Tag: School of Forest Resources and Conservation

‘Avoidance Behavior’ Helps Species Survive on Land and Sea

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ewww. You don’t want anyone coughing on you. It makes you recoil and cover your nose and mouth. Turns out, land animals and marine life also feel a sense of “gross” and use their own… Read More

UF-led team of scientists outlines novel approach to save endangered tree

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With fewer than 1,000 of them left in the wild, the Florida torreya tree is on the path to extinction. But now scientists have a plan to save it. Last month, scientists from universities, conservation… Read More

UF/IFAS Learning Center Receives New Name

By Christy Chiarelli   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The learning center located in the UF/IFAS Austin Cary Forest was recently renamed the Roland T. Stern Learning Center. In late January, the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation hosted… Read More

Women in Ag: Raelene Crandall

By Kim Scotto   Dr. Raelene Crandall, assistant professor in the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation, fondly remembers her first fire: a prescribed prairie burn during an undergraduate internship with the Nature Conservancy. It wasn’t just… Read More

UF-led team mobilizes to save super-rare tree on the brink of extinction

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida torreya is the most endangered tree in North America. And it may soon disappear entirely. But scientists such as the University of Florida’s Jason Smith are ready to fight for the species, which… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers blame cold for fish kills, offer suggestions

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cold weather is killing fish in northern and Central Florida counties, according to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers, who are also offering some solutions. “In an aquaculture operation, farmers can… Read More

UF/IFAS rethinking forest protection; hosts UN expert as lecturer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With trees, we enjoy healthier air, shade, a way to store carbon, economic opportunities and much more. Without them, we could wind up with a devastated ecosystem and much lost revenue, University of Florida Institute… Read More

UF researchers to use $10 million grant to determine red snapper population

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will be part of a $10 million project to estimate the number of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration,… Read More

UF researcher: Controlled fires don’t eliminate invasive tree

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Researchers have, in the past, reintroduced fire to restore a forest without considering its effect on exotic species that have become invasive. But a recent study by a University of Florida researcher shows that fire… Read More