People of all cultures have a love-hate relationship with bats. Feared for their portrayals after decades of horror movies and centuries of folklore, bats are also the ultimate must-have for Halloween decor.
Florida has 13 species of ... READ MORE
For the first time, a tropical invasive termite species was reported swarming beyond its expected range in Florida. A team of termite scientists at the University of Florida has confirmed heightened invasive subterranean termite activity ... READ MORE
The University of Florida has partnered with several federal and state agencies on a large-scale python removal project to protect the Everglades.
The project combines Burmese python ecology with removal efforts to maximize opportunities ... READ MORE
Stationed at UF/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS IRREC) in Fort Pierce, Sandra Guzmán is an assistant professor whose research and extension work are all about water and how to conserve it. She applies precision ... READ MORE
New science communicator to enhance outreach of UF/IFAS programs to Spanish-speaking audiences statewide
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences continues to bolster its commitment to expand outreach in the Spanish-speaking ... READ MORE
Florida has three times as many nonnative established lizards as native ones.
Among Florida’s approximately 50 species of nonnative lizards is the brown basilisk, a species now thriving in south and central Florida.
In a new peer-reviewed ... READ MORE
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has appointed internationally acclaimed entomologist and ecologist Matthew Thomas as director of the new Invasion Science Research Institute (ISRI).
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Termites are social insects.
They live together in colonies that can be populated by millions of individuals, with overlapping generations and a complex task division.
A new study by a team of University of Florida scientists gives ... READ MORE
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A team of UF/IFAS scientists has reached a milestone in the fight against a widespread disease that affects palms throughout the southeastern ... READ MORE
In today’s food market, small is good and local is what consumers seek to buy. Consumer-demand research by the U.S. Department of Agriculture tells us that communities want to buy from small, local businesses.
This is good news for ... READ MORE