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Category: UF/IFAS Research

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

Paynes Prairie, Alachua County, Florida

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… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Kondwani Kamsikiri

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… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Jose Prieto

citrus trees at UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center

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… Read More

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Katie Schoenberger

pond with lily pads

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… Read More

Researchers study phosphorus limitation in soils of Puerto Rico

mountains in puerto rico

Soil phosphorus (P) is commonly thought to limit primary productivity and microbial activities in humid tropical forests. Many soils in these forests experience frequent low oxygen conditions. Dr. Yang Lin, assistant professor of soil health… Read More

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