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Category: Water

UF/IFAS researchers to conduct eco-assessment of DeLuca Preserve, create open database

drone photography image of grassland in Florida

A team of UF/IFAS researchers plans to characterize the soil, water, and microbiome features of the DeLuca Preserve, a roughly 27,000-acre parcel of land in Florida’s southern Osceola County. The property, donated to UF in… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Annabel Schreiber

pond with lily pads

The UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experiences. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS… Read More

Research examines peatlands from around the globe to determine their potential to emit carbon dioxide

Paynes Prairie, Alachua County, Florida

New research from the UF/IFAS Wetland Biogeochemistry Laboratory in the Soil and Water Sciences Department looks at peatlands, a type of wetlands that occur around the world and store large amounts of carbon. Specifically, the… Read More

UF/IFAS scientists help preserve Nature Coast, one sample at a time

This summer and fall, UF/IFAS scientists will collect data on water quality and seagrass in the recently created Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, which includes waters off Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties. These data will be… Read More

Not acting like themselves: Antidepressants in environment alter crayfish behavior, study finds

Low levels of antidepressants are found in many water bodies, so animals like crayfish are often exposed to trace amounts of these drugs The researchers found that crayfish exposed to low levels of antidepressant medication… Read More

Soil and Water Sciences Graduate Student Research on Urban Streams

urban stream

“Metabolism and Nutrient Dynamics of Sub-Tropical Urban Streams” Emily Taylor (Soil & Water Sciences Ph.D. 2023) Topic Emily Taylor studies urban streams and how urbanization is impacting ecosystem metabolism and nutrient cycling. Ecosystem metabolism describes… Read More

National Science Foundation funding helps graduate student research mangroves in urban areas

Mangroves at the beach in Naples, Florida.

Gabriela “Bella” Reyes, a doctoral student in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The prestigious award will support her while she studies… Read More