Here at the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute, we like to share the love by showcasing some of the great environmental research being done at universities around the state. Check out what scientists in Florida have been working on in our Florida research roundup!
The researchers hope that growing specific viruses at scale and releasing them into affected areas will give us a new tool in treating algae blooms.
A warmer future could continually add more water to the stratosphere and initiate ozone losses over North America.
The model can look at historical data to see which natural events have caused high sea levels in the past.
Sea urchins eat algae that if left unchecked, can smother coral reefs.
As sea level rise and saltwater intrusion lead to an increase in salinity, plant roots can die off, causing the land to sink at an accelerated pace.
Bacteria play an important role in reef ecosystems. Too much, however, can lead to coral suffocation.
The findings are important for future studies of this kind. This way, scientists can see if management efforts, like banning straws, are working.
The fact that seagrasses are enduring biodiversity hotspots is one more reason to advocate for seagrass conservation and preservation.
A new study shows that urbanization shifts seasonal cues in nuanced ways.
The researchers want to know whether a suite of community-scale food, water and energy sectors can be effective in terms of resilience and sustainability.