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Managing forests facing more frequent and intense hurricanes


January 12, 2021

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 Florida-led study investigated the ... READ MORE

Category: Forest, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ajay Sharma, Forest, Forest Health, Forestry, Hurricanes, ProForest, Research, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation
fallen trees after Hurricane Michael

UF/IFAS to provide educational support for timber producers recovering from Hurricane Michael


August 26, 2020

When Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida Panhandle in 2018, the category 5 storm left in its wake years’ worth of losses to one of the area’s largest industries, timber. Per estimates from the Florida Forest Service, a division of ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, EVENTS, Forest, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Block Grant, Chris Demers, Florida Land Steward Program, Hurricane Michael, Online Education, Recovery, Reforestation, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Timber, Webinar

Few aquarium fish come from salt water; with research, that’s changing


July 8, 2020

Tropical fish hobbyists are pretty serious about their pastime. So much so that it’s a $40 million-a-year industry in the United States. Most of the fish in home tanks come from fresh water. Only about 10% are raised in salt water, according ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aquariums, Blue Tang, Dory, Eric Cassiano, Freshwater, Matt DiMaggio, Ornamental Fish, Saltwater, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Words to use and to avoid in describing invasive plants and animals


July 1, 2020

Most people want their yard to look good, but they likely don’t know the differences between an “invasive” plant and a “native” one, say University of Florida researchers. That’s why Basil Iannone and several of his UF/IFAS colleagues ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species
Tags: Basil Iannone, Brazilian Pepper Tree, Introduced, Jeff Hill, Lionfish, Native, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Shannon Carnevale, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

Florida Project Learning Tree offers environmental education training online


June 10, 2020

By Kim Scotto-Kelly GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Project Learning Tree (PLT), an international environmental education program of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, is committed to creating a future where the next generation values the natural world ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Forest, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: News, Project Learning Tree, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation

UF Professor Emeritus Inducted into Florida Forester Hall of Fame


February 18, 2020

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Eric Jokela, University of Florida professor emeritus, will be inducted this month into the Florida Division of the Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame. Inductees are selected for their outstanding ... READ MORE

Category: Forest, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Awards And Recognitions, Eric Jokela, Forestry, Hall Of Fame, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Sfrc, Silviculture, Society Of American Foresters, Tim Martin

UF Researchers Link Gene from Ancient Virus with Plant Stature


February 11, 2020

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A new study from the University of Florida links the ability of plants to grow to great heights to a 500-million-year-old interaction between a virus and a type of algae. “The majority of today’s ... READ MORE

Category: Forest, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Genomics, Matias Kirst, Plant Genetics, Plant Molecular And Cellular Biology Program, Research, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Trees

150 and Counting: Florida Schools Teaching Aquaculture with UF/IFAS Help


January 16, 2020

RUSKIN, Fla. --- Students are willing to get their hands slimy to learn about aquaculture. Youth in about 150 middle and high schools around Florida learn the aquaculture industry through the “Aquaculture in the Classroom” program, a partnership ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aquaculture In The Classroom, Eric Cassiano, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

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