2019 FLEPPC Annual Conference Presentations
Bridging the Gap: Integrating Science and Invasive Plant Management

Wednesday, March 27th

Keynote Speaker - Carrie Brown-Lima, Director New York Invasive Species Research Institute, Bridging the Gap between Invasive Species Research and Management

The Landscape of Invasive Species Science and Management in Florida: A Panel Discussion with Linda King (FWC), Ellen Lake (USDA-ARS IPRL), Francois LaRoche (SFWMD), Deb Stone (SJRWMD), and Jay Ferrell (UF CAIP)

Luke Flory, Drivers of the Long-term Dynamics and Impacts of Plant Invasions

Dexter Sowell, Early Detection and Rapid Response in Florida: A Review

LeRoy Rogers, Designing a Monitoring Framework to Inform Invasive Plant Management: Lessons from the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

Aaron David, Biological Control of Lygodium microphyllum: Population Dynamics and Impacts of Two Established Agents

Thursday, March 28th

Kristen Bowers, Evaluating the Impact of Two Herbivores on Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolia)

Jonathan Glueckert, Evaluation of New Herbicides and Techniques for Management Control of Old World Climbing Fern (Lygodium microphyllum) in South Florida

Tabitha Petri, Are the Effects of Invasion Risk Context Dependent?

Alexandra Onisko, Identification of Wetland Sedges in Florida

Candice Prince, Evaluating the Cold Tolerance of Wildtype and Hybrid Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica)

Nicole Sebesta, First Report of Foliar Nectar Production by Lygodium microphyllum (Lygodiaceae), an Invasive Fern in Florida

Gregory Wheeler, Host Range and Natural History of Gadirtha fusca, the Second Biocontrol Control Agent for Chinese Tallowtree (Triadica sebifera)

Ellen Lake, Development of New Biological Control Agents for Old World Climbing Fern, Lygodium microphyllum

Dale Halbritter, Considering Life History and Pupation Substrates for the Mass Production of the Thrips Biological Control Agent of Brazilian Peppertree

Allen Dray, Lilioceris egena: A Bulbil-Busting Beetle

Friday, March 29th

Samantha Yuan, Quick Overview of the History, Present and Future of the FWC - Invasive Plant Management Section (IPMS) Research and Outreach Program

Sarah Martin, Comprehensive Management of Torpedograss (Panicum repens) and Other Invasive Species at TNC's Blowing Rocks Preserve

Ian Pfingsten, Assessing Post-hurricane Potential Spread of Aquatic Nonnative Plants in Florida

Christen Mason, Integrating Fire with Chemical and Mechanical Control for Monotypic Napiergrass (Cenchrus purpureus) Stands

Deah Lieurance, Risk vs. Reward: Growing Bamboo for Commercial Purposes in the Southeastern U.S

Kris Campbell, What Can Little Old You Do About Lygodium microphyllum? Plenty!

Drew Hiatt, Grass Invasion Enhances Survival of Disease Vector Through Alteration of Microclimate Conditions

Alex Dew, FWC's new Uplands Invasive Plant Management map

Rick O'Conner, Eliminating a New Invader in Northwest Florida, Managing Beach Vitex

Cody Miller, Osceola CISMA Update

Tony Pernas & Dennis Giardina, An update on Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area's Efforts to Prevent the Spread of Exotic Mangroves in Florida

Kelli Gladding, Aquatic Plant Management Technological Advancements