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Recent Publications

Recent Journal Articles

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  • Reinhardt Adams, C., C.Wiese, and L.C. Lee. In review. Native recolonization following invader control: the influence of seedbank composition and soil nutrient levels in a Ruellia simplex-invaded cypress floodplain forest. Restoration Ecology.
  • Smith, A.M.*, C. Reinhardt Adams, C. Wiese, and S.B. Wilson. 2015. Active revegetation efforts using native species do not promote invader control in the short term in a Ruellia simplex (Mexican petunia) invaded floodplain forest in Florida, USA. Applied Vegetation Science. Submitted.
  • Smith, A.M.*, S.B. Wilson, C. Reinhardt Adams, and C. Wiese. 2015. Germination of selected native species: efforts to guide revegetation approaches in a former Mexican petunia-invaded floodplain in Florida, USA. Ecological Restoration.Submitted
  • Smith, A.M.*, C. Reinhardt Adams, C. Wiese, and S.B. Wilson. 2015. Suppression of the ornamental invasive Mexican petunia (Ruellia simplex) by native species in a greenhouse study. Ecological Restoration. Accepted, In press.
  • Reinhardt Adams, C., C. Wiese, and L.C. Lee. 2014. Effect of season and number of glyphosate applications on control of invasive Ruellia simplex. Ecological Restoration. 32:133-137.
  • Kettenring, K., K. Mercer, C., C. Reinhardt Adams, and J. Hines. 2014. Application of genetic diversity-ecosystem function function research to ecological restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology. 51(2):339-348.
  • Smith, A.M.*, C. Reinhardt Adams, and S.B. Wilson. 2014. Mexican petunia (Ruellia simplex) invasions: management challenges and research opportunities. Wildland Weeds. 16(1):20-22.
  • Cogger, B. J., N. R. De Jager, M. Thomsen, and C. R. Adams. 2014. Winter browse selection by white-tailed deer and implications for bottomland forest restoration in the Upper Mississippi River valley, USA. Natural Areas Journal 34(2):144-153.
  • Wiese, C., C. Reinhardt Adams, and A.M. Smith*. 2013. Experimental research informs control of Mexican petunia (Ruellia simplex) in natural areaas and home-gardens. Proc. Fl. State Hort. Soc. 20:xx.
  • Smith, A.M.*, S.B. Wilson, M. Thetford, and C. Reinhardt Adams. 2013. Greenhouse and landscape performance of nine native wildflowers grown in varying containerized media. HortScience. 47:S256.
  • Pearson, B., R.C. Beeson, C. Reinhardt-Adams, M. Olexa, and A. Shober. 2013. Determining variability in characteristics of residential landscape soils that influences infiltration rates. Journal of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 39(6): 249-255.
  • Freyre, R., A. Moseley, C. Reinhardt Adams, G. Knox, and S.B. Wilson. 2012. Limiting invasive Ruellia populations via breeding sterile cultivars and developing efficient control in natural areas. HortScience 47:S197.
  • Reinhardt Adams, C., P.J. Kauth* and J.W. Sorenson. 2011. Assessing competition between reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea L.) and swamp white oak (Quercus bicolor Willd.). Ecological Restoration 29:332-338.
  • Kettenring, K.M. and C. A. Reinhardt Adams. 2011. Lessons learned from invasive plant control experiments: a systematic review. Journal of Applied Ecology 48:970-979.
  • Stokes, CA, G.E. MacDonald, C. R. Adams, K. A. Langeland, and D. L. Miller. 2011. Seed Biology and Ecology of Natalgrass (Melinis repens). Weed Science 59(4):527-532.
  • Frances, A.L.*, C. Reinhardt Adams and J.G. Norcini. 2010. Importance of seed and microsite limitation: Native wildflower establishment in non-native pasture. Restoration Ecology 18:944-953.
  • Perez, H.E., C. Reinhardt Adams, M.E. Kane, J.G. Norcini, G. Acomb. 2010. Awareness of and interest in native wildflowers among college students in plant related disciplines: A case study from Florida. HortTechnology 20:368-376.
  • Dutra, D.*, M.E. Kane, C. Reinhardt Adams and L. Richardson. 2009. Reproductive biology of Cyrtopodium punctatum in situ: implications for conservation of an endangered Florida orchid.Plant Species Biology 24:92-103.
  • Kauth, P.J.*, M.E. Kane, W.A. Vendrame and C. Reinhardt Adams. 2008. Asymbiotic germination reponse to photoperiod and nutritional media in six populations of Calopogon tuberosus var. tuberosus (Orchidaceae): Evidence for ecotypic differentiation. Annals of Botany 102:783-793.
  • Reinhardt Adams, C. and S. M. Galatowitsch. 2008. The transition from invasive species control to native species establishment: Is it seed density threshold-dependent? Applied Vegetation Science 11: 131-138.
  • Steinhauer, M.*, M. A. Brennan, D. McConnell, C. Reinhardt Adams, and D. Sandrock. 2007. Visitor responses to an ethnic garden display in a botanical garden. HortTechnology 17(4): 537-543.
  • Reinhardt Adams, C. and S. M. Galatowitsch. 2006. Increasing the effectiveness of Phalaris arundinacea L. (reed canarygrass) control in wet meadow restorations. Restoration Ecology 14(3): 440-450.
  • Reinhardt Adams, C. and S. M. Galatowitsch. 2005. Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass): rapid growth and growth pattern in conditions approximating newly restored wetlands. Ecoscience 12(4):569-573.

Recent Technical Reports and Extension Publications

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  • Reinhardt Adams, C., C. Wiese, LC. Lee, S.B. Wilson, A.M. Smith*, and R. Freyre. 2014. Managing Mexican petunia (Ruellia simplex C. Wright) in the Home Landscape. Electronic Data Information Source, UF/IFAS Extension. EP498.
  • Smith, A.M.*, C. Reinhardt Adams, S.B. Wilson, and C. Wiese. 2013. Restoration of native species following invader control: Ruellia simplex – invaded floodplain forests. Proceedings FWC-IFAS Research Review for Invasive Plants in Florida, Citra, Florida.
  • Reinhardt Adams, C. and N.M. Steigerwalt. 2010. Research needs and logistic impediments in restoration, enhancement, and management projects: A survey of land managers. Electronic Data Information Source, UF/IFAS Extension. ENH1161.
  • Norcini, J., A.L. Frances*, and C. Reinhardt Adams. 2009. Establishment of Leavenworth's tickseed (Coreopsis leavenworthii) on roadside right-of-ways. Electronic Data Information Source, UF/IFAS Extension. ENH1104.
  • Norcini, J., A.L. Frances*, and C. Reinhardt Adams. 2009. Establishment of lanceleaf tickseed (Coreopsis lanceolata) on roadside right-of-ways. Electronic Data Information Source, UF/IFAS Extension. ENH1103.
  • Reinhardt Adams, C. and N. Steigerwalt. In preparation . EDIS. Seedbank methodology for Florida .
  • Norcini, J., A. Frances*, S. Wilson, K. Muller, D. Miller, D. Gordon, C Reinhardt Adams. 2007. Glyphosate helps establish native wildflowers. Better Roads Magazine (August).
  • Watts, D*. and C. Reinhardt Adams. 2006. If we build it, will the plants come? Experiments with historic pond restoration. Southeastern Restorationist 6(1): 10-12.
  • Reinhardt Adams, C. 2005. Controlling Reed Canary Grass in Wetland Restorations. From Shore to Shore: for Minnesota citizens promoting the health of our rivers and lakes. September-October 2005, #69.
  • Reinhardt, C. H. and S. M. Galatowitsch. 2004. Best Management Practices for the Invasive Phalaris arundinacea L. (Reed canary grass) in Wetland Restorations. Minnesota Department of Transportation Report 2004-36. Minneapolis, MN .

Recent Abstracts

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  • Smith, A.M.*, C.Reinhardt Adams, S.B. Wilson, and C. Wiese. 2014. Management of an invasive ornamental: suppression of Ruellia simplex (Mexican petunia) by native species during initial establishment from seed. American Society for Horticultural Science Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Prince, C.M.* 2014. Impacts of Mexican petunia (Ruellia simplex) on soil nutrient dynamics in stormwater-impacted soils. Florida Invasive Species Partnership. Gainesville, FL.
  • Prince, C.M.*, Smith, A.M.*, Adams, C.R., Wiese, C., Lee, L.C. 2014. Potential effects of Ruellia simplex (Mexican petunia) on soil nutrient dynamics. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Renz Lab. Madison, WI.
  • Prince, C.M.*, Smith, A.M.*, Adams, C.R., Wiese, C., and Lee, L.C. 2014. Isolating mechanisms of invasion: Exploring the link between Ruellia simplex and stormwater-impacted soils. Conference on Ecological and Ecosystem Restoration. New Orleans, LA.
  • Prince, C.M.*, Smith, A.M.*, Adams, C.R., Wiese, C., and Lee, L.C. 2014. Mexican petunia (Ruellia simplex) as an ecosystem engineer: Potential effects on soil nutrient dynamics. Florida Chapter of the Wildlife Society - Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Joint Annual Spring Conference. Safety Harbor, FL.
  • Prince, C.M.* and Adams, C.R. 2014. Influence of abiotic soil factors on Ruellia simplex (Mexican petunia) distribution. University of Florida Department of Environmental Horticulture’s Undergraduate Capstone Symposium. Gainesville, FL.
  • Smith, A.M.*, C. Reinhardt Adams, S.B. Wilson, and C. Wiese. 2014. Is invasive species control the goal or just the first step in restoration of the native plant community? Mexican petunia (Ruellia simplex) invaded-forest floodplains as a case study. American Society of Horticultural Science Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Smith, A.M.*, C. Reinhardt Adams, S.B. Wilson, and C. Wiese. 2014. Beyond initial herbicide applications: converting Mexican petunia (Ruellia simpex)-dominated floodplains to native plant communities. Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council Conference. Safety Harbor, FL.
  • Crespo, A. M.*, C Reinhardt Adams, and M. Jimenez. 2013. Direct seeding native trees as a restoration strategy for rural Andean agroecosystems: Data from south Ecuador. University of Florida Graduate Research Symposium. Gainesville, FL.
  • Kauth, P. and C. Reinhardt Adams. 2013. Transitioning from invader dominated to native dominated wet meadows: Comparing long-term, multi-site response to herbicide treatments for the invasive Phalaris arundinacea. Fifth World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Madison, WI.
  • Crespo, A. M.* and C. Reinhardt Adams. 2013. Direct seeding native trees as a restoration strategy for rural Andean landscapes. Fifth World Conference on Ecological Restoration. Madison, WI.
  • Reinhardt Adams, C., P. Kauth, and R. Laubhan. 2013. Rethinking large-scale restoration experiments to improve ecological learning and on-the-ground application. (Ignite Session) Restoration and Ecology: Where the shovel meets the science. Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN (invited).
  • Kettenring, K. M., K. L. Mercer, C. Reinhardt Adams, J. Hines. 2013. Integrating recent advances in genetic diversity-ecosystem function research to improve ecological restoration. Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Mazzota, W., C. Reinhardt Adams, and C. Wiese. 2012. Comparing floodplain forest vegetation dynamics in Ruellia simplex (Syn. R. tweediana; Mexican petunia) invaded and non-invaded land using a seed bank study. University of Florida Undergraduate Research Conference. Gainesville, FL.
  • Wiese, C., C. Reinhardt Adams, L. C. Cobb, and A. Smith. 2012. Influence of initial soil nutrients and seedbank on Ruellia simplex control and resulting native species establishment. UF Water Institute Symposium. Gainesville, FL.
  • Kettenring, K.M., K.L. Mercer, J. Hines, and C. Reinhardt Adams. 2012. Applying community genetics research to restoration practice – scaling issues and research needs. International EcoSummit. Columbus, OH.
  • Reinhardt Adams, C. and P. Kauth. 2012. Novel ecosystems following control of the invasive grass Phalaris arundinacea. INTECOL International Wetlands Conference. Orlando, FL.
  • Smith, A.M., S.B. Wilson, M. Thetford, C. Reinhardt Adams. 2012. Greenhouse and Landscape Performance of Nine Native Wildflowers in Varying Containerized Media. American Society for Horticultural Science Conference. Miami, FL.
  • Smith, A.M., S.B. Wilson, M. Thetford, C. Reinhardt Adams. 2012. Growth and Development of Native Wildflowers in Varying Containerized Media. Florida Native Plant Society Conference. Plant City, FL.
  • Larson, J. and C. Reinhardt Adams. 2011. Forest recruitment in RCG dominated landscapes. How can natural seed rain from adjacent flodplain forests assist revegetation following reed canary grass invasion? Bottomlands Restoration Ecosystem Conference. Collinsville, IL.
  • Reinhardt Adams, C., T. Johnson, and H. Perez. 2010. Barriers to ecotype use and production: an introduction. Annual Meeting of the Florida Native Plant Society. Tallahassee, FL.
  • Reinhardt Adams, C., M. Kane, H. Perez, N. Philman, F. Almira and N. Steigerwalt. 2010. Ecotype-specific plagiotrophic response of Pontedaria cordata. Annual Meeting of the Florida Native Plant Society. Tallahassee, FL.
  • Villazon, K.A.*, C. Reinhardt Adams, M.E. Kane, and G. MacDonald. 2009. Effects of planting density, elevation and propagule age on native plant restoration after invasive species removal in freshwater depression marshes in South Florida. Annual Meeting of the Aquatic Plant Management Society. Madison, WI.
  • Reinhardt Adams, C. and J. Sorenson. 2009. Floodplain forest seed rain offers variable potential for restoration. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Albuquerque, NM.
  • Villazon, K.A.*, C. Reinhardt Adams, M.E. Kane, and G. MacDonald. 2009. Species effects influence plant community restoration more than hydrologic factors, canopy complexity, or propagule type. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Albuquerque. NM.
  • Reinhardt Adams, C. 2009. Plant conservation and restoration horticulture at University of Florida. Annual Meeting of the Florida Native Plant Society. West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Perez, H.E., C. Reinhardt Adams, M.E. Kane, J. Norcini, G. Acomb, C. Larsen, and T. Zinn. 2009. Are Florida college students aware of and interested in native wildflowers? Annual Meeting of the Florida Native Plant Society. West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Villazon, K.A.*, C. Reinhardt Adams, M.E. Kane, and G. MacDonald. 2009. Revegetation following invasive species removal in pine flatwoods and depression marshes. Annual Meeting of the Florida Native Plant Society. West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Stokes, C.A.*, G.E. MacDonald, and C. Reinhardt Adams. 2009. Factors affecting natalgrass (Melinis repens) seed germination. Proceedings of the Southern Weed Science Society and the Weed Science Society of America.
  • Stokes, C.A.*, G.E. MacDonald, and C. Reinhardt Adams. 2009. Seed germination characteristics of natalgrass (Melinis repens) Proceedings of the Florida Weed Science Society of America. 32:11.


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