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Category: UF/IFAS

Gulf-wide Sea Grant team receives national award for oil spill science outreach efforts

By Rebecca Burton GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Monica Wilson, Florida Sea Grant’s Gulf oil spill research Extension specialist with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is a member of the team recently awarded the National… Read More

UF/IFAS-Developed $50 Device May Help Multibillion Forest Industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By developing a simple, $50 trap, University of Florida scientists can gather spores from a pathogen of pine trees and hopefully help prevent diseases from causing more harm to the multibillion-a-year forest industry. Millions of… Read More

UF/IFAS Forestry Student to Study Beetles during UN Internship

By Kim Scotto GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A University of Florida IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences doctoral student, who is passionate about solving problems in forest health on a global scale, will spend three months as an… Read More

UF/IFAS Study Illustrates Value Floridians, Others Place on Springs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thousands of people take the cool plunge into one or more of Florida’s 1,000-plus springs each year, and each person derives $20 to $43 in recreational value beyond their travel expenses per visit, a new… Read More

UF Study: Large Termite Colonies Less Vulnerable to Sprays Than Baits

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Liquid sprays don’t control large subterranean termite colonies as well as baits, giving more credence to the benefits of baits as a way to minimize the bugs’ damage to structures, a new University of Florida… Read More

Crayfish Personalities May Be Key to Understanding Water Ecosystems

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just like people come in different personalities, animals vary in their behavior. For example, some crayfish can be shier while others are bolder, a University of Florida scientist says. While crayfish are known as those… Read More