Bethany Bradley’s Study “Alien Plants Widespread And Poised To Invade” Featured on New England Public Radio and UMass News and Media

Posted: January 26th, 2015 Courtesy: New England Public Radio by: Carrie Healy JANUARY 24, 2015 A surprising result in a new study finds that plants not originally from the United States, called non-natives, are more widespread than native plants. Bethany Bradley at UMass Amherst is the study’s lead author. Bradley recommends the planting of native plants, as well as the following websites: Midwest Invasive Plant Network and the New England Wildflower Society     Courtesy of UMass News and Media Relations – Janet Lathrop 413/545-0444 Non-native Plants in U.S.: Widespread, and Plenty of Space to Invade UMass Amherst researchers use new methods to survey native vs. non-native plants The first comprehensive assessment of native vs. non-native plant distribution in the continental United States found native plants are strongly limited in their distributions compared to non-native plants like this oriental bittersweet dominating a hedgerow, probably because people aren’t moving them around as much. AMHERST, Mass. – A new study, the first comprehensive assessment of native vs. non-native plant distribution in the continental United...
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New Position Announced in BCT: Lecturer in Sustainable Construction Management

We are excited to announce a new Lecturer position with the Building and Construction Technology (BCT) program in Sustainable Construction Management, available immediately. This faculty position covers project management topics and allows us to focus more on efficient and sustainable construction practices, such as lean construction, prefabrication, BIM & IPD, and LEED. You can learn more about it (and apply) at the following link. We will start reviewing candidates February 12, 2015 and the position will commence September 2015. http://eco.umass.edu/positions-in-eco/lecturer-in-sustainable-construction-management/ Please forward this announcement to any potential candidates!...
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