Lyons awarded USDA grant

Dr. Kelly Lyons will receive a $205,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to develop new approaches to identify native plant species that can be used to control and manage invasive weeds. The grant period begins June 1, and includes funds for three students for the next four summers to join Professor Lyons in her work in local fieldsites.  Dr. Elaydi of the Mathematics Department will consult on this project.