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Flory, S.L., J. Bauer, R. Phillips, and K. Clay. 2017. Effects of a non-native grass invasion decline over time. Journal of Ecology. In press.

Flory, S.L., C. Alba, K. Clay, R. Holt, and E. Goss. 2017. Emerging pathogens can suppress invaders and promote native species recovery. Biological Invasions. In press.

Flory, S.L., C. Alba, K. Clay, R. Holt, and E. Goss. 2017. Long-term studies are needed to reveal the effects of pathogen accumulation on invaded plant communities. Biological Invasions. In press.

Wilson, C.H., T.T. Caughlin, S.W. Rifai, E.H. Boughton, M.C. Mack, and S.L. Flory. 2017. Multi-decadal time series of remotely sensed vegetation improves prediction of soil carbon in a subtropical grassland. Ecological Applications. In press.

Gordon, D.R., D. Lieurance, and S.L. Flory. 2017. Predicted versus actual invasiveness of climbing vines in Florida. Biological Invasions. doi: 10.1007/s10530-017-1448-7

Alba, C., J.E. NeSmith, C. Fahey,  C. Angelini, and S.L. Flory. 2017. Methods to test the interactive effects of drought and plant invasion on ecosystem structure and function using complementary common garden and field experiments. Ecology and Evolution. 7:1442-1452. doi:10.1002/ece3.2729

Estrada, J., C. Wilson, D. Hiatt, and S.L. Flory. 2017. Different factors drive emergence and persistence in an invasive grass. International Journal of Plant Sciences. In press. doi:10.1086/691142

Yue, M.F., S.L. Flory, L. Feng, W.H. Ye, H. Shen, X.S. Tian, and Z.M. Wang. 2017. Effects of extreme temperatures on the growth and photosynthesis of invasive Bidens alba and its native congener B. biternata. Nordic Journal of Botany. 35(3):377–384


Stricker, K., P. Harmon, E. Goss, K. Clay, and S.L. Flory. 2016. Emergence and accumulation of novel pathogens suppress an invasive
species. Ecology Letters. 19:469-477.

Estrada, J., C. Wilson, J.E. NeSmith, and S.L. Flory. 2016. Propagule quality mediates invasive plant establishment. Biological Invasions. 18:2325-2332.

Gordon, D., S.L. Flory, et al. 2016. Weed risk assessments are an effective component of invasion risk management. Invasive Plant Science and Management. 9:81-83(rebuttal to Smith et al. 2015)


Shannon-Firestone, S. H.L. Reynolds, R.P. Phillips, S.L. Flory, and A. Yannerell. 2015. The role of ammonium oxidizing communities in mediating effects of an invasive plan on soil nitrification. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 90:266-274.

Flory, S.L. and C. D’Antonio. 2015. Taking the long view on the ecological effects of plant invasions. American Journal of Botany. 102:817-818.

Flory, S.L., K. Clay, S.M. Emery, J. Robb, and B. Winters. 2015. Fire and non-native grass invasion interact to suppress tree regeneration in eastern deciduous forest. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12437

Wilson, C., T.T. Caughlin, D.J. Civitello, S.L. Flory. 2015. Combining mesocosm and field experiments to predict invasive plant performance: A hierarchical Bayesian approach. Ecology. 96:1084–1092.

Stricker, K.B., D.H. Hagan, and S.L. Flory. 2015. Improving methods to evaluate the impacts of plant invasions: Lessons from 40 years of research. AoB PLANTS. doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plv028 (Invited Review) PDF (open access).

Estrada, J. and S.L. Flory. 2015. Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) invasions in the US:  Mechanisms, impacts, and threats to biodiversity. Global Ecology and Conservation. 3:1-10. PDF (open access).

Nickerson, K.*, and S.L. Flory. 2015. Competitive and allelopathic effects of the invasive shrub Schinus terebinthifolius (Brazilian peppertree). Biological Invasions. 17:555-564. *undergraduate advisee, received 2013 UF Honors Thesis Award


Johnson, D.J., S.L. Flory, A. Shelton, C. Huebner, and K. Clay. 2014. Interactive effects of a non-native invasive grass (Microstegium vimineum) and herbivore exclusion on experimental tree regeneration under differing forest management. Journal of Applied Ecology. Accepted.

Quinn, L., D. Gordon, A. Glaser, D. Lieurance, and S.L. Flory. 2014. Bioenergy feedstocks at low risk for invasion in the USA: a “White List” approach. BioEnergy Research. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-014-9503-z

Flory, S.L. and J. Bauer. 2014. Experimental evidence for indirect facilitation among invasive plants. Journal of Ecology. 102:12-18.

Yolanda López, Y., J. Seib, K. Woodard, K. Chamusco, L. Sollenberger, M. Gallo, S.L. Flory, C. Chase. 2014. Genetic diversity of biofuel and naturalized napiergrass (Pennisetum purpureum). Invasive Plant Science and Management. 7(2):229-236.


Emery, S.M., S.L. Flory, K. Clay, J.R. Robb, and B. Winters. 2013. Demographic responses of the invasive annual grass Microstegium vimineum to prescribed fires and herbicide. Forest Ecology and Management. 308:207-213.

Flory, S.L. and K. Clay. 2013. Pathogen accumulation and long-term dynamics of plant invasions. Journal of Ecology. 101:607-613.

Crous, P.W., S.L. Flory, et al. 2013.Fungal Plant description sheets: Bipolaris drechsleri. Persoonia  31:188-296.


Flory, S.L., K.A. Lorentz, D. Gordon, and L. Sollenberger. Experimental approaches for evaluating the invasion risk of biofuel crops. Environmental Research Letters. 7:045904.

Crous, P.W., S.L. Flory, et al. 2012.Fungal Plant description sheets: Bipolaris microstegii. Persoonia  29:146-201.

Novy, A., S.L. Flory, andJ.M. Hartman. Evidence for rapid evolution of phenology in an invasive grass. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 2:443-450.

Gordon, D., S.L. Flory, A.L. Cooper, and S.K. Morris. Assessing the invasion risk of Eucalyptus in the United States using the Australian weed risk assessment. International Journal of Forestry Research. 2012:203768

Wilson, S.B. and S.L. Flory. 2012. FloraGator: A novel, interactive, and online multiple-entry key for identifying plant families. HortTechnology. 22:410-41.

Lee, M., S.L. Flory, and R. Phillips. 2012. Positive feedbacks to growth of an invasive grass through alteration of nitrogen cycling. Oecologia. 170:457-65.

Shannon, S., S.L. Flory, and H. Reynolds. 2012. Competitive context alters plant-soil feedback in an experimental woodland community. Oecologia. 169:235-243.

Novy, A., S. L. Flory, J.A. Honig, S. Bonos, and J.M. Hartman. 2012. Characterization of polymorphic micosatellites for the invasive grass Microstegium vimineum (Poaceae). American Journal of Botany. 99:e56 – e58.

Kleczewski, N., S.L. Flory, and K. Clay. 2012. Variation in pathogenicity and host range of Bipolaris sp. causing leaf blight disease on the invasive grass Microstegium vimineum. Weed Science.  60:486-493


Flory, S.L., F. Long, and K. Clay. 2011. Invasive Microstegium populations consistently outperform native range populations across diverse environments. Ecology 92:2248-2257.

Flory, S.L., N. Kleczewski, and K. Clay. 2011. Ecological consequences of pathogen accumulation on an invasive grass. Ecosphere.2(10).

Zeng, S.L, T.T. Zhang, Y. Gao, B. Li, C.M. Fang, S.L. Flory, and B. Zhao. 2011. Road effects on vegetation composition in a saline environment. Journal of Plant Ecology. 5(2): 206-218.

Emery, S.M, J. Uwimbabazi, and S.L. Flory. 2011. Fire intensity effects on seed germination of native and invasive Eastern deciduous forest understory plants. Forest Ecology and Management.261:1401-1408. 

Flory, S.L., F. Long, and K. Clay. 2011. Greater performance of introduced vs. native range populations of Microstegium vimineum across variable light environments. Basic and Applied Ecology.12:350-359.

Craig, S., S. Kannadan, S.L. Flory, E.K. Seifert, K.D. Whitney, and J.A. Rudgers. 2011. Potential for endophyte symbiosis to increase resistance of the native grass Poa alsodes to invasion by the non-native grass Microstegium vimineum. Symbiosis 53:17-28.

Mattingly, W.B. and S.L. Flory. 2011. Host plant architecture affects oviposition site selection of periodical cicadas. Oikos 120:1083-1091.

Bauer, J. and Flory, S.L. 2011. Suppression of the woodland herb Senna hebecarpa by the invasive grass Microstegium vimineum. American Midland Naturalist. 165:105-115.


Flory, S.L. and K. Clay. 2010. Non-native grass invasion suppresses forest succession. Oecologia 164:1029-1038.

Simao, M.C., S.L. Flory, and J.A. Rudgers. 2010. Experimental plant invasion reduces arthropod abundance and richness across multiple trophic levels. Oikos 119:1553-1562.

Kleczewski, N. and S.L. Flory. 2010. Leaf blight disease on the invasive grass Microstegium vimineum (Japanese stiltgrass) caused by a Bipolaris sp. Plant Disease 94:807-811.

Flory, S.L. and K. Clay. 2010. Non-native grass invasion alters native plant composition in experimental communities. Biological Invasions 12:1285-1294.

Droste, T.*, S.L Flory, and K. Clay. 2010. Variation for phenotypic plasticity among populations of an invasive exotic grass. Plant Ecology. 207:297-306. *undergraduate advisee, received 2008 Honors Thesis Award

Flory, S.L. 2010. Management of Microstegium vimineum invasions and recovery of resident plant communities. Restoration Ecology. 18:103-112.


Flory, S.L. and J. Lewis. 2009. Non-chemical methods for managing Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum). Invasive Plant Science and Management. 2:301-309.

Flory, S.L. and K. Clay. 2009. Effects of roads and forest successional age on experimental plant invasions. Biological Conservation. 142:2531-2537.

Flory, S.L. and K. Clay. 2009. Invasive plant removal method determines native plant community responses. Journal of Applied Ecology. 4:434-442.(Summary)


Flory, S.L. and W.B. Mattingly. 2008. Response of host plants to periodical cicada oviposition damage. Oecologia 156:649-656.

Civitello, D.J., S.L. Flory, and K. Clay. 2008. Exotic grass invasion reduces survival of Amblyomma americanum and Dermacentor variabilis ticks. Journal of Medical Entomology. 45:867-872.

Clay, K., K. Reinhart, J. A. Rudgers, T. Tintjer, J. L. Koslow, S. L. Flory. 2008. Red queen communities. Pp. 145-178, In Ecology of Infectious Diseases: Interactions between diseases and ecosystems. (V. Eviner, F. Keesing and R. Ostfeld, Eds.). Princeton University Press, Princeton.

2007 and earlier

Flory, S.L., J.A. Rudgers, and K. Clay. 2007. Experimental light treatments affect invasion success and the impact of Microstegium vimineum on the resident community. Natural Areas Journal 27:124-132.

Flory, S.L. and K. Clay. 2006. Invasive shrub distribution varies with distance to roads and stand age in eastern deciduous forests in Indiana, USA. Plant Ecology 184:131-141.

Cianciolo, J., S.L. Flory, and J. Atwell. 2006. Evaluating the use of Inquiry-based activities: Does student and teacher behavior really change? Journal of College Science Teaching 36:50-55.

Flory, S.L., E.L. Ingram, B.J.Heidinger, and T. Tintjer. 2005. Hands–On in the Non-Laboratory Classroom: Reconstructing Plant Phylogenies Using Morphological Characters. The American Biology Teacher 67:542-549.