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UF/IFAS scientist honored with prestigious 2024 Early Career Fellow designation by Ecological Society of America

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April 30, 2024

Jiangxiao Qiu, has a reputation as a rising star. Qiu is an associate professor of landscape ecology in the UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries and Geomatics Sciences (SFFGS). He’s based at the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, , Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Archbold Biological Station Buck Island Ranch, Climate Change, Early Career Fellow, Ecological Society Of America, Ecosystems Sustainability, ESA, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Grasslands, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, News, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, University Of Florida, Wetlands
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From rise to rule, a UF/IFAS team records the spread of Asian subterranean termites through Florida’s southernmost point

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September 18, 2023

A University of Florida study published in Biological Invasions provides a one-of-a-kind evolutionary map and timeline that reconstructs the historical spread of the Asian subterranean termite over 22 years on Key West. “Although ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Asian Subterranean Termites, Biological Invasions, Entomology, Fumigation, Geographic Information Systems, Geomatics, Ground-based Treatments, Hartwig Henry Hochmair, Invasive, Journal Management Of Biological Invasions, Key West, Rudolph Scheffrahn, Stock Island, Taxonomy, Termites, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center

Scientists discover cause of sea urchin die-offs in the Caribbean: a protozoan parasite

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April 19, 2023

Highlights The long-spined sea urchin is an important species that helps keep coral reefs healthy. When long-spined sea urchins in the Caribbean began to die in large numbers in early 2022, scientists jumped in and discovered that a ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Caribbean, Conservation, Coral Reefs, Emerging Pathogens Institute, Florida Sea Grant, Keystone Species, Long-spined Sea Urchins, NOAA, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Sea Urchins
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Places at great risk from sea level rise and hurricanes are most densely built, increasing vulnerability

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August 3, 2022

Researchers analyzed historical building trends on U.S. coastlines in the projected sea level rise zones. The scientists found that areas within projected sea level rise zones developed more quickly and were more dense than inland urban ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Anna Braswell, Florida Sea Grant, News, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
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Oyster market research outlines marketing strategies for increasing grower profits

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April 4, 2022

Highlights ·         A recent UF/IFAS research project identified opportunities for Florida Gulf oyster farmers to market their products for an increased price. ·         The findings noted logistical and volume ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food Is Our Middle Name, Marketing, Oyster, Oyster Farming, Oysters, SEEDIT, SEEDIT Grant
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UF/IFAS scientists take next steps toward crops that make their own nitrogen

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January 27, 2022

Most crops need fertilizer to get enough nitrogen, an essential building block of life. Only a few plants have evolved nodules that host nitrogen fixing bacteria, microbes that convert nitrogen in the air into a form plants can use. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Matias Kirst, News, Nitrogen Fixation, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
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Student spends summer with prehistoric species


November 18, 2021

UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student in the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences, Bethany Gaffey is pursuing her master's degree in fisheries and aquatic sciences. She plans to graduate in summer 2023 ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS Interns, Featured, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatic Sciences, Special Topics, Sturgeon, VP Promise

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