Tag: Entomology and Nematology

UF/IFAS Extension gives tips to try to avoid Zika virus

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With public concern about Zika, UF/IFAS Extension is giving tips on how to avoid contracting the virus. Although the Zika virus is circulating in Central and South America and the Caribbean, currently, there… Read More

UF hosting a climate change colloquium

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Several University of Florida departments, institutes and centers are joining together this week to host “Imagining Climate Change, “a unique approach to environmental change that engages authors, scholars, scientists and the general public to imagine… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Pesticide-induced mosquito death outweighs fitness advantage of survivors

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A common toxin used to kill yellow fever mosquito larvae – the most prevalent transmitter of dengue, chikungunya and zika viruses – is highly effective. While there are some fitness advantages… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists write document explaining Zika virus; urge vigilance

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although the Zika virus is spreading, even into Florida, it does not appear to have been transmitted from mosquito to person or person to person in Florida. But that could happen any time, University of… Read More

UF/IFAS encourages Floridians to take up beekeeping, hosting annual Bee College March 4-5

DAVIE, Fla. — William Kern, an associate professor with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, gently pumped smoke into a beehive to calm the insects before he lifted the lid off the white box… Read More

UF/IFAS faculty member earns $822,000 NSF grant as early career scientist

Christine Miller GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher has won an $822,000 early-career award from the National Science Foundation recognizing her commitment to research and the integration of research into… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists find another clue to monitor, trap virus-spreading mosquito

See caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Asian tiger mosquito is attracted to flowering butterfly bushes, giving mosquito control officials another tool to monitor and trap the insect that can transmit pathogens, causing potentially deadly diseases, a new… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Citizen science participation increases trust in science

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lay people who participate in citizen science develop more interest in science after participating in such a project, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study shows. “Participating in science does… Read More