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Heather Mackey (Masters student)

Project Title: Disentangling the effects of land-cover composition and invasive species on wildlife community structure: a case study of birds and butterflies along the Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park, Texas

I am a second year master's student looking at the relative contribution of invasive species and land cover composition in structuring bird and butterfly communities along the Rio Grande. My project is set within a larger restoration effort, where the National Park Service is removing Giant Cane (Arundo donax) throughout the floodplain of the Rio Grande in Big Bend National Park.  

contact: hmackey 'at' calstatela.edu

 The Rio Grande/Bravo, with Giant Cane ( Arundo donax ) noticeable along its edges (Big Bend National Park, Texas). We are working to understanding how invasive species along the Rio Grande affect bird and butterfly communities. 

The Rio Grande/Bravo, with Giant Cane (Arundo donax) noticeable along its edges (Big Bend National Park, Texas). We are working to understanding how invasive species along the Rio Grande affect bird and butterfly communities.