Researchers Associated with the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants - William A. Overholt, Ph.D.

William A. Overholt, Ph.D.

Biological Control Research and Containment Laboratory


Discipline Specialization

Research and extension on biological control of invasive plants. Current activities include foreign exploration for natural enemies of air potato and hydrilla in Africa, laboratory evaluation of Brazilian peppertree natural enemies, rearing and post-release evaluation of a natural enemy of tropical soda apple, and ecology of Hymenachne amplexicaulis and its adventive insect herbivore, Ischnodemus variegatus.

Contact Information

Biological Control Research and Containment Laboratory
Indian River Research and Education Center
2199 South Rock Rd.
Fort Pierce, FL 34945

Telephone: 772-468-3922 x 143
Facsimile: 772-460-3673