Vincent Encomio is all about building resiliency and sustainability for Florida’s coastlines.
As a Florida Sea Grant agent for UF/IFAS Extension Martin and St. Lucie counties, Encomio has made significant strides in enhancing ... READ MORE
Hundreds of species of wildlife live on private, agricultural land. As a result, farmers and ranchers are environmental stewards, as maintaining their land to support agriculture also plays a key role in providing wildlife ecosystems in addition ... READ MORE
Looking to do something inexpensive and outdoorsy this holiday season? Why not take a turn through a demonstration garden, courtesy of the University of Florida.
UF/IFAS Extension offers demonstration gardens throughout the state, and most ... READ MORE
Microorganisms are the oldest and most essential life forms on Earth. Microbes exist everywhere, even in the most extreme environments, and without them, our planet wouldn't survive. Environmental microbiology is the study of microbial function, ... READ MORE
Lauren Gawel steadied her hand and lowered the bottle of Elmer’s glue to the tiny termite’s body. She applied a minute drop and pressed on a hand-cut, black-and-white striped paper cape. The termite superhero was ready for its moment ... READ MORE
Microbes are everywhere! They exist in us, on us and around us at all times in complex microscopic ecosystems called microbiomes. Microbiomes are a collection of bacteria, viruses, archaea and fungi that naturally live in community on and within ... READ MORE
Let’s explore the current industry outlook for careers in microbiology. Our Master of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science graduates of Spring 2023 were polled on their career plans following graduation. Given that the majority of our ... READ MORE
Wild Weeds – Weed of the Month
Prickly Pear Cactus
Prickly Pear Cactus is a perennial succulent, fleshy and armed with two types of barbed bristles. This cactus has long, fixed spines, and glochids or hairlike ... READ MORE
Interested in jumpstarting your holidays with a crafty exercise that doubles as a fundraiser for Broward County 4-H youth programming?
Look no further and sign up for a fun and festive wreath-making workshop scheduled for December 9 from ... READ MORE
Living shorelines use natural solutions – installed plants and habitat structures – to strengthen beaches against erosion.
Three living shorelines projects out of the Cedar Key-based UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station ... READ MORE