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UF/IFAS research on crocodiles provides key insights on wildlife aging

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June 26, 2022

Many wildlife scientists worldwide need to know why certain species live longer than others. If they know the reasons behind longevity, scientists can provide vital management data to help conserve species. Scientists at the UF/IFAS Fort ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: @TheCrocDocs, American Crocodile, Conservation, Crocodiles, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Longevity, Species, Tetrapods, Venetia Briggs-Gonzalez, Wildlife

11,000 tree varieties in North America, but only a few species dot cityscapes

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May 5, 2022

If you look at trees, especially in Florida’s urban areas, you’ll generally see southern live oaks or cabbage palms. Makes sense. Those are the two most common species in the Sunshine State’s cities. Indeed, most of America’s cities ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Andrew Koeser, Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Landscape Architects, Lethal Bronzing, Live Oak, Palms, Removal, Species, Species Diversity, Stormwater, Trees, Urban, Urban Heat, USDA

UF study questions existence of rule relating animal size and temperature

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January 10, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences doctoral student’s study turns a long-accepted scientific rule on its head. The study found that animals are unlikely to change in size as the climate ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Animals, Climate Change, News, Size, Species, UF-IFAS

UF researcher: Controlled fires don’t eliminate invasive tree

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November 2, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Researchers have, in the past, reintroduced fire to restore a forest without considering its effect on exotic species that have become invasive. But a recent study by a University of Florida researcher shows that fire actually ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Exotic, Fire, IFAS, Invasive, News, School Of Forest Resources And Conservation, Species

Crash Course in Taxonomy, or, What Those Odd Latin Terms for Bugs Mean


February 5, 2016

Perhaps you've noticed that our Bug Week writings often contain Latin terms for bugs. For example, if we mention the common bed bug we’ll probably reference its scientific name, Cimex lectularius. Or when we talk about grasshoppers we might ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Forests, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #ufbugs, BugWeek, Genus, Species, Taxonomic Classification, Taxonomy

Gall Wasps

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March 18, 2015

Les Harrison is the UF/IFAS Wakulla County Extension Director Mothers want what is best for their offspring. Surprisingly, one of the greatest mothers of all may be the tiny wasp, Callirhytis. Often mistaken as a fly, the gall wasp provides ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Bugs, Environment, Extension, Florida, Gall Wasp, Garden, General Information, Growing, Insect, Knots, Landscape, Lawn & Garden, Les Harrison, Master Gardener, Natural Resources, Natural Wakulla, Oak, Species, Trees, Wakulla, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension, Wasps

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