Teaching points about non-native invasive plants and native plants, especially in Florida A Companion Resource for the UF/IFAS CAIP Photo-Mural Set SP 336 Unfortunately, almost every place on earth is being invaded by plants from other places. Our coontail is invading South Africa. Sri Lanka’s salvinia is invading the United States. Our native and desirable […]
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Definitions of integrated pest management (IPM) are nearly as numerous as invasive species management programs. Most definitions acknowledge several basic components when developing an IPM plan, including the following: considering available management options understanding the biology and life cycles of target and non-target species evaluating ecosystem sensitivity to invasion by introduced organisms considering the impacts […]
Michael D. NetherlandUS Army Engineer Research and Development CenterEnvironmental LaboratoryEditor, Journal of Aquatic Plant Management Jeffrey D. SchardtFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation CommissionInvasive Plant Management Section Introduction Aquatic plant management is a complex discipline that blends the predictable sciences of water chemistry and hydrology with the highly variable parameters of biology and meteorology for application […]
Oxygen is a natural element which no animal can live without. Fish and other aquatic animals depend on oxygen gas dissolved in water as much as people depend on oxygen gas in air. Many people are surprised to learn that fish and other aquatic organisms don’t use oxygen from water molecules (H2O). This is because […]