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Bacteria can aid toxic environmental cleanups, may boost ag production, UF researchers report

Published: Oct 4th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Remarkable bacteria that resist arsenic could greatly enhance cleanups of toxic environments and potentially boost agricultural production, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF study finds modest rise in Florida’s consumer confidence

Published: Sep 27th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence index rose this month to 64, up three points from a revised mark of 61 in August, which was only two points higher than the record low of 59 set in June 2008, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF-led study: Invasive amphibians, reptiles in Florida outnumber world

UF-led study: Invasive amphibians, reptiles in Florida outnumber world

Published: Sep 15th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has the world’s worst invasive amphibian and reptile problem, and a new 20-year study led by a University of Florida researcher verifies the pet trade as the No. 1 cause of the species’ introductions.

Mosquito threat emerges as season peaks, UF researchers report

Published: Aug 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mosquitoes aren’t just a nuisance, they’re also an economic and health concern, say University of Florida researchers.

Dip in Florida consumer confidence points toward recession

Published: Aug 30th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Consumer confidence among Floridians decreased to a near-record low in August, according to a new University of Florida survey. This month’s mark of 62 is only three […]

UF researchers use acoustic tools to detect underground insects that attack grapes

Published: Aug 29th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers are finding new ways to thwart crop-devouring pests — by being good listeners.

UF research funding at $619 million with IFAS up 25 percent

Published: Aug 25th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research awards to University of Florida faculty totaled $619 million in 2011, thanks in part to a banner year for the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, which brought in nearly $127 million, a 25 percent increase over 2010.

Florida real estate markets slip amid economic worries, political infighting

Published: Aug 11th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Economic worries and continued acrimony among lawmakers have claimed yet another casualty: The outlook for real estate markets in Florida declined slightly through the second quarter of 2011, according to a new University of Florida survey.

UF study finds artificial reefs are economic boon; enjoy widespread public support

Published: Aug 4th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A newly released University of Florida study of artificial reef use in six southwest Florida counties shows the structures lure a lot more than fish.

Geographic analysis offers new insight into coral disease spread

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.