Research Plots

Are you wondering about the orange flags near the UNC Asheville observatory? They are part of a collaborative research project between UNC Asheville students and faculty. This work, which has been funded by the university and the National Science Foundation, aims to monitor and remove invasive non-native plants from campus property, making a more hospitable environment for native flora and fauna. For more information, contact Dr. Jen Rhode Ward,

Kristin Barton spent her summer wrenching weeds out of the ground, hacking through tangled overgrowth with machetes, and crawling through thorny shrubs—all while conducting undergraduate research vital to the understanding and preservation of biodiversity on campus.

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