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UF expert explains how people can help prevent species from becoming invasive

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July 20, 2022

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

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Brazilian Peppertree, Burmese Python, Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Deah Lieurance, Ecosystems, Establishment, Everglades, Invasive, Nonnative, Pets, Transport
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New study on mercury contamination has global implications for wildlife conservation

October 26, 2020

Ecologists have long known that mercury contamination reduced the number of viable offspring animals produce. Now, new research indicates that mercury may also make animals less likely to mate in the first place, suggesting that mercury and ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Everglades, Great Egrets, Jabi Zabala, Mercury, News, Peter Frederick, Pollution, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

UF/IFAS researcher helps test new way to probe remote ecosystems with satellite imagery

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October 25, 2012

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- For scientists, making field observations of organisms and ecosystems can be a daunting challenge. Travel to remote locations is costly and difficult. Observation ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Digital Photos, Everglades, Florida, Florida Climate Institute, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Matteo Convertino, PLoS One, Risk And Decision Science Team, Satellite, U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers, University Of Florida

New Pest alert: Lizards in South Florida

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September 26, 2012

Do you have a lizard invading your grove or nursery in Miami-Dade County? Check this out! And share it with your friends. In 3 languages (English, Spanish and Creole) thanks to collaboration between The University of Florida Extension and ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Evcampoverde, Everglades, Grove, Invasive Species, Invasoras, Lagartijas, Lizards, Nursery, Pest, Plaga, South Florida, Sur De Florida

Statistical models inspired from Facebook could help endangered animals, UF researchers say

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November 15, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Some endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to inflated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new University ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cactus Bug, Everglades, Facebook, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences, Robert Fletcher, Snail Kite, Social Network, University Of Florida, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

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