Term of Award

Fall 2004

Degree Name

Master of Science in Biology (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Department

Department of Biology

Committee Chair

Lissa Leege

Committee Member 1

Alan W. Harvey

Committee Member 2

Lorne M. Wolfe

Abstract

Trillium reliquum Freeman is an endangered plant restricted to 20 counties in three states that is imperilled by habitat loss and encroachment from the exotic invasive vines, kudzu (Pueraria montana Ohwi) and Japanese honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica Thunb.) My study examines the impact of kudzu and honeysuckle on native plant communities, T. reliquum population dynamics and T. reliquum reproduction.

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