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Why Bats?


August 24, 2021

A common denominator in epidemiology Amid this global pandemic that has shaken the world, bats seem to have appeared a lot in media and the social feed. This blog piece aims at clarifying why that might be, approaching the concept from an ecological, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Wildlife
Tags: Bats, Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, Spillover, Virus

Drawdowns: A Brief Look at Rodman Reservoir


August 16, 2021

By: Taylor Darnell, agronomy master’s student with UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Imagine a lakefront house on a pristine lake in Florida. Now, imagine that waterfront view obstructed by tussocks, aquatic plants, and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Water
Tags: AMP, Aquatic Plant Management, Drawdown, Graduate Student, Rodman Reservoir, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP
Hydrilla underwater and hydrilla as an aquatic hitchhiker.

Aquatic Hitchhikers: What Are They and Why You Should Care


August 12, 2021

By: Taylor Darnell, agronomy master’s student with UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Have you ever been waiting to launch at a boat ramp, ready for a day of fishing or leisure with friends and notice gobs of tangled mess ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, Water
Tags: Aquatic Hitchhikers, Aquatic Invasive Plants, Aquatic Plant Management, Boat, Graduate Student, Invasive Plants, Turning Science Into Solutions, UF/IFAS CAIP

IPM: The Struggle in Defining a Strategy


August 11, 2021

If you are in the world of pesticides, you have likely heard of “IPM” Integrated Pest Management and probably have some sense of what it is. If you were asked to fully define it though, could you? Would your definition be outdated? Would ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Bonnie Wells, Brett Bultemeier, Brevard County, Chemicals, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Management, Pesticide Information Office, Pesticides, PIO
Roseate Spoonbill

Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Spotlight on John Nelson-Creator of the Audubon Moment


August 11, 2021

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. Learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. This blog features my interview with Florida Master Naturalist ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Audubon, Audubon Moment, Bird, Florida Master Naturalist, Florida Master Naturalist Program, FMNP, John Nelson, Master Naturalist, Natural Resources

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