Dr. Dan Larkin

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist


Dr. Dan Larkin specializes in aquatic and wetland plant management and restoration. His research addresses applied problems concerning how to reduce the spread and impacts of invasive plant species and support the recovery of impacted areas through ecological restoration and management. His work with MAISRC involves research and extension outreach on risk assessment, control, and post-treatment restoration of aquatic habitats impacted by Eurasian watermilfoil, curly-leaf pondweed, non-native Phragmites, starry stonewort, and other invasive plants.



  • PhragNet: crowdsourcing to investigate ecology and management of invasive Phragmites australis (common reed) in North America. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 2017
  • Early detection and rapid response to an exotic Phragmites population in Florida. Aquatics, 2014
  • Ecology of Native vs. Introduced Phragmites australis (Common Reed) in Chicago-Area Wetlands. Wetlands, 2014

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