The UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department is now the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES).
Why did we add “ecosystems” to the name? We feel it better reflects the breadth of research, teaching, and extension ... READ MORE
Dr. Ann Wilkie, a research professor in the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department, frequently welcomes groups to her Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology (BEST) Lab. Eager to share the work she and her students do at the lab, Wilkie also ... READ MORE
BELLE GLADE, Fla – Throughout history, women have played a key role in humanity's scientific advancements. As mentors, innovators and thought leaders, women in science have inspired and empowered countries, communities, women and young girls ... READ MORE
The use of cover crops between growing seasons can improve nutrient cycling and soil health among other things. Researchers in the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department (SWS) conducted a study on the benefits of a summer cover crop in organic ... READ MORE
About a dozen UF students filed out of a university passenger van on a chilly winter morning. The students in the environmental science lab class (EVS 3000L) came to the UF Energy Research and Education Park to learn about the Bioenergy and ... READ MORE
BELLE GLADE, Fla –Samira Daroub, an internationally acclaimed soil and water scientist and professor, has been named director of the UF/IFAS Everglades Research & Education Center (EREC). The appointment is effective immediately.
Daroub ... READ MORE
Research in the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department aims to help Florida’s expanding blueberry operations while also conserving water. Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, assistant professor of citrus water and nutrient management at the UF/IFAS ... READ MORE
Dr. Golmar Golmohammadi is one of the newest members of the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department. She is an assistant professor of watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry and works at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center ... READ MORE
Two University of Florida scientists have joined a national research effort to promote phosphorus sustainability across the United States. Together they will work under the funding auspices of the National Science Foundation-Science and ... READ MORE
A protected estuary in north Florida comprised of the Guana Lake and Guana River is showing signs of pollution.
Home to incredibly rich marshes, mounds of mussels and live oyster reefs, scientists are hoping shellfish might be a way to ... READ MORE