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Category: Water

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

Sustainable wastewater phosphorus recovery: keeping the P local

aerial view of wastewater treatment plant

In a recent study, researchers at the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWSD) demonstrated that small wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) can benefit from struvite recovery. This method lowers phosphorus (P) output and conserves an… Read More

UF/IFAS researchers share data on copper concentrations in stormwater ponds

stormwater pond

If you ask the average Floridian what copper sulfate is, chances are most won’t know. But ask them if they’ve ever seen a bright blue stormwater pond and they’ll likely say yes. Copper sulfate kills… Read More

Podcast series features UF/IFAS water researchers

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Faculty and graduate students in the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department went behind the microphone for a new podcast series. Agricultural Education and Communication (AEC) students involved in the Streaming Science project interviewed more… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

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… Read More

Soil and Water Sciences Department chair receives textbook award

textbook cover Freshwater Ecology

Dr. Matt Whiles, the chair of the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department, is a recipient of the Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Textbook Excellence Award for 2020. Whiles and co-author Dr. Walter Dodds… Read More

Graduate Student Research Spotlight: Audrey Goeckner

stormwater pond in Gainesville, Florida

Thesis: “Carbon Dynamics of Urban Stormwater Ponds: Burial, Gas Flux, and Dissolved Organic Matter Composition” Topic: Permanently wet stormwater ponds are engineered control systems that are increasing in number on the landscape. Their purpose is to… Read More