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Category: Water

New study on mercury contamination has global implications for wildlife conservation

Ecologists have long known that mercury contamination reduced the number of viable offspring animals produce. Now, new research indicates that mercury may also make animals less likely to mate in the first place, suggesting that mercury and similar… Read More

NSF Fellow in SNRE – Adam Searles

By Patrick Farrar Four outstanding graduate students in UF’s School of Natural Resources and Environment have received the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Program awards from the National Science Foundation. The highly-competitive five-year fellowship grants them substantial financial support for… Read More

Diving into the Marine Sciences Major

For one College of Agricultural and Life Sciences student, a series of volunteer experiences amplified her passion for a future career in marine science.    From a young age, Allie Marshbanks, has been interested in water and aquatic environments. Since her father served in the Coast Guard, Marshbanks was exposed to… Read More

Hurricane Prep for your Pool

In the frenzy of preparing for an impending hurricane, many of those with residential pools overlook steps needed to prepare the pool for a major storm.  Following are some tips, do’s and don’ts when it comes to pool… Read More

Broward County Native Orchid Project

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Reintroducing Native Orchids to South Florida The UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Florida-Friendly Landscaping program has joined forces with The Fort Lauderdale Orchid Society to help reintroduce native… Read More

Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

Contact: Israel Vega 941.907.0011 ext. 3143 Application deadline for financial assistance is Nov. 20 GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Nov. 20 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources… Read More

Weed of the week : Ragweed Parthenium

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals to better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida.   The weed of this week is ragweed parthenium (Parthenium hysterophorous). This weed… Read More

Diving into sea urchin feeding behavior: which seagrass plant is the tastiest and why?

Written by Jamila Roth, a Ph.D. student in UF/IFAS School of Natural Resources and Environment   Sea urchins are marine invertebrates that look like spiny pin cushions. They live in coastal areas and eat large amounts of underwater plants,… Read More