2016 FLEPPC Annual Conference Presentations
Brown is the New Green

Wednesday, March 9th

Welcome and Announcements – Sherry Williams, FLEPPC Chair

Keynote Speaker – A Historical Review of the Early Days of FLEPPC and Lessons Learned from Florida’s Invasive Plant Management Efforts in Natural Areas – Don Schmitz, FWC Invasive Plant Management Section (retired); Executive Director, North American Invasive Species Network, Gainesville, FL

The “State of the State” of Old World Climbing Fern in Florida – Dr. Stephen Enloe, University of Florida/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plant Management

Different Factors Drive Emergence and Persistence in Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) – James Estrada

Economic Costs of Invasive Plant Management in Florida’s Natural Areas – Drew Hiatt

Host Specificity of Calophya terebinthifolii, a Biological Control Candidate for Brazilian Peppertree in Florida – Patricia Prade

Timing of Herbicide Applications to Control Spore Reproduction in Japanese Climbing Fern (Lygodium japonicum) Across the Panhandle and Central Florida – Ashlynn Smith

Juncus roemerianus Revegetation for Phragmites Invasion Resistance Given Sea-Level Rise in Florida Salt Marshes – Allison Bechtloff

Thursday, March 10th

Vendor Update – Ground Level Inc – Danielle Alston

Invasive Species Mapping Standards; NAISMA and Beyond – Rebekah D. Wallace

Site Conditions Mediate Efficacy of Invasive Grass Removal Treatments and the Response of Native Plant Communities – Christina Alba

Biological Control of Invasive Weeds that Impact Florida Natural Areas; Results from Foreign Exploration, Host Testing and Impact – Greg Wheeler

Progress in Assessing and Controlling the Invasive Potential of Lantana camara Cultivars – Zhanao Deng

Vendor Update – Sarah Laroque – EarthBalance

Utilization of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Vegetation Mapping and Restoration – Jon Morton

Useful Smart Phone/Tablet Applications for Invasive Plant Control – Tony Pernas/Dennis Giardina

Using Technology to Increase Efficiency in Contract Monitoring – William Snyder

Web Based Solutions for Invasive Species Managers – Spencer Johnson

Friday, March 11th

Vendor Update – SePro – Kelli Gladding

Parting the Typha Sea: Using Herbicide and Fire to Restore the River of Grass – LeRoy Rodgers


Kudzu Herbicides, Biocontrol and Site Revegetation – Mark Weaver

The Trouble with Exotic Mangroves – Dennis Giardina

2016 Update on the Invasive Plant Management Association (IPMA) – James Burney

Vendor Update – Tina Bond – Helena Chemical

Release and Spread of Air Potato Leaf Beetles in Florida: An Example of Inter-Agency Cooperation – William Overholt

Effects of Insect Herbivory on Herbicidal Control of Waterhyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) – Carey Minteer

An Air-Potato-Less Roundup: What to Do When Bugs Eat Your Volunteer Event – Grace Howell

Native Range Assessment of the Impact on Brazilian Peppertree by a Potential Biological Control Agent, Calophya terebinthifolii (Hemiptera: Calophyidae): Preliminary Results – James Cuda