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UF/IFAS scientist discovers parasite introduced by invasive pythons is threatening Florida’s native snakes

DAVIE, FL. – In Florida, native snakes play an important role in the environment that we live and enjoy. Now that role is being threatened by invasive Burmese pythons introducing a non-native lung parasite to nearly half of… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists on the lookout for Argentine tegus, Nile monitors, seeking assistance from south Florida residents

DAVIE, Fla. – Nile monitors and Argentine giant tegus are predatory lizards that are an immediate threat to the Greater Everglades ecosystems. UF/IFAS scientists are looking to engage residents in south Florida currently in extended stay-at-home orders to… Read More

What’s the Likelihood of a ‘Crawl’ Situation? UF Experts Dispel Alligator Attack Misconceptions

By Lourdes Rodriguez DAVIE, Fla. — With hurricane season 2019 underway in Florida, and the once-endangered American alligator making its population recovery, a new horror film is setting the stage for the perfect opportunity to educate people about… 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

South Florida an attractive home for invading reptiles

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — South Florida is on the front lines in the war against invasive reptiles and amphibians because its warm climate makes it a place where they like to live, a new University of Florida study shows…. Read More

Public workshop at UF/IFAS facility to discuss invasive species

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With Florida facing an increasing invasion of exotic wildlife, UF/IFAS scientists and other specialists will hold a public workshop Sept. 16 at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center. The… Read More

Floridians passionate about, but puzzled by, endangered and invasive species

    Photo cutline below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians would likely support a 1 percent sales tax bump to prevent and eradicate disruptive invasive species, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences public opinion… Read More

New water-depth evaluation system will aid Everglades research, UF study shows

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image Multimedia available: http://news.ufl.edu/2009/09/17/eden-multimedia/ GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When scientists discuss Everglades restoration, one phrase pops up again and again — “getting the water right.” It refers to the importance of… Read More