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Category: Conservation

UF researchers develop plant-based technology that helps biofuels, may fight cancer

Image of synthesized lignin nanotubes GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For the first time, University of Florida researchers have developed plant-based technology that could reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil and may also help treat cancer. Known… Read More

UF/IFAS plant pathologist helps Jacksonville student succeed in science competition

Jacksonville high school senior Andrew Joseph is what you’d call a self-starter. As a tenth-grader, he read an article about scientists developing disease-resistant transgenic wheat. Andrew was intrigued, but he also asked the question, “what… Read More

Statistical models inspired from Facebook could help endangered animals, UF researchers say

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to inflated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new… Read More

UF technique to help pine forests adapt to climate change, bioenergy use

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A breakthrough in pine tree breeding will lead to forests better adapted to climate change and bioenergy use, University of Florida researchers report. The… Read More

UF Ordway Swisher finalized as site in large scale ecology project

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has officially partnered with a National Science Foundation-funded program to allow measurements and data collection related to the Earth’s ecological… Read More

Snake predator may benefit endangered bird, UF study finds

Caption at bottom. Click here and here for high resolution images. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An endangered Florida bird may have some unexpected help in its struggle for survival, according to a new University of Florida… Read More

UF food safety experts help give FDA personnel insight to Florida produce

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help federal officials understand the produce industries they regulate, University of Florida food safety experts recently took part in a cross-state tour that… Read More

UF Bee College will spotlight native pollinators March 11-12

  Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With honeybee populations imperiled by the mysterious condition called colony collapse disorder, Florida residents should appreciate native bees for their role in the… Read More