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
Native to the Indo-Pacific, lionfish cause problems when introduced to areas outside their native range.
Two invasions are underway: one in the western Atlantic, and one in the Mediterranean Sea. Now scientists are applying lessons learned ... READ MORE
Return 'Em Right is launching its program to offshore anglers throughout the Gulf of Mexico today. By participating in a short online review of best practices anglers can receive free release gear valued at $100 to help reef fish survive release.
Each ... READ MORE
Spring has arrived in Florida. Now is great time to learn about conserving native pollinators and the plants that support them.
A book written by the late Rebecca Jordi has been helping Floridians of all ages do just that.
“Zoe’s Mission” ... READ MORE
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
Above: If you've ever snorkeled or scuba dived around a reef, chances are you've heard fish making sound. Photo credit: Kieran Cox
FishSounds.net is the first online, interactive library for the sounds fish make when communicating ... READ MORE
Demand for Florida stone crab is on the rise with prices at all-time highs.
Researchers are working to help crab populations and support the fishery.
A recent research study found that traps may not be a source of ... READ MORE
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
For the first time, horseshoe crabs in the Indian River Lagoon will be tracked with acoustic tags that monitor their movements and behavior. Monitoring animal movement with acoustic tags can provide data that helps manage the ecosystems those ... READ MORE
Recent scientific studies have shown that white-tailed deer, a deer species found all over the eastern United States, can become infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. A new University of Florida publication explains what is currently ... READ MORE