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Category: UF/IFAS Research

UF/IFAS professor encourages high school students to seek solutions to environmental problems

students sitting with university professor

Dr. Ann Wilkie with the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department hosted nearly 40 high school students participating in the “Save Earth’s Environment through Knowledge” program (SEEK). The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC) organizes… 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

UF/IFAS professor’s agricultural productivity plan for sub-Saharan Africa published in the journal Science

Pedro Sanchez in Zambia

Agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa has improved greatly over the past two decades, according to data from the World Bank, but more work is needed. That is the message from Dr. Pedro Sanchez, a research professor… 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

Federal grant funds UF/IFAS soil health and citrus study

oranges on a tree

A team of UF/IFAS researchers is looking into how changes in soil health impact citrus and other subtropical tree crops. Specifically, they will examine how quickly soil health can change in Florida’s sub-tropical sandy soils… Read More