How do landscapes interact with Florida's ecosystems? How do you design landscapes to promote beneficials? Why is shade incredibly important in urban areas and how do we landscape in it? What resources are available for identification of plant ... READ MORE
Coral reef ecosystems are severely threatened by pollution, disease, overharvesting and other factors. For thousands of years, long-spined sea urchins helped keep reefs intact. They eat seaweed, which can kill or seriously damage coral. Without ... READ MORE
Florida crawls with invasive species: Burmese pythons, water hyacinths, Brazilian peppertrees. By taking a few precautions, we can lower the chances an animal or plant becomes invasive, says a University of Florida expert.
Earlier this month, ... READ MORE
About three of every four Floridians live along the coast, and mangrove trees often dot waterfront properties. Sometimes owners want to trim the mangroves so they can see the sea better.
But the state regulates mangrove trimming. The 1996 ... READ MORE
THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR LIVING
Our native sabal palm (Sabal palmetto) is a treasure. It has been used by the Native Americans for centuries to provide food, shelter and other useful items. It is considered a "Tree of Life" in their cultures.
An ... READ MORE
Houston, we’re fixing a problem. [inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]A University of Florida scientist is leading a project to develop a tool -- based on data from satellites -- that ranchers can use to improve their pasture and grazing ... READ MORE
Pinellas County ~ · Natural Resource Blogs
Sometimes I feel like a broken record saying, “Pinellas County is the most densely populated county in the state.” But it’s a big deal. We are a small county with a lot of people. Despite ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – On Nov. 4, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member was awarded an Excellence in Teaching award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture ... READ MORE
Many people think of Florida and see our coastal communities, Mickey Mouse, sprawling urban development, and an almost “care-free or vacation” lifestyle to accompany it. While urbanization and economic development are vital to any economy, ... READ MORE