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Science paper: overharvesting of Brazil nuts leading to fewer trees

Published: Dec 18th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Brazil nuts, those time-honored holiday stocking stuffers, will continue to help save the rainforest — as long at least a few of the brown morsels are left behind to grow into trees.

First experiments on birds of paradise tie metabolism, ecology

Published: Dec 10th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Birds of paradise, those resplendent, elaborately-shaped birds of the South Pacific, hardly seem like a potential source for ironclad biological fact.

Living sculpture takes root on UF campus

Published: Nov 14th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It looks like something that’s been here for a million years, like a multi-ton rock that has been worn smooth by the forces of time.

UF’s natural history museum to study catfish with $4.7 million NSF grant

Published: Oct 15th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The National Science Foundation has awarded the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida and four other institutions $4.7 million to discover and describe all catfish species worldwide.

Federal officials: UF engineers’ hurricane data vital to monitoring Isabel

Published: Sep 24th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Federal hurricane forecasters and emergency managers had an unprecedented up-close, real-time view of Hurricane Isabel’s windy fury as the storm moved ashore last week, thanks in part to four mobile weather towers operated by the University of Florida and Clemson University.

UF researchers urge people to protect themselves from mosquito-borne diseases

Published: Jul 18th, 2003

VERO BEACH, Fla. — As Florida hits its peak period for mosquito-borne diseases, the state is seeing an increased number of infected sentinel chickens and horses, and University of Florida medical entomologists are warning Floridians to take precautions.

UF launches first major university effort at becoming carbon neutral

Published: Apr 14th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help alleviate its impact on global warming, the University of Florida is taking the lead among major universities nationwide by becoming the first to craft a plan for the net elimination of harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

UF to coordinate new plant diagnostic network for biosecurity in southern United States

Published: Mar 26th, 2003

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help protect agriculture from terrorism, the University of Florida is one of five land-grant universities in the nation coordinating a new National Plant Diagnostic Network that will provide an early warning about pests and diseases.