Dr. Basil Iannone

Assistant Professor Dr. Eban Bean

School of Forest Resources and Conservation
Building 106, Room 4
PO Box 110940
Gainesville, FL 32611-0940
Phone: (352)294-7499
biannone@ufl.edu
Dr. Iannone's lab site

Vita (PDF)

Dr. Iannone is an assistant professor in forest resources and conservation and specializes in geospatial analysis of sustainable and resilient land development. He is also a member of the Sustainability Human and Ecological Development group.

Dr. Iannone’s research and extension programs broadly focus on the ecology of human-dominated residential landscapes. His research projects are interdisciplinary and employ a wide range of geospatial and statistical tools, and observational, experimental, and modeling approaches.

Dr. Iannone received his PhD from the Ecology and Evolution Program, Biological Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Research and Extension

  • Spatial ecology
  • Biological invasions
  • Ecological restoration
  • Ecology of engineered and designer ecosystems

Recent Publications

Shao, G., B. V., III, Iannone, and Fei, S. (2018) Enhanced forest interior estimations utilizing lidar-assisted 3D forest cover map. Ecological Indicators 93: 1236-1243. (Link)

Guo, Q., S. Fei, Z. Shen, B. V., III, Iannone, J. Knott, and S. Chown. (2018). A global analysis of elevational distribution of nonnative versus native plants. Journal of Biogeography 45:793-803. (Link)

Riitters, K., K. Potter, B.V., IIII, Iannone, C. Oswalt, S. Fei, and Q. Guo. (In press). Landscape correlates of forest plant invasions: a high-resolution analysis across the eastern United States. Diversity and Distributions. (Link)

Clark, T., B. V., III, Iannone, and S. Fei. 2018. Measuring macroscale invasion and dispersal patterns in the eastern US. Journal of Plant Ecology 11:64–72. (PDF). (Link)

Guo, Q., B. V., III, Iannone, G. C. Nunez-Mir, K. M. Potter, C. M. Oswalt, and S. Fei. 2017. Species pool, human population, and global versus regional invasion patterns. Landscape Ecology 32:229-238. (Link)

Nunez-Mir, G. C., J. M. Desprez, B. V., III, Iannone, T. Clark, and S. Fei. 2017. An automated content analysis of forestry research: are socioecological challenges being addressed? Journal of Forestry 115:1-9. (Link)

Full list of publications

Current Funding

Title: “Area stormwater ponds invasion vectors? Assessing the effects of an abundant engineered ecosystem on plant invasions across multiple spatial scales”
Duration: 2018-2019
Funding Agency: University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Division of Sponsored Research
Award Amount: $87,100
Role: Principal Investigator

Title: “Ecological effects of lawn plant diversity:  A synthesis of what we do and do not know”
Duration: 2018-2019
Funding Agency: University of Florida, Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology, Program Enhancement Grant
Award Amount: $21,050
Role: Co-Principle Investigator

Title: “Effects of stormwater pond age on sediment nutrient fluxes in residential landscapes”
Duration: 2018-2019
Funding Agency: University of Florida, Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology, Program Enhancement Grant
Award Amount: $28,800
Role: Co-Principle Investigator

Title: “The impacts of plant invasion on plant-microbal symbiotic efficiency, mychorrhizal-driven nutrient cycling, and forest ecosystem services”
Duration: 2018-2019
Funding Agency: University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Division of Sponsored Research
Award Amount: $62,000
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Title: “Evaluating the contribution of biotic complexity to pest control in ornamental plant communities”
Duration: 2017-2019
Funding Agency: University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Division of Sponsored Research
Award Amount: $50,000
Role: Principal Investigator

Title: “Planting stormwater ponds: determining the benefits and best management practices for ornamental plants in an underutilized portion of residential landscapes”
Duration: 2017-2018
Funding Agency: Florida Nursery Growers and Landscaping Association
Award Amount: $5,000
Role: Principle Investigator

Title: “The effects of turfgrass diversity on arthropod pests and biological control in urban landscapes”
Duration: 2016-2018
Funding Agency: University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Division of Sponsored Research
Award Amount: $50,000
Role: Co-Principle Investigator