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A new study outlines the do’s and don’ts of managing invasive lionfish


May 24, 2022

Native to the Indo-Pacific, lionfish cause problems when introduced to areas outside their native range. Two invasions are underway: one in the western Atlantic, and one in the Mediterranean Sea. Now scientists are applying lessons learned ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Holden Harris, Lionfish, Nature Coast Biological Station

Words to use and to avoid in describing invasive plants and animals


July 1, 2020

Most people want their yard to look good, but they likely don’t know the differences between an “invasive” plant and a “native” one, say University of Florida researchers. That’s why Basil Iannone and several of his UF/IFAS colleagues ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species
Tags: Basil Iannone, Brazilian Pepper Tree, Introduced, Jeff Hill, Lionfish, Native, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Shannon Carnevale, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

Florida Is So Nice Everything Wants To Live Here, Including Non-Native Animals And Plants!


May 15, 2020

“Invasions of exotic species cost Floridians over $500 million per year” -Ivegot1.org. May 16th-23rd is Florida Invasive Species Awareness Week and there will be plenty of educational resources to check out during this time to expand your ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Anole, Brazilian Pepper, Cane Toad, Collier County, Control, Critter Corner, FISAW, FLinvasives, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Invasive Species, Lionfish, Plants, Poisonous, SW FL, Venomous

Invasive Species of the Day (February 24): Lionfish and Air Potato


February 25, 2015

Lionfish (Pterois volitans):   Red Lionfish are a predatory reef fish that are non-native invasive species and have spread throughout Florida Waters. They are members of the family Scorpaenidae whose members are venomous and the lionfish ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Environmental Education, Fisheries, Habitat Conservation, Invasive Management, Invasive Of The Day, Invasive Species, Invasives, Land Management, Lionfish, NISAW, NISAW2015, Panhandle Outdoors, Plants, Timber

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