Virginia Matzek received $150,871.80 from the Delta Stewardship Council
Virginia Matzek with the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences has received a $150,871.80 award from the Delta Stewardship Council to support her project "Integrating social and ecological research to control invasive species: solutions for fostering collective action among private and public stakeholders".
Socio-ecological research aimed at improving management of the noxious weed Phragmites australis in Suisun Marsh. Funds will provide for control treatments and post-treatment monitoring, as well as stakeholder interventions to increase uptake of science-based approaches to invasive species control. The end results will be a spatial prioritization analysis to spend resources efficiently, and the framework for a regional plan to coordinate Phragmites management across private and public landowners in the marsh.