2019 FLEPPC Annual Conference – Presentations

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