This course has been established to help participants understand how invasive plants impact Florida’s natural areas and the roles we can play to help mitigate their impacts. Whether you are a concerned citizen, owner/manager of property, or educator, the information provided in this course will provide you with valuable knowledge about invasive plants, the threats they pose to native biodiversity and ecosystem function, and information to share with others to help stop the spread of invasive plants in Florida’s natural areas.
A citizen science project developed by Dr. William Lester, UF/IFAS Extension and Dr. Chris Kerr, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The goal is to educate and involve as many members of the public as possible to help control air potato vine in Florida. Science is making great strides in better understanding air potato vine, how to stop its spread and how to better control it, but we need your help!
For questions or comments regarding this site and the UF IFAS Invasive Species Council, contact Emily Bell, UF/IFAS Invasive Species Extension Coordinator.