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Jessica S Kurylo
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Location: Australia

When time allows I am involved with research concerning different aspects of the invasion of Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn) in the Midwest.
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Soil Science Society of America

Illinois Soil Classifiers Association

Grand Prairie Friends

Speakers Bureau for the Natural History Survey
Selected publications:
Kurylo, J. and A. Endress. 2012. Rhamnus cathartica: Notes on its early history in North America. Northeastern Naturalist 19:601-610.

Knight, K.S., J.S. Kurylo, A.G. Endress, J.R. Stewart, and P.B. Reich. 2007. Ecology and ecosystem impacts of common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica): A review. Biological Invasions 9:925-937.

Kurylo, J.S., K.S. Knight, J.R. Stewart, and A.G. Endress. 2007. Rhamnus cathartica: Native and naturalized distribution and habitat preferences. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 134(3): 420-430.
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I am Chair of the Public Relations Committee for the Illinois Soil Classifiers Association.

I was very active in the North Central Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists. I created the original chapter brouchure and lead the group that created their traveling tabletop display board for use in regional meetings.
Education: MS, Natural Resouces and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Aug 2007

BS, Environmental Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, May 2000

BS, Soils, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Aug 2000
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