Category: Conservation

Nature Coast research internships give UF students an edge

Last summer, Cory Gillis found himself waking before dawn at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge, where he’d been assigned to track the breeding calls of the northern bobwhite quail as part of an internship with the U.S…. Read More

Big Bend Science Symposium puts research on public view

Scientists on Florida’s Big Bend coastline spend their careers studying local ecosystems and finding solutions to challenges such as oyster reef decline or the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  Feb 1 to 3, the second annual… Read More

Grant to build up ecological ‘resilience’ in Big Bend

In less than 30 years, 3,000-year-old oyster reefs off Florida’s Big Bend coastline have declined by 88 percent, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers. For residents who depend on the fishing grounds… Read More

Researcher hopes to bolster pollinators on golf courses

This spring, a handful of golf courses in Florida will become a little more “green,” thanks to a new project led by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension specialist and researcher. “In our… Read More

ASK SHELLEY: Wakulla Recycling Update

I recently had the opportunity to ask questions of a representative from Waste Pro to clarify some of the “gray” areas concerning recycling in Wakulla County. It was a worthwhile conversation that resulted in some ideas that I… Read More

ASK SHELLEY: Wakulla Recycling Update

By Shelley Swenson Extension Agent III UF-IFAS Wakulla County Extension I recently had the opportunity to ask questions of a representative from Waste Pro to clarify some of the “gray” areas concerning recycling in Wakulla County. It was… Read More

Upcoming Blue Zones Discussion Groups

  “What if I said you could add up to ten years to your life?  A long healthy life is not an accident.  It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits.  If you adopt… Read More