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RT @JAppliedEcology:Discover a new metric to understand & predict ecological impacts of existing, emerging & future #InvasiveSpecies https://t.co/y8OlodJIl8 
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RT @JAppliedEcology:Plant, soil and microbial controls on #grassland diversity restoration: A long-term, multi-site mesocosm experiment https://t.co/oOnum5zAqg 
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RT @JackPayneIFAS:Pedro Sanchez of @UF_IFAS has been appointed to @NSF President's Committee on the National Medal of Science. https://t.co/UOF83gDVP3 
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RT @ElDon78:Many (most) ecologists think they should use sexier statistics, while simple, clear results would be much more prod… https://t.co/8yhZspm5W5 
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RT @DavidJohnGibson:Latest Harper Review in @JEcology by Jason Fridley Plant energetics ... synthesis pop and ecosystem #ecology https://t.co/CFWqoOHyyx 
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RT @JAppliedEcology:Invasive plant removal: assessing community impact and recovery from invasion https://t.co/1ba2L1mkkt 
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RT @kayrihavens:Sadly just the beginning - Climate change is already causing widespread local extinction in plant and animal species https://t.co/Ab7uzHRvgG 
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RT @SecretaryJewell:To all scientists: Make your voices heard. That means translating science for real-world impacts & influencing conv… https://t.co/fU0aSdOZ1z 
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RT @Wagner__Markus:Interesting #grassland experimental study looking into the determinants of grassland resistance to invasion! https://t.co/WRZ46zu26Y 
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RT @mrillig:New paper: #Mycorrhizal status helps explain invasion success of alien plant species - Menzel - 2016 - Ecology https://t.co/iYAZP5FYkj 

Welcome

Two post doc positions available: Plant invasions, fire, and tick-borne disease risk under climate change. Info here (PDF)

Research in the Flory Lab at the University of Florida covers a wide variety of topics in plant and ecosystem ecology with a focus on non-native plant invasions and agroecology. Luke also oversees the UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas.

Some of the primary research questions we address include: “Which species are likely to become invasive and what habitats are susceptible to invasions?” “How do plant invasions impact communities and ecosystem processes?” and “How will plant invasion dynamics and interactions with native species change over the long-term?” For example, our recent NSF-funded project evaluated how the emergence and accumulation of pathogens might suppress an invasive grass (see Stricker et al., 2016, Ecology Letters) and where and how invasions might have the greatest ecosystem impacts.

Lab members are working on various basic and applied plant and ecosystem ecology questions in diverse systems including silvopastures in the Colombian Andes, managed grassland systems in south Florida, novel ecosystems in the Galapagos, pine forests in north Florida, and deciduous forests throughout the eastern US.

In general, our research group seeks to advance general ecological knowledge of plant communities and to answer applied questions that are relevant to natural areas management, restoration, and conservation.