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Discovery of Africa moth species important for agriculture, controlling invasive plants

Published: Dec 20th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the rain forests of the Congo, where mammals and birds are hunted to near-extinction, an impenetrable sound of buzzing insects blankets the atmosphere.

UF/IFAS researchers say Florida panther effort likely saved big cats from extinction

Published: Dec 17th, 2012

ESVILLE, Fla. — When wildlife managers imported eight female Texas pumas in hopes they would mate with native Florida panthers, they knew they were taking a bit of a risk.

New Jamaica butterfly species emphasizes need for biodiversity research

New Jamaica butterfly species emphasizes need for biodiversity research

Published: Dec 3rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have co-authored a study describing a new Lepidoptera species found in Jamaica’s last remaining wilderness.

Strategies to control crazy ants taking shape for UF/IFAS researchers

Published: Nov 15th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Their name is comical, but when crazy ants infest a neighborhood it’s no laughing matter.

Controlling invasive lionfish may best be done in targeted areas, UF research shows

Controlling invasive lionfish may best be done in targeted areas, UF research shows

Published: Oct 29th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Invasive lionfish may never be eradicated from Florida’s coastal waters, but it’s possible to keep them under control – in specific, targeted areas and using plenty of manpower, a new University of Florida study shows.

Florida soil a patchwork quilt for carbon content, UF/IFAS researchers find

Published: Oct 22nd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida is home to many types of soil and some of them lack carbon, meaning they could be used for carbon sequestration – but a new University of Florida study shows that variability in the state’s existing soil carbon levels could make the task harder.

UF/IFAS research into bacterial disease could lead to natural herbicide

UF/IFAS research into bacterial disease could lead to natural herbicide

Published: Sep 26th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists are researching a natural herbicide that could be used in traditional and organic farming.

New UF study shows river turtle species still suffers from past harvesting

New UF study shows river turtle species still suffers from past harvesting

Published: Sep 25th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers studying river turtles in Missouri found populations of the northern map turtle have not recovered from harvesting in the 1970s.

Sea-level rise threatens endangered rabbit far more than development, UF research finds

Sea-level rise threatens endangered rabbit far more than development, UF research finds

Published: Sep 20th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When University of Florida researcher Robert McCleery and a graduate student began looking at why an endangered marsh rabbit’s habitat was disappearing in the Florida Keys, they fully expected the blame would fall on development.

UF researchers name new cusk-eels useful for understanding environment

UF researchers name new cusk-eels useful for understanding environment

Published: Sep 10th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A study by University of Florida and University of Kansas researchers describing eight new cusk-eel species provides data for better understanding how disasters like the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill impact biodiversity and the environment.