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Aquatic Plant Research > Invasives > Understanding Invasives > EWM Ecology > Tangled Question

Aquatic Plant Research Tangled Question

An article in Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine describes DNR Science Services’ findings on Eurasian watermilfoil ecology and growth patterns. It covers the distribution of Eurasian watermilfoil across the state and the types of lakes in which it is commonly found. Lakes do not always become dominated with Eurasian watermilfoil once it gets into a lake; in fact Eurasian watermilfoil can remain in low abundance for years. Researchers found that lakes managed for Eurasian watermilfoil were not resulting in a lower abundance of Eurasian watermilfoil. These findings launched a 10-year study to track Eurasian watermilfoil over time and improve the effectiveness of Eurasian watermilfoil management.