As part of EEOS 406 course work, students located and mapped distributions of an invasive plant, Spotted knapweed, on Nantucket for the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. Once established, the plant continues to spread to surrounding habitat and outcompetes native species. Prior to their field work, Dr. Sarah Oktay (NFS) and Kelly Omand (NCF) briefed the students on the history of the species on Nantucket. Kelly assigned the location for data collection to further support ongoing NCF research of the species.
Partners include: UMass Boston's Nantucket Field Station (NFS) and the Nantucket Conservation Foundation (NCF).
Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. http://scholarworks.umb.edu/engage
Hotz, Helenmary, "EEOS 406: GIT Data Collection and Field Methods" (2014). Office of Community Partnerships Posters. 196.