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Category: Natural Resources

Contemporary Issues in Urban Forest Management: #4 Tree Canopy a Human Perspective

Cities around the world are recognizing that urban tree canopy contributes to more comfortable living conditions. Tree canopy lowers urban temperatures, increases water evaporation and removes air pollutants caused by everyday urban activities. Often overlooked are the value… Read More

UF surveys to identify impact of pandemic on Florida’s agriculture and marine industries

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With agriculture and marine industries occupying a large portion of Florida’s economy, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) wants to better understand how measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19… Read More

50th anniversary of Earth Day stresses climate change, health

Cooped up inside during the novel coronavirus quarantine? Go for a walk. As you amble outside your home, bear in mind the effort required to preserve the beauty around you, says a UF/IFAS Extension regional sustainability agent. That… Read More

UF researchers publish article identifying important habitat characteristics for the rare, imperiled Gulf Coast Solitary Bee and its floral host Coastalplain Honeycombhead.

Habitat suitability of an at-risk, monolectic, ground-nesting bee Hesperapis oraria and its floral host Balduina angustifolia at two spatial scales along the Northern Gulf of Mexico by Davis, Miller and Thetford “The Gulf Coast Solitary Bee is acutely… Read More

Keeping Your Yard Florida-Friendly

Keeping it Green If you are a gardener and you have lived anywhere else, you realize pretty quickly that Florida is different. The weather, the bugs and a whole lot of other gardening issues add to the difficulty…. Read More