UF/IFAS Aquatic and Wetland Plant Sciences Lab
Lab leader Dr. Lyn Gettys is an Associate Professor of Agronomy (Aquatic and Wetland Plant Science) and has been based at the University of Florida IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie since 2012. Lab members include Kyle Thayer, Joey Sigmon, Ian Markovich, Jennifer Bishop and Madison Self. Our research focuses on the biology and ecology of native and introduced aquatic and wetland plants and evaluation of control methods for managing invasive species. Dr. Gettys has statewide Extension responsibilities for aquatic plant programming in addition to providing leadership for the UF/IFAS Aquatic Weed Control Short Course.
Extension is a partnership between state, federal, and county governments to provide scientific knowledge and expertise to the public. The University of Florida (UF), together with Florida A&M University (FAMU), administers the Florida Cooperative Extension Service. UF/IFAS Extension encompasses thousands of Extension faculty members, scientists, educators, administrative staff, and volunteers, all working to provide solutions for your life.