Deah Lieurance

Deah Lieurance, Ph.D.

Assistant Extension Scientist

Background & Research

Dr. Deah Lieurance spent 3 years in Ft. Lauderdale at the USDA Invasive Plant Research Laboratory participating in research on the biological control of Melaleuca and Schinus. Since 2013, Dr. Lieurance has been coordinating the UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas, having added over 100 species to the species database during that time. As Assistant Extension Scientist, Dr. Lieurance co-advises graduate students and conducts research on the invasion risk of alternative crops (e.g. biofuel and biomass species), specifically looking at species that are being promoted to citrus farmers negatively affected by the citrus greening.


Contact Information

Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
3119 McCarty Hall B
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-294-1580