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Setting up a transect to study tamarisk

Detailed Description

What the beginning of a Tamarix transect looks like. Each transect (using a tape measure in this case) travels perpendicular to the river and ranges from tens of feet to hundreds of feet. Along the transect we collect information about plant community composition, riparian zone architecture, light, leaf litter depth, and soil chemistry (fall 2010).