Invasive plants find home, use along New Jersey coastline

     The dense root system of Carex kobomugi ​​​​​​​helps stabilize dunes. (Photo from Wikimedia, CC, uploader anonymous)

    The dense root system of Carex kobomugi ​​​​​​​helps stabilize dunes. (Photo from Wikimedia, CC, uploader anonymous)

    The term invasive species often carries a negative connotation, but not so regarding a plant along the Jersey shore that apparently aides in coastal stability.

    It’s the work of University of Pennsylvania doctoral candidate Bianca Charbonneau who’s study after Super Storm Sandy while working on her master’s degree at Villanova, led to a larger study.

    Charbonneau joined NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller to discuss her work. Listen to their conversation below.

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