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Discovery of Africa moth species important for agriculture, controlling invasive plants

Published: Dec 20th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the rain forests of the Congo, where mammals and birds are hunted to near-extinction, an impenetrable sound of buzzing insects blankets the atmosphere.

Plants in space: Gravity not needed to orient root growth, UF researchers find

Published: Dec 12th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plant growth is not as dependent on gravity as previously thought, according to new research from the University of Florida.

New test adds to scientists’ understanding of Earth’s history, resources

New test adds to scientists’ understanding of Earth’s history, resources

Published: Dec 5th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher provides the first direct chronological test of sequence stratigraphy, a powerful tool for exploring Earth’s natural resources.

New Jamaica butterfly species emphasizes need for biodiversity research

New Jamaica butterfly species emphasizes need for biodiversity research

Published: Dec 3rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have co-authored a study describing a new Lepidoptera species found in Jamaica’s last remaining wilderness.

UF researcher tests powerful new tool to advance ecology, conservation

Published: Nov 28th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study shows ecologists may have been missing crucial information from animal bones for more than 150 years.

Study: Up to three times as many known marine species still undescribed

Published: Nov 15th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have collaborated with more than 100 taxonomists and biologists to summarize the magnitude of all marine life, both known and unknown.

New ancient shark species gives insight into origin of great white

New ancient shark species gives insight into origin of great white

Published: Nov 14th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The great white shark is one of the largest living predatory animals and a magnet for media sensationalism, yet its evolutionary history is as misunderstood as its role as a menace.

UF/IFAS scientists discover enzyme that improves flavor of ripening tomatoes

Published: Nov 1st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The enzyme CXE1 will never be a household name, but a new University of Florida study suggests that tomato lovers owe it a debt of thanks nonetheless — without it, their favorite fruit might not be so tasty.

UF/IFAS researcher helps test new way to probe remote ecosystems with satellite imagery

UF/IFAS researcher helps test new way to probe remote ecosystems with satellite imagery

Published: Oct 25th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For scientists, making field observations of organisms and ecosystems can be a daunting challenge.

University of Florida chemists pioneer new technique for nanostructure assembly

Published: Oct 18th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of researchers from the University of Florida department of chemistry has developed a new technique for growing new materials from nanorods.