School of Natural Resources and Environment

UF/IFAS study offers critical insights to encourage sustainable agriculture, protect Florida grasslands, wetlands

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January 31, 2024

The term ‘sustainable agriculture’ involves boosting food production while conserving habitats and natural resources and reducing reliance on pesticides and fertilizers. While experts agree there is still much to learn to support ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Forests, Livestock, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agroecology, Archbold Biological Station Buck Island Ranch, Climate Change, Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, Ecosystem Services, Everglades, Food Insecurity, Food Security, Grasslands, Jiangxiao Qiu, Ranch, Sustainable Agricultural, Sustainable Agricultural Intensification, Sustainable Agriculture, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, Wetlands, Yuxi Guo

Student ‘Seas’ the Day in Environmental Policy Internship

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October 30, 2023

During Shelby Beck’s last semester as a UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) student, she completed an environmental policy internship. Through Florida Sea Grant and Loop Legislative Internship funding, Beck interned ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Agricultural Policy, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Legislative Internship, VP Promise
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Student Spotlight: Ana Yoko on studying giant anteaters in the Brazilian Cerrado

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September 14, 2023

Watching giant anteaters eat, sleep, play and give piggyback rides to their pups was part of this summer’s fieldwork for Ana Yoko Ykeuti Meiga, a PhD student in SNRE’s Interdisciplinary Ecology program. Ana accompanied a team of researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Conservation, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Interdisciplinary Ecology, School Of Natural Resources And Environment

Announcing the 2023 SNRE Nadeau Graduate Research Award winners

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May 2, 2023

The School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Nadeau Graduate Research Award, which supports graduate students pursuing their master’s or doctoral degrees in Interdisciplinary ... READ MORE

Category: Academics, Natural Resources
Tags: Interdisciplinary Ecology, Nadeau Graduate Research Award, School Of Natural Resources And Environment
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Florida Sea Grant and partners issue Winter 2023 Overview of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

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January 4, 2023

Since 2014, Florida's Coral Reef has been fighting an outbreak of a communicable, waterborne disease called stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD). Just released, the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease & Response on Florida's Coral ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Coral Reef, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Florida Fish And Wildlife Research Institute, Florida Sea Grant, Shelly Krueger, Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease, UF/IFAS Florida Sea Grant Agents
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Student Spotlight: Ernesto Viveiros de Castro on conservation in national parks

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December 13, 2022

Imagine spending a whole summer hiking epic American routes like the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail – and calling it research. That’s what PhD student Ernesto Viveiros de Castro did in the summer of 2022 as part of ... READ MORE

Category: Academics
Tags: Conservation, Ecotourism, Ernesto Viveiros-de-Castro, Interdisciplinary Ecology, School Of Natural Resources And Environment
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Invasive plants can threaten native species by changing seasonal animal behavior

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June 15, 2022

Invasive plants don’t just outcompete native plants but can also change animal behavior in ways that disadvantage native plants as well. Invasive cogongrass is a problem in longleaf pine ecosystems. A new study found that when cogongrass ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Cogongrass, Cotton Rat, Jesse Borden, Longleaf Pine, News, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

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