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UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant survey seeks public input on existing Florida red tide communications

image - FWC courtesy drone view of Red Tide along Florida's coast

[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]University of Florida researchers want to hear from Florida residents and visitors to gauge the value and accessibility of information pertaining to Florida red tide events.[/inlinetweet] Florida red tides, harmful algal blooms caused by the… Read More

UF scientists predict potential spread of disease vector mosquito new to Florida

UF/IFAS scientists predict where in Florida environmental conditions may be suitable for Aedes scapularis to spread, now that it has invaded the Florida Peninsula. Aedes scapularis can transmit yellow fever virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus,… Read More

How UF scientists are predicting the future of the Suwannee River Basin

Aerial view of Suwannee River

[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]Like so much of Florida, the Suwannee River Estuary is changing, with shifts in land- and water-use reshaping the area’s environment and economy in the next several decades.[/inlinetweet] But before that future… Read More

UF researchers to use AI to predict how hurricanes spread invasive plants

Scientists project hurricane intensity and frequency will increase with climate change. That leads researchers to want to better predict how storms will disperse and establish nonnative plant invaders. Knowing where invasive plants spread will always… Read More

Public input needed for Southeast Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area

image - Southeast Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area

The Southeast Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area (Coral ECA), a stretch of Florida’s reef tract from the northern boundary of Biscayne Bay National Park to the St. Lucie Inlet, is in need of conservation. A… Read More

Barn owl conservation efforts in South Florida — a soaring success for species, growers, environment

image- barn owl babies in barn owl nesting boxes at EAA

Rodents are responsible for millions of dollars in damage to crops and farm equipment each year. Through the University of Florida Barn Owl Project in the Everglades Agricultural Area, a beneficial relationship has quietly thrived… Read More

Shellfish may improve water quality in north Florida estuary

A protected estuary in north Florida comprised of the Guana Lake and Guana River is showing signs of pollution. Home to incredibly rich marshes, mounds of mussels and live oyster reefs, scientists are hoping shellfish… Read More

Scientists collaborate with Duke Energy to tag snook to learn more about winter survival and migration patterns

UF scientists tagging snook

Snook, a prized game fish, have been moving farther north in the Gulf of Mexico during the last few decades as hard freezes become less frequent Researchers have tagged 20 snook to track their movements… Read More