaei-Nichols student intern, Katie Ferran, discusses the success of the plan.

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