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Bees survive, ticks don’t: Pros of prescribed fire

August 9, 2023

Adding fuel to the argument to use fire as a healthy forest management tool, University of Florida scientists say important pollinators survive the temporary displacement, while a common disease carrier often loses the battle. A pair of documents ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Ask IFAS, Bees, Edis, Fire, Fire Science, Prescribed Burn, Prescribed Fire, Raelene Crandall, Ticks
birder in longleaf pine savanna

Fire in Florida Forests: Rekindling the Flame

June 18, 2023

Let’s travel back in time—to an early 16th century summer. You’re standing in an uncut longleaf pine forest in Florida; you have a ¼ mile view in every direction. Yellow and purple flowers dot the landscape of wiregrass, saw palmetto, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Fire, Firescaping, Forest, Land Management, Natural Areas Training Academy, Natural Resources, Shelly Johnson, Tag/Florida-Youth-Naturalist-Program/, Wildlife

Double the Trouble: Be aware of wildfire threats in hurricane aftermath, expert says

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April 4, 2023

As a hurricane-prone state, Florida knows all too well the concerns that come with hurricanes -- storm surge, hazardous debris, dangerous wind speeds. But what about wildfires? Though wildfires aren’t usually the first concern after a hurricane, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Forests
Tags: David Godwin, Fire, Fire Science, Hurricane Ian, Hurricanes, Panhandle, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Southern Fire Exchange, Wildfires

Student Association for Fire Ecology Hosts Film Screening to Highlight and Discuss Discrimination in Fire-related Professions

July 20, 2022

This story was written by Stephen Wasp and Raelene Crandall, and published by the UF/IFAS School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences Blog. “Anchor point” is a term used by wildland firefighters to define a point of safety– ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources
Tags: Burn, Film, Fire, Firefighter, Forest, Forest Management, Holly Tuckett, Kelly Martin, Movie, Prescribed Fires, Safe, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Student Association For Fire Ecology
Prescribed fire at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

Following the Panhandle fires? UF expert explains wildfire terms

March 9, 2022

As the Florida Forest Service provides updates on multiple wildfires affecting Bay, Calhoun and Gulf counties, people may encounter unfamiliar fire science terminology. To provide some explanation, we asked David Godwin, a fire ecologist ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Forests
Tags: Adkins Avenue Fire, Bertha Swamp Road Fire, Chipola Complex, David Godwin, Fire, Fire Science, News, Panhandle, Southern Fire Exchange, Star Avenue Fire, Wildfire

Florida on Fire, a new episode from Naturally Florida

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November 30, 2021

Florida ecosystems have evolved with fire as a part of their system. Without periodic and regular exposure to fire, Florida's ecosystems often become unbalanced. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the US embarked on a nationwide effort ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Natural Resources
Tags: Fire, Florida, Lara Milligan, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale

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