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.
Please use the navigation tools to the left, or visit one of our information portals to the right, each of which has a separate search site function.
- The North American Invasive Species Network (NAISN) begins to track invasive species costs and information in Canada and U.S. - See press release for more info.
- Proceedings of the FWC-IFAS Research Review for Invasive Plants in Florida held at the UF-IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit (Citra, FL, March 12-13, 2013)
- Mark your calendar - 2013 Aquatic Weed Control Short Course May 6-9, 2013 in Coral Springs, FL.
- Mark your calendar - FLEPPC / SE-EPPC Joint Annual Conference Panama City Beach, FL - May 21-23, 2013
- National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) will be held in Washington, D.C. March 3-8, 2013.
- UF participates in the
2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC, June 27 - July 8 (read more at the Smithsonian festival blog)
- Report invasive plants and animals in Florida with the IveGot1 mobile app, now available for iPhone and Android
- Check out the new Aquatic Plant Management Society Blog for news from the popular press around the country
- Visit the newly revamped portal, Plant Management in Florida Waters, for a comprehensive explanation
of why and how aquatic plants are managed in Florida waters, including information on NPDES compliance in Florida
- National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) – Pesticides EPA Overview