We develop sustainable management for tropical and subtropical landscape systems and reduce the impact of invasive animals and plants on both natural and highly urbanized habitats.
A distinctive combination of commercial, urban horticultural, and environmental concerns drives activity at the UF-IFAS Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center. Unique problems associated with South Florida depend on research, education, and extension efforts focused within this area. Given the enormous differences in environment, flora, and fauna endemic to Southeast Florida, these efforts cannot be adequately performed in other areas of the state. Our faculty, staff, and facilities represent a valuable local information and resource base for the southern third of the state that cannot be effectively duplicated elsewhere.