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Thoughts on Change: A Look at Old Miami from the Eyes of One of Its Newest Residents

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February 16, 2022

Change—whether evolutionary or man-made—is a vital process that is woven into the fabric of nature, one that has shaped the world to how we see it today. On a small scale, change has the potential to better one’s life, like a New Year's ... READ MORE

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Tags: Biodiversity, Change, Climate, Conservation, Coral Gables, Evolution, Extension, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Historical Florida, History, Miami, Pine Rocklands, Pollinators, South Florida, UF, Uf/ifas Miami-dade County, University Of Miami
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Protecting pollinators around the backyard

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November 4, 2021

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do to improve their health around our homes. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard, Bee, Biodiversity, Butterflies, Cover Crops, Extension, Flowers, IFAS, Nectar, Pesticide, Plant, Pollinator, Pollinator Garden, Protection, UF, Wasp, Wildlife

Florida-Friendly Wildflowers 3-part Educational Series


September 16, 2021

Why Wildflowers? Loss of biodiversity is one of the major threats to the world. Pollen nectar provides food for insects, which helps to pollinate our food crops, eat pests, and provide food for other wildlife. You can be part of the solution ... READ MORE

Category: , Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Agroecology, Bees, Biodiversity, Butterfly, Coreopsis, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Orange County, Phlox, Pollinators, Tsilvasy, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Wildflower, Zinnia
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The Ways Insects Benefit Our Yards

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June 4, 2021

When we think about insects in our yards and gardens, our first thought is probably not about all the many good things they do. But make no mistake, there are far more good bugs than bad bugs which benefit our yards in numerous ways; just ... READ MORE

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agriculture, Beneficial Insects, Biodiversity, Diversity, Florida, Florida Keys, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Insect Diversity, Insects, IPM Florida, Native Plants
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SNRE graduate students, affiliate faculty member author book chapter


April 20, 2021

Doctoral candidates Shane Feyers and Gretchen Stokes along with Vanessa Hull, assistant professor of wildlife ecology and conservation, have authored a book chapter. It appears in the new Handbook for Sustainable Tourism Practitioners: The Essential ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Biodiversity, Gretchen Stokes, School Of Natural Resources And Environment, Shane Feyers, Vanessa Hull
CALS alumnus Gustavo Fonseca receives UF distinguished alumnus award.

CALS alumnus Gustavo Fonseca shares lessons from his ecology and conservation work in Latin America


September 25, 2018

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month recognized during September 15 through October 15, CALS is showcasing its students, faculty, and alumni who research topics of importance to Latin America. Gustavo Alberto da Fonseca, an alumnus from the ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biodiversity, CAL Alumni, Conservation, Ecology, Hispanic Heritage Month, Latin America

UF study helps quantify biodiversity decrease around farmland


September 10, 2013

Click here for photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Animal biodiversity suffers near conservation areas that border big farms, and the effects can spread for miles, according to a new study by University of Florida researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Africa, Biodiversity, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, PLoS One, Robert McCleery, Sugarcane, Swaziland, University Of Florida, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Zachary M. Hurst

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