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Category: Forests

UF-led team receives Keck grant to study fungal infections spread by wildfire smoke

A multidisciplinary team of scientists will study how wildfire smoke spreads fungi that can affect human health, using artificial intelligence to predict future threats This will be the first study of its kind in a new scientific field:… Read More

You can have it ‘made in the shade’ by planting more diverse trees

When we plant the same trees over and over again, we create urban forests that are vulnerable to being wiped out by invading pests and diseases, a University of Florida researcher says. Deb Hilbert wants to avoid tree… Read More

Global team of wildlife researchers furthers study of elusive, tree-dwelling animals

Camera traps have long been used to document animals in their natural environment. More recently, scientists have explored putting these traps up in trees where they can capture animals that live in the canopy. A team of 18… Read More

Master Naturalist program inspires action on environment

Once upon a time, the Blackwater River was a conveyor belt of prosperity. Loggers floated longleaf pine trunks to the mills. But once the longleafs were all cut, the mills, landings, and structures that supported the industry were… Read More

26 de Julio: Día Internacional para la Conservación del Ecosistema de Manglares

Hoy es el Día Internacional para la Conservación del Ecosistema de Manglares. Adoptado por la Conferencia General de la UNESCO en 2015 y celebrado cada año el 26 de julio, este día tiene como objetivo crear conciencia sobre… Read More

Through the Mill for a Summer

UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student Jay Lynch is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in forest resources and conservation from the UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences. This summer, he is completing an internship… Read More