For years, researchers have used tracking devices to monitor fish movements and growth in this area of study is exponential, researchers say. But this growing data base has not yet been effectively integrated into conservation decisions, understanding ... READ MORE
We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. To learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here.
The Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP), an adult ... READ MORE
Scientists will conduct research at the 27,000-acre DeLuca Preserve with more than $600,000 in funding awarded to UF/IFAS faculty to study complex issues.
Eight research projects received funding to begin research on the property. Projects ... READ MORE
Green anole lizards used to be a common sight in much of the southeastern United States, but in places like Florida, people are now more likely to encounter the invasive brown anole, especially in urban areas.
A UF study shows that native ... READ MORE
Camera traps have long been used to document animals in their natural environment. More recently, scientists have explored putting these traps up in trees where they can capture animals that live in the canopy.
A team of 18 researchers ... READ MORE
When public interest is high and funding is limited, researchers can rely on citizens to help them measure wildlife populations, research finds. UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant scientists used the horseshoe crab citizen science project, Florida ... READ MORE
As boaters across the state take to Florida’s coast to scallop, UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant agents ask enthusiasts to keep these tips in mind for a safe, fun and sustainable trip.
Scallops are sensitive to environmental changes ... READ MORE
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service bestowed the regional Honors Award for Conservation Partners to the team that collaborated to accept the 27,000-acre DeLuca Preserve, gifted to the university in 2020.
Each year, the Honor Award is given to ... READ MORE
This summer and fall, UF/IFAS scientists will collect data on water quality and seagrass in the recently created Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, which includes waters off Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties.
These data will be available ... READ MORE
Name - Vincent Encomio
Position - Florida Sea Grant Multi-County Extension Agent, Martin & St. Lucie Counties
Hometown – Turlock, CA
Years at UF/IFAS - 3
Describe your role at UF/IFAS?
My current extension programming covers primarily ... READ MORE