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UF scientists look to space to help ranchers on Earth

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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

Staph-free space, UF/IFAS researchers work to improve astronaut health


December 4, 2020

Staph is commonly found in the nose and on skin, but after long durations in space, may be a risk factor for serious infection Astronauts must remain healthy throughout space missions. But when the missions lengthen, more factors can make ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Microbiology And Cell Science, International Space Station, Microbiology And Cell Science, NASA, Space, Staph

Life in space – UF/IFAS faculty awarded three grants for further exploration

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October 15, 2020

The NASA Biological and Physical Sciences Division’s Space Biology Program recently announced 18 grants that will advance our understanding of how living systems respond to life in space. Three of those grants were awarded to UF/IFAS faculty ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Department Of Microbiology And Cell Science, Grants, Horticultural Sciences, Horticultural Sciences Department, Mars, Microbiology And Cell Science, NASA

UF researchers to lead project on deforestation and expanding cities in Ghana


September 27, 2019

Deforestation has significantly impacted West Africa for several decades and Ghana is still experiencing pressures from an increasing population in urban areas. The challenge of identifying land cover change drivers due to the complex interactions ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Deforestation, Ghana, Land Use, NASA, Research, SERVIR, UFABE, Urbanization, Usaid

UF study: Some Earth bacteria survive and grow at extremely low pressure; may aid Mars research


January 7, 2013

Captions at bottom. Click here and here for high resolution versions. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers have discovered for the first time that some Earth bacteria can live under the same low pressure conditions found ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Andrew Schuerger, Astrobiology, Bacteria, Carnobacterium, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Mars, NASA, Plant Pathology, PNAS, Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences, Serratia, Serratia Liquefaciens, University Of Florida, Wayne Nicholson

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