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Researchers show how forested areas affect water resources in Florida


May 23, 2022

When rain falls on a forest, some of that water eventually flows into water bodies like rivers, wetlands, and aquifers. Scientists call this flow of water forest water yield, and how much water yield is produced depends on several factors. ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Ecosystem Services, Matthew Cohen, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil Moisture Sensor
logo of UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences

Introducing the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences


May 16, 2022

The UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department is now the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES). Why did we add “ecosystems” to the name? We feel it better reflects the breadth of research, teaching, and extension ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, UF/IFAS, Water
Tags: Matt Whiles, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Scarlet Hibiscus – Wild Weeds


May 1, 2022

Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month Scarlet Hibiscus Hibiscus coccienues Scarlet Hibiscus, also called scarlet rosemallow, is an herbaceous to semi-woody perennial wildflower in Florida. You can often find this flower growing in home landscapes ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Natural Resources, NFLAG, Wild Weeds
A controlled burn at Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Photo taken 01-26-19.

Where There’s Fire, There’s Smoke: Air Quality and Prescribed Burning in Florida


April 24, 2022

The hazy skies, the smell of smoke in the air, and, for some, irritated eyes or a scratchy throat. Living in Florida, most of us are familiar with the downsides of a wildfire nearby. If the fire is large enough, it might not even need to be ... READ MORE

Category: Forests
Tags: Adam C. Watts, Austin K. Dixon, David R. Godwin, Leda N. Kobziar, Martha C. Monroe, Prescribed Burning, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences

Florida Land Steward Update, April 22, 2022


April 22, 2022

EARTH DAY 2022 - THANKS PRIVATE LAND STEWARDS FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES YOU PROVIDE! Today we celebrate Earth Day and recognize the critical resources that we all depend on for survival and inspiration. As a part of that we need to remember ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Earthday, Forest, Forest Carbon, Forest Management, Management, Natural Resources, Timber, Trees, Water

Global team of scientists determine ‘fingerprint’ for how much heat, drought is too much for forests


April 5, 2022

How hot is too hot, and how dry is too dry, for the Earth’s forests? A new study from an international team of researchers found the answers – by looking at decades of dying trees. Just published in the journal “Nature Communications,” ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agronomy, Climate Change, Forest Health, Trees, William Hammond

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