Published: Jul 28th, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the last 30 years, more than 90 percent of the reef-building coral responsible for maintaining major marine habitats and providing a natural barrier against hurricanes in the Caribbean has disappeared because of a disease of unknown origin.
Published: Jul 27th, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After a 10,000-year absence, wildfires have returned to the Arctic tundra, and a University of Florida study shows that their impact could extend far beyond the areas blackened by flames.
Published: Jul 21st, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida shark expert George Burgess is slated to speak at an international conference Monday about research that allowed the largetooth sawfish to be named a U.S. endangered species last week.
Published: Jul 20th, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It sounds like a pest control technician’s dream come true—eradicating hard-to-reach underground termite colonies by introducing small quantities of a pathogen or parasite, a practice called biological control.
Published: Jul 14th, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The decline of large predators and other “apex consumers” at the top of the food chain caused by humans has disrupted ecosystems all over the planet, according to a review of recent findings conducted by an international team of scientists, including a University of Florida professor.
Published: Jul 13th, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plants are good for the planet because, among other things, they help offset the effects of global climate change. It turns out, however, that other members of the terrestrial ecosystem, soil microbes, may exacerbate the problem, offsetting some of the beneficial effects of plants.
Published: Jul 7th, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The National Institutes of Health has awarded a University of Florida-led team more than $6.5 million to study the environmental and psychological effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on communities along the Gulf coasts of Florida and Alabama.