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World Seagrass Day: Seagrasses and Carbon


February 28, 2021

By Alexandra L. Bijak, Ph.D. Student UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department World Seagrass Day (March 1st) raises awareness of seagrasses and the ecosystem functions and services they provide. Seagrasses are flowering marine plants ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Alex Bijak, Ashley Smyth, Carbon, Laura Reynolds, Seagrass, Soil And Water Sciences

Shellfish may improve water quality in north Florida estuary


February 17, 2021

A protected estuary in north Florida comprised of the Guana Lake and Guana River is showing signs of pollution. Home to incredibly rich marshes, mounds of mussels and live oyster reefs, scientists are hoping shellfish might be a way to ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Ashley Smyth, Florida Sea Grant, Guana Lake, Guana River, Guana Tolomoto Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, National Estuarine Research Reserve System, Shellfish, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, St. John's County, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center
Virginia Key beach in Miami, Florida.

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

Improving Our Understanding of Stormwater Ponds


July 11, 2019

You have likely noticed the ponds and small lakes in your community that are often paired with a newer residential or commercial development. Maybe you fished in them, canoed across them, or go to them to spot wildlife attracted to the water. ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: A.J. Reisinger, Ashley Smyth, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Steve Hohman, Storm-water Ponds, Urban Ecosystems

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