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Weizhe Weng receives Archer Early Career Grant to explore potential economic and health impacts of nitrate pollution on drinking water. 


April 23, 2024

To protect water users from potential health risks, it is important to understand what risk exists and how they may differ across geographic locations and water systems. Weizhe Weng, an assistant professor of the University of Florida Institute ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Research
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Handling Hydrilla: How UF Research Helps Reveal Stakeholder Preferences for Invasive Aquatic Species Management


February 28, 2024

This post was written by guest author Gabriela Rodriguez With their serene waters, Florida’s freshwater bodies are vital to Florida’s natural ecosystem and all who enjoy it. However, the management of hydrilla has become a growing concern ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, , Water
Tags: Aquatic Invasive Plants, Food And Resource Economics, Hydrilla Management, Invasive Species, National Invasive Species Awareness Week
Ocean, horizon, and clouds over the Gulf of Mexico. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones

New Research Study Halves Aquatic Food Loss and Waste Estimates in U.S. – Implications for Future Global Food Security


February 26, 2024

With seafood playing an important role in the diet of many, reducing food loss in the aquatic food industry is essential for improving global food security. The good news? Aquatic food loss and waste (FLW) in the United States may be as low ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources
Tags: Food And Resource Economics, Food Waste
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Study of major cruise lines finds links in online public sentiment, COVID-19 disruptions, and stock prices


August 10, 2023

Highlights  The last several years have been unpredictable for the cruise industry as its services became interrupted by the pandemic, and they were often the subject of negative media coverage due to COVID-19 breakouts, no sail orders, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Research
Ocean, horizon, and clouds over the Gulf of Mexico. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones

Launch of the ground-breaking book, Oceans and Human Health: Opportunities and Impacts, co-authored by University of Florida academics, explores the complex relationship between oceans and human health.


June 8, 2023

Highlights A second edition of the book Oceans and Human Health: Opportunities and Impacts has been released, addressing benefits, opportunities, risks, and impacts resulting from the relationship between oceans and humans, informed by ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS,
Tags: Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, Marine Economics, Ocean Health, Ocean Sustainability

Earth Day: UF FRE’s environmental economists use research to understand climate, environment and sustainability issues.


April 22, 2023

Albert Einstein once said, “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”  Daily, the environmental economists at the University of Florida Food and Resource Economics are looking to gain a deeper understanding ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Blue Capital Lab, Earth Day, Food And Resource Economics

Restaurant Customers value sustainability in seafood and are willing to pay more for it, UF Researchers say.


July 19, 2022

Highlights Consumers prefer seafood entrees more transparent information at casual and fine dining restaurants. Country of origin was unimportant, showing customer choices at restaurants differ from those made at grocery stores. Consumers ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Featured, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Research, Seafood, Seafood Sustainability, Special Topics, Sustainability, UF/IFAS Research
World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day: Food and Resource Economics Research on Marine Economies Promotes Ocean Sustainability


June 8, 2022

First proposed by Canada at the Earth Summit in 1992, World Ocean Day began being coordinated by the Ocean Project in 2002 as an annual international effort on June 8 to bring awareness to issues regarding the protection and restoration of ocean ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Fishery Sustainability, Food & Economics Research, Food And Resource Economics, FRE Research Highlights, Marine Economics, Ocean Sustainability, Sustainability

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