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RT @Wagner__Markus:Interesting #grassland experimental study looking into the determinants of grassland resistance to invasion! https://t.co/WRZ46zu26Y 
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RT @mrillig:New paper: #Mycorrhizal status helps explain invasion success of alien plant species - Menzel - 2016 - Ecology https://t.co/iYAZP5FYkj 
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In Paris this week working on invasion risk assessments for Europe with @EPPO_Invasives https://t.co/D4IkLCk1Zr 
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RT @kirstenmprior:Curious about news & science on #invasivespecies? Students at #BinghamtonU have you covered. #BingInvBio blog: https://t.co/1BlNWf9hpe 
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RT @DukesJeff:"The Real Threat on the Border" US keeps many #invasivespecies out but many countries can't https://t.co/1ugHVB2XGN… https://t.co/AVYwC3X7A9 
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RT @ThingsWork:This is how a spider crab removes its old shell https://t.co/ahqq1qWxVI 
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RT @kayrihavens:Much about prioritization is inappropriate...plants make up over 60% of T/E list, get less than 4% of funding! https://t.co/mei796k7Dl 
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RT @bradfordlab:Here it is! All 15 articles of the Special Issue on influence of soil food webs on community and ecosystem dynamics https://t.co/sutuGu4k9k 

Welcome

Two post doc positions available: Plant invasions, fire, and tick-borne disease risk under climate change. Info here (PDF)

Research in the Flory Lab at the University of Florida covers a wide variety of topics in plant and ecosystem ecology with a focus on non-native plant invasions and agroecology. Luke also oversees the UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas.

Some of the primary research questions we address include: “Which species are likely to become invasive and what habitats are susceptible to invasions?” “How do plant invasions impact communities and ecosystem processes?” and “How will plant invasion dynamics and interactions with native species change over the long-term?” For example, our recent NSF-funded project evaluated how the emergence and accumulation of pathogens might suppress an invasive grass (see Stricker et al., 2016, Ecology Letters) and where and how invasions might have the greatest ecosystem impacts.

Lab members are working on various basic and applied plant and ecosystem ecology questions in diverse systems including silvopastures in the Colombian Andes, managed grassland systems in south Florida, novel ecosystems in the Galapagos, pine forests in north Florida, and deciduous forests throughout the eastern US.

In general, our research group seeks to advance general ecological knowledge of plant communities and to answer applied questions that are relevant to natural areas management, restoration, and conservation.