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I agree. Saves time for the assoc editor and you might get reviews back sooner. https://t.co/mIkoNFYxBh 
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Wow: Funding vetoed by FL Gov, now @UF_IFAS invasive species lab rescued by a county commission. http://t.co/jAsRuB1yZF 
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@BrunaLab "zero bytes" ? Glad they spelled out the single digit 
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@cjlortie No, but looks like they are indoors only, which makes sense given the price. Need cheaper ibuttons 
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Reopened U.S., Cuban embassies to focus on diplomacy, not subterfuge http://t.co/VwYCDcoQAd 
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It has been a few weeks since this news came down but I still can't believe it: https://t.co/UcZLTdUr81 
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In this issue @JAppliedEcology: Grass invasion increases fire intensity and reduces tree regen in eastern forests http://t.co/hO4wLeuyFf 
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Cuba Offers Florida Colleges Opportunities — and Hurdles (ref to our study abroad trip) https://t.co/TeLzvYM9Nr via @chronicle #UFinCuba 
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RT @IFASassessment: Great news, you can now export lists from the Assessment website. Filter as needed, click "Export to Excel" and downloa… 
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RT @LarsonKeithW: Will #climatechange increase the risk of plant invasions into mountains? @ESA_org http://t.co/0NojUFwaNC 

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.