U conducts research into shoreline plants to help prevent erosion

A research team led by Barbara Liukkonen from the University of Minnesota Extension is taking a look at how changing water levels affect plants on the shores of freshwater lakes, rivers and streams. Certain shoreline plants prevent erosion and keep water quality at its best by holding the soil from falling into the water during a rainfall. The team is researching which plants will thrive under changing climate conditions so that those plants can be used to prevent future erosion.

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