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Tag: Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Termite study: Scientists zero in on how termites coordinate mating behavior for colony success

Termites cause $5 billion a year in damage to structures across America. They are social insects that thrive through group living in colonies.  To get a closer look at how termites coordinate their behaviors and movements enroute to successfully finding mates and… Read More

UF/IFAS scientist publishes new data on insect causing lethal disease in palm trees

The vast number of palm trees that enhance the landscape of homes, businesses, parks and highways throughout Florida is steadily declining and is a cause of economic concern. The responsible insect infects palm trees with a pathogen known… Read More

UF/IFAS appoints visionary leader as director of Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

DAVIE, Fla. – Jack Rechcigl has been appointed center director of the University of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS FLREC), one of 12 research and education centers at the Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences… Read More

UF/IFAS study links soil fertility, nutrient loss in organic soils to activity of archaeal microbes

Nutrient runoff within the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) is a highly charged concern among farmers, environmental stewards, and scientists that has served as a topic of debate for years. The latest study conducted by researchers at the University… Read More

UF/IFAS study connects how health status of American Crocodiles is influenced by salinity levels in Florida Everglades

In Florida, the threatened American Crocodile plays an important role in the waterways and environment that we live in and enjoy. Among their attributes, their health, breeding and survival status tell us a lot about the current state… Read More

As Florida enters termite swarm season, UF/IFAS scientists tell consumers what to know

Termite Awareness Week 2021 takes place March 7-13 Some people mistakenly think termites are only busy during this time of the year. UF/IFAS researchers in Davie, Florida, show us otherwise. While termites are often noticed during their swarming… Read More

UF study on termites’ evolution tells us they are much more than wood-eating roaches

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Go beyond our common perceptions of termites, like a University of Florida scientist did, and you’ll find they do much more than eat wood and destroy homes, other buildings and trees.   Thomas Chouvenc, an assistant professor of entomology at… 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

UF/IFAS scientists on the lookout for Nile monitors seek assistance from Boca Raton residents

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Nile monitors are predatory lizards that are an immediate threat to the Everglades ecosystems. UF/IFAS scientists are asking residents in Boca Raton to be a part of the “Backyard Canal Watch/Large Lizard Lookout” social… Read More

UF/IFAS scientist discovers parasite introduced by invasive pythons is threatening Florida’s native snakes

DAVIE, FL. – In Florida, native snakes play an important role in the environment that we live and enjoy. Now that role is being threatened by invasive Burmese pythons introducing a non-native lung parasite to nearly half of… Read More