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Tag: College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Study: For monarch butterflies, plant variety is the spice of life

As monarch butterflies make their transcontinental migration this month across North America, they will depend on milkweed plants to produce the next generation of this iconic butterfly species, which has seen declines of more than 80% in its… Read More

UF/IFAS Spotlights: The Agricultural Women’s Club, from socials to scholarships

Over its 100-year history, the Agricultural Women’s Club at the University of Florida transformed from a social club for faculty spouses into an organization whose legacy provides scholarships for students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences…. Read More

Caught on tape: UF wildlife researchers repurpose listening device to track poaching

Above: A margay, a type of small wild cat found in the rainforests of Belize. Getty Images If a poacher shoots a deer in the forest and no one sees it, did it really happen? That is not so… Read More

Scientists work to cut greenhouse gases, one cow burp at a time

Above: The sulfur hexafluoride tracer technique allows scientists to measure the amount of methane emitted from the animal’s mouth and nose. Photo credit: Nicolas DiLorenzo When you first learn that cows produce methane, a greenhouse gas, you might… Read More

Microbiology and cell science chair on diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education

In late August, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recognized Eric Triplett, chair of the UF/IFAS department of microbiology and cell science, with the William A. Hinton Award for Advancement of a Diverse Community of Microbiologists. In its… Read More

UF/IFAS CALS Faculty Hoods Doctoral Graduate

COVID-19 has caused unprecedented changes globally, especially for commencement celebrations. Food science and human nutrition (FSHN) nutritional sciences doctoral student, Rebecca Solch, celebrated a time-honored tradition uniquely in unconventional times. A special moment for graduating doctoral students is… Read More

Summer 2020 Internship Q&A

Several College of Agricultural and Life Sciences students completed internships during the summer of 2020. The second student to be highlighted is Jarrett Douglas, an undergraduate animal sciences student. During this summer, Jarrett interned with Aviagen, a primary… Read More

New UF/IFAS economist comes ‘home,’ looks to help harness resources

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Kim Morgan is coming home, in a manner of speaking. Morgan graduated from the University of Florida three times. Mostly recently, she began her position as an associate professor of food and resources economics for… Read More

After summer rains, look for this giant mushroom in backyards, parking lots

Summer is here in Florida, and that means one thing for fungi identification expert Matt Smith. “More mushrooms, and more questions about mushrooms,” said Smith, an associate professor of plant pathology at UF/IFAS. The rainy summer months are… Read More

Animal sciences graduate creates resources for horse owners during COVID-19

When Aly Morrison was approached about creating national resources for horse owners on essential equine care and personal preparedness plans during the initial outbreak of COVID-19, she immediately offered her design skills and talents. Since October 2019, Morrison,… Read More