Sue Galatowitsch, Professor


  • Ph.D, Iowa State University

AIS Areas of Interest

Dr. Galatowitsch has led a research team at the University of Minnesota for over twenty years focused on ecosystem restoration; primarily wetlands, riparian corridors, and lakeshores. Her research has focused on developing invasive control strategies for wetland plants (e.g., reed canary grass, common reed), enhancing post-control ecosystem recovery (e.g., prairie potholes, South Africa headwater streams, Minnesota lakeshores), and assessing the risks of introduced aquatic plants.

AIS Species of Study

Current MAISRC projects

Select Publications

  • Larkin, D. J., Weber, M. M., Galatowitsch, S. M., Gupta, A. S., & Rager, A. R. (2018). Flipping the classroom to train citizen scientists in invasive species detection and response. Journal of Extension, 56(5), 5TOT1. Retrieved from
  • Galatowitsch, S. M. (2012). Ecological Restoration. Sunderland, Massachusetts: Sinauer Associates Inc.
  • Galatowitsch, S. (2012). Northern Great Plains wetland. In Wetland habitats of North America: ecology and conservation concerns (Ch. 20). University of California Press
  • Larson, D. L., Galatowitsch, S. M., & Larson, J. L. (2011). Native and European haplotypes of Phragmites Australis (common reed) in the central Platte River, Nebraska. Great Plains Research, 21(2), 175–180. Retrieved from
  • Kettenring, K. M., & Galatowitsch, S. M. (2011). Carex seedling emergence in restored and natural prairie wetlands. Wetlands, 31(2), 273–281. doi:10.1007/s13157-011-0160-0
  • Kettenring, K. M., & Galatowitsch, S. M. (2011). Seed rain of restored and natural prairie wetlands. Wetlands, 31(2), 283–294. doi:10.1007/s13157-011-0159-6
  • Vanderbosch, D. A., & Galatowitsch, S. M. (2011). Factors affecting the establishment of Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani (C.C. Gmel.) Palla in urban lakeshore restorations. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 19(1), 35–45. doi:10.1007/s11273-010-9198-7
  • Galatowitsch, S. M., Frelich, L. E., & Phillips-Mao, L. (2009). Regional climate change adaptation strategies for biodiversity conservation in a midcontinental region of North America. Biological Conservation, 142(10), 2012–2022. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2009.03.030