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UF-led study connects Florida to the Smithsonian’s Forest Global Earth Observatory


April 9, 2021

A new University of Florida-led study established a Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) research plot at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station within a longleaf pine forest. These forests are a focus of restoration efforts because longleaf ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Forest Restoration, Longleaf Pine, Ordway-Swisher Biological Station, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatic Sciences, Smithsonian Institution
Prescribed fire at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

Study: Microbes escape wildland fires on smoke particle ‘life rafts’


October 28, 2020

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — and also lots of microorganisms, according to a new study from the University of Florida. For the first time, researchers have measured the number of microbes in smoke from fires in wilderness areas, ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Brent Christner, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Microbiology And Cell Science, News, Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

UF Ordway Swisher finalized as site in large scale ecology project


August 2, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The University of Florida has officially partnered with a National Science Foundation-funded program to allow measurements and data collection related to the Earth’s ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: John Hayes, National Science Foundation, NEON, Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

New UF-housed wildfire ‘strike team’ teaches safe burning techniques


August 12, 2009

Click here for high resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When it comes to fighting fires, it's usually the guy with the hose that gets all the hero worship. But as ever-increasing temperatures and droughts bring a greater threat from ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops
Tags: Controlled Burn, Erick Smith, Firefighter, Linda Demetropoulos, Natural Areas Training Academy, Ordway-Swisher Biological Station, Parker Titus, Stephen Coates, The Nature Conservancy, Zachary Prusak

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