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Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences

Dr. Maria Silveira speaking at a field day event in Ona, FL.

UF soil scientist named SSSA Fellow


July 9, 2024

The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has named Dr. Maria Silveira a 2024 SSSA Fellow. Silveira is a professor of grassland biogeochemistry in the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES). She was selected for her ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Biogeochemistry, Grassland, Maria Silveira, Range Cattle REC, Soil Science Society Of America, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences
Diatoms

UF study reveals environmental impact of artificial sweeteners


July 8, 2024

The human body’s inability to break down sucralose, an artificial sweetener found in many zero-calorie food and drink products, is well established by scientific research. The compound is so stable that it escapes wastewater treatment processing ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Algae, Amelia Westmoreland, Aquatic Biology, Aquatic Environment, Artificial Sweetener, Bacteria, Biology, Cyanobacteria, Diatom, Ecosystem, Envionrmental, Environment, Environmental Impact, Environmental Impacts, Food Chain, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Marine, Megan Winslow, Microbial Communities, Microbial Respiration, Nutrient, Photosynthesis, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sucralose, Tracey Schafer, UF, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida, Wastewater, Water And Ecosystem Sciences Department, Whitney Laboratory For Marine Bioscience, Zero-calorie
Cattle grazing in a field lined with trees in the background, on a sunny day.

Researchers to study the impact of crop rotation and grazing on soil health and productivity


July 2, 2024

A team of UF/IFAS researchers will use federal funding to study the impact of crop rotation and grazing on soil health and productivity. The goal is to explore innovative methods to enhance agricultural sustainability. Scientists in the Department ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cover Crops, Gabriel Maltais-Landry, Kaile Zhang, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sunny Liao, Water

UF/IFAS scientists host next ‘STEPS’ toward phosphorus sustainability with national think tank in South Florida


April 17, 2024

Phosphorus is an essential nutrient for food security and human survival, and it is an element that cannot be replenished. That is why using phosphorus efficiently is essential and the focus of a national research effort led by leading ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Elise Morrison, Everglades Research And Education Center, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jehangir Bhadha, Jonathan Judy, Juan Nino, Kelly Morgan, Matthew VanWeelden, National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation-Science And Technology Center, News, Research, Sandra Guzmán, Science And Technologies For Phosphorus Sustainability, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), STEPS, UF/IFAS, University Of Florida

UF research: Proper grazing-land management can increase soil carbon storage, but more research needed


April 16, 2024

Soil can store carbon, reducing greenhouse gas concentrations from the atmosphere, and managing grazing lands in the best ways can increase their ability to provide these important ecosystems services. But insufficient research into how to ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock
Tags: Carbon Market, Carbon Sequestration, Grazing Lands, Greenhouse Gas, Land Management, Maria Silveira, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Water
a person's hands scooping soil out of a brown paper sample bag.

Experiential Learning Lab provides undergraduate students research opportunities


March 18, 2024

University of Florida students are immersing themselves in the hands-on study of soil, water, and ecosystem sciences in the Experiential Learning Lab (ELL). Dr. Ann Wilkie, research professor in the UF/IFAS department of soil, water, and ecosystem ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Experiential, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sustainability, Undergraduate Research
Two people picking oranges in a citrus grove

UF/IFAS researchers are re-examining nutrient guidelines for Florida citrus


February 23, 2024

A team of researchers from across UF/IFAS is making progress on updating nutrient guidelines for Florida citrus. The work is needed since current nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) recommendations are based on studies of healthy citrus trees. Now, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Citrus, Fertilizer, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management Program, Phosphorus, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences

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