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Category: Forests

Battling Invasive Plants Good Investment, but More Funding Needed, Study Finds

For decades, Florida communities have battled invasive plants on land and water. These plants disrupt native ecosystems and livelihoods, and more arrive each year. Now a new study from the University of Florida and The Nature Conservancy shows… Read More

Celebrate Earth Day with UF/IFAS

Every Earth Day needs a scientific perspective. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has hundreds of scientists and educators ready to share scientific insights into today’s most important environmental issues. See below to some… Read More

Featured Student Friday: Christine Swanson

Each week, SFRC highlights a fantastic student or alumnus for #FeaturedStudentFriday. Today’s student is Christine Swanson, a Forest Resources and Conservation Ph.D. student. Christine is advised by Dr. Stephanie Bohlman.   What’s the best thing about your current… Read More

We are missing an important value of the urban forest, intangible social services

As managers and stewards of the state’s urban forests we often not acknowledging the important social values. We have a responsibility to not only provide technical assistance in the conservation and restoration of the urban forest, but to… Read More

Cities with Tree Protection Laws Show More Canopy Coverage, Savings

When are trees worth millions of dollars? When they cover parts of your city. Take Tampa, for example, which has established an Urban Forest Management Plan. According to a 2016 assessment by the University of Florida Institute of… Read More

Women in Ag: Gabi Sullivan and Gabby Salazar

By Teresa Suits, agricultural education and communication master’s student (BS ’17) Some mentorships between undergraduate and graduate students develop from a simple conversation, at least that’s how it happened for undergraduate student, Gabriella “Gabi” Sullivan. Sullivan met her… Read More