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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

2024 New Year 30% Enrollment Discount for the Online Forest Landowner Academy

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January 11, 2024

Use the promotion code and enroll by February 29, 2024! Take advantage of this limited time 30% promotional discount to enroll in this self-paced online course. Use promotion code: SWDXWF Are you new to forestry and land management? Need ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Family Forest, Florida Land Steward Program, Forest, Forestry, Online Course, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
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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
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Florida LAKEWATCH: A Regional Coordinator’s Perspective

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July 17, 2023

This blog post was written by Marina Schwartz, regional coordinator for Florida LAKEWATCH. Hi, I’m Marina! I’m one of the regional coordinators of the LAKEWATCH Program, and I’m here to explain what our role is and how we help ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Volunteer/Training, Water
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Citizen Science, Community Volunteers, Florida LAKEWATCH, Lakes, LAKEWATCH, UF/IFAS CAIP, Volunteers

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

UF-led research gets help from NFL player and an Air Force veteran to restock sea urchins on coral reef

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March 27, 2023

On and off over the past four decades, scientists have tried a handful of times to restore sea urchins on coral reefs because they eat harmful algae that otherwise smother the ecosystems. Results of a new collaborative study show promise ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aaron Pilnick, Air Force Veteran, Algae, Apollo Beach, Caribbean, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Coral Reefs, Diadema, Florida Aquarium, Force Blue Team, Frost Museum Of Science, Key Biscayne, NFL, Rainbow Reef, Restocking, Restoration, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Sea Urchins, Survival
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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
image - Students work with surveying equipment in a geomatics course at the University of Florida's Gulf Coast Research and Education Center's GCREC) Plant City, with Amr Abd-Elrahman, an associate professor of geomatics and principal investigator of the project. Photo courtesy UFIFAS Photography.

UF/IFAS receives nearly $1 million grant to engage more low-income students in geomatics

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February 7, 2022

Geomatics is one of the most diverse fields of study. It offers a range of high-paying career opportunities, with a big demand for graduates in private and public sectors across industries worldwide. Geomatics is a STEM career field that ... READ MORE

Category: Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Alison Adams, Amr Abd-Elrahman, Benjamin Wilkinson, Engineering And Mathematics, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Geomatics, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hartwig Henry Hochmair, National Science Foundation, NSF S-STEM Program, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Science, STEM, Technology, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center

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