Category: Conservation

UF/IFAS early career scientists to use grants to study greening, pests, environmental issues, more

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fifteen early career scientists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Scientists have been awarded grants to help solve global issues such as thwarting invasive pests, improving… Read More

Featured New Faculty: Jehangir “Jango” Bhadha

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Jessica Southard Pardo, Communication Specialist, SWS Jehangir Bhadha, Assistant Professor, SWS Dr. Jehangir Bhadha joined SWS as an Assistant Professor of Nutrient Management at the Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) in Belle Glade, Florida. His research priorities… Read More

The Case of the Disappearing Birds: Avian Flyways and the Need for Conservation

Each week on the blog we pull back the curtain on our Wildlife Ecology & Conservation graduate students’ seminar class. This post is by master’s student Elysia Webb.  Dr. Lisa Davenport had a mystery on her hands: her birds… Read More

Fighting Climate Change One Classroom at Time: Higher Education in the Era of Biosphere Disruption

Each week on the blog we pull back the curtain on our Wildlife Ecology & Conservation graduate students’ seminar class. This post is by master’s student Nick Vitale.  In response to the looming threat of climate change, Dr. Stephen… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher: Neighborly conversations can help with water conservation

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Your neighbors and peers probably care more about water conservation than one might assume, and that may mean they’re open to some new ideas about using less water, a University of Florida Institute… 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