ERDC biologists’ research noted in professional journal
Research biologists at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Environmental Laboratory work to find solutions for the negative impacts from ever-increasing flowering rush invasions. These include reduced diversity of native plant stands and degradation of fish and wildlife habitats. Dense flowering rush infestations can also clog drainage systems, affecting flood risk management, and produce largemats of plant fragments that can impact navigation and hydropower production.