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Research Article

Weed Risk Assessment for Aquatic Plants: Modification of a New Zealand System for the United States

  • Doria R. Gordon mail,

    dgordon@tnc.org

    Affiliation: The Nature Conservancy and Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Crysta A. Gantz,

    Affiliation: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Christopher L. Jerde,

    Affiliation: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

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  • W. Lindsay Chadderton,

    Affiliation: The Nature Conservancy, c/o Environmental Change Initiative, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Reuben P. Keller,

    Affiliation: Department of Environmental Science, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Paul D. Champion

    Affiliation: Freshwater Biosecurity National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, Hamilton, New Zealand

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  • Published: July 13, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0040031

About the Authors

Doria R. Gordon
The Nature Conservancy and Department of Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Crysta A. Gantz, Christopher L. Jerde
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
W. Lindsay Chadderton
The Nature Conservancy, c/o Environmental Change Initiative, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
Reuben P. Keller
Department of Environmental Science, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Paul D. Champion
Freshwater Biosecurity National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, Hamilton, New Zealand

Corresponding Author

Email: dgordon@tnc.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DRG CAG WLC RPK PDC. Performed the experiments: CAG. Analyzed the data: DRG CLJ CAG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CLJ. Wrote the paper: DRG CAG RPK CLJ.