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Hydrocotyle Grazing Paper Published

Dr. Evans published the results of a set of field and greenhouse experiments that examined the role of clonal integration in ameliorating the effect of feral horse grazing in Hydrocotyle bonariensis (dune pennywort). The paper in the journal: Plants involved collaboration with honors research student and Herbarium baccalaureate fellow, Shelby Meckstroth '19 and former math faculty member, Julie Garai. Our research found that rhizomatous growth and associated physiological integration can allow a clonal dune species to compensate for the selective removal of leaves associated with herbivory.

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