Category: Conservation

UF/IFAS researchers to study how to reduce carbon dioxide in ranch soil

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers hope to reduce possible pollutants emanating from soils in Florida cattle ranches by using a $710,000 federal grant to study… Read More

Want to conserve more water? Target those who already save a little

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers call them “water considerate” consumers because they conserve water fairly well but could stand some improvement. These water users might be the most appropriate people to target if you… Read More

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