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UF study: Florida consumer confidence marks big gains in December

Published: Dec 27th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence rose six points to 90 in December, reflecting optimism about gas prices, the stock market and job growth, and boding well for holiday retailers, University of Florida economists report.

UF wildlife expert: Quail decline linked to changing land-use practices

UF wildlife expert: Quail decline linked to changing land-use practices

Published: Dec 21st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s quail hunting season, but where are the birds?

Research: Snails were overlooked contributors to marsh destruction

Research: Snails were overlooked contributors to marsh destruction

Published: Dec 15th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Buoyed by the effects of an intense drought, otherwise harmless snails likely killed off thousands of acres of salt marsh in the Southeast in recent years.

UF survey: Dip in gas prices causes rise in Florida consumer confidence

Published: Nov 29th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Optimism about falling gas prices caused Florida’s consumer confidence in November to rebound, rising four points to 84, University of Florida economists report.

UF study: Florida home repairs continue slowly after 2004 hurricanes

Published: Nov 8th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Few homes escaped damage in the Florida counties most directly affected by last year’s hurricanes, and household repairs are continuing at a slow pace, a new University of Florida study shows.

Innovative UF graduate program receives five-year $3.1 million grant

Published: Nov 3rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Starting next summer, the University of Florida will take an innovative approach to graduate student education through a program that will give students a wider range of knowledge and experience through fellowships that take an interdisciplinary approach to research.

Florida’s population growth little affected by last year’s hurricanes

Published: Oct 31st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite threats from people in storm-ravaged areas to move away, new University of Florida research shows that the devastating 2004 hurricane season had little or no effect on Florida’s 2004-2005 population growth.

New wetlands ecological research aviary will measure mercury impact on wildlife

Published: Oct 27th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To learn how tiny amounts of mercury affect wildlife – especially wading birds in the Florida Everglades – University of Florida scientists are beginning a five-year study at the new Wetlands Ecological Research Aviary in Gainesville.

UF study: Florida consumer confidence remains unchanged after drop

Published: Oct 25th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence remained unchanged in October at 78, but declines in two of the index components portend trouble for retailers this holiday season, University of Florida economists report.

Ornamental pumpkins could open new markets for Florida farmers, says UF expert

Ornamental pumpkins could open new markets for Florida farmers, says UF expert

Published: Oct 20th, 2005

HASTINGS, Fla. — Pumpkins are a familiar sight in grocery stores at Halloween, but you won’t find many on Florida farms – the hot climate creates tricky growing conditions that are no treat for the cold-loving gourds.