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UF/IFAS study finds mosquitoes bite manatees, making them vulnerable to mosquito-borne diseases

August 24, 2020

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla - Mosquito-borne viruses like West Nile and Eastern equine encephalitis pose a threat not only to humans, but also other animals. These viruses have caused disease and fatalities in birds, horses and wildlife. Captive orcas ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Florida Medical Entomology Lab, Lawrence Reeves, Mosquito, Mosquito Research, Research, SFYL HOT TOPIC, UF IFAS News, West Nile Virus
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UF/IFAS scientists to shed light on aquatic symbiosis with a squid

August 19, 2020

MERRIT ISLAND, Fla. – The Hawaiian bobtail squid is a glowing example of aquatic symbiosis. It stands out as a unique cephalopod that lives with a light organ run by a luminescent bacterium, or microbes. The bacterium allows the squid to ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Carlos Rinaldi, David P. Arnold, Department Of Chemical Engineering, Department Of Electrical And Computer Engineering, Department Of Microbiology And Cell Science, George Kirkland Engineering Leadership Profressor, Gordon And Betty Moore Foundation, Hawaiian Bobtail Squid, Jamie Foster, Kennedy Space Center, News, UF IFAS News, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS In The News
Compilation of four photos. Century Tower, oranges, portrait and sea scape

World Photo Day: Meet our Photographers

August 19, 2020

World Photo Day is an annual celebration of the art, craft, and history behind photography. At UF/IFAS we have an outstanding team of photographers that capture the beauty of Florida through their lenses. Tyler Jones joined UF/IFAS July ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS

Equine care checklist: before and after the storm

August 19, 2020

Equine care checklist: before and after the storm with UF/IFAS Extension equine specialist, Carissa Wickens Before the storm Pasture vs. barn Depending on the shelter or structures available, horses are often best kept out at pasture ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Disaster Planning, Disaster Preparation, Disaster Preparedness, Equine, Horses, Hurricane Prep, Hurricane Preparation, Hurricane Season

UF researcher earns national recognition early in her career

August 19, 2020

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. – She’s early in her career, but Yu Wang, a University of Florida food scientist, is making great strides in her research. Recognizing Wang’s work, the Agricultural and Food Chemistry division (AGFD) of ... READ MORE

Tags: American Chemical Society, Citrus Research, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fellow, Food Chemistry, Food Science And Human Nutrition, Yu Wang

UF/IFAS scientist in search of effective control of mosquito that spreads West Nile virus in south Florida

August 13, 2020

VERO BEACH, Fla. – A University of Florida scientist is collaborating with Miami-Dade Mosquito Control to evaluate and determine the most effective insecticides to control the mosquito that spreads the West Nile virus that is impacting three ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Eva Buckner, Florida Medical Entomology Lab, News, UF IFAS News, West Nile Virus

Florida Sea Grant and UF/IFAS name new associate director of Extension and education

August 10, 2020

As a child growing up in Bermuda, Maia McGuire knew how to swim before she could walk and spent every spare moment exploring the ocean’s shore with her father. Now, she will lead UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant’s efforts to engage ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents

St. Lucie atala butterfly conservation program awarded national designation

August 10, 2020

St. LUCIE, Fla. – Despite COVID-19 restrictions limiting the use of parks and natural settings, residents of all ages can still enjoy what nature has to offer in almost every urban location including one’s own backyard. That is why conservation ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Atala Butterfly, Conservation Project, Ken Gioeli, NACo, National Association Of Counties, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County

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