Select IRC Presentations

2017

Everglades Restoration and Rare Plants. Monthly meeting, Dade County Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. Pinecrest, Florida. Presentation by George Gann.

Insects and Everglades Restoration, in Plant and Animal Biodiversity: Including a Critical Element of Everglades Restoration. 32nd Annual Everglades Coalition Conference: Three Estuaries, One Solution. Fort Myers, Florida. Presentation by Sandy Koi.

Knowledge Cafe: Forest Landscape Restoration. In, VII World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Iguassu Falls, Brazil. George Gann, facilitator.

Knowledge Cafe: Operationalizing the New International Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration. In, VII World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Iguassu Falls, Brazil. George Gann, facilitator.

On the Edge of a Continent – an Exploration of Comprehensive Rare Plant Conservation and Restoration in Southern Florida, USA, Over Two Decades. In, Reintroduction and Management of Rare Plants in Response to Global Change. XIX International Botanical Congress. Shenzhen, China. Presentation by George Gann.

Operationalizing the New International Standards. In, Assessing and Setting Priorities for Forest Landscape Restoration to Achieve Biodiversity Conservation Targets. VII World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Iguassu Falls, Brazil. Presentation by George Gann.

Plant and Animal Biodiversity: Including a Critical Element of Everglades Restoration. 32nd Annual Everglades Coalition Conference: Three Estuaries, One Solution. Fort Myers, Florida. Presentation and moderation by George Gann.

Restoration Standards. In, invitation only Forum on Biodiversity and Global Forest Restoration, on the side of VII World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Iguassu Falls, Brazil. George Gann, presenter and facilitator.

Scaling Down and Re-scaling Up; Using a Comrehensive Regional Conservation Approach to Enhance National and International Plant Conservation Strategies - a Case Study From Florida. In, Big Data and the Conservation of North America's Flora. Botany 2017. Fort Worth, Texas. Presentation by George Gann

The Little Things that Run the World. An Environmental Symposium on Pollinators, FAU Davie Campus. Davie, Florida. Presentation by Sandy Koi. To view the powerpoint presentation, click here.

Vascular Plant Extinction in North America North of Mexico: What Have We Lost and What Can We Learn? In, Big Data and the Conservation of North America's Flora. Botany 2017. Fort Worth, Texas. Wesley Knapp*, et. al., George Gann, contributor.

Wetlands. Environmental Studies School, National Gardens Club, Inc. FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, West Palm Beach, Florida. Presentation by Cara Abbott. To view the powerpoint presentation, click here.

2016

At-risk Species Assessment Workshops (Peninsular Florida & Caribbean, Information Gaps and Research Needs). George D. Gann, co-moderator. Southeastern Partners in Plant Conservation, Atlanta Botanical Garden. November 2016.

Butterfly Diversity on the Homestead Air Reserve Base. Sandy Koi and Craig van der Heiden. Imperiled Butterflies of Florida Work Group Annual Meeting. December 2016.

Developing a Protocol for Assessing the Regional Conservation Status of Species. George D. Gann, panelist. Biodiversity Without Borders: The NatureServe Network Conservation Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 2016.

Ecology. Environmental Studies School, National Gardens Club, Inc. FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, West Palm Beach, Florida. Presentation by Cara Abbott.

Everglades Restoration and Rare Plants - Including a Critical Element of Biodiversity. Friends of Gifford Arboretum October Meeting at the University of Miami. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George Gann.

Global Conservation Policy. Delray Business Partners monthly meeting, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Presentation by George Gann.

Global Launch, International standards for the practice of ecological restoration - including principles and key concepts. Convention on Biological Diversity, COP 13, Official Side Meeting. Cancun, Mexico. Presentation by George Gann* and Tein McDonald.

Improving Species Selection for Restoration: Global Context, Resources and Tools. Biodiversity Without Borders: The NatureServe Network Conservation Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 2016. Presentation by George Gann.

Institute for Regional Conservation Website: An Invaluable Online Resource for Native Plants. The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. West Palm Beach, Florida. Presentation by Craig van der Heiden.

Invasive Plants of Broward County. The Broward County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Davie, Florida. Presentation by Cara Abbott.

Invasive Plants of Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area. FMEL – PIAS Volunteer Nature Stewardship Class, Pelican Island Audubon House. Presentation by Cara Abbott.

Invasive Plants of South Florida. The 2016 Python Challenge Invasive Species Awareness Festival hosted by FWC. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Cara Abbott.

Invasive Plants – What To Do Next With Native Gardening. Delicate Balance of Nature Lecture Series, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Presentation by Cara Abbott.

Natives For Your Neighborhood. Native Plant Day, Bill Sadowski Park. Presentation by Cara Abbott.

Plants of the Island of Puerto Rico: an Innovative Web-Based Conservation Tool for Scientists and Enthusiasts. Biodiversity Without Borders: The NatureServe Network Conservation Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 2016. Presentation by George Gann and J. Carlos Trejos Torres.

Present and Future Priorities for Plant Conservation in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, a one-day workshop. George D. Gann, panelist. Biodiversity Without Borders: The NatureServe Network Conservation Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. April 2016.

Rare Plants and Local Butterflies. Broward County Butterfly Chapter Monthly Meeting. Davie, Florida. Presentation by Craig van der Heiden.

Rare Plants – the South Florida Context. Center for Integrated Research on the Environment Meeting, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden. Presentation by George Gann.

Redescubrimiento del Henequén Verde (Agave sisalana) en Yucatán. X Congreso Mexicano de Etnobiología, Asociación Etnobiológica Mexicana & Centro Peninsular en Humanidades y en Ciencias Sociales – UNAM. Mérida, Yucatán, México. Presentation by J. Carlos Trejo-Torres*, George Gann & Maarten J.M. Christenhusz.

Report on Global Launch, International standards for the practice of ecological restoration. Meeting of Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration. Cancun, Mexico. Presentation by George Gann.

Vascular Plant Extinction in North America North of Mexico: What Have We Lost and What Can We Learn? Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2016 Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Presentation by Wesley M. Knapp*, Anne L. Frances, Alan S. Weakley, Robert F.C. Naczi, George Gann and others.

Vegetation Communities Shift in Response to Climate Change: National Key Deer Refuge 1990-2013. Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2016 Meeting. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Presentation by Craig van der Heiden.

2015

El Análisis Parsimonioso de Endemicidad: Su Naturaleza e Interpretaciones. Presentada en la clase de biogeografía; carrera de licenciatura en biología. Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán – Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias. Mérida, Yucatán, México. Presentation by Jorge Carlos Trejos Torres.

Following the Bulldozers. Invasive Plant Control for the Picayune Strand Restoration Project. The Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) conference held in Coral Springs Florida. Presentation by Michael Barry, Maureen Bonness and Craig van der Heiden. To view the powerpoint presentation, click here.

Habitat Mapping and Trend Analysis: Rookery Bay Watershed Discharge Locations. The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Project final meeting. Presentation by Michael Barry.

The Institute for Regional Conservation - A Community Partner in Delray Beach. City of Delray Beach, Green Implementation Advancement Board monthly meeting. Invited presentation by George Gann.

The Institute for Regional Conservation - A Community Partner in Delray Beach. Delray Business Partners monthly meeting, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. Presentation by George Gann.

Los Árboles, los Servicios Ambientales y otras Actividades Productivas. Presentada a los ejidatarios del Ejido Hocabá. Hocabá, Yucatán, México. Presentation by Jorge Carlos Trejos Torres.

Los Árboles, los Servicios Ambientales y otras Actividades Productivas. Presentada a los ejidatarios del Ejido Mocontún. Mocontún, Tekax, Yucatán, México. Presentation by Jorge Carlos Trejos Torres.

Natives For Your Neighborhood. An Educational Workshop Series hosted by The Village of Palmetto Bay Parks & Recreation Department. Presentation by Lindsey Nieratka.

Rare plants of Everglades National Park. Rare Plant Task Force Agriculture and Consumer Science annual meeting in Gainesville, Florida. Presentation by George Gann.

Rare Plants of Everglades National Park: Their History, Conservation, and Restoration. Fairchild Botanical Garden. Presentation by George Gann.

Restoration of Critically Rare Plants In Everglades National Park. Society for Ecological Restoration, 6th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Manchester, UK. Presentation by George Gann.

Restoring the Link Between People & Nature. An Educational Workshop Series hosted by The Village of Palmetto Bay Parks & Recreation Department. Presentation by Craig van der Heiden.

Sustentando la Conservación de Plantas Mediante Bases de Datos Regionales: Florida, Yucatán y Puerto Rico. Presentada en el XIV Congreso Iberomacaronésica de Jardines Botánicos. Fuerteventura, Islas Canarias, España. Presentation by Jorge Carlos Trejo Torres* and George Gann.

TEMA: Plantas Sagradas de los Mayas, Parte 2. LA68 Casa de Cultura of Mérida, Yucatán, México. Presentation by Jorge Carlos Trejos Torres.

The Coastal Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay Habitat Restoration Project. An Educational Workshop Series hosted by The Village of Palmetto Bay Parks & Recreation Department. Presentation by Sarah Martin.

The Pine Rocklands of Miami Rock Ridge: An Everglades Ecosystem in Peril. The Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) conference held in Coral Springs Florida. Presentation by Sarah Martin and Craig van der Heiden.

Urban-rural connections to develop sustainability. X. Wang and G. Gann, facilitators. First World Forum on Ecosystem Governance. Beijing, China. October 2015.

2014

El Patrimonio Botánico de Yucatán como Lente para Mirar la Historia Regional. Presentada en el “Seminario permanente de etnobiología: patrimonio biocultural y diálogo de saberes”. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México – Centro Peninsular en Humanidades y en Ciencias Sociales. Mérida, Yucatán, México. Presentation by Jorge Carlos Trejos Torres.

El Portal Botánico Plantas del Mayab: Plantas para Todos, como Herramienta de Consulta para Aficionados y Expertos. Presentada en el Primer Foro de Centros de Educación y Cultura Ambiental. SEMARNAT Delegación Yucatán. Mérida, Yucatán, México. Presentation by Jorge Carlos Trejos Torres.

Habitat Restoration at Home. Daggerwing Nature Center. Presentation by Lindsey Roland Nieratka and Kristen Hoss of Yea! For an abridged version of the powerpoint, click here.

IRC's Pine Rockland Programs. The Miami Sierra Club. Presentation by Craig van der Heiden.

Las Plantas Nativas de Yucatán: Historia Botánica Regional. Presentada en la “Primera Jornada Académica Estudiantil de Biología”. Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán – Campus de Ciencias Biológicas y Agropecuarias. Mérida, Yucatán, México. Presentation by Jorge Carlos Trejos Torres.

Natives For Your Neighborhood, IRC, and the Importance of Native Plant Conservation. Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce monthly Business Partners Meeting. Presentation by George Gann.

Native Plants: Why We Care and What We Can Do! Camp Wild of Sawgrass Nature Center. Presentation by Lindsey Roland Nieratka

The Institute For Regional Conservation Pine Rockland Initiative Program : An Update on Our Continuing Pine Rockland Restoration Projects. The UF-IFAS Cooperative Extension Services Pine Rockland Working Group Symposium. Presentation by Sarah Martin. Click here to see powerpoint slides.

2013

Native Plants: Why We Care and What We Can Do! World Planting Day at 6 Acre Woods Park, Riverglades Elementary School, Parkland, FL. Presentation by Lindsey Roland Nieratka

Vegetation Changes in South West Florida: 1940-Present. Rookery Bay 2013 GIS Symposium: Exploring and Exchanging Spatial Knowledge. Presentation by Craig van der Heiden and Mike Barry.

2012

Floristics, Rare Plant Conservation, and the Use of Native Ecosystems as Models for Landscape Design in South Florida.  Field presentation at Matheson Hammock Park to graduate students in landscape architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, students of Dr. Karen M'Closkey.  Presented by George Gann.

Herbicide Mixing, Storage, Transport and Application. Florida Keys Invasive Exotic Task Force (attended by state restoration specialists), Marathon, FL. Presented by Cody Miller and Josh Karow.

Manejo de Recursos Florísticos: Una Mirada Desde la Divulgación Científica. Presentada en el XVI Diplomado en Manejo y Conservación de Recursos Naturales del Programa Reserva, Centro de Capacitación e Investigación en Recursos Naturales, Ducks Unlimitted de México. Celestún, Yucatán, México. Presentation by Jorge Carlos Trejos Torres.

2011

Effects of Salinity on Common Woody Species of Buttonwood Forest and Coastal Hardwood Hammocks in Everglades National Park. Sea Level Rise Adaptation in the Florida Keys: Conserving Terrestrial and Intertidal Natural Areas and Native Species. Invitation only workshop organized by the The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Coastal Service at Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, Florida. Presentation by Sonali Saha and Jimi Sadle (Everglades National Park).

Herbicide Mixing, Storage, Transport and Application. Florida Keys Invasive Exotic Task Force (attended by state restoration specialists), Marathon, FL. Presentation by Cody Miller and Josh Karow.

Rare Plants. Sea Level Rise Adaptation in the Florida Keys: Conserving Terrestrial and Intertidal Natural Areas and Native Species. Invitation only workshop organized by the The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA Coastal Service at Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

2010

Herbicide mixing, storage, transport and application. Presentation hosted by the Florida Keys Invasive Exotic Task Force and attended by state restoration specialists. Marathon, FL. Presentation by Cody Miller and Josh Karow.

No Invasive Left Behind: Teaching Homeowners How to Identify and Treat Common Invasive Exotics Found Throughout the Florida Keys. Public lecture series at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Presentation by Cody Miller. See also, USTREAM interview with Cody at the same event.

Sea Level Rise Impacts on Rare Plant Species in Coastal Regions of Southern Florida and Implications for Habitat Management. Keeping Our Heads Above Water: Surviving the Challenges of Sea-Level Rise in Florida. An invitation only workshop organized by the Florida Institute for Conservation Science at Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley and Sonali Saha.

2009

A Global View of Ecological Restoration and the Role of the Society for Ecological Restoration International. Great Lakes Urban Habitat Restoration Symposium: Partnering to Restore Great Lakes Urban Nearshore and Riverine Areas. Chicago, Illinois. Special plenary speech by George D. Gann at the invitation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Identifying Invasive Exotic Plants in Your Landscape, and Avoiding Hybridization. Native Plant Day, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Invasive Plants That Look Like Native Plants. Annual conference, Florida Native Plant Society. West Palm Beach, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

The Plant Life of Key West 1575-2010. Key West Botanical Garden. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

2008

Approaches for Effective Ecological Restoration Monitoring: Examples from Australia and Germany. Annual Meeting, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Tampa, Florida. Presentation by Richard Hobbs and George D. Gann*.

Ecological Restoration: Achieving Healthy Communities and Healthy Protected Areas. Symposium sponsored by Parks Canada, the Society for Ecological Restoration and Parks Victoria (Australia), held at the 4th World Conservation Congress. Barecelona, Spain. George D. Gann, moderator of facilitated discussion.

Private Land Stewardship Programs for Endangered Species – Examples from the Pine Rockland Ecosystem. Conference of the Organization for Wildlife Lands and Realty Specialists. Sustaining Florida’s Wildlife Heritage Amid 21st Century Challenges, Partnering for Land Acquisition: Interagency, Regional, and Local Partnerships. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley, Terry Glancy and Barbara Glancy.

Restauración Ecológica: Integración de Aspectos Científico-Técnicos, Económicos y Sociales. Congreso Mexicano de Ecologia. Merida, Mexico. Presentation by Francisco A. Comin* and George D. Gann.

Return of the Native: Native Plants and Their Conservation in Miami-Dade County. Carrollton School, Miami, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Return of the Native: Native Plants and Their Conservation in Miami-Dade County. Miami Shores Presbyterian Church, Miami Shores, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

The Society for Ecological Restoration and the Convention on Biological Diversity: Working Together to Conserve Biodiversity. Invited presentation, Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat. Montreal, Canada. Presentation by George D. Gann*, Nik Lopoukhine and Sasha Alexander.

2007

Closing Statement. Joint Conference, Ecological Society of America and Society for Ecological Restoration International. San Jose, California. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Creating Your Own Pine Rockland. Native Plant Day, Dade County Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Follow Up Discussion. Pine Rockland Management Plan for Miami-Dade County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program Properties. Pine Rockland Working Group. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Is Your Lawn the Best That it Could Be? Broward Chapter Florida Native Plant Society, Eagles Eerie Lodge, Oakland Park, FL. Presentation by Steven W. Woodmansee.

Key Concepts and Research Questions in Restoration Ecology (Symposium). Joint Conference, Ecological Society of America and Society for Ecological Restoration International. San Jose, California. Opening remarks and facilitation by George D. Gann.

Mapping of Endangered, Threatened, and Exotic Plants on Florida Department of Transportation Rights-of-Way in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Florida Department of Transportation, District Six Offices. Miami, Florida. Special presentation by Doria R. Gordon, George D. Gann*, Keith A. Bradley, Steven E. Green and Amy M. Jenkins.

Native Plants and Other Wilds of the Big Cypress National Preserve. 27th Annual Conference, Florida Native Plant Society. Gainesville, Florida. Presentation by Steven W. Woodmansee.

Natives for Your Neighborhood: A Tool in Selecting Native Plants. Florida Trail Association, Big Cypress Chapter. Palmetto High School, Pinecrest, Florida. Presentation by Steven W. Woodmansee.

Natives for Your Neighborhood: A Tool in Selecting Native Plants. Golf Superintendents Association, Ocean Reef Golf Club, Key Largo, Florida. Presentation by Steven W. Woodmansee.

Pine Rockland Management Plan for Miami-Dade County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program Properties. Pine Rockland Working Group. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Poking into the world of South Florida's Cacti. Broward County Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. Oakland Park, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Poking into the world of South Florida's Cacti. Dade County Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. Coral Gables, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Poking into the world of South Florida's Cacti. South Florida Cactus and Succulent Society. Miramar, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Rare pine rockland plants of Big Pine Key. Conservation of the Florida Keys Pine Rocklands meeting. Big Pine Key, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Setting Goals and Targets for Restoration and Management of Large-scale Ecosystems (Symposium). Joint Conference, Ecological Society of America and Society for Ecological Restoration International. San Jose, California. George D. Gann, panelist.

Steven’s Eleven: Top Eleven Native Trees and Shrubs for the South Florida Yard. 2007 Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society’s Native Plant Day at Bill Sadowski Park, Palmetto Bay, Florida. Presentation and Workshop by Steven W. Woodmansee.

The Rarest of the Rare: Native Plant Conservation in Everglades National Park. 27th Annual Conference, Florida Native Plant Society. Gainesville, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann*, Kirsten N. Hines and Jesse M. Hoffman.

2006

Environmentally Friendly Landscaping in the Bahamas. Friends of the Environment Native Plant Fair. Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

La Sociedad Internacional para la Restauración Ecológica (SER) y su Papel en Ayudar a Establecer una Red de Restauración Ecológica en América Latina (o en las Américas)/The Society for Ecological Restoration International (SER) and its Role in Helping to Establish an Ecological Restoration Network in Latin America (or the Americas). Ecological restoration workshop in Ecology in an Era of Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Environmental Scientists in the Americas. The Ecological Society of America. Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Lawn Weeds…and Other Great Plants. Native Plant Day, Dade County Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. Presentation by Steven W. Woodmansee.

Natives For Your Neighborhood: Its History and Application to the Florida Keys. Regular Meeting, Dade County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, Florida Keys Group. Key West, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Preliminary Diet Analyses for Cyclura cychlura inornata and Cyclura cychlura figginsi: Assessing Potential Impacts of Tourist Feeding. Annual meeting, IUCN, Species Survival Commission, Iguana Specialist Group. Lajas, Puerto Rico. Presentation by Kirsten N. Hines.

Rare Plants of Big Pine Key Pine Rocklands. Public Meeting, National Key Deer Refuge. Big Pine Key, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Return of the Native: Native Plants and Their Conservation in South Florida. Eastern Airlines Orchid Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Steven W. Woodmansee.

The Deering Estate's Past, Present and Future: History, Natural Areas and Rehydration. Native Plant Day, Dade County Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

The Whys and Hows of Restoring Rockland Hammocks in Urban Gardens. Native Plant Day, Dade County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

2005

Is Your Lawn the Best It Can Be? Native Plant Day, Dade County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Steven W. Woodmansee.

Native and Exotic Plants of the Bahamas. Friends of the Environment. Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Plants and Other Wilds of the Big Cypress. BUSH Club. Davie, Florida Presentation by Steven W. Woodmansee.

Rare Species Occurrence Data: A Perspective from The Institute for Regional Conservation. Annual Florida Park Service Biologists Meeting. Key Largo, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Regulatory and Incentive Based Policies to Protect Threatened and Endangered Plants: A Perspective from The Institute for Regional Conservation. Model Native Plant Landscape Ordinance Workshop. University of Florida Levin College of Law. Gainesville, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Return of the Native. Biscayne National Park Discovery Lecture Series. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Return of the Native. Regular Meeting. Pinellas Native Plant Society. Clearwater, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Return of the Native. Special Lecture, Carollton School. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

The Natural Forest Communities of Miami-Dade County. Pine Rockland Working Group. Homestead, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

2004

Creating Your Own Pine Rockland: The Rewarding Journey of Restoring a Critically Imperiled Plant Community. Native Plant Day, Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Ecological Restoration – Lessons Learned From Around the World. IUCN – World Conservation Congress. Bangkok, Thailand. David Lamb, George Gann and Keith Bowers, presenters.

Governance Options: Society for Ecological Restoration International. Biannual Meeting of the Board of Directors. Chicago, Illinois. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Native Lawn Weeds. Native Plant Day, Dade County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Steve Woodmansee.

Native Lawn Weeds. Regular meeting, Florida Keys group of the Dade County Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. Marathon, Florida. Presentation by Steve Woodmansee.

Native Plant Workshop. Regular meeting, Lakela's Mint Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. Fort Pierce, Florida. Presentation by Steve Woodmansee.

Native Plant Workshop. Regular meeting, Serenoa Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. Sarasota, Florida. Presentation by Steve Woodmansee.

Natives For Your Neighborhood: A Tool for Putting the Right Native Plant in the Right Place. 24 th Annual Conference, Florida Native Plant Society. Orlando, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

The Institute for Regional Conservation. Regular class, EVR 4026, Biotic Resources, Florida International University. Miami, Florida. George Gann, guest lecturer.

The Natural Forest Communities of Miami-Dade County – Protecting Miami's Natural Heritage Through Private Forest Conservation. Native Plant Day, Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

The Plant Life of Key West: 1823-2004. Regular m eeting of the Key West Botanical Society and the Florida Keys group of the Dade County Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. Key West, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

The Role of Ecological Restoration in Conservation. IUCN – World Conservation Congress. Bangkok, Thailand. Keith Bowers and George Gann, panelists.

2003

History of Botanical Exploration at the Charles Deering Estate. Native Plant Day, Dade County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Making Rare Plant Conservation Happen in South Florida. Annual Meeting, Florida Native Plant Society. Fort Myers, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Native Lawn Weeds of South Florida. Regular Meeting, Dade County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Steven W. Woodmansee.

Invasive Plants in Natural and Managed Systems: Linking Science and Management. Public Outreach in conjunction with 7th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions. Fort Lauderdale, Florida. George D. Gann, panelist.

Prioritizing Rare Plant Taxa and Conservation Actions on a Regional Basis. Rare Plant Task Force. Historic Bok Sanctuary, Lake Wales, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Wetland Mitigation and Mitigation Banking: A Perspective from the Society for Ecological Restoration International. International Symposium on the Restoration of the DMZ. Korean Society of Environmental Restoration and Revegetation Technology. Seoul, Republic of Korea. Presentation by George D. Gann.

2002

A Brief History of IRC and the Native Plant Workshop - is Palm Beach County Ready? Regular Meeting, Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. West Palm Beach, Florida. Presentation by Steven W. Woodmansee.

Creating Your Own Hammock. Native Plant Day. Dade County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Plant I.D.: The Rubiaceae Family. Regular Meeting, Broward County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Presentation by Steven W. Woodmansee.

Rare Plants of South Florida. Annual Meeting, Florida Native Plant Society. Tallahassee, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Rare Plants of South Florida. Regular Meeting, Dade County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Rare Plants of South Florida. Regular Meeting, Lakela's Mint Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Fort Pierce, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

2001

Creating Your Own Hammock. Native Plant Day. Dade County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Floristic and Rare Plant Monitoring in South Florida. Learning from the Past: Successes and Failures in Conserving Florida's Rare Flora. Workshop hosted by Fairchild Tropical Garden and Bok Tower Gardens. Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, Florida. Plenary presentation by George D. Gann.

History of Botanical Exploration in the Florida Keys. Native Plant Day, Dade County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

John Kunkel Small in the Florida Keys. Key Largo Hammocks State Botanical Site Annual Lecture Series. Key Largo, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Native Plants of Cuba and South Florida. Regular Meeting, Tropical Audubon Society. Presentation by George D. Gann, IRC, and Juan Fernandez, City of Miami Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Restoration of Floristic Diversity: A Case Study from South Florida. Ecological Restoration in Europe: Organising for the Future, Institute of Ecology and Botany of the Hungarian Academy of Science. Budapest, Hungary. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Restoration of South Florida's Native Plant Heritage. Lecture Series at Deering Estate at Cutler. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Restoring South Florida's Native Plant Heritage. Florida Park Service Biologist Meeting, Naples, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

2000

Climbing Ferns, Lygodiummicrophyllum and L. japonicum: Where Did They Come From, Where Are They Going, and What Do We Do About Them? Annual Conference, Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Key Largo, Florida. George D. Gann, panelist.

Creating Your Own Hammock. Native Plant Day. Dade County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

From Miami to the Fakahatchee: Rare Plant Conservation in Tropical Florida. Guest Lecturer, The Restoration Agenda: Blueprint 2000. Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. A.D. Laderman, Instructor, New Haven, Connecticut. Presentation by George D. Gann.

The Importance of Forest Fragments to Rare Plant Conservation. Annual Conference, Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann

The Importance of Regional Preserves to Rare Plant Conservation. Technical Series Presentation, Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management. West Palm Beach, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

An Introduction to Florida's Tropical Trees and Shrubs. Annual Conference, Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann

Lygodium, the Looming Menace. Annual Conference, Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. George Gann, panelist.

Restoring South Florida's “Sense of Place.” Regular Meeting, Dade Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Restoring Southern Florida's Native Plant Heritage. Regular meeting, Cocoplum Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society. Stuart, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley.

Restoring Southern Florida's Native Plant Heritage. Special Lecture, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of East London. London, England. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Restoring Southern Florida's Native Plant Heritage – Restoration in a Regional Conservation Context. Annual Conference, Society for Ecological Restoration. Liverpool, England. Presentation by George D. Gann.

1999

Coastal Strand Workshop for Students. Cape Florida State Recreation Area. With K. Westervelt, American Littoral Society, and E. Golden, Florida Park Service. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Creating a Hammock at Your Home or School. Native Plant Day, Dade County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Distinguished Dialog Chair, Ecological Restoration and the Restoration of a Healthy Sense of Place. Fire & Grit – Working for Nature and Community, The Orion Society. Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Opening Comments. Tropical Restoration for the New Millennium, International Institute of Tropical Forestry and Society for Ecological Restoration. San Juan, Puerto Rico. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Overviews of Current Knowledge: Biology and Rate of Spread. Climbing Fern (Lygodiummicrophyllum) Workshop, Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council and South Florida Water Management District. West Palm Beach, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

An Overview of the Science and Practice of Ecological Restoration (Keynote Lecture). Ecological Restoration Symposium, The World Bank, East Asia Environment and Social Development Unit. Washington, D.C. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Restoring Florida's Sense of Place (Keynote Lecture). Annual Conference, Florida Native Plant Society. Palm Coast, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

1998

Extirpations: Lake Okeechobee to the Keys. Guest Lecturer, The Restoration Agenda: Water. Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. A.D. Laderman, Instructor. New Haven, Connecticut. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Home in a Hammock. Native Plant Day, Dade County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

National Ecosystem Restoration Programs. Ecosystem Restoration: A National Symposium to Bring Together Ecosystem Restoration Practitioners and Researchers. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Baltimore, Maryland. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Native Plant Extirpations: Lake Okeechobee to the Keys. Annual Conference, Florida Native Plant Society. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Presentation by G.D. Gann* and K.A. Bradley, The Institute for Regional Conservation.

Renaturalization of Semi-Natural Areas (Session Moderator). International Conference on Restoration Ecology. Groningen, The Netherlands. Moderated by George D. Gann.

The Status of Exotic Plants in the Preserves of Southern Florida. Annual Conference, Florida Native Plant Society. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Presentation by K.A. Bradley* and G.D. Gann, The Institute for Regional Conservation.

Video Conference with New Zealand Conference on “Restoring the Health and Wealth of Ecosystems”. (Video Conference Moderator – U.S. Side). Annual Conference, Society for Ecological Restoration. Austin, Texas. Moderated by George D. Gann

1997

Biological Enrichment and Management of Plants. Guest Lecturer, Restoring the Urban Forest Ecosystem. Universityof Florida, Urban Forestry Institute. Mary L. Durea, Course Director. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Lecture by George D. Gann.

Biodiversity Conservation in South Florida. Regular Meeting, Earth Alert, University of Miami. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

A Global Restoration Perspective (Keynote Lecture). Annual Conference, Texas Society for Ecological Restoration. Junction, Texas. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Home in a Hammock. Native Plant Day, Dade County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Native Plant Communities.In, Green Grows My Garden, a live television program on WLRN Cable TAP, July 16 th, 1997. Miami, Florida. Presentation by Keith A. Bradley and George D. Gann.

Restoration: A Formula for Success or a Recipe for Disaster. Keynote Address, 24 th Annual Ecosystems Restoration and Creation Conference. Tampa, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

1996

An Environmental Relatedness Model: What Does It Look Like, How Is It Acquired? Annual Meeting, Society for Ecological Restoration. New Brunswick, New Jersey. Presentation by A. Statham,* Sociology Department, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and George D. Gann, Institute for Regional Conservation.

The Importance of Relatively Small Preserves in Preventing the Loss of Plant Species in Southern Florida. Monthly Meeting, Big Pine Key Botanical Society. Big Pine Key, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

The Importance of Relatively Small Preserves in South Florida. Monthly Meeting, Eugenia Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Vero Beach, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Post-Hurricane Vegetation Response in Air-Potato Invaded Tropical Hammocks With and Without Exotic Plant Control Efforts. Annual Meeting, Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Tallahassee, Florida. Presentation by D. Gordon,* The Nature Conservancy, George D. Gann, The Institute for Regional Conservation, E. Carter, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and K. Thomas, The Nature Conservancy.

Right Plant, Wrong Continent. Guest Lecturer, Universityof Florida, Cooperative ExtensionService, Palm Beach County Master Gardener's Program. West Palm Beach, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Understanding Key Variables When Planning Large and Small Scale Ecological Restoration Projects. Native Plant Seminar, Association of Florida Native Nurseries. Orlando, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

1995

Making Your Garden Come Alive: Creating a Natural Habitat in Your Back Yard. Special Meeting, Bahamas National Trust. Nassau, Bahamas. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Making Your Garden Come Alive: Creating a Natural Habitat in Your Back Yard. Joint Meeting, Nassau Garden Club and International Garden Club. Nassau, Bahamas. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Nature. Regular Meeting, Brownie Troop 254. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Paederiafoetida (Skunk Vine) and Paederiacruddasiana (Sewer Vine): Threats and Management Strategies. Annual Meeting, Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council. Clearwater Beach, Florida. 1995. Presentation by George D. Gann* The Institute for Regional Conservation and D. Gordon, The Nature Conservancy.

Post-Hurricane Vegetation Response in South Florida Hammocks With and Without Exotic Species Control. Annual Conference, Natural Areas Association. Fayetteville, Arkansas. Presentation by D. Gordon* The Nature Conservancy, George D. Gann, The Institute for Regional Conservation, and E. Carter, Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Presentation by D. Gordon.

Preliminary Results From an Ongoing Survey of Vascular Plant Distributions in South Florida. Monthly Meeting, Florida Native Plant Society, Dade County Chapter. Miami, Florida. Presentation by George D. Gann.

Restoration of Highly Fragmented Ecosystems. Restoration Ecology, 4th Annual Conservation Awareness Symposium, Oklahoma State University. Stillwater, Oklahoma. Presentation by George D. Gann.