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Evidence-based economic analysis demonstrates that ecosystem service benefits of water hyacinth management greatly exceed research and control costs

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Evidence-based economic analysis demonstrates that ecosystem service benefits of water hyacinth management greatly exceed research and control costs https://t.co/JIlMn2LhtH #envsci #naturalresources https://t.co/6oTCcQ9YPW
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Evidence-based economic analysis demonstrates that ecosystem service benefits of water hyacinth management greatly exceed research and control costs https://t.co/qLLHsHjQtp
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Supplemental Information

Development of the spatio‐temporal spread model

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.26617v1/supp-1

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Competing Interests

Al Cofrancesco is a director at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center that funded this work. The remaining authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Lisa A Wainger conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Nathan E Harms conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Cedric Magen performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Dong Liang performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Genevieve M Nesslage conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Anna M McMurray performed the experiments, analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Al F Cofrancesco conceived and designed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, approved the final draft.

Funding

This work was supported by the US Army Corps of Engineers Aquatic Plant Control Research Program (Cooperative agreement W912HZ-11-2-0046). Al Cofrancesco provided historical context, data and materials necessary to design models to test effects of biological control. He had no role in data analysis nor in the design of the economic analysis. He reviewed but did not change the final manuscript.


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