Basketball took center stage for Nikos Tziolas as he grew up in Greece. It shaped him into a team player, a trait he took into his career as an agricultural engineer.
His team even earned second place in the Greek adult (17-18 years old) ... READ MORE
Dr. Márcio Nunes is one of the newest members of the UF/IFAS Department of soil, water, and ecosystem sciences. He is an assistant professor of tropical soils who conducts his teaching and research at the Gainesville campus. We asked him a ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department is now the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES).
Why did we add “ecosystems” to the name? We feel it better reflects the breadth of research, teaching, and extension ... READ MORE
Dr. Golmar Golmohammadi is one of the newest members of the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department. She is an assistant professor of watershed hydrology and biogeochemistry and works at the UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center ... READ MORE
The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has named Dr. Samira Daroub with the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department (SWSD) as an SSSA Fellow. Daroub is a professor of soil and environmental chemistry, the distance education coordinator ... READ MORE
Dr. Arthur “Art” G. Hornsby passed away on April 30, 2021, at the age of 81 in Gainesville, Florida. Hornsby was a successful soil scientist and extension specialist who made great contributions to the field of soil physics. He began his ... READ MORE
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 safety of everyone in the ... READ MORE
The Soil and Water Sciences Department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experience. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS 4911-Supervised ... READ MORE
Dr. Matt Whiles began serving as the UF/IFAS Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWSD) chair this past January. In his first several months on the job, he faced the same learning curve as all new hires of the University of Florida. However, ... READ MORE
A small group of administrators from Federal University of Lavras (UFLA) in Brazil filed into the UF/IFAS Institute for Sustainable Food Systems meeting space Thursday morning. Greeting them was Dr. Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agricultural ... READ MORE