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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

UF/IFAS professor encourages high school students to seek solutions to environmental problems

Dr. Ann Wilkie with the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department hosted nearly 40 high school students participating in the “Save Earth’s Environment through Knowledge” program (SEEK). The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC) organizes the SEEK program,… Read More

Beneficial Algae or Unsightly Pond Scum?

Algae are an important component of an ecosystem, but when algae populations grow out of control, they begin to decrease water quality. The summer months generate high water temperatures and abundant sunlight. This in combination with excessive nutrient… Read More

UF scientists show how long toxins produced by HABs of blue-green algae remain in the air

DAVIE, Fla. — Rivers, lakes, and ponds are recreational destinations for swimming, fishing, boating and more. When cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs) form releasing toxins into these freshwater systems, there can be harmful impacts to all wildlife and… Read More

Resources for understanding blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms

Originally published June 28, 2019. Last updated July 12, 2021. For a quick list of resources related to blue-green algae blooms, scroll to the end! Summer is here. Sunshine, high temperatures and drenching rains are what make Florida… Read More

Algae study recognized for high impact among UF/IFAS research

The UF/IFAS Research Dean’s Office is recognizing former undergraduate student Rebecca O’Connell and Soil and Water Sciences research professor Dr. Ann Wilkie for their research paper. The article they co-authored, “Comparing Harvest Productivity of the Filamentous Alga Oedogonium… Read More