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Wetlands the World’s Kidneys


February 7, 2022

Every ecosystem has a vital role in maintaining the health of our world. Forests and phytoplankton are our lungs and purify the air. Our lands and seas provide us food to put on our tables, while rivers, streams, and aquifers provide the lifeblood ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Horticulture, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #worldwetlands Day, Special Topics, Water Conservation, Wetlands, World Wetlands Day

How nature can protect us from natural disasters


June 4, 2021

Ecosystem Services Did you know that our beautiful Florida environment can protect us from natural disasters? These ecosystem services, or contributions that the environment provides for human well-being, are crucial during our times of ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Conservation, Corals, Disaster, Disasters, Ecosystem Services, Environment, Erosion, Forests, Hurricanes, Nature, Pgm_EcoNR, Storm, Water, Wetlands

Impacts of an Invasive Ecosystem Engineer Upon Wetlands and Aquatic Communities Across a Subtropical Agroecosystem

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December 11, 2020

by Wes Anderson, PhD Candidate UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center As my time in Florida draws to a close, I’m excited to share the research I’ve conducted over my years as a PhD student at UF. I began assisting ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Feral Swine, Rangeland, Raoul Boughton, Wes Anderson, Wetlands

Impacts of wild pigs on wetlands and aquatic communities across a Florida rangeland

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October 18, 2018

by Wes Anderson, PhD Candidate UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center I never pictured myself working and living on a cattle ranch. Or even working with wild pigs for that matter. But anyone having known me from the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Aquatic Communities, Feral Swine, Rangeland, Raoul Boughton, Wes Anderson, Wetlands, Wetlands Conservation

Join us for an upcoming ‘Ona Highlight’

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August 8, 2018

We invite you to join us on the second Tuesday of each month for the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center 'Ona Highlight.' These presentations provide an informative look into the research being done by our faculty and students ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources
Tags: Betsey Boughton, Conservation Easements, Feral Swine, Feral Swine Managment, Jim Strickland, Joao Vendramini, Limpograss, Pasture Fertilization, Raoul Boughton, Wes Anderson, Wetlands, Wetlands Conservation

Discover the Beauty and Role of Native Aquatic Plants – in Your Own Pond


April 14, 2016

A stand of purple flowers called “False Dragon-Heads (Physostegia spp.) growing along the St. Marks River. They are behind a stand of pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) that has not yet bloomed. Photo by Judy Biss This is the time of ... READ MORE

Category: Horticulture
Tags: Aquatic Plants, Farm Pond, Fish Pond, Florida Wildflowers, Native Aquatic Plants, Native Plants, Panhandle Gardening, Pond Management, Ponds, Wetland Plants, Wetlands, Wildflowers

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