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Category: Natural Resources

Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife

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

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… Read More

Stock Assessment: Using Science to Protect Our Fisheries

photo of docks and fisheries in Cedar Key, Florida. Photo taken 10-22-20.

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… Read More

Contaminants in the Urban Environment: Microplastics

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… Read More