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Fish tracking data has more to offer, new research says


November 3, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Acoustic Telemetry, Animal Behavior, ITAG, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences

Florida Master Naturalist Program marks 20 years in weeklong celebration


October 27, 2021

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

Category: Conservation, EVENTS, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Anniversary, Florida Master Naturalist Program, FMNP, Marty Main
DeLuca property

Research at the DeLuca Preserve gets a jump start


October 21, 2021

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

Category: Conservation, Farm Management, Forests, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: DeLuca Preserve, Funding, Research, Research Funding, UF/IFAS Jumpstart Program
An anole on a branch

UF Study: Where brown anoles invade, native green anoles reach new heights


October 7, 2021

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

Category: Conservation, HOME LANDSCAPES, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Brett Scheffers, Brown Anole, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Green Anole, Jesse Borden, News, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Global team of wildlife researchers furthers study of elusive, tree-dwelling animals


July 30, 2021

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

Category: Conservation, Forests, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Camera Traps, Jennifer Moore, News, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Citizen science projects make a difference for wildlife, study finds


July 19, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Citizen Science, Citizen Scientists, Florida Fish And Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch, Florida Sea Grant, Horseshoe Crabs, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents

Scalloping, be safe and protect wildlife: Tips from UF/IFAS and Florida Sea Grant experts


July 12, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Scallop, Scalloping, Scallops, Summer

UF/IFAS scientists help preserve Nature Coast, one sample at a time


June 28, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, NATURAL RESOURCES, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Laura Reynolds, Nature Coast Biological Station, News, Savanna Barry, Soil And Water Sciences

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