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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 part of team to receive $9 million USDA citrus greening grant

Published: Oct 2nd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Citrus Research and Development Foundation, a University of Florida direct-support organization, will receive a $9 million federal grant to try to prevent the insect that transmits citrus greening from spreading the disease.

Buyers may not understand risks in coastal purchases, new UF study shows

Published: Oct 2nd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Living along a Florida beach sounds like a dream, but it can bring nightmarish worries, including severe weather, erosion and regulations limiting how the land is used.

UF: Florida consumer confidence hits five-year high

Published: Sep 25th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s September consumer confidence reached a post-recession high of 79 — up three points from a revised August reading of 76, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.

Farmers’ market phonies raise ire of some customers — but not all, UF researchers say

Farmers’ market phonies raise ire of some customers — but not all, UF researchers say

Published: Sep 25th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doing business with a farmers’ market phony selling non-local food might bother some shoppers, but not all, according to a new University of Florida study.

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 forms task force to address Apalachicola Bay oyster fishery collapse

Published: Sep 17th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Responding to the oyster fishery collapse in Apalachicola Bay, experts with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Florida Sea Grant will join forces with local seafood producers to find ways of restoring sustainable populations of the area’s world-famous oysters.

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.

‘Strongly attached’ hikers love nature; want a challenge, UF/IFAS study finds

Published: Sep 10th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As U.S. Forest Service officials consider how best to improve — and someday, complete — the Florida National Scenic Trail, a University of Florida professor has been gauging trail hikers’ emotional attachments to the places they traverse.

UF research funding hits $644.4 million in 2012, surpassing non-stimulus record

Published: Aug 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research awards to University of Florida faculty totaled $644.4 million in 2012, a $25 million increase over 2011.