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Could your body be storing the key to saving seagrass?


October 24, 2022

Struvite is a crystallized compound made from the byproduct of wastewater treatment plants. It includes phosphorus and nitrogen, two ingredients that are key to plant growth and used in other fertilizer sources. A new University ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ann Wilkie, Cheryl Mackowiak, North Florida Research And Education Center, Patrick Inglett, Research, Seagrass, Seagrass Restoration, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Study, Todd Osborne, Wastewater, Whitney Laboratory For Marine Bioscience
group of high school students at UF BEST Lab

Columbia H.S. students explore UF Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology (BEST) Lab


April 11, 2022

Dr. Ann Wilkie, a research professor in the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department, frequently welcomes groups to her Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology (BEST) Lab. Eager to share the work she and her students do at the lab, Wilkie also ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
College students examining a composting operation

Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology Lab hosts environmental science class


February 23, 2022

About a dozen UF students filed out of a university passenger van on a chilly winter morning. The students in the environmental science lab class (EVS 3000L) came to the UF Energy Research and Education Park to learn about the Bioenergy and ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Biofuel, Environmental Science, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Get to know biofuels


October 8, 2020

For over 100 years, burning fossil fuels has generated most of the energy required to propel our cars, power our businesses, and keep the lights on in our homes. Almost all (95%) of the world's transportation energy comes from petroleum-based ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Crops, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ann Wilkie, Biofuel, Energy, Ethanol, Fossil Fuels, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
aerial view of wastewater treatment plant

Sustainable wastewater phosphorus recovery: keeping the P local


September 29, 2020

In a recent study, researchers at the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWSD) demonstrated that small wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) can benefit from struvite recovery. This method lowers phosphorus (P) output and conserves an ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Ann Wilkie, Eutrophication, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
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
canisters of soil samples in lab

Open Door Policy


August 7, 2019

The faculty and staff of the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department pride themselves on being open and accessible to the public. We offer assistance in a wide range of areas. For example, our “open door policy” is especially true when ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Livestock, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ann Wilkie, Jackson Crook, Peter Nkedi-Kizza, Science Fair Project, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Artisanal Soap Keeps Community Clean


April 9, 2019

A study of one Brazilian community finds women entrepreneurs there are recycling cooking oil and making a profit. The artisanal soap they produce from the used oil keeps the community clean by preventing soil and water contamination. Carlita ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Brazil, Carlita Fiestas-Nunez, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Sustainable Industries, UF Student Compost Cooperative

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