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Category: Invasive Species

Some nonnative fish that are released into lakes and rivers thrive in Florida; alter ecosystem

RUSKIN, Fla. — Nonnative fish eat away at the banks of rivers and lakes – one reason University of Florida researchers caution people not to release unwanted fish. People sometimes put fish from their aquariums into nearby waterways…. Read More

Six Rivers Dirty Dozen Invasive Species of the Month – Red Imported Fire Ant

Six Rivers “Dirty Dozen” Invasive Species Red Fire Ant (Solenopis invicta) Define Invasive Species: must have all of the following – Is non-native to the area, in our case northwest Florida Introduced by humans, whether intentional or accidental… Read More

Research Guide: Low-level Maintenance Control

In this study, research biologist Ben Sperry, professor Lyn Gettys, and center director and professor Jay Ferrell are replicating a significant study done by University of Florida researcher Joe Joyce that was published in the Aquatics magazine’s 1985… Read More

1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day – December 15th in Fort Pierce

1st Annual Brazilian Peppertree Berry Busting Day!!! The Minteer Lab at the UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center in Fort Pierce needs your help!  On December 15th from 8:30 AM – 1 PM, they need help collecting… Read More

A Budding Invasive Plant Researcher

The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants appreciates the dedication and hard work brought forth by our undergraduate interns. Cape Coral native, Hannah Brown, is no exception. As a senior double majoring in chemistry and biology, Brown… Read More

Insecticide targeting juvenile mosquitoes can enhance Zika transmissions

Insecticide resistance among the Aedes aegypti mosquito remains a source of frustration for public health and mosquito control agencies, medical entomologists and ecologists. Known as the yellow fever mosquito, this species poses a public health risk because it… Read More

Protecting pollinators around the backyard

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do… Read More

Florida NRCS Announces Conservation Stewardship Program Signup

GAINESVILLE, Florida, November 2, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications from agricultural producers and forest landowners from Florida for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). Agricultural producers and forest landowners looking to build on conservation… Read More