We address basic and applied questions related to wetland, plant, seed, invasion, and restoration ecology.
We address research questions such as:
1. What limits the restoration of wetland plant communities?
2. What role do plant species and genetic diversity play in restoring the structure and function of wetlands?
3. What makes invasive plants successful, what are their impacts, and how can we best manage them in wetlands?
4. How do short and long-term drought, and intensive water management, affect wetland plant communities?
Our research sites include brackish wetlands of the Great Salt Lake and Chesapeake Bay, riparian wetlands along the Platte River, and prairie pothole wetlands in MN and IA.
Kettenring Wetland Ecology Lab happenings:
February 14, 2012 - Our work was featured on Explore Utah Science on KCPW in Salt Lake City. Click here to hear and read the story.
August 27, 2012 -- Our work was featured on Utah Public Radio's Wild About Utah - click here to hear the story.
Congratulations to Becka Downard on winning the 2012 Doyle Stephens Scholarship from the Friends of the Great Salt Lake!
(Karin Kettenring, Becka Downard, Christine Rohal, and Lexine Long, shortly after Becka won her award.)
Congratulations to Lexine Long on her Honorable Mention for her proposal to the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships!
Congratulations to Eric Hazelton for winning a Society of Wetland Scientists Student Research Grant and a fellowship from the Delta Waterfowl Foundation!
Congratulations to Christine Rohal for winning second place in the poster competition at this year's (2012) Aquatic Plant Management Society meeting!