Tag: Frank Mazzotti

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

Scientists lauded in second annual Florida Agricultural Experiment Station ceremony

  Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida horticultural sciences researcher Paul Lyrene struggled as he worked to keep a grasp on five plaques given to him to mark five… Read More