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!
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.
Too much nitrogen and phosphorus in our waterways can lead to harmful algal blooms, like the blue-green algae blooms we observe in Lake Okeechobee.
Washed Up Oil From Deepwater Horizon Could Take More Than 30 Years to Biodegrade, FSU Researchers Say
The tarballs contain substances that are harmful to the environment and to humans. Understanding the fate of buried oil is critical.
Researchers say the increase is likely due to antibiotics entering marine environments.
Open-ocean aquaculture is an emerging approach to fish farming, and one that has the potential to be developed off Florida.