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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
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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
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Researchers investigate summer cover crops in organic vegetable production


March 10, 2022

The use of cover crops between growing seasons can improve nutrient cycling and soil health among other things. Researchers in the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department (SWS) conducted a study on the benefits of a summer cover crop in organic ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cover Crops, Field And Fork, Gabriel Maltais-Landry, John Allar, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department
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Research aims to boost production of blueberries, conserve water


February 4, 2022

Research in the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department aims to help Florida’s expanding blueberry operations while also conserving water. Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, assistant professor of citrus water and nutrient management at the UF/IFAS ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Blueberries, Citrus Research And Education Center, Davie Kadyampakeni, Irrigation, Reclaimed Water, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Water Conservation

Alumnus Spotlight: Greg Gensheimer’s career path brought him back to nature


January 4, 2022

Greg Gensheimer (Ph.D. 1985) has always enjoyed being active. He grew up playing ice hockey in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But Greg found that swimming, fishing, and playing soccer in sunny Florida were excellent pastimes to ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Green Mountain Scenic Byway, Greg Gensheimer, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences
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UF/IFAS researchers to conduct eco-assessment of DeLuca Preserve, create open database


September 29, 2021

A team of UF/IFAS researchers plans to characterize the soil, water, and microbiome features of the DeLuca Preserve, a roughly 27,000-acre parcel of land in Florida’s southern Osceola County. The property, donated to UF in November 2020, includes ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: DeLuca Preserve, Jehangir Bhadha, Sam Smidt, Soil Health
Paynes Prairie, Alachua County, Florida

Research examines peatlands from around the globe to determine their potential to emit carbon dioxide


September 23, 2021

New research from the UF/IFAS Wetland Biogeochemistry Laboratory in the Soil and Water Sciences Department looks at peatlands, a type of wetlands that occur around the world and store large amounts of carbon. Specifically, the study examines ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Anna Normand, Carbon, Climate Change, Peatlands, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences

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
Adults standing in front of a greenhouse.

Oak Hammock residents tour Student Compost Cooperative at the Soil and Water Sciences Department


June 21, 2021

On June 16th, the UF Student Compost Cooperative (SCC) hosted a group of residents from Oak Hammock at the University of Florida who want to promote composting in their community. Oak Hammock is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes
Tags: Ann Wilkie, Composting, Oak Hammock, Soil And Water Science, Soil And Water Sciences Department, UF Student Compost Cooperative

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