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Category: Water

Water quality of top priority to new central Florida UF/IFAS Extension agent

Yilin Zhuang joins the UF/IFAS Extension central district as a Regional Specialized Agent (RSA) in water resources. UF/IFAS Extension RSAs cover multiple counties and specialize in a specific program area. Zhuang’s specialty is in water, specifically, integrated water… Read More

Soil and Water Sciences Department chair receives textbook award

Dr. Matt Whiles, the chair of the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, is a recipient of the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Textbook Excellence Award for 2020. Whiles and co-author Dr. Walter Dodds won the award… Read More

Spring 2020 Living Shoreline Volunteer Days

By Natalie Stephens Cedar Key locals, “snow birds”, Gainesville students, and travelers from all over are coming together to volunteer with the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station for their Spring 2020 living shoreline volunteer events! With groups ranging… Read More

Graduate student’s research focuses on saltmarsh-mangrove ecotone

Interdisciplinary Ecology doctoral student Julie Walker recently published research on the saltmarsh-mangrove ecotone. Specifically, the study examined the changing vegetation composition between the two ecosystems. Walker also wanted to know how that change impacts community structure, ecosystem functioning,… Read More

Northern Gulf Salt Marshes: Vital for Many Reasons

Franklin County is fortunate to have an abundance of salt marshes fringing our coastal environs. Although this habitat may not receive the appreciation it deserves by those seeking a white-sandy beach, it is intricately linked with many of… Read More

National Invasive Species Awareness Week – Four of Florida’s Invasive Plants

By Olivia Doyle, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Communication Assistant Plants are introduced to environments both intentionally and unintentionally for various reasons. More than 4,000 plant species are found in Florida and 1,300 of these… Read More

Stand Up & Holler for UF/IFAS!

It’s Gator Nation Giving Day! When you give to UF/IFAS, you partner with a network of faculty, students and volunteers who are creating positive and lasting change in Florida and beyond. “Stand up and holler” for the UF/IFAS… Read More

Graduate Student Highlight: Jacob Thayer

Jacob Thayer, originally from Jupiter, Florida, is a graduate assistant with the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) majoring in agronomy with a focus in aquatic plant management. Majoring in forest resources and conservation, Jacob worked… Read More

Consensus statement lists next steps for addressing harmful algal blooms in Florida

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some of the nation’s top experts in harmful algal blooms (HABs) have released a consensus document detailing research needs to most effectively combat future blooms in Florida. The document, recently published on the… Read More