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Mayoría de árboles sobreviven vientos de huracanes de categoría 1, pero los expertos instan a la precaución

Bahder, Luz
September 14, 2022

A medida que se acerca la parte media de la temporada de huracanes en el Atlántico, un estudio de University of Florida muestra que la mayoría de los árboles soportan vientos típicos de una tormenta tropical de hasta 95 mph, durante huracanes ... READ MORE

Category: Blog Community, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, HOME LANDSCAPES, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: árboles, Evaluaciones De Riesgo, FEMA, Horticultura, Huracan, Huracán Irma, Huracan Mattew, Huracanes, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparation, Tormenta Tropical, UF/IFAS, Viento
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Invasive plants can threaten native species by changing seasonal animal behavior


June 15, 2022

Invasive plants don’t just outcompete native plants but can also change animal behavior in ways that disadvantage native plants as well. Invasive cogongrass is a problem in longleaf pine ecosystems. A new study found that when cogongrass ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Cogongrass, Cotton Rat, Jesse Borden, Longleaf Pine, News, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Researchers show how forested areas affect water resources in Florida


May 23, 2022

When rain falls on a forest, some of that water eventually flows into water bodies like rivers, wetlands, and aquifers. Scientists call this flow of water forest water yield, and how much water yield is produced depends on several factors. ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Ecosystem Services, Matthew Cohen, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Soil Moisture Sensor

Global team of scientists determine ‘fingerprint’ for how much heat, drought is too much for forests


April 5, 2022

How hot is too hot, and how dry is too dry, for the Earth’s forests? A new study from an international team of researchers found the answers – by looking at decades of dying trees. Just published in the journal “Nature Communications,” ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agronomy, Climate Change, Forest Health, Trees, William Hammond
Prescribed fire at the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

Following the Panhandle fires? UF expert explains wildfire terms


March 9, 2022

As the Florida Forest Service provides updates on multiple wildfires affecting Bay, Calhoun and Gulf counties, people may encounter unfamiliar fire science terminology. To provide some explanation, we asked David Godwin, a fire ecologist ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Forests
Tags: Adkins Avenue Fire, Bertha Swamp Road Fire, Chipola Complex, David Godwin, Fire, Fire Science, News, Panhandle, Southern Fire Exchange, Star Avenue Fire, Wildfire

Nature lovers identify hundreds of plant species at DeLuca Preserve BioBlitz

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March 8, 2022

Nearly 100 nature lovers flocked to the DeLuca Preserve to scout the property for animals and plants that live on the expanse. Visitors documented 1,600 sightings, and within those, observed 345 species. The “BioBlitz,” as it’s called, ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: BioBlitz, DeLuca, DeLuca Preserve, INaturalist, INaturalist App
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Florida Youth Naturalist Program launches statewide

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February 22, 2022

A new program is available for young nature enthusiasts interested in learning more about Florida’s environment. Inspired by the Florida Master Naturalist program, this youth program takes kids aged 10 to 13 on a journey through Florida’s ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Curriculum, Forests, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, Wildlife
Tags: 4-H Youth Development, Curriculum, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, Florida Youth Naturalist Program, Nature, Tag/Florida-Youth-Naturalist-Program/, UF IFAS Extension Bookstore, Youth
prescribed fire in a research plot

UF study shows how climate change can worsen impact of invasive plants


February 8, 2022

A new long-term study shows how climate change and invasive plants can have synergistic effects on a native tree species. The study tested the effects of prescribed fire on long-leaf pines grown under different conditions: drought, invasive ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agronomy, Climate Change, Cogongrass, Luke Flory, News

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