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Noel B Pavlovic, PhD

Noel Pavlovic is a Research Ecologist based out of Chesterton, IN.

Dr. Noel B. Pavlovic is a research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, stationed at the Lake Michigan Ecological Research Station in Porter, Indiana, where he has worked for 30 years.  He received his PhD in biological sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago, MSc. in ecology from the University of Tennessee, and BS in biology from Earlham College.  His dissertation focused on the biology and demography of fame flower (Phemeranthus rugospermum), a Midwestern endemic succulent plant. He has studied fire effects on the structure, phenology, and floral and faunal composition of Midwest oak savannas.  His research on oriental bittersweet focuses on two areas; 1) the potential for hybridization between the invasive Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) and the native American bittersweet (Cscandens) and 2) fire effects on the invasion and spread of Oriental bittersweet.  He has also conducted surveys on the distribution and abundance to exotic plants in three Great Lakes National Parks.

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