Category: Conservation

UF/IFAS researcher: Signs can help conserve natural resources in urban neighborhoods

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher wants to help you engage your neighbors to conserve urban biodiversity. Mark Hostetler, a UF/IFAS professor of wildlife ecology and… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists closer to finding key to converting algae to biofuel

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers may have found a key to converting algae to fuel. The scientists have found what researchers call a “transcription factor,” called ROC40. Bala Rathinasabapathi, a… Read More

Massive study shows climate change rapidly warming world’s lakes, UF/IFAS professor says

Click photo for larger image; photo cutline at bottom of page. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new study spanning six continents. More than… Read More

UF/IFAS hosting Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference in January

APOPKA, Fla. — Florida agriculture and food industries are among the largest economic contributors in the state. Agricultural producers manage 9.5 million acres, growing more than 300 commodities, including everything from citrus and cows to peanuts and potatoes…. Read More

UF/IFAS study: Snail kites’ affinity for home leaves them in more peril

See caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The endangered snail kite’s affinity for its birthplace can come back to haunt the bird, leaving it in more peril, according to a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural… Read More

Irrigation method saves 50 percent of water needed for potato growth

      GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers have found an irrigation method that uses 50 percent less water than traditional systems to grow potatoes – an important finding for… Read More

Hulcr selected to win UF/IFAS’ Richard L. Jones research award

Jiri Hulcr GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A UF/IFAS forest entomologist who – among other activities – is working to help stop pests that sicken trees, has been selected to receive the Richard L. Jones Award for promising research at… Read More