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Protecting the Pacific’s endangered marine species using artificial intelligence


November 16, 2021

The pelagic ocean covers over 50% of the planet’s surface and many of the species that call it home travel thousands of miles each year, seeking food and suitable nursery grounds. Some of these species end up in your favorite sushi -- like ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: #AI, #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, Commercial Fishing, Endangered Species, Fisheries, NOAA, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences

Fish tracking data has more to offer, new research says


November 3, 2021

For years, researchers have used tracking devices to monitor fish movements and growth in this area of study is exponential, researchers say. But this growing data base has not yet been effectively integrated into conservation decisions, understanding ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Acoustic Telemetry, Animal Behavior, ITAG, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences
Truffles

The early bird gets…the truffle? UF researchers show birds hunt for the fungi, too


October 28, 2021

Scientists used to think that only mammals sought out truffles, but a new study shows that birds also pursue these underground fungi. The researchers collected the feces of two common ground-dwelling bird species in Patagonia and found ... READ MORE

Category: Forests, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Fungi, Matt Smith, News, Plant Pathology, Truffles

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
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Voices of UF/IFAS: Ray Goldwire


October 7, 2021

Name: Ray Goldwire Position with UF/IFAS: Volunteer, UF/IFAS Master Beekeeper Current city: Gainesville Hometown: Starke     Years with UF/IFAS: I graduated from the University of Florida in 1958 with a BSBA in Economics and a minor ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, AGRICULTURE, Community Volunteers, HOME LANDSCAPES, NATURAL RESOURCES, Wildlife, WORK & LIFE
Tags: Entomology And Nematology, Honey Bee Research And Extension Lab, Pollinators, Voices Of UF/IFAS
An anole on a branch

UF Study: Where brown anoles invade, native green anoles reach new heights


October 7, 2021

Green anole lizards used to be a common sight in much of the southeastern United States, but in places like Florida, people are now more likely to encounter the invasive brown anole, especially in urban areas. A UF study shows that native ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, HOME LANDSCAPES, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Brett Scheffers, Brown Anole, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Green Anole, Jesse Borden, News, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Global team of wildlife researchers furthers study of elusive, tree-dwelling animals


July 30, 2021

Camera traps have long been used to document animals in their natural environment. More recently, scientists have explored putting these traps up in trees where they can capture animals that live in the canopy. A team of 18 researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Camera Traps, Jennifer Moore, News, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
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Downtown Orlando garden receives a Florida-Friendly makeover


July 30, 2021

On Wednesday, the downtown garden at the Orange County Administration building received a makeover. The new installment includes more than 17 species of native plants that will boost pollinator visits to the site and increase biodiversity. “The ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, HOME LANDSCAPES, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida-friendly Landscaping, Orange County, Orlando, Pollinators, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County

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