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NOAA CRSBM-DRIWR: Coupled Remote Sensing and Biological Monitoring of Invasive Plant Species and Their Impacts on the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.

EMU is developing a coupled remote sensing and biological monitoring (CRSBM) research method to identify invasive plant species and assess their impacts on the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge (DRIWR). This project will focus on impacts on developing monitoring protocols of Phragmites, assessing the invasion and removal efforts on wetland ecosystem funciton, and producing a GIS-based Decision Support System and habitat maps to aid management activities at the DRIWR.


NOAA-HRS: Hyperspectral Remote Sensing and Science-Based Management of Invasive Species in the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge

The overall goals of this project are to:

  • enhance our ability to assess and monitor the spread of invasive species in coastal wetland ecosystems,
  • expand our monitoring of invasive species to open coastal waters, upland and prairies ecosystems,
  • continue monitoring the control efforts of Phragmites autstralis.