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Tag: School of Forest Fisheries and Geomatics Sciences

Some nonnative fish that are released into lakes and rivers thrive in Florida; alter ecosystem

RUSKIN, Fla. — Nonnative fish eat away at the banks of rivers and lakes – one reason University of Florida researchers caution people not to release unwanted fish. People sometimes put fish from their aquariums into nearby waterways…. Read More

Protecting the Pacific’s endangered marine species using artificial intelligence

The pelagic ocean covers over 50% of the planet’s surface and many of the species that call it home travel thousands of miles each year, seeking food and suitable nursery grounds. Some of these species end up in… Read More

Fish tracking data has more to offer, new research says

For years, researchers have used tracking devices to monitor fish movements and growth in this area of study is exponential, researchers say. But this growing data base has not yet been effectively integrated into conservation decisions, understanding ecosystems… Read More

Tropical Aquaculture Lab celebrates 25 years helping fish farmers, aquarium enthusiasts

RUSKIN, Fla. — Aquarium hobbyists count on the hard work of tropical fish farmers to supply the species they adore. Think barbs, tetras, angelfish and more. As a UF/IFAS multi-county tropical aquaculture Extension agent nearly 30 years ago,… Read More

UF Study: Where brown anoles invade, native green anoles reach new heights

Green anole lizards used to be a common sight in much of the southeastern United States, but in places like Florida, people are now more likely to encounter the invasive brown anole, especially in urban areas. A UF… Read More

Longtime director of Tropical Aquaculture Lab earns national recognition

RUSKIN, Fla. — Craig Watson started his aquaculture career early. At 16, he started working on a tropical fish farm in Miami. Eventually, while attending Florida State University, Watson worked at an aquarium and tropical fish store in… Read More

Free family event: Family Fishing Days return Aug. 21

Family Fishing Days are free, monthly events for families to fish together in a fun, safe environment. The 2021 (abbreviated) season has events on Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13. The catch-and-release events last from… Read More

UF-led team receives Keck grant to study fungal infections spread by wildfire smoke

A multidisciplinary team of scientists will study how wildfire smoke spreads fungi that can affect human health, using artificial intelligence to predict future threats This will be the first study of its kind in a new scientific field:… Read More

UF/IFAS plants flora to try to reduce pollutants going into lakes, rivers

BRADENTON, Fla. — Now, in the middle of summer, when those afternoon or evening rains come, stormwater from lawns, driveways and roofs drains down to any of the 76,000 stormwater ponds scattered around Florida. As stormwater flows into… Read More

Arctic permafrost losses can accelerate climate change

Thawing Arctic permafrost has the potential to significantly accelerate climate change, a collaborative study between the University of Florida and Northern Arizona University shows. Fifteen years of data show that permafrost is degrading and, as a result, it… Read More