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Composting effort marks 15-years of sustainability, education, and community-building


July 18, 2024

When Dr. Ann Wilkie created the UF Student Compost Cooperative (SCC) in 2009, the goal was to promote sustainability at the campus level. Over the next 15 years, the SCC grew to welcome the wider UF community. It also provided garden plots for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Work & Life
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Compost Cooperative And Gardens, Composting, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Sustainability, UF Student Compost Cooperative
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

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
an image of a sandy soil with little grass

Members of UF/IFAS department of soil, water, and ecosystem sciences contribute to book on sandy soils


February 15, 2024

Anyone working the land in Florida is aware just how sandy the soil is throughout the panhandle and peninsula. Even the official state soil is Myakka fine sand. So, it is not surprising the first book solely focused on sandy soils includes authors ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Carbon, HLB, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences
a view from the top of Reykjadalur Mountain in Iceland

Environmental Management student travels to Iceland to study renewable energy


January 26, 2024

The UF/IFAS department of soil, water, and ecosystem sciences offers students the chance to blog about their study abroad experiences. Darci Griffin is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies: Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources
Tags: Environmental Management In Agriculture And Natural Resources, Renewable Energy, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Study Abroad
wide angled view of Florida Everglades

Researchers examine the influence of vegetation on soil organic nitrogen composition, mineralization in a subtropical wetland


January 25, 2024

Previous studies have investigated the role of litter type on soil organic nitrogen (SON) mineralization and the resulting chemical composition in aerobic soils. However, there are limited studies on the role of anaerobic conditions. Researchers ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Everglades Agricultural Area, Florida Everglades, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Organic Nitrogen, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences
dry lake bed

“Where’s My Water!” Wins UF AI Days Hackathon


October 20, 2023

With a mix of coding, artificial intelligence, and soil, water, and ecosystem sciences, the all-female team behind "Where's My Water!" secured the top spot in the University of Florida AI Days Hackathon competition. The team’s winning project ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Tanya Charan, UF AI Days Hackathon, Water Science
soil profile california

Professor Sabine Grunwald co-edits new book that offers appreciation of soil across cultures


October 19, 2023

Sabine Grunwald, Professor of Pedometrics, Landscape Analysis, and GIS, in the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences, says soil has been taken for granted globally. She hopes Cultural Understanding of Soils: The Importance ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Sabine Grunwald, Soil, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences

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