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UF study: Stormwater ponds do little to prevent pollution in nearby lakes and ponds

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March 31, 2022

For years, scientists questioned the ability of stormwater ponds to keep nutrients out of lakes and rivers. Turns out, they were right to be suspicious, new University of Florida research shows. Stormwater ponds are built to prevent soil ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Basil Iannone, BMPs, Depressional Wetlands, Kayla Hess, Lakes, Mowing, Nitrogen, Nutrients, Phosphorus, Rain, Retention Ponds, Rivers, Stormwater, Stormwater Ponds, Urban, Urban Ecology

IFASBOOKS in the News


March 30, 2022

NEWSFLASH! When UF/IFAS news events happen, resources from the IFAS Extension Bookstore are often featured in the story. Our resources support current UF/IFAS Extension programs and can provide greater context for issues that are in the news. ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Communications, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Butterflies, Florida-youth-naturalist-program, Nassau County, Stormwater Ponds, UF IFAS Extension Bookstore

UF study: Florida’s 76,000 ponds emit more carbon than they store

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March 9, 2022

When you look at ponds, you might see birds and fish, but you probably don’t think about carbon. In fact, Florida’s 76,000 ponds store plenty of carbon, and a lot of it escapes into the atmosphere. In fact, ponds lose more carbon via ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Audrey Goekner, Carbon, Development, Emission, Gas, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Manatee County, Mary Lusk, Muck, Ponds, Soil And Water Sciences, Stormwater Ponds, Urbanization
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Blue-green algal blooms polluting your ponds? UF/IFAS scientists empower communities with resources

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October 22, 2020

For decades, stormwater ponds have served master-planned communities and commerce parks with environmental and aesthetic benefits. In some cases, these same stormwater ponds, have developed excessive amounts of blue-green algae, also known as ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Blue-green Algae, Cyanobacteria, FLREC, IFAS NEWS, Stormwater Ponds, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County

UF/IFAS researchers share data on copper concentrations in stormwater ponds


July 27, 2020

If you ask the average Floridian what copper sulfate is, chances are most won’t know. But ask them if they’ve ever seen a bright blue stormwater pond and they’ll likely say yes. Copper sulfate kills algae in ponds and changes its color ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Copper Sulfate, Dollarweed, Kylie Chapman, Mary Lusk, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Stormwater Ponds
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Graduate Student Research Spotlight: Audrey Goeckner


February 5, 2020

Thesis: “Carbon Dynamics of Urban Stormwater Ponds: Burial, Gas Flux, and Dissolved Organic Matter Composition” Topic: Permanently wet stormwater ponds are engineered control systems that are increasing in number on the landscape. Their ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Audrey Goeckner, Mary Lusk, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Stormwater Ponds

An Urbanized Florida Means More Stormwater Ponds, Invasive Plants

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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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Soil and Water Summer Experience – Mariya Petrova


August 23, 2019

The Soil and Water Sciences Department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experience. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS 4911-Supervised ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Environmental Management In Agriculture And Natural Resources, Mariya Petrova, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Stormwater Ponds, Summer Experience

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