Global Garlic Mustard Field Survey!
This is collaboration between scientists, educators and our athletes.
Many invasive species, like Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata), are threatening the world’s natural resources, but the abundance of invasive species can vary dramatically over space and time. Scientists still do not have a good understanding of why this is so.
Through large-scale sampling, scientists can identify areas that differ in the intensity of invasion and try to understand why these differences exist. We can also compare this to variation in the native range. This may be crucial to researching new methods of control, but a large project like this could cost millions of dollars and years of work.
There are two ways to help with this study:
If you have a Android-based smartphone or an iPhone you can use it instead. Just download the “What’s Invasive?” App and sign up for the “Park” called “Garlic Mustard Survey”. Then you are ready to report any plant locations that you find along your trek. NOTE: this will only work in areas with cellphone data coverage.
2) Participate directly in the sampling effort
If you are interested in participating this survey please Tell Us About Your Expedition
Here is a list of what you will need to participate: