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Research Article

Detection and Plant Monitoring Programs: Lessons from an Intensive Survey of Asclepias meadii with Five Observers

  • Helen M. Alexander mail,

    halexander@ku.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Aaron W. Reed,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

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  • W. Dean Kettle,

    Affiliation: Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Norman A. Slade,

    Affiliations: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America, Natural History Museum/Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Sarah A. Bodbyl Roels,

    Affiliation: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Cathy D. Collins,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, United States of America

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  • Vaughn Salisbury

    Affiliation: Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America

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  • Published: December 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052762

About the Authors

Helen M. Alexander, Norman A. Slade, Sarah A. Bodbyl Roels
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America
Aaron W. Reed
School of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
W. Dean Kettle, Vaughn Salisbury
Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America
Norman A. Slade
Natural History Museum/Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, United States of America
Cathy D. Collins
Department of Biology, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: halexander@ku.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HA WDK NAS VS. Performed the experiments: HA WDK SABR CDC VS. Analyzed the data: HA AWR NAS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WDK NAS AWR. Wrote the paper: HA AWR NAS SABR CDC.