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Category: UF/IFAS Research

UF-led study connects Florida to the Smithsonian’s Forest Global Earth Observatory

A new University of Florida-led study established a Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) research plot at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station within a longleaf pine forest. These forests are a focus of restoration efforts because longleaf pine once dominated the southeastern Coastal Plain but only 3% of this forest type remains today. ForestGEO is… Read More

Managing forests facing more frequent and intense hurricanes

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season made history as the most active season since official records began in 1851, with a total of 30 named storms, 13 hurricanes and six major hurricanes. A new University of… Read More

Community-Based Forest Management in the Brazilian Amazon

Large group of participants smiling and wearing matching shirts

Ana Violato Espada, a doctoral researcher at the University of Florida, organized a community exchange among users of six Brazilian Amazon extractive reserves to emphasized collective inquiry, experimentation grounded in experience, and the wealth of… Read More