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Category: Conservation

UF Oyster Recovery Team updates Apalachicola producers, leaders on recovery project

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Apalachicola-area oystermen and community leaders received a progress report Thursday from University of Florida scientists working to remediate the area’s oyster population collapse. Karl Havens, director of Florida Sea Grant and leader… Read More

Tunnel technology could help Florida blueberry growers, UF/IFAS study suggests

Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-res image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Protecting Florida’s $80 million blueberry crop from freeze damage is always a wintertime challenge, but a University of Florida study shows that structures… Read More

New UF/IFAS video series shows how to increase sustainability in plant nurseries

Click here for image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Many plant nurseries in Florida have adopted sustainable practices, and the University of Florida is looking to help even more do so with a new… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher helps test new way to probe remote ecosystems with satellite imagery

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For scientists, making field observations of organisms and ecosystems can be a daunting challenge. Travel to remote locations is costly and difficult. Observation methods… Read More

UF forms task force to address Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery collapse

Photo cutlines at bottom of page. Click here for high-resolution Karl Havens photo and here for high-res oyster bed photo. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Responding to the oyster fishery collapse in Apalachicola Bay, experts with the… Read More