UF/IFAS
Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences

Category: Coasts & Marine

seagrass bed off the coast of Cedar Key, Florida.

An efficient, sustainable fertilizer for seagrass


May 19, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Coastal Ecosystems, Conor MacDonnell, Fertilizer, Patrick Inglett, Seagrass, Soil And Water Sciences, Struvite, Todd Osborne
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Introducing the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences


May 16, 2022

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, UF/IFAS, Water
Tags: Matt Whiles, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

UF/IFAS scientists help preserve Nature Coast, one sample at a time


June 28, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Laura Reynolds, Nature Coast Biological Station, News, Savanna Barry, Soil And Water Sciences
rocky shore of Atlantic Ocean

World Oceans Day 2021: Life and Livelihoods


June 7, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Ashley Smyth, Laura Reynolds, Mark Clark, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, World Oceans Day
Mangroves at the beach in Naples, Florida.

National Science Foundation funding helps graduate student research mangroves in urban areas


May 5, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Ashley Smyth, Gabriela Reyes, Laura Reynolds, Mangroves, National Science Foundation, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
underwater view of seagrass

World Seagrass Day: Seagrasses and Carbon


February 28, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Alex Bijak, Ashley Smyth, Carbon, Laura Reynolds, Seagrass, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

Internship focused on fighting the spread of invasive Asian carp


January 12, 2021

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Asian Carp, Environmental Management In Agriculture And Natural Resources, Internship, Jordan Sanchez, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
Virginia Key beach in Miami, Florida.

UF/IFAS Extension to launch “Climate Smart Floridians” program


July 7, 2020

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alicia Bradigan-Betancourt, Ashley Smyth, Climate Smart Floridians, Florida Sea Grant, Holly Abeels, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension
ocean waves on-shore

New research examines how hurricanes impact inland waters


June 22, 2020

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

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Estuary, Hurricane, Hurricane Irma, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Tracey Schafer

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone in the ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

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