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Researchers: Treated wood poses long-term threat

Published: Dec 23rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Arsenic from treated lumber used in decks, utility poles and fences will likely leach into the environment for decades to come, possibly threatening groundwater, according to two research papers published online Wednesday.

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?

Research: Snails were overlooked contributors to marsh destruction

Research: Snails were overlooked contributors to marsh destruction

Published: Dec 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Buoyed by the effects of an intense drought, otherwise harmless snails likely killed off thousands of acres of salt marsh in the Southeast in recent years.

UF professor leads creation of international religion/nature society

Published: Dec 7th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida professor has led the creation of the first International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, which will hold its inaugural conference next spring at UF.

New wind tunnel aimed at making airplanes quieter to those on ground

New wind tunnel aimed at making airplanes quieter to those on ground

Published: Nov 22nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As airline travel peaks for the Thanksgiving holiday, a newly completed wind tunnel at the University of Florida may help reduce the noise of commercial airplanes as they fly over homes and neighborhoods.

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.

Innovative UF graduate program receives five-year $3.1 million grant

Published: Nov 3rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Starting next summer, the University of Florida will take an innovative approach to graduate student education through a program that will give students a wider range of knowledge and experience through fellowships that take an interdisciplinary approach to research.

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.