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Category: Conservation

UF study helps quantify biodiversity decrease around farmland

Click here for photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Animal biodiversity suffers near conservation areas that border big farms, and the effects can spread for miles, according to a new study by University of… Read More

Pastured ‘wild’ horses to cost U.S. $1 billion by 2030, researchers warn in report

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Captive “wild” horses will cost U.S. taxpayers $1 billion by 2030 if federal management approaches don’t change, according to a new report by… Read More

UF researchers find changes in forest management could produce large water yields

Click here for high-resolution photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite a soggy summer, water supply remains a critical issue in the Sunshine State. University of Florida researchers now say that reducing plant material,… Read More

UF/IFAS associate dean awarded for educational program

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. Marty Main, associate dean for University of Florida Extension and associate director of Florida Sea Grant, is being recognized for his educational outreach by the Ecological Society… Read More

UF researchers find wheat production models disagree under climate change scenarios

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found, for the first time, that crop models predicting yields for one of the world’s most important crops begin… Read More

UF Oyster Recovery Team issues findings: Drought and salinity major issues, not oil

  Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — There is no evidence that pollutants from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill contributed to the “unprecedented” decline in recent Apalachicola Bay… Read More