Sniezko (2006) is supplemental / optional. It gives some good background
about Chestnut blight and the history of the genetic resistance
breeding program. For this
discussion, only the intro and pages 6-7 are relevant.
Seo is the primary reading, with Kotrba (sections 1,2,6,7) for
background. Sections 1 and 2 provide some general overview of
phytoremediation, while 6 and 7 treat the issues surrounding use of
transgenics, which we will offer as a possible subject for discussion
if people are interested and time permits.
This week's journal articles hail from between 1882 and 1895. Please
read them with a bent towards a "then-and-now" themed discussion about
both how the science, techniques, and knowledge of invasive weed botany
and management have NOT changed in more than
120 years, and what we should all learn from this.
PS. I've added little red arrows to indicate where the articles begin,
just to help you find your place in these older documents.
Don't be scared off by 3 pdfs... two are super short and
the third has lots of bullet points. My apologies to those who feel JC
is incomplete without a peer reviewed article! Also, note that the
"Creation of Capitol Lake" pdf starts on the right side of the page
("How did we get here?"), then switches to the left side of the page
("How did we get here, continued").