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 […]
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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 […]
Florida would be an entirely different state were it not for flood control. It has enabled Florida to become a top tourist destination, a popular spot for winter residents, a leading agricultural producer, and a place with thousands of waterfront homes. During the land boom of the 1920s, developers saw the potential to transform south […]
Our state is home to hundreds of native aquatic and wetland plants that live in damp to wet soils, and some even more specialized plants that live entirely in, on, or under water; submersed plants, emersed plants (including grasses, sedges and rushes), and floating and floating-leaved plants. These plants are technically referred to as aquatic […]
Non-native Plants Non-native plants, also referred to as exotic or alien, are plants that have been introduced to an area from their native range, either purposefully or accidentally. The term non-native usually refers to plants from other countries, regions, or continents. Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) comes from South America. Melaleuca (Melaleuca quinquenervia) comes from Australia. […]