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
New research from the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences may improve seagrass restoration efforts. The loss of seagrass is devastating coastal ecosystems. Impacts include declining water quality and marine life dying off ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department is now the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES).
Why did we add “ecosystems” to the name? We feel it better reflects the breadth of research, teaching, and extension ... READ MORE
This summer and fall, UF/IFAS scientists will collect data on water quality and seagrass in the recently created Nature Coast Aquatic Preserve, which includes waters off Citrus, Hernando and Pasco counties.
These data will be available ... READ MORE
We could not survive without oceans. They cover a majority of our planet. Oceans provide oxygen – a lot of it – so that all living things can breathe. Oceans are home to about one million species of living things, from large whales to small ... READ MORE
Gabriela “Bella” Reyes, a doctoral student in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The prestigious award will support her while she studies ... READ MORE
By Alexandra L. Bijak, Ph.D. Student
UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department
World Seagrass Day (March 1st) raises awareness of seagrasses and the ecosystem functions and services they provide. Seagrasses are flowering marine plants ... READ MORE
My name is Jordan Sanchez, and I am majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies-Environmental Management in Agriculture and Natural Resources and minoring in business administration. I had the incredible opportunity to be an intern with the Asian ... READ MORE
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has forecast some major issues for Florida due to climate change. Rising sea level means retreating shorelines and more coastal flooding. Hotter than normal temperatures mean stress on the state’s water ... READ MORE
A hurricane is a devastating natural disaster. Loss of life and destruction of property are two things most people think of in the aftermath of a hurricane. New UF/IFAS-led research focuses on how hurricanes impact some inland waters.
“A ... READ MORE