In late July, I accompanied Keeley O’Connell on a field collection in Willapa Bay, Washington. The goal of our trip was to sample the mudflats invaded by the cordgrass Spartina altemiflora as well as the areas unaffected by the grass. Over the course of my senior year at Western Washington University, I have participated in the sorting of these samples and investigation of literature analyzing the effects of S. altemiflora in Willapa Bay. The following paper provides a description of what I have learned from the literature reviewed as well as a critique of my biology courses at Western as preparation for this Senior Honors Project.
Wardle, Lee, "Surveying the Invasion of Smooth Cordgrass, Spartina alterniflora, in Willapa Bay, Washington" (2001). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 296.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Spartina alterniflora--Washington (State)--Willapa Bay; Spartina alterniflora--Ecophysiolog--Washington (State)--Willapa Bay; Invasive plants--Washington (State)--Willapa Bay
Willapa Bay (Wash.)
student projects; term papers
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