Dr. Lyn Gettys: Research:
Aquatic and Wetland Plants
My research focuses on the biology, identification and control of invasive aquatic weeds, culture and production of desirable native aquatic and wetland plants, and improvement of aquatic and wetland restoration techniques. My research on invasive species focuses on herbicide efficacy and integrated pest management (IPM) in aquatic systems to identify methods that provide cost-effective and environmentally sound management options. My research on native plants aims to optimize greenhouse culture and production of these valuable species and to develop techniques that improve establishment of native plants in aquatic restoration and habitat enhancement projects. Knowledge gained from my research program is extended to stakeholders through my extension programs.