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UF research shows a step toward restoring sea urchins: ‘The lawnmowers of reefs’

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August 15, 2022

Coral reef ecosystems are severely threatened by pollution, disease, overharvesting and other factors. For thousands of years, long-spined sea urchins helped keep reefs intact. They eat seaweed, which can kill or seriously damage coral. Without ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Coral Reefs, Ecosystem, Fish, Florida Aquarium, Josh Patterson, Long-spined Sea Urchins, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Sea Urchins, Seaweed, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory
Densely built coastal area

Places at great risk from sea level rise and hurricanes are most densely built, increasing vulnerability


August 3, 2022

Researchers analyzed historical building trends on U.S. coastlines in the projected sea level rise zones. The scientists found that areas within projected sea level rise zones developed more quickly and were more dense than inland urban ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Anna Braswell, Florida Sea Grant, News, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences

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

New funds enhance UF/IFAS work in nutrient application rate research, AI, more


June 7, 2022

With the final approval from the governor’s pen, the newest Florida state budget is set to take effect July 1, a date that also marks the beginning or continuation of several UF/IFAS projects. In addition to a $3.6 million increase to the ... READ MORE

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Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Ecosystem Services, Geomatics, J. Scott Angle, Nutrient Application Rates, Research Funding, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, State Budget

UF scientist helps perfect tool to reduce invasive species worldwide

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May 31, 2022

A University of Florida scientist is working with a global research team to help control plants, animals and fish before they become invasive. To do this, resource managers first need protocols. In addition to preserving natural, native fishing ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species
Tags: Aquatic Invasives, Fisheries, Global, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Jeff Hill, Protocols, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Researchers show how forested areas affect water resources in Florida


May 23, 2022

When rain falls on a forest, some of that water eventually flows into water bodies like rivers, wetlands, and aquifers. Scientists call this flow of water forest water yield, and how much water yield is produced depends on several factors. ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Ecosystem Services, Matthew Cohen, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil Moisture Sensor
A controlled burn at Austin Cary Memorial Forest. Photo taken 01-26-19.

Where There’s Fire, There’s Smoke: Air Quality and Prescribed Burning in Florida


April 24, 2022

The hazy skies, the smell of smoke in the air, and, for some, irritated eyes or a scratchy throat. Living in Florida, most of us are familiar with the downsides of a wildfire nearby. If the fire is large enough, it might not even need to be ... READ MORE

Category: Forests
Tags: Adam C. Watts, Austin K. Dixon, David R. Godwin, Leda N. Kobziar, Martha C. Monroe, Prescribed Burning, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences

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