Tag: Everglades

UF Study: Snail Kites Must Do More Than Move to Thrive

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Among its many useful traits, the federally endangered snail kite helps wildlife managers gauge whether the Florida Everglades has sufficient water. That’s one reason University of Florida scientists closely monitor the birds’ activity – and… Read More

Radio tracking helps hunt Burmese pythons

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When invasive Burmese pythons are breeding, radio-tracking one python can help find and capture more, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher says. Thus, UF/IFAS scientists… 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

UF/IFAS researcher helps test new way to probe remote ecosystems with satellite imagery

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For scientists, making field observations of organisms and ecosystems can be a daunting challenge. Travel to remote locations is costly and difficult. Observation methods are limited and… Read More

Sugarcane expert Rob Gilbert named director of UF Everglades research center

Click here for high resolution image. Sugarcane expert Rob Gilbert has been appointed director of the University of Florida’s Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade by Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural… Read More

Statistical models inspired from Facebook could help endangered animals, UF researchers say

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to inflated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new University of Florida… Read More

UF study: Invasive snail may damage diet of rare Everglades bird

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Invasive animals often wreak havoc with their feeding habits; however, University of Florida researchers say a huge South American snail is causing problems when it’s the… Read More