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‘Invisible fence’ keeps cattle on ranch, helps protect environment

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October 18, 2023

For decades, Jim Strickland has managed and operated Blackbeard’s Ranch in Myakka City. As much as he cares about his cattle, he sees himself as an environmental steward. Strickland, 68, has been in the cattle business since he was a child. ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Blackbeard's Ranch, Cattle, Cell Towers, Computer, Fence, Florida Wildlife Corridor, GPS, GPS Collars, Invisible Fence, Jim Strickland, Joao Vendramini, Movement, Myakka City, Prec-ag, Precision Agriculture, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Wetlands, Wildlife

Invasive apple snails in your backyard, waterways? UF/IFAS study dives into their threat to Florida’s wetlands

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March 6, 2023

A new study by researchers at the University of Florida provides a first look at the ecological impacts of the invasive apple snails on some of Florida’s most vulnerable habitats and environments. Nonnative apple snails came to Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Apple Snail, Archbold Biological Station, Biological Invasion, Buck Island Ranch, Climate Change, Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Giant Apple Snail, Invasive Species, Island Apple Snail, Jiangxiao Qiu, News, Research, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Science Of The Total Environment, UF IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, UF-IFAS, Water Quality, Wetlands, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

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

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