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Tag: Soil and Water Sciences

Graduate Student Research Spotlight: Audrey Goeckner

Thesis: “Carbon Dynamics of Urban Stormwater Ponds: Burial, Gas Flux, and Dissolved Organic Matter Composition” Topic: Permanently wet stormwater ponds are engineered control systems that are increasing in number on the landscape. Their purpose is to relieve flooding and… Read More

Soil and water effects on public health highlighted in new UF certificate program

By Mike Loizzo From dirty beaches following an oil spill to the Flint, Michigan, water crisis – soil and water contamination pose a public health risk to people, plants and wildlife. To better understand the risks, remediation and… Read More

New Website is All About Harmful Algal Blooms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has unveiled a new website to address the public’s confusion surrounding harmful algal blooms (HABs) – the causes of such events, effects and attempts to combat future blooms. Scientists from several departments… Read More

An Urbanized Florida Means More Stormwater Ponds, Invasive Plants

As Florida becomes increasingly urbanized, more than half the state’s stormwater ponds appear in two metropolitan areas — Orlando and Tampa Bay, new research from the University of Florida shows. In their first attempt to quantify stormwater ponds,… Read More

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Katie McCurley

Katie McCurley, a soil and water sciences doctoral student, has always been interested in the intersection of people and the environment. She earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental economics at the University of Georgia, and wanted to pursue… Read More

Joining FAESS for a Trip to the Hole in the Donut

By Michael James Soil and Water Sciences Ph.D. student On November 14-16, 2019, I led a small group of students to the Florida Association of Environmental Soil Scientists (FAESS) 2019 general meeting. The association, largely comprised of Soil… Read More

There’s Plenty to See, Do, Learn: UF Open House on Dec. 4 Invites Community to Engage with Science

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is committed to discovering science-based solutions that make tangible positive impacts on the lives of people worldwide. On December 4, the South Florida community… Read More

UF Water Institute awards faculty fellowship to Soil and Water Sciences assistant professor

Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, assistant professor of citrus water and nutrient management, is a recipient of the University of Florida Water Institute’s faculty fellow award. Kadyampakeni, who joined the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Science Department in September 2016, conducts… Read More

New UF-Led Study Finds Bacterial Similarities Among Diseased Coral Species

By Mike Loizzo GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In 2014, an unprecedented disease outbreak affecting the soft tissue of many species of stony coral was first detected in Florida. Since then, stony coral tissue loss disease has been identified in… Read More

September is National Rice Month; Florida should celebrate this homegrown crop

by Jehangir “Jango” Bhadha When you think of rice production, what is the first thing that comes to mind? The rice paddy fields of China, perhaps? China is by far the largest producer – and consumer – of… Read More