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RT @baeolophus: Cuba’s Environmental Concerns Grow With Prospect of U.S. Presence http://t.co/zK7eMHMvaV 
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Getting closer: U.S. And Cuba Will Formally Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations http://t.co/CrTSRWw0j5 #Cuba #UFinCuba 
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RT @JackPayneIFAS: Florida lab that studies invasive species likely to close because of Gov. Rick Scott's veto | Florida Legislature | http… 
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RT @joelmcglothlin: Headed to Brazil to talk about sodium channel evolution at #evol2015. I'm also looking for a postdoc, so come see me if… 
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Unbelievable. Excellent work has been coming out of the Ft Pierce center for years. https://t.co/XnuhkyPn4q 
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RT @Nate_J_Sanders: The award for #CoolGraphOfTheDay Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data prove otherwise http://t.co/ehHAlNaJDx 
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Our latest: essay w Carla D'Antonio on the need for more long-term studies on plant invasions #invasives #FloryLab https://t.co/UV3rJNVNs4 
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And he did a great job - congrats Gonzalo! https://t.co/0592s4dM2M 
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Was very informative and interesting to serve on a panel this spring https://t.co/EK8Abmj4d2 
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RT @JackPayneIFAS: US, Cuba to meet in coming weeks on reopening embassies http://t.co/3nzKLBf6Pt via @YahooNews 

Welcome

Research in the Flory Lab at the University of Florida covers a wide variety of topics in plant and ecosystem ecology with a strong focus on non-native plant invasions and agroecology.

Some of the primary 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?” In our current NSF-funded projects we are evaluating how the emergence and accumulation of novel pathogens might suppress an invasive grass 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.