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RT @TrevorCaughlin:Hey @BarackObama! Nice work. I am also trying to beef up the CV by publishing before my current position ends. https://t.co/L3JZejLO6H 
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RT @ReganEarly:My @KLM frequent flyer status is ivory. #elephant populations are crashing due to poaching. Why make ivory aspirational? #conservation @IUCN 
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RT @mickresearch:There are (at least) 15 forms of invasiveness, obscuring efforts to identify invasive traits. Blog on new paper: https://t.co/0SbR4K52i6 
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@JoshGalperin and I bet any Twitter hiatus is painful for you ;) 
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RT @BritishEcolSoc:Our new website is live! Thanks to everyone who helped in its creation. Pls take a look & let us know your thoughts https://t.co/JjZEkXdsq6 
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RT @JAppliedEcology:Studying long-term, large-scale #grassland #restoration outcomes to improve seeding methods & reveal knowledge gaps https://t.co/IJG365BUAA 
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RT @rafazenni:Rapid increase in growth and productivity can aid invasions by a non-native tree - Advance access https://t.co/az8jix2huy 
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RT @JAppliedEcology:We are looking for new Assoc. Eds. Esp. interested in applications from non-academic ecologists https://t.co/wrza7wMK9y 

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.