The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants is a multidisciplinary research, teaching and extension unit directed to develop environmentally sound techniques for the management
of aquatic and natural area weed species and to coordinate aquatic plant research activities within the State of Florida. The Center was established in 1978 by the Florida legislature. Directed by
Dr. William Haller, the Center utilizes expertise from many departments within UF/IFAS and its Agricultural Research and Education Centers throughout Florida.
The mission of the CAIP Information Office is to inform and educate all stakeholders about the impacts and management of invasive plants.
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- Hydrilla Integrated Management by Jennifer L. Gillett-Kaufman, Verena-Ulrike Lietze, and Emma N.I. Weeks, UF/IFAS Extension, USDA/NIFA RAMP Project (2014)
- Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation (AERF) Newsletter 11 (September 2014)
- CAST Commentary – Benefits of Controlling Nuisance Aquatic Plants and Algae in the United States (2014) - APMS.org
- Biology and Control of Aquatic Plants A Best Management Practices Handbook - 3rd Edition (2014)
- Aquaphyte Newsletter Volume 31 Number 1 Fall 2013
- FWC Annual Report FY 2012-2013 Activities Conducted under the Cooperative Aquatic Plant Control Program in Florida Public Waters
- FWC NPDES Annual Report (2013)
- Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers - Outreach and Education Annual Report for 2013
- Invasive Species: Major Laws and the Role of Selected Federal Agencies (Congressional Research Service) October 2013
- Tackling the Challenge of Invasive Species A Coordinated and Comprehensive National Response - November 2013 (NECIS)
- A comparitive analysis of state programs and funding for terrestrial invasive plant control Preliminary Report, Invasive Plant Management Section, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, November 2013
- The UF/IFAS Assessment of Nonnative Plants in Florida's Natural Areas: History, Purpose, and Use (EDIS Publication) November 2013
- The 100th of the world’s worst invasive alien species (Biological Invasions, September 2013), adds Salvinia molesta to the IUCN list of the "world’s worst"
- Alternatives to Invasive Plants Commonly Found in Central Florida Landscapes (EDIS Publication) August 2013
- Alternatives to Invasive Plants Commonly Found in North Florida Landscapes (EDIS Publication) August 2013
- Invader Updater Winter 2013-2014 - Volume 5 Issue 4 (newsletter) from the UF-IFAS Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
- Aquatic Pest Control Newly revised and expanded manual from UF/IFAS
- Activity Booklet: Understanding Invasive Aquatic Weeds Brought to you by the Aquatic Plant Management Society