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Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

Climate, genetics can affect how long virus-carrying mosquitoes live

Published: Jul 9th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s just math: The longer a mosquito lives, the better its odds of transmitting disease to humans or animals.

Beloved crape myrtle in nurseries now susceptible to bacterial leaf spot, researchers say

Beloved crape myrtle in nurseries now susceptible to bacterial leaf spot, researchers say

Published: Jul 8th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s enough to send gardeners into conniptions.

With a little help, citizen scientists can be good proxies, research shows

With a little help, citizen scientists can be good proxies, research shows

Published: Jul 7th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Anyone can collect ant data as accurately as experts, if they have a bit of guidance and the right tools: cookies, index cards and plastic zip-top bags.

Invasive lizards a potential threat to Florida’s nesting reptiles, UF/IFAS researchers find

Invasive lizards a potential threat to Florida’s nesting reptiles, UF/IFAS researchers find

Published: Jun 5th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Research cameras trained on the nests of Florida reptiles have caught giant, invasive lizards in the act of pilfering eggs – making them a potential threat to native turtles, alligators and crocodiles.

UF/IFAS research findings shed light on seagrass needs

Published: Apr 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Seagrass beds represent critical and threatened coastal habitats around the world, and a new University of Florida study shows how much sunlight seagrass needs to stay healthy.

UF/IFAS finds way to reduce E. coli in cows, improving food safety

UF/IFAS finds way to reduce E. coli in cows, improving food safety

Published: Mar 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new biological treatment could help dairy cattle stave off uterine diseases and eventually may help improve food safety for humans, a University of Florida study shows.

UF/IFAS study: Computer model can help coastal managers with nourishment decisions

Published: Feb 24th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A computer model developed, in part, by University of Florida researchers can help coastal managers better understand the long-term effects of major storms, sea-level rise and beach restoration activities and possibly save millions of dollars.

UF/IFAS PIE Center survey: Floridians value water, but not ‘all in’ on conservation

Published: Feb 10th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians value water, almost as much as they value money and their health — just don’t ask them to time themselves in the shower.