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Check It Out! Invasive Plant Management Technique Videos


June 21, 2024

We are excited to share that the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) now has a collection of invasive plant management technique videos available for professionals that tackle problematic woody plants! These videos demonstrate ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Extension, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species Management, Natural Resources, Plant Management, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP, Woody Plant Management

Tools of the Trade: Monitoring Invasive Aquatic Plant Infestations


March 25, 2024

This blog post was written by Jonathan Glueckert, a biological scientist with UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Behind every public lake is a team of biologists, natural resource managers, researchers, and decision makers whose ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Aquatic Invasive Plants, Aquatic Plant Management, CAIP, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plants, Natural Resources

Why Are Aquatic Plants Managed?


February 27, 2024

Plants are important to aquatic ecosystems. However, sometimes aquatic plant management is necessary. But if plants are important, why are aquatic plants sometimes managed? Well, the key to a healthy aquatic ecosystem is a wide diversity ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Aquatic Invasive Plants, Aquatic Plant Management, CAIP, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Species Management

Why are plants important to aquatic ecosystems?


February 21, 2024

As Floridians, we love our freshwater resources. Did you know Florida has over 1 million acres of freshwater? That's about the size of Rhode Island! Many of our fondest memories are of boating, fishing, or water skiing in freshwater systems ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Aquatic Plants, Natural Resources, Water

New Invasion Sparks Research: Giant salvinia in Jacksonville


January 23, 2024

This blog post was written by Corrina Vuillequez, Agronomy graduate student with UF/IFAS CAIP and aquatic plant control intern for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE). Our recent blog post discussed preventative measures boaters can take ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquatic Invasive Plants, Early Detection Rapid Response, EDRR, Giant Salvinia, Invasive Plant Research

Field Finds: Biologist Observes Uprooted Hydrilla Washed Over Native Plants


November 6, 2023

This blog was written by Kelli Gladding, a biological scientist for the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Invasive aquatic plants negatively impact the success of native plant populations. As a biological scientist, one of ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS
Tags: Aquatic Invasive Plants, CAIP, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Florida Lakes, Invasive Plants, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS
giant salvinia in a bucket

Aquatic Hitchhikers: How long does giant salvinia survive on my boat bunk?


August 4, 2023

This blog post was written by Corrina Vuillequez, Agronomy graduate student with UF/IFAS CAIP and aquatic plant control intern for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. You might be wondering, “What if my boat has been out of the water for ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Boating, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Invasive Plant Research, Invasive Plants, UF/IFAS Research
Lake picture with LAKEWATCH logo

Florida LAKEWATCH: A Regional Coordinator’s Perspective


July 17, 2023

This blog post was written by Marina Schwartz, regional coordinator for Florida LAKEWATCH. Hi, I’m Marina! I’m one of the regional coordinators of the LAKEWATCH Program, and I’m here to explain what our role is and how we help ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Volunteer/Training, Water
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Citizen Science, Community Volunteers, Florida LAKEWATCH, Lakes, LAKEWATCH, UF/IFAS CAIP, Volunteers

Silent Spring: A Book That Brought Change


April 26, 2023

In a recent Working in the Weeds podcast episode, Dr. Ferrell and I sat down to share our perspectives on Silent Spring by Rachel Carson. A book that brought about change to the world of science and policy forever. This influential work is the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Blog Community, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching

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