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Sea-level rise threatens endangered rabbit far more than development, UF research finds


September 20, 2012

Caption at bottom. Click here for high resolution image.GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When University of Florida researcher Robert McCleery and a graduate student began looking at why an endangered marsh rabbit’s habitat was disappearing in the Florida ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Habitat Loss, Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit, Rabbit, Robert McCleery, Schmidt, Sea Level, Sea Level Rise

UF forms task force to address Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery collapse


September 17, 2012

Photo cutlines at bottom of page. Click here for high-resolution Karl Havens photo and here for high-res oyster bed photo. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Responding to the oyster fishery collapse in Apalachicola Bay, experts with the University ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Apalachicola, Economy, Franklin County, Havens, Oyster, Sea Grant

Sept. 18 Science Cafe talk will focus on UF/IFAS space biology research


September 14, 2012

Click here for high resolution image. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty will lead the first Science Café of the fall, titled “Going Boldly: Astrobiology, ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Anna-Lisa Paul, Astrobiology, Florida, Florida Museum Of Natural History, ICBR, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Interdisciplinary Center For Biotechnology Research, NASA, Rob Ferl, Robert Ferl, Science Cafe, Space, Space Biology, University Of Florida

New UF-developed plant databases and models could lead to more nutritious foods


August 22, 2012

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Creating virtual plants could solve real problems, such as reducing vitamin deficiencies in humans, according to University of Florida researchers. They are ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Andrew Hanson, Bioinformatics, Dean DellaPenna, Horticultural Sciences, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Model, Nutrition, University Of Florida, Vitamin B

UF/IFAS study quantifies value of ecosystem services from managed forests


August 14, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- It might appear that the only people who profit from Florida’s forests are landowners, but a new University of Florida study says the trees provide valuable services to land users and people in surrounding communities. As ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Conservation, Forests, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Carbon, Demers, Doran, Escobedo, Forest, Houder, Payne, Stewardship, White

UF/IFAS creates math-based model to show how citrus greening spreads within tree


July 19, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have created a mathematical model that shows how citrus greening is transmitted within an infected tree – an important step toward helping scientists understand the devastating disease. The ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Citrus Greening, Glenn Morris, Huanglongbing, Van Bruggen

Jacqueline Burns to direct UF/IFAS’ Southwest Florida Research and Education Center


July 13, 2012

Photo cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Jacqueline Burns, director of the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center, now has another hat to wear – she’s been named to lead ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Burns, Citrus, Direct, Dunckelman, Immokalee, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center

UF researchers find natural product that boosts plant defense against root pests


June 28, 2012

Click here for high resolution photo. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers have discovered a natural compound to battle insect pests that plague gardeners and growers. The compound boosts crops’ resistance ... READ MORE

Category: AGRICULTURE, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Citrus, Diaprepes, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Larry Duncan, Nematodes, Pregeijerene, Stelinski, University Of Florida

UF/IFAS study shows how diet affects lab-raised mosquitoes in medical studies


June 14, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Most people try to avoid feeding hungry mosquitoes, but for some medical researchers it’s a different story. Lab-raised mosquitoes are used in studies investigating how the blood-sucking insects transmit viruses and ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Blood, Entomology And Nematology, Experiments, Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, Mosquitoes, Stephanie Richards, Vector Ecology

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