Category: Natural Resources

Do you know a farmer … a scientist … a military member? Maybe not. But it matters, especially for inspiring youth to pursue STEM careers.

My work aims to improve public engagement with science. To me, that means I am trying to bring scientists together with stakeholders so that together, they can combine their expertises and concerns to address problems on which science… Read More

Report your atala butterflies here…

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a beautiful, somewhat rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, Zamia… Read More

Z-Man® Pledges Support of Essential Marine Research

Thu, Aug 15th, 2019 12:00:00 am  For the people behind the phenomenal fish-catching baits at Z-Man Fishing Products, taking caring of the fish and their habitat has always been a primary priority. “Over the years, Z-Man chairman Jonathan Zucker and I… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Sarah Birkmire

The Soil and Water Sciences Department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experience. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS 4911-Supervised Research in… Read More

Five Florida Students to Participate in National Coastal Policy Fellowship

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Five graduate students from across the state, including two from the University of Florida, were recently named finalists for a prestigious national fellowship focusing on marine science and policy. The John A…. Read More

Orange County Adopt-A-Tree

Trees are so cool! Not only do they provide shade and oxygen but many other benefits as well. From reducing energy use and improving water management to providing wildlife habitats and improved well-being for humans, trees are an… Read More

National Honey Bee Day: 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Honey Bees

These days, it seems like everyone is interested in bees — in part, due to honey bees’ vital role in growing our food, as well as reports of their declining numbers. Even as the public’s fascination with honey… Read More

Heat stress: What you need to know

(Graphic: Illustrates average annual temperatures in Florida 1895-2018.) Heat-related illnesses are rising in Florida due to increasing temperatures in recent years. High humidity increases the potential for heat-related illness because sweat stays on our skin longer, heating up,… Read More