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Category: UF/IFAS Research

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

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

Research examines how cover crops help soil health on Florida farms

field of cereal rye

Florida’s sandy soils can be a challenge for agricultural producers. Ensuring the soil retains the right amount of moisture and nutrients is a constant concern. Newly published UF/IFAS research examines how cover crops help soil… Read More