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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.

Ants take on Goliath role in protecting trees in the savanna from elephants

Published: Sep 2nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ants are not out of their weight class when defending trees from the appetite of nature’s heavyweight, the African elephant, a new University of Florida study finds.