Paul Hartzog

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PhD Candidate
Northwestern University

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Effects of plant-community change on wetland denitrification (2012)

Eutrophication and invasive species are two of the strongest drivers of negative

ecosystem change in wetlands. In much of the Midwest, wetland degradation associated with eutrophication has promoted replacement of a native plant, Carex stricta Lam. (tussock sedge), a keystone species in sedge-meadow wetlands, with the invasive grass Phalaris arundinacea L. (reed canarygrass). Both...