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National Science Foundation Awards Grants for Research on Coupled Natural and Human Systems

Posted Oct 02 2012 9:34am

Image of an ancient Siberian pine tree in central Mongolia.

Mile-a-minute weed or forest killer, it's called. Mikania micrantha is an exotic, invasive species that spreads quickly, covering crops, smothering trees and rapidly altering the environment.

Researchers funded by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems (CNH) program will explore the factors that led to an invasion of M. micrantha in Chitwan National Park in Nepal.

The project is one of 18 funded this year by the CNH ...

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This is an NSF News item.

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