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Tag: Everglades

New study on mercury contamination has global implications for wildlife conservation

great egret walking through the water

Ecologists have long known that mercury contamination reduced the number of viable offspring animals produce. Now, new research indicates that mercury may also make animals less likely to mate in the first place, suggesting that… Read More

Celebrate Earth Day with UF/IFAS

Every Earth Day needs a scientific perspective. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has hundreds of scientists and educators ready to share scientific insights into today’s most important environmental issues. See… Read More

DNA Evidence Shows Burmese Pythons Infiltrating Everglades Bird Colonies

Photo above courtesy of Kodiak Hengstebeck, a doctoral student in the UF/IFAS department of wildlife ecology and conservation. Scientists with the University of Florida and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have found that Burmese pythons… Read More

UF Study: Snail Kites Must Do More Than Move to Thrive

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Among its many useful traits, the federally endangered snail kite helps wildlife managers gauge whether the Florida Everglades has sufficient water. That’s one reason University of Florida scientists closely monitor the birds’… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher helps test new way to probe remote ecosystems with satellite imagery

Click here for high-resolution version. Caption at bottom. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For scientists, making field observations of organisms and ecosystems can be a daunting challenge. Travel to remote locations is costly and difficult. Observation methods… Read More

Sugarcane expert Rob Gilbert named director of UF Everglades research center

Click here for high resolution image. Sugarcane expert Rob Gilbert has been appointed director of the University of Florida’s Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade by Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for… Read More

Statistical models inspired from Facebook could help endangered animals, UF researchers say

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Some endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to inflated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new… Read More