Category: Natural Resources

Five Florida Students to Participate in National Coastal Policy Fellowship

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Five graduate students from across the state, including two from the University of Florida, were recently named finalists for a prestigious national fellowship focusing on marine science and policy. The John A…. Read More

Orange County Adopt-A-Tree

Trees are so cool! Not only do they provide shade and oxygen but many other benefits as well. From reducing energy use and improving water management to providing wildlife habitats and improved well-being for humans, trees are an… Read More

National Honey Bee Day: 10 Things You Didn’t Know about Honey Bees

These days, it seems like everyone is interested in bees — in part, due to honey bees’ vital role in growing our food, as well as reports of their declining numbers. Even as the public’s fascination with honey… Read More

Heat stress: What you need to know

(Graphic: Illustrates average annual temperatures in Florida 1895-2018.) Heat-related illnesses are rising in Florida due to increasing temperatures in recent years. High humidity increases the potential for heat-related illness because sweat stays on our skin longer, heating up,… Read More

NCBS Oyster Habitat Project Update

Last year, we installed several habitat enhancement measures around the seawall at the UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station. Among other things, we increased the habitat complexity in front of the seawall. We did this by adding limerock boulders… Read More

Soil Moisture Sensor Loaner-Trainer Program for Treasure Coast Farmers

Why use soil moisture sensors? Farmers have to carefully manage water supply for their crops.  Too much or too little irrigation can damage or stress the crop, making it more vulnerable to weed competition, insect pests, and/or disease. … Read More

Soil Moisture Sensor Loaner-Trainer Program for Treasure Coast Farmers

Why use soil moisture sensors? Farmers have to carefully manage water supply for their crops.  Too much or too little irrigation can damage or stress the crop, making it more vulnerable to weed competition, insect pests, and/or disease. … Read More

New Pocket Guide Helps ID Commonly Confused Animals, Plants

Is that a snowy egret or a great egret? A palmetto bug or a cockroach? A live oak or a laurel oak? Florida is home to a diverse array of animals, plants and insects, many of which may… Read More