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Category: Water

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

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… Read More

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

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… Read More

Soil and Water Sciences Graduate Student Research on Urban Streams

urban stream

“Metabolism and Nutrient Dynamics of Sub-Tropical Urban Streams” Emily Taylor (Soil & Water Sciences Ph.D. 2023) Topic Emily Taylor studies urban streams and how urbanization is impacting ecosystem metabolism and nutrient cycling. Ecosystem metabolism describes… Read More

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

Mangroves at the beach in Naples, Florida.

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

World Seagrass Day: Seagrasses and Carbon

underwater view of seagrass

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 that… Read More

World Wetlands Day: The importance of Everglades Stormwater Treatment Areas

Everglades stormwater treatment area

By Caroline Buchanan, Soil and Water Sciences graduate student February 2, 2021, is the 50th celebration of World Wetlands Day. The goal is to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for the planet and… Read More