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Some nonnative fish that are released into lakes and rivers thrive in Florida; alter ecosystem

December 2, 2021

RUSKIN, Fla. --- Nonnative fish eat away at the banks of rivers and lakes – one reason University of Florida researchers caution people not to release unwanted fish. People sometimes put fish from their aquariums into nearby waterways. ... READ MORE

Category: Invasive Species, Water
Tags: Aquarium Fish, Cichlids, Detection, Establishment, Fish, Florida Peninsula, Invasive, Jeff Hill, Katie Lawson, Lakes, Natural Resource Managers, Nonnative, Prevention, Release, Rivers, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Suwannee River, Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory

Water conservation and integrated pest management: Two concepts united by well-being

November 17, 2021

Many people probably would like to conserve more water and use less spray to control annoying bugs. But first, they must meet their personal needs, University of Florida researchers say. By “personal needs,” we’re talking about basic ... READ MORE

Category: HOME LANDSCAPES, Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Basic Needs, Biological Control, Clothing, Food, Integrated Pest Management, Ipm, Irrigation, John Diaz, Laura Warner, Shelter, Water, Water Conservation, Well-being
image - hands holding clams after harvesting. Credit Tyler Jones

UF/IFAS awarded grant to boost shellfish aquaculture industry, water quality initiatives

November 15, 2021

University of Florida scientists hope to boost the shellfish aquaculture industry severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Scientists will use a $100,000 grant awarded by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to capture statewide data needed ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Aquaculture, Ashley Smyth, Florida Sea Grant, Shellfish, The Nature Conservancy, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center

Voice of UF/IFAS – Savanna Barry

October 22, 2021

Name: Savanna Barry Position: Regional Specialized Extension Agent II Hometown: Beaverdam, VA Years with UF/IFAS: 6 Describe your role at UF/IFAS: As an Extension Agent, I work on coastal issues in the Nature Coast. I serve residents, businesses, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Coastal And Marine Resources, Florida Master Naturalist Program, Florida Sea Grant, FMNP, Seagrass, Voices Of UF/IFAS
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

UF study: Those who feel ‘one with water’ are more apt to conserve the precious commodity

September 2, 2021

Much of our society has become so urbanized that the closest some people feel to water is their neighborhood stormwater pond, a University of Florida researcher says. People need to feel a deeper connection to water before they’ll be likely ... READ MORE

Category: Water
Tags: Agricultural Education And Communication, Connectedness To Water, Connectedness With Nature, Emotions, Irrigation, John Diaz, Laura Warner, One With Water, Water Cycle, Water Preservation

Free family event: Family Fishing Days return Aug. 21

August 11, 2021

Family Fishing Days are free, monthly events for families to fish together in a fun, safe environment. The 2021 (abbreviated) season has events on Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13. The catch-and-release events last from 8 a.m. until ... READ MORE

Category: EVENTS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Crystal Hartman, Family Event, Family Fishing Days, Fishing, Fishing For Success, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences

UF economic report details select marine industry and tourism impacts from 2018 red tide event

August 2, 2021

A survey on the 2018 red tide event was conducted in 2020 for those in marine-dependent industries operating out of Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Monroe, Pinellas and Sarasota counties. Charter/for-hire businesses that ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Andrew Ropicki, Christa Court, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Department, Red Tide, Southwest Florida

UF/IFAS plants flora to try to reduce pollutants going into lakes, rivers

July 28, 2021

BRADENTON, Fla. --- Now, in the middle of summer, when those afternoon or evening rains come, stormwater from lawns, driveways and roofs drains down to any of the 76,000 stormwater ponds scattered around Florida. As stormwater flows into these ... READ MORE

Category: Lawn, Water
Tags: Absorb, Basil Iannone, Best Management Practices, Lakes, Lawns, Manatee County, Nitrogen, Nutrients, Paul Monaghan, Phosphorus, Plants, Rivers, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Stormwater, Stormwater Ponds, Urban Landscape Ecology

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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