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Few aquarium fish come from salt water; with research, that’s changing


July 8, 2020

Tropical fish hobbyists are pretty serious about their pastime. So much so that it’s a $40 million-a-year industry in the United States. Most of the fish in home tanks come from fresh water. Only about 10% are raised in salt water, according ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Aquariums, Blue Tang, Dory, Eric Cassiano, Freshwater, Matt DiMaggio, Ornamental Fish, Saltwater, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Words to use and to avoid in describing invasive plants and animals


July 1, 2020

Most people want their yard to look good, but they likely don’t know the differences between an “invasive” plant and a “native” one, say University of Florida researchers. That’s why Basil Iannone and several of his UF/IFAS colleagues ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species
Tags: Basil Iannone, Brazilian Pepper Tree, Introduced, Jeff Hill, Lionfish, Native, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Shannon Carnevale, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

Florida Project Learning Tree offers environmental education training online


June 10, 2020

By Kim Scotto-Kelly GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Project Learning Tree (PLT), an international environmental education program of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, is committed to creating a future where the next generation values the natural world ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: News, Project Learning Tree, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation

UF Professor Emeritus Inducted into Florida Forester Hall of Fame


February 18, 2020

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Eric Jokela, University of Florida professor emeritus, will be inducted this month into the Florida Division of the Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame. Inductees are selected for their outstanding ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Awards And Recognitions, Eric Jokela, Forestry, Hall Of Fame, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, SFRC, Silviculture, Society Of American Foresters, Tim Martin

UF Researchers Link Gene from Ancient Virus with Plant Stature


February 11, 2020

By Kim Scotto-Kelley GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A new study from the University of Florida links the ability of plants to grow to great heights to a 500-million-year-old interaction between a virus and a type of algae. “The majority of today’s ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Genomics, Matias Kirst, Plant Genetics, Plant Molecular And Cellular Biology Program, Research, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Trees

150 and Counting: Florida Schools Teaching Aquaculture with UF/IFAS Help


January 16, 2020

RUSKIN, Fla. --- Students are willing to get their hands slimy to learn about aquaculture. Youth in about 150 middle and high schools around Florida learn the aquaculture industry through the “Aquaculture in the Classroom” program, a partnership ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aquaculture In The Classroom, Eric Cassiano, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Margaret Rivas


December 12, 2019

Margaret Rivas hoped to go to college to become an organic chemist, but her road to college was unexpectedly delayed when her mother was diagnosed with stage four cancer. “All of my plans for college went out the window and submitting applications ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: CALS, Chemistry, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Milton, Natural Resource Conservation, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, SFRC

CALS Graduating Student Profile: Margaret Rivas


December 12, 2019

Margaret Rivas hoped to go to college to become an organic chemist, but her road to college was unexpectedly delayed when her mother was diagnosed with stage four cancer. “All of my plans for college went out the window and submitting applications ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: CALS, Chemistry, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Milton, Natural Resource Conservation, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, SFRC

An Urbanized Florida Means More Stormwater Ponds, Invasive Plants


December 12, 2019

As Florida becomes increasingly urbanized, more than half the state’s stormwater ponds appear in two metropolitan areas -- Orlando and Tampa Bay, new research from the University of Florida shows. In their first attempt to quantify stormwater ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: AJ Reisinger, Basil Iannone, Flood Control, Invasive Plants, Orlando, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Soil And Water Sciences, Stormwater Ponds, Tampa Bay, Urban

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