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UF study traces global red imported fire ant invasions to southern U.S.

UF study traces global red imported fire ant invasions to southern U.S.

Published: Feb 24th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Red imported fire ant invasions around the globe in recent years can now be traced to the southern U.S., where the nuisance insect gained a foothold in the 1930s, new University of Florida research has found.

Floridians remain confident about economy for second consecutive month

Published: Feb 22nd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians remained at 77 out of 100 in February further demonstrating the public’s positive view of the economy, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF-led consortium garners $20 million grant to improve pine forest management

UF-led consortium garners $20 million grant to improve pine forest management

Published: Feb 18th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pine trees are one of the most important crops in the southeastern U.S., and a consortium led by University of Florida personnel has been awarded a five-year, $20 million federal grant to help landowners and foresters throughout the region adapt to and mitigate global climate change in coming decades.

Psychological effects of BP oil spill go beyond residents of impacted shorelines

Published: Feb 17th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The psychological effects of the BP oil spill, the largest recorded environmental disaster in human history, extend far beyond people living around the areas of the Gulf of Mexico that were directly impacted by the spill, a new study finds.

Disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllids find refuge in abandoned groves, UF study shows

Disease-carrying Asian citrus psyllids find refuge in abandoned groves, UF study shows

Published: Feb 17th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, citrus growers have feared that abandoned groves provided refuge for the Asian citrus psyllid, an invasive insect that transmits citrus greening — now, University of Florida researchers say they were right.

Frank Stronach Plant Science Center Conference Facility announced for UF’s Citra operation

Published: Feb 16th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida officials announced today that construction of a much-needed conference center will begin soon at its Plant Science Research and Education Unit, known as PSREU, […]

Shark attacks increase worldwide; Florida continues four-year decline

Published: Feb 7th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The number of reported shark attacks last year increased worldwide but declined in Florida, according to the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File annual report released today.

Oil in Gulf of Mexico: Biologists cite need for critical data to determine ecological consequences

Published: Feb 3rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Twenty years after biologists attempted to determine the ecological damages to marine life from the Exxon Valdez oil spill, scientists dealing with the BP disaster find themselves with the same problem: the lack of critical data to determine the ecological consequences of human-induced environmental disasters, a University of Florida researcher said.

University of Florida, Florida A&M launch institute to promote better health, job training

University of Florida, Florida A&M launch institute to promote better health, job training

Published: Feb 3rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Winter chills couldn’t keep a handful of southeast Gainesville parishioners away from church one dreary evening in January. They didn’t want to miss their time of fellowship.

Florida’s real estate outlook perks up in several areas, UF survey finds

Published: Feb 1st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Optimism has increased slowly but steadily in Florida real estate markets through the fourth quarter of 2010, a new University of Florida survey finds.