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UF/IFAS Extension to launch “Climate Smart Floridians” program

July 7, 2020

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has forecast some major issues for Florida due to climate change. Rising sea level means retreating shorelines and more coastal flooding. Hotter than normal temperatures mean stress on the state’s water ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alicia Bradigan-Betancourt, Ashley Smyth, Climate Smart Floridians, Florida Sea Grant, Holly Abeels, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF IFAS Extension
researcher examining algea in water tank

Algae study recognized for high impact among UF/IFAS research

July 2, 2020

The UF/IFAS Research Dean’s Office is recognizing former undergraduate student Rebecca O’Connell and Soil and Water Sciences research professor Dr. Ann Wilkie for their research paper. The article they co-authored, “Comparing Harvest Productivity ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Algae, Ann Wilkie, Rebecca O'Connell, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
Atala Butterfly

Report your atala butterflies here…

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July 2, 2020

The Florida atala butterfly (Eumaeus atala Poey) is a beautiful, somewhat rare hairstreak butterfly characterized by satiny black wings featuring an iridescent turquois shimmer. It was thought to be extinct due to overharvest of its host plant, ... READ MORE

Category: , Community Volunteers, Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #ufbugs, Atala, Butterfly, Endangered Species, Extinction, Insect, Wildlife

Paper Mulberry – Wild Weeds

July 1, 2020

Wild Weeds - Weed of the Month Paper Mulberry Broussonetia papyrifera This category 2 invasive species is a tree that is used extensively in the ornamental industry. Native to Japan and Taiwan, paper mulberry was introduced as a fast growing ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FL., Forestry, Landscaping, Natural Resources, NFLAG, Species Spotlight, Weeds, Wild Weeds

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