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Tag: Soil and Water Sciences Department

UF/IFAS professor encourages high school students to seek solutions to environmental problems

Dr. Ann Wilkie with the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department hosted nearly 40 high school students participating in the “Save Earth’s Environment through Knowledge” program (SEEK). The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC) organizes the SEEK program,… Read More

UF/IFAS soil and water sciences faculty to address shortage of data scientists

A grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will address a shortage of data scientists in the fields of soil and water sciences. The goal is to develop future leaders in soil health research… Read More

Oak Hammock residents tour Student Compost Cooperative at the Soil and Water Sciences Department

On June 16th, the UF Student Compost Cooperative (SCC) hosted a group of residents from Oak Hammock at the University of Florida who want to promote composting in their community. Oak Hammock is a Continuing Care Retirement Community… Read More

World Oceans Day 2021: Life and Livelihoods

We could not survive without oceans. They cover a majority of our planet. Oceans provide oxygen – a lot of it – so that all living things can breathe. Oceans are home to about one million species of… Read More

Soil and Water Sciences Graduate Student Research on Urban Streams

“Metabolism and Nutrient Dynamics of Sub-Tropical Urban Streams” Emily Taylor (Soil & Water Sciences Ph.D. 2023) Topic Emily Taylor studies urban streams and how urbanization is impacting ecosystem metabolism and nutrient cycling. Ecosystem metabolism describes the coupled processes… Read More

Remembering Art Hornsby, Professor Emeritus and Extension Specialist

Dr. Arthur “Art” G. Hornsby passed away on April 30, 2021, at the age of 81 in Gainesville, Florida. Hornsby was a successful soil scientist and extension specialist who made great contributions to the field of soil physics…. Read More

National Science Foundation funding helps graduate student research mangroves in urban areas

Gabriela “Bella” Reyes, a doctoral student in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The prestigious award will support her while she studies how anthropogenic stressors… Read More