Invasive aquatic plants are a major conservation concern in lakes around the world. In the Great Lakes region, researchers Dr. Anna Monfils and Heather Dame of Central Michigan University are collaborating with a region wide team to better understand the impacts of these invasive species and the best ways to control them.
This video was developed as part of an educational module highlighting the link between field research and museum collections data. Lesson plans in this module focus on following the data from field research to collections to digitized datasets available for a number of end users. Videos and modules are part of a larger initiative advancing integration of museums into undergraduate programs (AIM-UP!). To find out more about AIM-UP! and other available modules visit: aimup.unm.edu.
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