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McDonough MacKenzie documents dramatic loss of native plants on MDI - College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture - University of Maine
Areas across the Northeast have lost an average of one-fourth of their local plant biodiversity in the last 50 to 150 years. Certain plant families had even higher rates of loss, says Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maine. When her research team compared 19th century botanical records from Mount Desert …