Florida's Garden of Good and Evil
Proceedings of a Joint Conference of the Exotic Pest Plant Council 
and the Florida Native Plant Society

Editors : David T. Jones and Brandon W. Gamble

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Front Cover
Introduction and Forward

Section One— Assessment: Approaches and Examples

1. Displacement of Native Ecosystems by Invasive Alien Plants— The Florida Experience, or How to Destroy an Ecosystem
Daniel F. Austin

2. Standardizing Invasive Plant Assessment Methods for Field Inventory
Randall K. Stocker

3. The Status of Exotic Plants in the Preserves of Southern Florida
Keith Bradley and George D. Gann

4. Florida Keys Invasive Exotic Vegetation Removal Project Phase I— Mapping and Assessment
Curtis R. Kruer, Robin Lewis, and Robert Ehrig

5. Resource Tracking Using ‘Geoindex’ at Estero Bay Aquatic and State Buffer Preserves
Paul Hinchcliff

6. North Key Largo Invasive Exotic Vegetation Mapping and Assessment
Curtis R. Kruer and Jennifer E. Taylor

7. Pine Savannas of Everglades National Park— An Endangered Ecosystem
James K. DeCoster, William J. Platt, and Sarah A. Riley

8. Plant Communities and Species Distribution in Water Conservation Areas 2A and 2B of the Northern Everglades
John G. Zahina

9. The Status and Management of Colubrina asiatica (L.) Brongn. (Lather Leaf) in Everglades National Park
David T. Jones

10. Should We All Become Corporate Business Managers? A Different Perspective on Invaders
Alison M. Fox

Section Two— Control: Strategies and Examples

11. Campaign Against Invasive Species— A Call for Action
William Y. Brown and A. Gordon Brown

12. Season’s Over and the Natives are Returning to Keewaydin Island
Judy Haner

13. Current Invasive Exotic Plant Control Program for the City of Sanibel, Florida, or Why Sanibel’s Brazilian Pepper are "Shakin’ in their Roots"
Daniel W. Clark

14. Status of Melaleuca Control at Big Cypress National Preserve
Antonio J. Pernas and William A. Snyder

15. The Progression of Hydrilla Management in the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes
Ernie Feller, Mike Bodle, and Ed Harris

16. The Florida Department of Correction’s Involvement in Exotic Pest Plant Control
Clayton Campbell and Fred D. Carter

17. The Hole-in-the-Donut Wetland Restoration and Mitigation Program
Michael R. Norland

18. A Progress Report of the Brevard County Brazilian Pepper Busters Public Education Activities and Training Manual
Kim Zarillo

19. Invasive Plant Management on the Right-of-Way— Changing the Way Florida Department of Transportation Works
Jeff Caster

20. Ethnobotany of Florida’s Weedy Vines
Daniel F. Austin

Section Three— Research: Botany to Biocontrol

21. South Florida Weeds and Mexican Plants— Friends or Foes?
Cristina Ugarte

22. St.-John’s-Worts— Beauties and Beasts in Florida
Kathy Craddock Burks

23. Exotic Plants and Butterflies in Southern Florida—The Pros and Cons
Walter Gould and Roger Hammer

24. Antibacterial and Antifungal Screening of Florida’s Exotic Invasive Plant Species
C. Bruce Cochrane

25. Factors Influencing Establishment Success of Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.T. Blake in Everglades National Park
Jean Marie Hartman

26. The Effect on the Invasive Process of Phenotypic and Genetic Differences Among Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.T. Blake Populations
Sylvan R. Kaufman

27. Invasion of a Tall Upland Forest in Southeast Florida by the Exotic Tree Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels— Stand Characteristics and Effects on
Native Shrubs

Douglas G. Scofield

28. Tradescantia fluminensis Vell., an Exotic Invader of Florida’s Mesic Hammocks and Floodplain Forests
Brett A. McMillan

29. Seasonal Variation in Resprouting Ability of Native and Exotic Hardwoods in South Florida
James R. Snyder

30. Ecological Response to Removal of Invasive Plants— Considering Research Design
James O. Luken

31. Using Fire to Control Skunk Vine (Paederia foetida L.) in an Invaded Sandhill
Doria R. Gordon, George D. Gann, Steve C. Morrison, and Jill H. Fisher

32. Weakening the Grip of Air Potato
J. Jeffrey Mullahey and Stephen H. Brown

33. Observations on the Use of Arsenal for the Control of Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.T. Blake in a High Marsh Habitat
Heather S. Stafford

34. Comparative Field Testing of Methods to Control Brazilian Pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi) Near Mangroves in Tampa Bay, Florida
Robin Lewis, D. Savercool, and N. Ehringer

35. Post-Hurricane Vegetation Response in South Florida Hammocks With and Without Dioscorea bulbifera L. Control
Doria R. Gordon, George D. Gann, Elizabeth Carter, and Kevin Thomas

36. Biological Control of Melaleuca— Insect Quarantine Research
Susan A. Wineriter and Gary R. Buckingham

37. Release and Establishment of Oxyops vitiosa Pascoe for the Biological Control of Melaleuca in South Florida
Ted D. Center, Thai K. Van, Min Rayachhetry, Gary R. Buckingham, Sue Wineriter, and Matthew Purcell

38. Ochyromera ligustri (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), an Immigrant Natural Enemy of Chinese Privet, Ligustrum sinense Lour.(Oleaceae) in Florida
James P. Cuda and Mark C. Zeller

39. Biological Control of Hydrilla and Eurasian Watermilfoil— Insect Quarantine Research
Christine A. Bennett and Gary R. Buckingham

 

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