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Category: Natural Resources

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Katie Schoenberger

The UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experiences. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS… Read More

Roseate Spoonbill in Florida

Roseate Spoonbill in Florida Genus and Species: Platalea ajaja Listing Status from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Federal Status: Not listed FL Status: State-designated Threatened FNAI Ranks: G5/S2 (Globally: Demonstrably Secure/ State: Imperiled) IUCN Status: LC (Least Concern) Roseate spoonbill… Read More

It’s Time to Start Smelling Something “Fishy” on Your Plate

Co-authored by Holly Abeels, Beth Shephard, and Andrea Lazzari Who here likes eating seafood? Well, you’re not alone. Americans’ weekly consumption of seafood has stayed around 5 ounces per week for the past 30 years. However, this is… Read More

Measuring the effects of seagrass species diversity in Crystal River, Florida

Written by Jamila Roth, Ph.D. student, UF/IFAS School of Natural Resources and Environment This summer, I spent many sunny hours on the small island of Sandy Hook in Crystal River, FL, where I was conducting a field experiment… Read More

Tall Timbers, a Forest of Possibilities

UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences student Genevieve Printiss is working toward her bachelor’s degree in forest resources and conservation, housed in the UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences. Over the summer, Printiss completed an… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Paula Sanchez Garzon

The UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experiences. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS… Read More

How Many Avocado Varieties do you know? Which one is best for Guacamole?

Avocados originated from tropical America. However, we have three ecological races: Mexican, Guatemalan, and West Indian. Avocado best grows in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. In Florida, commercial growers can be seen in Miami-Dade and Collier… Read More

Who is This Invader? Let’s Talk About Cogongrass

Scientific name: Imperata cylindrica Common names: Japanese bloodgrass, Red Baron grass (red varieties), Cogongrass, Cogon grass, japgrass, bloodroot grass. Have you ever seen cogongrass?  Even if you do not know, you likely have as it is one of… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists tapped to join national research effort advancing phosphorus sustainability, funded by NSF

Two University of Florida scientists have joined a national research effort to promote phosphorus sustainability across the United States. Together they will work under the funding auspices of the National Science Foundation-Science and Technology Center (NSF-STC) in the… Read More