The Value of Tropical Plant Diversity

Mature avocado trees at the Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC) in Homestead, Florida. Photo taken 04/01/16.

This new 5-page document discusses plant diversity at the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center, environmental factors and human activities affecting these plants, assemblages of species based on levels of disturbance, human choice, and other factors, and the diverse needs these plants meet. Written by Cliff G. Martin and Zachary T. Brym, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, June 2019.