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Climate change may be increasing toxins poisoning Caribbean fish

Published: Dec 10th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Global climate change may contribute to an increase in toxins that poison Caribbean fish and the people who eat the seafood, according to experts meeting this week in the Virgin Islands.

UF study: White ibis mating habits altered by mercury consumption

Published: Nov 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When University of Florida researchers began studying the effects of mercury consumption on white ibises, they had a hunch the contaminant might affect the birds’ ability to produce chicks.

Fogging, misting systems can protect ornamental foliage plants from cold, UF experts say

Published: Nov 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida winters are mild by human standards, but don’t tell that to an aglaonema, sometimes called Chinese evergreen.

UF-based strawberry disease project garners $2.9 million federal grant

Published: Oct 26th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A research and extension team based at the University of Florida has received a four-year, $2.9 million federal grant to expand efforts to forecast outbreaks of two fungal diseases threatening the nation’s strawberry crop.

UF research gives clues about carbon dioxide patterns at end of Ice Age

Published: Oct 25th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New University of Florida research puts to rest the mystery of where old carbon was stored during the last glacial period. It turns out it ended up in the icy waters of the Southern Ocean near Antarctica.

UF team’s work pays off with unmanned-flight system that captures valuable data

UF team’s work pays off with unmanned-flight system that captures valuable data

Published: Oct 20th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — On an airboat on Lake Okeechobee, four University of Florida researchers prepare to launch an airplane – by hand.

UF alumni give Florida Museum research boat for shark program

UF alumni give Florida Museum research boat for shark program

Published: Oct 11th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and Hell’s Bay Boatworks Inc. are donating a custom boat and trailer valued at more than $50,000 to support the University of Florida’s Program for Shark Research.

UF researchers find renewable energy leftovers could fertilize, cut carbon emissions

Published: Sep 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For hundreds of years, farmers in Brazil’s Amazon Basin have hunted through dense jungles for what is called “terra preta” — mysterious plots of super-fertile black soil amid otherwise nutrient-stripped earth.

UF study: Wildlife officials may need to restrict hunting to boost quail numbers

Published: Sep 28th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More hunting restrictions may be needed if wildlife managers are to bring back declining populations of the northern bobwhite quail, a new University of Florida study shows.

Study: Florida panther population in better shape than before; still a long way to go

Published: Sep 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In 1995, conservation managers made a desperate bid to save the Florida panther from extinction and released eight female pumas imported from Texas in hopes they’d breed with native males.