Category: Natural Resources

Minor Wind and Rain, Storms Still Hurt Growers

In Martin County, Hurricane Dorian brought a potential for Category 5 storm force winds, rain, and storm surge.  Nursery, vegetable, aquaculture and other growers facing storms like Dorian must prepare for the worst.  Preparation and recovery efforts cost… Read More

Join beach cleanups this Saturday during International Coastal Cleanup

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — This weekend is the 34th annual International Coastal Cleanup, an effort by coastal communities to remove trash from their beaches and coastal areas. Created and run by The Ocean Conservancy, a national… Read More

Flying gems add to your Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ yard

BY Ralph E. Mitchell Beyond the plants found in our tropical/subtropical landscapes, another enjoyable aspect of this environment is the wildlife it attracts.  Birds often highlight this facet of wildlife including the small living jewels we call hummingbirds. … Read More

New study aims to improve management and harvest practices in the Florida Stone Crab Fishery

Written by David Chagaris, PhD. Research Assistant Professor at UF IFAS NCBS.    The Florida stone crab fishery operates primarily along the Gulf coast from Cedar Key to southwest Florida and the Florida Keys. The fishery is one of the most valuable… Read More

Study: Biosolids Produce Less Nitrogen and Phosphorus Runoff than Inorganic Fertilizer

By Mike Loizzo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New research from University of Florida scientists found that some nutrients from inorganic fertilizers enter surface water more easily than those from biosolids. Maria Silveira, a professor in the UF/IFAS department of… Read More

SNRE student involved in TIME magazine’s Amazon rain forest feature

SNRE student Ryan Jones was part of a TIME magazine feature on the Amazon rain forest that is now available online. It is part of the magazine’s climate change issue. Jones, an interdisciplinary ecology master’s degree student, used photogrammetry… Read More