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UF/IFAS study offers critical insights to encourage sustainable agriculture, protect Florida grasslands, wetlands

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January 31, 2024

The term ‘sustainable agriculture’ involves boosting food production while conserving habitats and natural resources and reducing reliance on pesticides and fertilizers. While experts agree there is still much to learn to support ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Forests, Livestock, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agroecology, Archbold Biological Station Buck Island Ranch, Climate Change, Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, Ecosystem Services, Everglades, Food Insecurity, Food Security, Grasslands, Jiangxiao Qiu, Ranch, Sustainable Agricultural, Sustainable Agricultural Intensification, Sustainable Agriculture, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Wetlands, Yuxi Guo

En este Halloween, un experto de UF/IFAS le recomienda tenerles cariño a los murciélagos

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October 26, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.  Las personas de diferentes culturas tienen una relación de amor y odio con los murciélagos. Temidos por su fama ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Casas Para Muercielagos, Conservacion, Control De Insectos, Control De Plagas, Espanol, Halloween, Ken Gioeli, Microchiroptera, Micromurcielagos, Mitos, Murcielagos, Noche De Brujas, Semana De Apreciacion Delos Murcielagos, Spanish, Temporada De Maternidad, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Condado De Saint Lucie, Vampiro
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UF/IFAS study: This bird’s eye view confirms bird diversity dropping in urban areas, scientists say there is hope

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October 10, 2023

Human activities cause changes to wildlife biodiversity co-existing on urban and agricultural lands. For birds, little is known about the factors or extent these human activities impose on their biodiversity as they co-exist in ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Anthropogenic, Anthropogenically Modified Environments, Audobon, Avian Conservation, Biodiversity, Bird Habitats, Birds, Birdwatchers, Corey Callaghan, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, EBird, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, News, Ornithology, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Urban Forest Remnants, Wildlife Ecology

University of Florida crea una encuesta para las comunidades hispanas con el fin de mejorar su accesibilidad a la información

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August 22, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.  University of Florida elaboró una encuesta de evaluación para identificar los intereses y necesidades de información ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agricultura, Asociacion Multiestatal, Centro De Investigacion Y Educacion De Ganaderia De Pastizales De UF/IFAS, Encuesta, Espanol, Extension, Hance Ellington, Hispanohablantes, Hispanos, Instituto Nacional De Alimentos Y Agricultura, New Mexico State University, Ona, Programas De Extension, Publicaciones Traducidas Al Espanol, Sistema De Extension Cooperativa, Spanish, Temas Relevantes, Traducir, UF, UF/IFAS, University Of Arizona, University Of Florida, Usda, Vida Silvestre

University of Florida launches survey to improve accessibility of information for Hispanic communities

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August 21, 2023

The University of Florida has launched an assessment survey to identify which natural resource, wildlife and agricultural interests and needs for information are most pressing to the Spanish-speaking communities across the Sunshine State.  This ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, Recreation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Cooperative Extension System, Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Hance Ellington, Hispanics, Natural Resource Extension, Natural Resources Extension Via Outreach, Needs Assessment, NUEVO, Spanish, Survey, UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research And Education Center, USDA National Institute Of Food And Agriculture, Wildlife

Bees survive, ticks don’t: Pros of prescribed fire


August 9, 2023

Adding fuel to the argument to use fire as a healthy forest management tool, University of Florida scientists say important pollinators survive the temporary displacement, while a common disease carrier often loses the battle. A pair of documents ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Ask IFAS, Bees, Edis, Fire, Fire Science, Prescribed Burn, Prescribed Fire, Raelene Crandall, Ticks

Investigación de UF/IFAS revela estrategias exitosas para la remoción de caimanes invasores de los Everglades en Florida

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August 7, 2023

Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.  Notas destacadas La introducción de caimanes de anteojos en Florida, cuyos primeros reportes tuvieron lugar ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Babilla, Caimanes, Caimanes De Anteojos, CERP, Comision De Conservacion De Pesca Y Vida Silvestre De Florida, Cuerpo De Ingenieros Del Ejercito De EEUU, Departamento De Ecología Y Conservación De Vida Silvestre, Distrito De Administración Del Agua Del Sur De Florida, Drew Bartlett, Espanol, Especie Invasora, Everglades, FLREC, Frank Mazzotti, Fundacion Nacional De Pesca Y Vida Silvestre, Granja De Crocodilidos, Guajipal, Humedales Costeros De La Bahía De Biscayne, James Booth, Journal Management Of Biological Invasions, Larry Williams, Plan Integral De Restauracion De Los Everglades, Proyecto De Remocion De Caimanes De Anteojos, Proyecto Del Canal C-111, Remocion, Roger Young, Servicio De Pesca Y Vida Silvestre De Los EE.UU, Sidney Godfrey, Spanish, Sur De Florida, The Croc Docs, UF/IFAS

Study: Sea level rise shifts habitat for endangered Keys species


August 1, 2023

A newly published study in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation describes the response to sea level rise by an endangered species only found in the Florida Keys. The silver rice rat moved to higher elevations at a greater ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Endangered Species, Endemic Species, Florida Keys, Rats, Robert McCleery, UF/IFAS Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Aphids make tropical milkweed less inviting to monarch butterflies, study finds

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July 26, 2023

When oleander aphids infested tropical milkweed, monarch butterflies laid fewer eggs on the plant, and the caterpillars developing on those plants were slower to mature. The researchers will next investigate pest management options that ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Adam Dale, Aphids, Bernie Mach, Entomology And Nematology, Jaret Daniels, Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly, News

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