This is part of a series of photo essays about UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP). Students highlighted the people working at CAIP and their impactful work in communities around the state of Florida.
You will not meet anyone more passionate about communicating science and sharing the vast importance of invasive plant species than Shelby Thomas. Invasive species are plants or animals that are non-native to an ecosystem and often overpower native plants or animals. Thomas is the Communications Manager for the University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP). Check out this photo essay and Spark Page by Savannah Gardner, a University of Florida student, to learn more about Thomas and her role at CAIP.
Click here to view Savannah’s Abode Spark Page about Shelby Thomas.
Click here for a downloadable version of her photo essay.