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UF experts: Random mangrove tree-trimming can cause serious damage


February 23, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation
Tags: Ecosystems, Fish, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Mangrove Trees, Michael Andreu, Natalia Medina-Irizarry, Pruning, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Storms, Trimming, Wind

UF scientists look to space to help ranchers on Earth


February 18, 2021

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

Category: Farm Management
Tags: Agronomy, Artificial Intelligence, Cattle, Chris Wilson, Dataset, Ecosystems, Forage, Management, NASA, North Florida Research And Education Center, Orbit, Pasture Biomass, Ranch, Satellite

USDA-NIFA Awards UF/IFAS Faculty with National Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural Sciences


November 5, 2020

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

Category: Conservation, Events, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Awards, Ecosystems, Experiential Learning, Teaching, Teaching Excellence, UF-IFAS, USDA, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
Florida cattle in pasture

Ecosystem Services: What Florida Ranches can Offer Beyond a Burger!


October 23, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Beef Cattle, Ecosystems, Sustainable Agriculture

Water Scientists Virtually Connect with Pre-K to High School Students through Facebook Live


April 25, 2020

University of Florida agricultural education and communication graduate students connected students in pre-K through high school and their families with university water scientists in Facebook Live events held during the spring semester. Earlier ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: Agricultural Communication, Ecosystems, Facebook, Manatees, Science Communication, Teaching, Water
two women putting up fence in saltmarsh

Graduate student’s research focuses on saltmarsh-mangrove ecotone


February 26, 2020

Interdisciplinary Ecology doctoral student Julie Walker recently published research on the saltmarsh-mangrove ecotone. Specifically, the study examined the changing vegetation composition between the two ecosystems. Walker also wanted to know ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Ecosystems, Julie Walker, Mangroves, Saltmarsh, School Of Natural Resources And Environment

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