Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council

April 5th - 8th, 2010

The Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, Crystal River, Florida


Overview: The 2010 FLEPPC symposium promises to be another thought-provoking meeting with the latest information on a variety of topics related to invasive species in Florida. Here’s a preview of what you can look forward to at the Symposium:

Theme: This year’s theme is Changes in Latitude, highlighting the role of invasive species in global climate change and addressing how Florida’s land managers can maintain a positive outlook in light of economic hardships. We hope to cultivate these positive attitudes at our symposium, so please join us in Crystal River.

Keynote Address:

Dr. Jeffrey Dukes, Assistant Professor, Purdue University

The FLEEPC Board of Directors is pleased to present this year’s keynote speaker, Dr. Jeffrey Dukes, an assistant professor in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University and Director of the Boston-Area Climate Experiment. Jeff Dukes and his research group seek to address environmental challenges through ecological research and outreach. Their research currently focuses on three themes: understanding how ecosystems respond to climate and atmospheric change, understanding and minimizing the impacts of invasive species on ecosystems, and exploring the ecological consequences of switching our energy supply from fossil fuels to biofuels. Dr. Dukes has a particular interest in understanding how changes in climate and the atmosphere will affect the success and impact of invasive species.


The FLEPPC conference is a great opportunity to build relationships and support exotic pest plant control by registering as an exhibitor and/or sponsor. Opportunities for sponsorship include door prizes, unique silent auction items, refreshment breaks, education/research grants.

Please contact Bill Kline at 770-623-6818 or e-mail wnkline@dow.com.

Key Dates

Call for Posters – open

Poster Abstracts Due – March 10th

Hotel Information

The Plantation Golf Resort & Spa
Discounted room rates available to conference attendees.
Please request the FLEPPC Conference group rate at $89.00 per night.
9301 W Fort Island TRL
Crystal River, FL 34429 USA
Phone: 800-632-6262

Symposium Contacts

Program Chair: Jon Lane
Registration: Dianne Owen
Site Arrangements: Mike Bodle
Vendor Information: Bill Kline