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Category: Water

Consensus statement lists next steps for addressing harmful algal blooms in Florida

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some of the nation’s top experts in harmful algal blooms (HABs) have released a consensus document detailing research needs to most effectively combat future blooms in Florida. The document, recently published on the… Read More

UF launches new online graduate certificate program addressing nuisance plants

As a youngster growing up in Buffalo, New York, Mike Sowinski wanted to work with bald eagles. Through his college biology and fisheries management courses, he became interested in what the birds eat – fish. Sowinski established a… Read More

Soil and water effects on public health highlighted in new UF certificate program

By Mike Loizzo From dirty beaches following an oil spill to the Flint, Michigan, water crisis – soil and water contamination pose a public health risk to people, plants and wildlife. To better understand the risks, remediation and… Read More

New Website is All About Harmful Algal Blooms

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida has unveiled a new website to address the public’s confusion surrounding harmful algal blooms (HABs) – the causes of such events, effects and attempts to combat future blooms. Scientists from several departments… Read More

UF Convenes International Experts to Advance Sustainable Food

As the world’s population grows, producing enough food — and doing it sustainably — will be one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. So how can Florida, one of the most diverse agricultural states in the… Read More

Looking to Become an Ambassador, Guardian of Florida’s Coastline? Florida Master Naturalist Course Ready to Take New Members

SAINT LUCIE, Fla. – If you live on the coast of Florida, you know its appeal. Florida has the second longest coastline in the United States. It boasts 8,436 miles on the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of… Read More

New position to help communicate algal bloom research

By Rhett Register At a time when red tide and other harmful algal blooms are increasingly in the news and on people’s minds, Florida Sea Grant is teaming with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for… Read More

An Urbanized Florida Means More Stormwater Ponds, Invasive Plants

As Florida becomes increasingly urbanized, more than half the state’s stormwater ponds appear in two metropolitan areas — Orlando and Tampa Bay, new research from the University of Florida shows. In their first attempt to quantify stormwater ponds,… Read More

Brazilian Peppertree, Hemp Among Top UF/IFAS Stories for 2019

A year of impactful teaching, research and outreach meant UF/IFAS was frequently in the headlines in 2019. Here is a round-up of some of the biggest stories from this year. Brazilian peppertree Brazilian peppertree is an invasive plant… Read More

Late Florida Sea Grant Director’s Art to Support Students and Research

By Rhett Register GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Karl Havens’ day job as the Florida Sea Grant director, which he led from 2007 until his unexpected passing in April 2019, often blended with his other passions, photography and painting. Havens,… Read More