Invasive species cause massive economic and environmental harm. The problems are often complex and multidimensional, yet our approach to their management tends to lack coordination and relies on single disciplinary perspectives. We aim to synergize the significant research and training capacity currently distributed across multiple disciplinary-based Departments and Colleges at the University of Florida to transform understanding and management of invasive species.
To be a global leader in the understanding, prevention, and management of invasive species.
To facilitate interdisciplinary research that advances our understanding of the causes and consequences of invasive species; generates innovative approaches to reduce invasions and their impacts on natural, agricultural, and urban systems; and train the next generation of invasion scientists.
Collaboration and Partnership
Inclusivity and Empathy