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UF/IFAS study: Computer model can help coastal managers with nourishment decisions

Published: Feb 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A computer model developed, in part, by University of Florida researchers can help coastal managers better understand the long-term effects of major storms, sea-level rise and beach restoration activities and possibly save millions of dollars.

Air pollution increases risk for hypertension in pregnant women

Published: Feb 12th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Breathing the air outside their homes may be just as toxic to pregnant women — if not more so — as breathing in cigarette smoke, increasing a mom-to-be’s risk of developing deadly complications such as preeclampsia, according to findings from a new University of Florida study.

UF/IFAS PIE Center survey: Floridians value water, but not ‘all in’ on conservation

Published: Feb 10th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians value water, almost as much as they value money and their health — just don’t ask them to time themselves in the shower.

UF/IFAS study shows captive breeding no help to endangered woodrat

Published: Jan 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Captive breeding of the endangered Key Largo woodrat may not be the best solution to preserve the ecologically important rodent, an animal driven to near extinction by development, a new University of Florida study shows.

Study: Seashell loss due to tourism increase may have global impact

Study: Seashell loss due to tourism increase may have global impact

Published: Jan 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Global tourism has increased fourfold over the last 30 years, resulting in human-induced seashell loss that may harm natural habitats worldwide, according to a University of Florida scientist.

Study: Some plants may not adapt quickly to future climate change

Published: Dec 22nd, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Using the largest dated evolutionary tree of flowering plants ever assembled, a new study suggests how plants developed traits to withstand low temperatures, with implications that human-induced climate change may pose a bigger threat than initially thought to plants and global agriculture.

UF research shows coral reefs can be saved

Published: Dec 17th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although some scientists suggest that coral reefs are headed for certain doom, a new study by University of Florida and Caribbean researchers indicates even damaged reefs can recover.

UF researchers’ experiment is first to simulate warming of Arctic permafrost

Published: Dec 5th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although vegetation growth in the Arctic is boosted by global warming, it’s not enough to offset the carbon released by the thawing of the permafrost beneath the […]

UF researcher: Southeast must prepare for wild weather from climate change

Published: Nov 13th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People who live in the southeastern United States should begin to prepare for more drastically changing weather conditions — everything from heat waves to poorer air quality — caused by climate change, according to a new book, edited by a University of Florida researcher.

UF/IFAS study: In battle against flies, don’t toss old bulbs

UF/IFAS study: In battle against flies, don’t toss old bulbs

Published: Oct 31st, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Restaurants and supermarkets could save millions of dollars by hanging on to bug zapper bulbs instead of tossing them every year as they normally do, a new University of Florida study has found.