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UF scientists show how long toxins produced by HABs of blue-green algae remain in the air

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DAVIE, Fla. — Rivers, lakes, and ponds are recreational destinations for swimming, fishing, boating and more. When cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms (cyanoHABs) form releasing toxins into these freshwater systems, there can be harmful impacts to all wildlife and… Read More

UF/IFAS Researcher to Experiment With Algae in Space

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida scientist will use the International Space Station to see if algae can help recycle carbon dioxide and eventually be used to help make plastics, resins and even food. Initially, researchers want… Read More

UF study: To help prevent harmful algal blooms, limit nitrogen and phosphorus

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Algal blooms can kill fish and harm a lake’s ecosystem, but by reducing two nutrients together such as nitrogen and phosphorus – not just one or the other — water managers might limit the blooms… Read More

UF/IFAS study finds algal cells create fat more quickly than thought, could aid biofuel research

Click here for high-resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Many scientists see great promise in algae as a new source of oil — a sustainable, environmentally sound way to break the world’s fossil fuel dependence. Algal… Read More

Two UF/IFAS faculty earn place on list of top women professors in Florida

Captions at the bottom. Click here and here for high resolution versions. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty members have been included in a list of the top 25 women… Read More