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Aquatic Plant Research > Invasives > Management and Control > Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM) Control > Synthesis of Current Research on Control of Invasive Aquatic Species > EWM Long-term Ecological Monitoring Project

Aquatic Plant Research EWM Long-term Ecological Monitoring Project

Recognizing the need for a long-term ecological data set on Eurasian watermilfoil populations to better understand the roles that management, establishment time, and interannual variation have on Eurasian watermilfoil frequency of occurrence and biomass, DNR Science Services have collected full-lake aquatic plant data on 28 lakes across three WI ecoregions from 2005-present. Lakes represent both actively managed and unmanaged systems, and also represent newly discovered as well as established populations. Long-term ecological and management data will allow for examination of multiple lakes for long-term Eurasian watermilfoil natural variation as well as over differing management scenarios, and provide managers and policy makers with science-based information. This dataset is the first of its kind to examine multiple lakes for long-term Eurasian watermilfoil variation over differing management scenarios.