Tuesday, February 25, 2014

AERF Spotlight - Representative Eric Anderson of Idaho

Happy Tuesday everyone! We here at AERF would like to being putting the "spotlight" on individuals doing great things in aquatic science, invasive species management, and habitat restoration. This week, with our inaugural AERF spotlight, we would like to recognize a great friend and supporter of AERF, Representative Eric Anderson of Idaho.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Events Update: March - July 2014

It is certainly Friday so let's keep it simple!  Conferences, symposiums, workshops, and the like are a way for us all to network, share our research or products, as well as learn a thing or two along the way (including a few jokes from Carlton Layne...).  These meetings foster professional relationships, collaboration, and strengthen our science as a whole.  Every few months we will have an events update to let everyone know what all is going on in the world of aquatics. We hope you'll take advantage of these opportunities to learn more about various aspects of the aquatic sciences..... both near and far!  Click "Find out more" to get more information about each.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Regulatory Update

Happy Friday everyone and thank you for reading the AERF's Aquatics Update! Many of our members are likely snowed in today, so we hope you'll take this time to have a look at our regulatory update. Today, we will be focusing on Pesticide Updates from the EPA. Here are the most recent updates.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Management Minute: The Florida FWC Aquatic Plant Control Program

The State of Florida is no stranger to aquatic plant management with more than 100 years of experience controlling aquatic weeds.  Beginning in 1899 with the removal of water hyacinth, the state now controls a wide variety of plants from submersed dioecious hydrilla to emergent west Indian marshgrass, and several other species in between.  The state has a long, rich history of plant management, research, and restoration and maintains one of the largest budgets for controlling invasive weeds in the nation.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Feature Focus Friday: Creating Aquatic Habitat in Southeastern Reservoirs

Happy Friday everyone and thank you for reading AERF’s Aquatic Update!  Once a month we will highlight outstanding graduate research in our “Feature Focus Friday”.  For our inaugural FFF, we will look at work being done by researchers at North Carolina State University.  Justin Nawrocki, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Crop Science under the direction of Dr. Rob Richardson, has been looking at the age old issue of establishing native aquatic vegetation in Piedmont reservoirs.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Why a Career in Aquatic Plant Management?

In our childhood, many of us likely imagined ourselves as firemen, astronauts, doctors or even famous musicians.  Probably less likely did we imagine ourselves as applicators, distributors, and academics whose days (and nights) are often spent studying plants…. Aquatic plants at that.  There is certainly nothing wrong with any of these careers as they can be some of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but like me you have undoubtedly never seen a kid sized applicator costume equipped with all the appropriate PPE in the Halloween section of your local Wal-Mart.  So the question might be, “What brought us to careers in aquatics, and more      specifically, to aquatic plant management?”