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Introducing the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences


May 16, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, UF/IFAS, Water
Tags: Matt Whiles, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
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Columbia H.S. students explore UF Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology (BEST) Lab


April 11, 2022

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

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
Image - Daroub with UF International Center team and collaborators from University of California, Davis and Virginia Tech visiting Jordan in 2013 to assess extension and education programs.

UF/IFAS scientist shares how love for learning led to lifetime of teaching, international work


March 23, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Everglades Research And Education Center, Featured Hot Topic, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, National Women's History Month, Samira Daroub, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF IFAS Everglades Research And Education Center, UF International Center, UF/IFAS Soil And Water Sciences Department, Women In Science, Women's History Month
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Researchers investigate summer cover crops in organic vegetable production


March 10, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cover Crops, Field And Fork, Gabriel Maltais-Landry, John Allar, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
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Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology Lab hosts environmental science class


February 23, 2022

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

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Biofuel, Environmental Science, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Internationally acclaimed scientist to lead UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center


February 16, 2022

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

Category: SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: BMPs, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Everglades Agricultural Area, Everglades Research And Education Center, Samira Daroub, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF IFAS Extension, UF-IFAS, Water
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Research aims to boost production of blueberries, conserve water


February 4, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Blueberries, Citrus Research And Education Center, Davie Kadyampakeni, Irrigation, Reclaimed Water, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Water Conservation
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Featured New Faculty: Golmar Golmohammadi, assistant professor of watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry


January 24, 2022

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

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Biogeochemistry, Golmar Golmohammadi, Range Cattle REC, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Watershed Hydrology

UF/IFAS scientists tapped to join national research effort advancing phosphorus sustainability, funded by NSF


September 12, 2021

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

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Everglades Research And Education Center, Jehangir Bhadha, NC State, Sandra Guzmán, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF/IFAS In The News

Shellfish may improve water quality in north Florida estuary


February 17, 2021

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

Category: Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Ashley Smyth, Florida Sea Grant, Guana Lake, Guana River, Guana Tolomoto Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, National Estuarine Research Reserve System, Shellfish, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, St. John's County, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

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