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Human and Urban Impacts on Streams

March 25, 2019

Streams around Gainesville are getting extra attention from a Soil and Water Sciences graduate student. Emily Taylor is interested in how humans and urbanization affect stream ecosystems. She recently placed six sensors in streams to measure ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: A.J. Reisinger, Emily Taylor, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Sustainable Human And Ecological Development Program, Urban Ecosystems

Lake Manatee Watershed is Focus of Spring Farm Tour

March 22, 2019

  The Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Farm Tour brought participants in two charter buses to several agricultural operations in the Lake Manatee watershed. Our first stop was the Manatee County Water Treatment ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, , Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Farm Tour, Soil And Water Conservation District

Effects of prescribed fire on cattle use and foraging behavior

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March 20, 2019

by Britt Smith, Postdoctoral Research Associate working jointly with Archbold Biological Station and the UF/IFAS Range Cattle REC on the USDA Long Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Project Fire is a historic and important disturbance ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Beef Cattle Management, Britt Smith, Cattle Behavior, Prescribed Fire
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Living Shoreline Master Plan for Cedar Key

March 19, 2019

Living Shoreline Guidance at a Local Scale In recent years, sea-level rise, erosion, and loss of habitat around Cedar Key have become increasing concerns. Homeowners and land managers should critically evaluate how “gray” a shoreline erosion ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, InsideNatureCoast, Living Shoreline, Marsh, Oysters, Restoration, Shoreline Restoration, Water Quality

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