Monique Silva Crossman

Monique Silva Crossman
Advisor: 
Alison O’Dowd, Ph.D.
Graduation Year: 
2018

Monique's research examines the effects of two treatment types for removing<em> Ammophila arenaria</em> (European beachgrass) from coastal sand dunes. Her study will quantify the effects of manual and mechanical removal of A. arenaria on the native plant population as well as look at any changes to the overall morphology of the dunes between invaded and restored areas. Native vegetation populations will be determined by vegetation surveys at Little River, Prairie Creek and Tolowa Dunes State Parks. Elevation will be determined by RTK and UAV measurements at the same parks. This will assist land managers to choose the removal technique that affords the best long term benefit to the non-target parameters.