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Large Tree Nympha (Idea leucone). UF/IFAS Photo: Sally Lanigan.

Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife

June 4, 2021

June 5 is World Environment Day. This year, to celebrate, why not think about the wildlife environment of your own backyard—literally? Recently, the article Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife: Top Ten Tips for Success was updated on AskIFAS. ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Wildlife
Tags: Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Gregg Klowden, Kara N. Youngentob, Mark E. Hostetler, Sarah Webb Miller, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation Department, World Environment Day
photo of docks and fisheries in Cedar Key, Florida. Photo taken 10-22-20.

Stock Assessment: Using Science to Protect Our Fisheries

May 9, 2021

A new publication, What is stock assessment?, explains how managers monitor populations of fish and make decisions to ensure the sustainability of a fishery. How do managers determine catch limits? It may seem simple: if people have no trouble ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Angela Collins, Edward V. Camp, Nicholas Fisch, Program In Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences

Happy Arbor Day!

April 30, 2021

Happy Arbor Day, Florida! Trees help us humans out in a lot of different ways. They take in our carbon dioxide and produce the oxygen that we breathe. They give us shade and hold the soil in place, preventing erosion. They provide animals ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Home Landscapes
Tags: Arbor Day, Environmental Horticulture Department, Landscape Trees, Planting, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Shade Trees, Tree Identification

Contaminants in the Urban Environment: Microplastics

January 11, 2016

Plastic, plastic everywhere! We live in a world where we are surrounded by plastic: from packaging materials and cutlery to plastic appliances and medical devices. Since the mid-twentieth century, plastic has been a boon to humanity and an integral ... READ MORE

Category: Home Management, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Contaminants In The Urban Environment Series, Gurpal S. Toor, Ignacio A. Rodriguez-Jorquera, Maia McGuire, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Yun-Ya Yang

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