UF Study: Hunger and Food Security May Impact College Student Health and Academic Performance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When she began her sophomore year in 2015 at the University of Florida, Angela Rodriguez experienced a gap in paychecks between the summer and fall semesters while she changed part-time jobs. Without a source to… Read More

June 1 is World Reef Awareness Day, Citizen Scientists See the Habitats’ Importance First-Hand

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Worldwide, coral reefs comprise less than 1% of the ocean floor, and yet they provide habitat for around 25% of the world’s marine fish species. Corals are also sensitive living organisms threatened by diseases, temperature… Read More

UF/IFAS Helps Coastal Communities Prepare for Post-Disaster Redevelopment

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the 2019 hurricane season practically here, the University of Florida is poised to help Manatee County and several cities in the Tampa Bay region update their post-disaster redevelopment plans. That means helping communities know… Read More

Stormwater Ponds May Harbor Invasive Plants, UF/IFAS Research Finds

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stormwater ponds are prevalent throughout Florida’s urban and residential landscapes, but University of Florida researchers are looking into whether these engineered ecosystems support the spread of invasive plant species. An ongoing UF Institute of Food… Read More

Wedgworth Leadership Institute Seeks Nominations for Class XI

By Christy Chiarelli GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture & Natural Resources (WLIANR) is accepting nominations for Class XI participants in one of Florida’s premier agricultural leadership programs. The two-year comprehensive program, which will… Read More

Battling Invasive Plants Good Investment, but More Funding Needed, Study Finds

For decades, Florida communities have battled invasive plants on land and water. These plants disrupt native ecosystems and livelihoods, and more arrive each year. Now a new study from the University of Florida and The Nature Conservancy shows… Read More

UF/IFAS Research Awards Ceremony Honors Accomplishments, Mentorship

Sixty-three faculty, staff and graduate students from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) were recognized at the 12th Annual Florida Agricultural Experiment Station Research Awards Ceremony on Thursday. Robert Gilbert, the new UF/IFAS… Read More