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UF/IFAS research: Can artificial intelligence outsmart invasive species?

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February 29, 2024

Argentine black and white tegus are large non-native invasive lizards posing a threat to the biodiversity and natural balance of Florida’s ecosystems. Tegus have a diverse diet including fruits, vegetables, insects, small animals ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: @TheCrocDocs, AI, AI Trap, Argentine Black And White Tegu, Artificial Intelligence, Croc Docs, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Invasion Science, Invasion Science Research Institute, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Research, Jenna Cole, Melissa Miller, News, Research, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, University Of Florida, World Vision Systems

A call to action: UF/IFAS scientists, compost industry, policy makers join to promote compost standards, practices in Florida

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January 25, 2024

Food waste is one of the main drivers in Florida’s dependence on landfills, which fuel greenhouse emissions and promote climate change. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), landfills contribute annually up to ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Climate Change, Compost, EPA, Florida Compost Council, Florida Counties, Florida Municipalities, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Global Warming, Greenhouse Emissions, Greenhouse Gas, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Landfills, Liz Felter, Methane, Mica McMillan, News, Recycling, Sustainability, UF IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center

Can urban agriculture sow sustainable food production, resilient communities? Scientists offer a potential roadmap

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January 2, 2024

Urban agriculture is growing food on a small-scale, using venues such as small rooftops, balcony gardens, community grounds, small urban farms and even empty lots of land. While experts tout the benefits of urban agriculture as a ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Climate Change, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Jiangxiao Qiu, Nature Food, News, Research, Self-sustaining Communities, Sustainable Urban Agriculture, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, University Of Florida, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Production, Urban Gardening
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How safe is rain barrel water quality for growing gardens, landscapes in South Florida?

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October 18, 2023

Much more than a garden trend, rain barrels are an eco-friendly long-term solution to sustainable watering. They save money, promote water conservation and reduce the amount of stormwater runoff, potentially reducing flooding. While rainwater ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Ask IFAS, Eco-friendly, Flood Prevention, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Garden, Gardening, Horticultre, Kimberly Moore, Lorna Bravo, Mica McMillan, Money Saving, Plants, Potted Plants, Rain, Rain Barrel, Rain Water, South Florida, Sustainable Living, Sustainable Watering, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension Broward County, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Vegetable Garden, Water Conservation, Watering Plants

Cheers to moms, including the wild ones

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May 10, 2023

No two moms’ parenting methods are alike, and the same can be said about motherhood in the animal kingdom. To share some fun facts about animal moms frequently spotted in Florida, we went to University of Florida experts. Burrowing owls ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Alligators, Babies, Bats, Bluebirds, Burrowing Owls, Corey Callaghan, Croc Docs, Eastern Bluebird, Ecology, Florida Bats, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Frank Mazzotti, Kathryn Sieving, Katie Sieving, Ken Gioeli, Maia McGuire, Manatees, Mother's Day, News, Songbirds, Termites, Thomas Chouvenc, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Wildlife Babies, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Wildlife Young

Invasive apple snails in your backyard, waterways? UF/IFAS study dives into their threat to Florida’s wetlands

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March 6, 2023

A new study by researchers at the University of Florida provides a first look at the ecological impacts of the invasive apple snails on some of Florida’s most vulnerable habitats and environments. Nonnative apple snails came to Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Apple Snail, Archbold Biological Station, Biological Invasion, Buck Island Ranch, Climate Change, Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Giant Apple Snail, Invasive Species, Island Apple Snail, Jiangxiao Qiu, News, Research, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Science Of The Total Environment, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF-IFAS, Water Quality, Wetlands, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

UF/IFAS new global ecologist to address biodiversity in South Florida and beyond

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January 30, 2023

Florida is one of the most biodiverse states, ranking among the top five in the variety of bird and reptile species, according to studies commissioned by The Nature Conservancy. Unfortunately, Florida is also one of the leading states ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: BioBlitz, Biodiversity, Birding, California Academy Of Sciences, Citizen Science, City Nature Challenge, Climate Change, Conservation, Corey Callaghan, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Global Ecology, Inaturalist, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Natural History Museum Of Los Angeles County, News, The Nature Conservancy, UF-IFAS, Urbanization, WEC, Wildlife
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UF scientist to investigate cost-effective methods to combat nematode pests, diseases in turfgrass

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November 15, 2022

Lawns, playing fields, golf courses, parks and many other outdoor areas are part of the multi-billion-dollar turfgrass industry. That industry provides aesthetic, environmental and economic benefits to the Sunshine State. Valued at $14.3 ... READ MORE

Category: Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Abolfazl "Abi" Hajihassani, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Lawn, Parasitic Nematodes, Turfgrass, Turfgrass Science, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, USDA-NIFA
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UF/IFAS study sheds light on termite colony longevity and reproductive strategies over decades

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August 21, 2022

Termites are social insects. They live together in colonies that can be populated by millions of individuals, with overlapping generations and a complex task division. A new study by a team of University of Florida scientists gives ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Formosan Subterranean Termites, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Frontiers In Ecology And Evolution, Nan-yao Su, Thomas Chouvenc, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF IFAS News

UF/IFAS research on crocodiles provides key insights on wildlife aging

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June 26, 2022

Many wildlife scientists worldwide need to know why certain species live longer than others. If they know the reasons behind longevity, scientists can provide vital management data to help conserve species. Scientists at the UF/IFAS Fort ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: @TheCrocDocs, American Crocodile, Conservation, Crocodiles, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Longevity, Species, Tetrapods, Venetia Briggs-Gonzalez, Wildlife

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