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Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences

Category: Water

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

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
blueberries on a branch

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
drone photography image of grassland in Florida

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
pond with lily pads

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Annabel Schreiber


September 24, 2021

The UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experiences. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water
Tags: AJ Reisinger, Annabel Schreiber, Audrey Goeckner, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Summer Experience
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

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

Not acting like themselves: Antidepressants in environment alter crayfish behavior, study finds


June 15, 2021

Low levels of antidepressants are found in many water bodies, so animals like crayfish are often exposed to trace amounts of these drugs The researchers found that crayfish exposed to low levels of antidepressant medication behaved in ways ... READ MORE

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Water, Wildlife
Tags: AJ Reisinger, Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences, Lindsey Reisinger, News, School Of Forest Fisheries And Geomatics Sciences, 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

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