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Research on insect hibernation may lead to new control measures, UF scientists say

Research on insect hibernation may lead to new control measures, UF scientists say

Published: Jul 27th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To beat summer heat, winter cold and other harsh environmental conditions, many insects temporarily drop into a state similar to hibernation to conserve energy and reduce stress, and University of Florida researchers say this phenomenon could lead to new pest control methods.

Study: Climate change results in larger, more numerous mountain rodents

Study: Climate change results in larger, more numerous mountain rodents

Published: Jul 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In what researchers say is one of the most direct illustrations of global climate change’s impact on animals, a new study shows that longer summers and milder winters have allowed yellow-bellied marmots to grow larger and increase in numbers.

UF researchers win green energy stimulus funds

Published: Jul 13th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida engineering researcher has received $1 million in federal stimulus funds for a research project aimed at developing small refrigeration systems powered by solar […]

UF experts: Spotted wing drosophila is pest for region’s berry growers, but manageable

Published: Jul 6th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A fruit fly that has given growers in the western United States fits has made its way to the Sunshine State and may spread throughout the Southeast, University of Florida researchers say.