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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DEVELOPMENT & EVALUATION OF BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENTS FOR INVASIVE SPECIES THREATENING THE EVERGLADES & OTHER NATURAL AND MANANGED SYSTEMS

Location: Invasive Plant Research Laboratory

Title: CHAPTER 9: THE STATUS OF NONINDIGENOUS SPECIES IN THE SOUTH FLORIDA ENVIRONMENT.

Authors
item Ferriter, Amy - BOISE STATE
item Doren, Robert - DOI
item Goodyear, C - NOAA
item Thayer, D - SFWMD
item Burch, J - NPS
item Toth, L - SFWMD
item Bodle, M - SFWMD
item Lane, J - ACOE
item Schmitz, D - FLORIDA DEPT OF ENVIRON
item Pratt, Paul
item Snow, S - DOI
item Langeland, Ken - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Submitted to: South Florida Environmental Report
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: August 15, 2006
Publication Date: October 16, 2006
Citation: Ferriter, A., Doren, R., Goodyear, C., Thayer, D., Burch, J., Toth, L., Bodle, M., Lane, J., Schmitz, D., Pratt, P.D., Snow, S., Langeland, K. 2006. The status of nonindigenous species in the south Florida environment. In: G. Redfield, ed. South Florida Environmental Report, South Florida Water Management District. West Palm Beach, FL: p. 9-1 through 9-101.

Interpretive Summary: In support of the collective activities of the many agencies involved in Everglades restoration and CERP, this chapter reviews the broad issues involving nonindigenous species in South Florida and their relationship to restoration, management, planning, organization, and funding. This chapter also provides an overview of nonindigenous species using a comprehensive, all-taxa format for understanding and presenting an inclusive picture of the magnitude of the invasive species threats that exists in South Florida. While detailed information on many of the included nonindigenous species is still unknown, this is the first document to provide a complete listing with species annotations for those species either known, or considered to be, serious threats to Everglades restoration.

Technical Abstract: In support of the collective activities of the many agencies involved in Everglades restoration and CERP, this chapter reviews the broad issues involving nonindigenous species in South Florida and their relationship to restoration, management, planning, organization, and funding. This chapter also provides an overview of nonindigenous species using a comprehensive, all-taxa format for understanding and presenting an inclusive picture of the magnitude of the invasive species threats that exists in South Florida. While detailed information on many of the included nonindigenous species is still unknown, this is the first document to provide a complete listing with species annotations for those species either known, or considered to be, serious threats to Everglades restoration. The species are also presented using the RECOVER and Science Coordination Group (SCG) modules for Everglades restoration regions and the species impacts are also discussed by regions in which such information on the species exists.

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