GRI Researcher Wins Graduate Student Award

Geosystems Research Institute
July 11, 2010

Ryan Wersal, Research Associate, with the Geosystems Research Institute was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the Aquatic Plant Management Society’s 50th annual meeting. Mr. Wersal becomes the first recipient of the award. Some of Mr. Wersal’s recent research has included Aquatic Plant Management Methods in the U.S. and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Aquatic Plant Management. The annual meeting was held July 11-14 in Bonita Springs, FL.

The Aquatic Plant Management Society, Inc. is an international organization of scientists, educators, students, commercial pesticide applicators, administrators and concerned individuals interested in the management and study of aquatic plants. The membership reflects a diversity of federal, state, and local agencies, universities and colleges around the world, corporations and small businesses.

The objectives of the Society are to assist in promoting the management of nuisance aquatic plants, to provide for the scientific advancement of members of the society, to encourage scientific research, to promote university scholarship, and to extend and develop public interest in the aquatic plant science discipline.

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