FLEPPC

Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council

2013 FLEPPC/SE-EPPC Joint Annual Symposium

Plant Wars: The EPPC’s Strike Back

May 21st - 23rd, 2013

Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida


Tuesday, May 21st

Chair's Welcome Address and Announcements. Dennis Giardina, Brian Arnold

Keynote Speaker - Damon E. Waitt, Ph.D., Senior Director Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: The Phantom Menace

SE-EPPC Chapter Updates

SE-EPPC Update on EPPC Invasive Plant Listing Methods, CWMAs and use of EDDMaps. Brian Arnold

Introduction to EDDMaps. Dave Moorhead

Apalachicola Regional Stewardship AllianceCISMA: Benefits of Public-private Cooperative Weed Management. Brian Pelc

Doing Things Differently: Tracking Invasive Exotic Plants in the Florida Park Service. Gregg Walker

The Florida Invasive Species Partnership – Working Together to Achieve Success. Erin Myers, Kristina Serbesoff-King

Billions and Billions of Dead Weeds—Florida’s Upland Invasive Exotic Plant Management Program. Ruark Cleary

Six Rivers Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA). Brooke Saari

Seven Years of Cooperation on Everglades Invasive Species Management, the ECISMA Experience. Tony Pernas, LeRoy Rodgers

Experimental Evidence for Indirect Facilitation among Invasive Plants. S. Luke Flory, Jonathan T. Bauer

Wednesday, May 22nd

Addressing a Growing Risk: Minimizing the Potential for Bioenergy Feedstocks to Become Invasive. Aviva Glaser

SESSION V: Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) Panel Session – “Show me the money”

Monitoring Private Contractors on Public Lands. Linda King

Taking the Lowcountry Back - the Story of Oak Grove and Chinese Tallow: Using Story in Minidocumentary to Educate Stakeholders about Invasive Plants. Robin (Buz) Kloot, Sudie Daves Thomas

Fifty Years after the Old World Climbing Fern Invasion. Ken Langeland, Jeffrey Hutchinson, Melissa Smith, LeRoy Rodgers, Steve Smith

2013 Update on the Florida Advocacy Group, Invasive Plant Management Association (IPMA). Todd Olsen

Why we think EPPC's Should Include Invasive Exotic Animals in their Mission. Cheryl Millett, Erin Myers, LeRoy Rodgers, Sherry Williams

Potential Eucalyptus Invasiveness in Florida's Native and Modified Plant Communities. Kimberly A. Lorentz, Patrick J. Minogue

Six Rivers Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA). Brooke Saari

Award Presentation for Chuck Bargeron. Dr. David J. Moorhead

Thursday, May 23rd

Detection of Biotic Resistance to Mikania micrantha in Florida. Rodrigo Diaz, Veronica Manrique, Catherine Mannion, Erin Rosskopf, William A. Overholt

Molecular Characterization of the Noxious Introduced Weed Species, Imperata cylindrica (L.) Beauv. (cogongrass), Using High-throughput Sequencing Technology to Identify International Regions for Host-specific Biological Control Exploration and Development. Millie Burrell, Allen Pepper, Patricia Klein

Effects of Climate Change on Florida Plant Communities – et tu, Invasive Species? Chris Lockhart

Use of Prescribed Fire, Glyphosate and Seeding in Cogongrass Infested Longleaf Pine Stands: Impacts on Species Relative Dominance. Nancy J. Loewenstein, Stephen F. Enloe, Lori Eckhardt, David Held, Dwight Lauer

Biological Control of Chinese Tallow; Results from Foreign Exploration and Host Testing. Greg Wheeler, Sedonia Steininger, Chi Nguyen, Susan Wright, Ding Jianqing

Georgia's Cogongrass Program: An Early Detection Rapid Response Success. David J. Moorhead, James Johnson, Mark McClure, Chip Bates

Prospects for biological control of cogongrass. William A. Overholt, James P. Cuda

Update From The IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas. Deah Lieurance, Aimee Cooper, S. Luke Flory

Effects of Defoliation on Growth and Reproduction of Brazilian Peppertree (Schinus terebinthifolius). James P. Cuda, Lucinda Treadwell, William A. Overholt

Lakeville from Florida to Georgia. Karan A. Rawlins, Susan Reinhardt, Charles T. Bargeron, Kitty Lane

Spatial Invasives Infestation and Prioritization Analysis (SIIPA) GIS Model. Debi Stone

Is West Indian Marsh Grass (Hymenachne amplexicaulis) Poised to take over Freshwater Wetlands of the Southeast? Paula Benshoff, Jean Huffman