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Category: Natural Resources

My Covid-19 Vaccination Journey

By Violet Krochmalny and Christine Kelly-Begazo. Recently I was extremely fortunate to secure a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. It was in the early weeks of Indian River County Health Department’s first come – first served online registration system for… Read More

National Invasive Species Awareness Week!

Co-Authored by: Alyssa Vinson and Katherine Clements What are invasive species? An invasive plant, animal or pest is one that is non-native (originating from another state or country), are able to reproduce and maintain self-sustaining populations, and cause… Read More

Barn owl conservation efforts in South Florida — a soaring success for species, growers, environment

Rodents are responsible for millions of dollars in damage to crops and farm equipment each year. Through the University of Florida Barn Owl Project in the Everglades Agricultural Area, a beneficial relationship has quietly thrived for the last… Read More

Land and Water Lab students earn national recognition for their research

Research from two graduate students in the UF Land and Water Lab is earning recognition at the national and state level. Dr. Sam Smidt, assistant professor of watershed science in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, leads… Read More

Clams as Restoration Tools: GSI Workshop Prioritizes Research Needs for Florida

The Gulf Shellfish Institute (GSI) works with industry, research and regulatory partners throughout Florida and the Gulf region to improve and increase the production of bivalve shellfish for both ecological and economic benefit. Key to their mission is… Read More