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Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants

The UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants is a multidisciplinary research, teaching and extension unit directed to develop environmentally sound techniques for the management of aquatic and natural area weed species and to coordinate aquatic plant research activities within the State of Florida. The Center was established in 1978 by the Florida legislature. Directed by Dr. William Haller. the Center utilizes expertise from many departments within UF/IFAS and its Agricultural Research and Education Centers throughout Florida.

The mission of the CAIP Information Office is to inform and educate all stakeholders about the impacts and management of invasive plants.

See the UF / IFAS Assessment of Non-native Plants in Florida’s Natural Areas for literature-based assessment tools to evaluate the invasion risk of non-native species

Recent Publications


  • The UF/IFAS Assessment of Non-Native Plants has been completely revised – check out the new, improved, easy-to-use format!
  • Check out the new Air Potato Biological Control website from UF/IFAS
  • Salvinia molesta added to IUCN list of 100 of the World’s Worst Invasive Alien Species See Biological Invasions, Online publication
  • Report invasive plants and animals in Florida with the IveGot1 mobile app. now available for iPhone and Android
  • Check out the Aquatic Plant Management Society Blog for industry news and updates
  • Visit Plant Management in Florida Waters. for a comprehensive overview of why and how aquatic plants are managed in Florida waters, including information on NPDES compliance
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)– Pesticides EPA Overview

Cooperative Projects

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