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UF wildlife expert: Quail decline linked to changing land-use practices

UF wildlife expert: Quail decline linked to changing land-use practices

Published: Dec 21st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s quail hunting season, but where are the birds?

UF researcher: Global warming dramatically changed ancient forests

UF researcher: Global warming dramatically changed ancient forests

Published: Nov 10th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Palmettos in Pennsylvania? Magnolias in Minnesota? The migration of subtropical plants to northern climates may not be too far-fetched if future global warming patterns mirror a monumental shift that took place in the past, new research by an international team of scientists suggests.

New wetlands ecological research aviary will measure mercury impact on wildlife

Published: Oct 27th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To learn how tiny amounts of mercury affect wildlife – especially wading birds in the Florida Everglades – University of Florida scientists are beginning a five-year study at the new Wetlands Ecological Research Aviary in Gainesville.

Ornamental pumpkins could open new markets for Florida farmers, says UF expert

Ornamental pumpkins could open new markets for Florida farmers, says UF expert

Published: Oct 20th, 2005

HASTINGS, Fla. — Pumpkins are a familiar sight in grocery stores at Halloween, but you won’t find many on Florida farms – the hot climate creates tricky growing conditions that are no treat for the cold-loving gourds.

$6 million grant supports UF genetic research on loblolly pine

$6 million grant supports UF genetic research on loblolly pine

Published: Oct 11th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the aid of a $6 million grant from the National Science Foundation, University of Florida researchers are working with scientists at the University of California, Davis; North Carolina State University; and Texas A&M University to identify genes that regulate wood properties and disease-resistance traits in loblolly pine.

Fewer biting midges expected this fall, thanks to summer rains, says UF expert

Fewer biting midges expected this fall, thanks to summer rains, says UF expert

Published: Sep 29th, 2005

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Tiny, blood-sucking flies that plague Florida’s coastline should be less common this fall, thanks to summer rains that flooded areas where the pests breed, says a University of Florida expert.

Office of Sustainability to preserve UF campus for future generations

Published: Sep 21st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To meet the needs of today’s University of Florida community without compromising its future generations of students, faculty and staff, UF has announced it will open an Office of Sustainability.

Expanding trade with Cuba creates opportunities for U.S. farmers, says UF expert

Expanding trade with Cuba creates opportunities for U.S. farmers, says UF expert

Published: Sep 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cuba’s growing appetite for U.S. food exports is good news for American agricultural producers, but an end to the current embargo on imports from the island nation could mean both challenges and opportunities for Florida agriculture, says a University of Florida expert.

Stucco may have been wrongly blamed for some leaky homes, says UF researcher

Stucco may have been wrongly blamed for some leaky homes, says UF researcher

Published: Sep 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Stucco, a cement-based product used to coat buildings, may have been wrongly blamed for causing at least some of the leaks that struck thousands of Central Florida homes during the 2004 hurricane season, says a University of Florida expert investigating stucco’s water resistance.

UF immunologist seeks patent for vaccine against melanoma skin cancer

UF immunologist seeks patent for vaccine against melanoma skin cancer

Published: Sep 1st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A vaccine against melanoma – the most deadly form of skin cancer – provides almost complete protection in mice and could lead to a similar treatment for people, according to a University of Florida immunologist who has developed a novel treatment for the cancer.