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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 And Water 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 And Water 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
high school students standing around raised garden beds

Growing Green Minds: Professor Inspires Students to Cultivate Sustainability


October 18, 2023

Through its education outreach efforts, the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES) highlighted the important role students play as stewards of sustainability. Gainesville High School environmental science teacher Sadie ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ann Wilkie, BioEnergy And Sustainable Technology Lab, Composting, Soil And Water Sciences, Sustainability, UF Student Compost Cooperative
ocean beach

Fecal pollution in the Pensacola Bay watershed threatens human health, local economies


October 2, 2023

Fecal pollution can pose major health problems for those who live and play along the Gulf of Mexico. It also can be disastrous for local economies that depend on tourism. This issue is of increasing concern around Pensacola Bay, Florida, where ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water
Tags: E. Coli, Fecal Pollution, Matt Deitch, Pensacola Bay, Ronell Bridgemohan, Soil And Water Sciences

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