Restore the Shore

How are our shorelines changing overtime? How can we protect them? Climate change, rising sea levels, and natural disasters are causing shorelines to break down – impacting our oceans, plants, animals, and communities. Scientists are working with communities to build and test natural ways to Restore the Shore. Learn about a living shoreline project and the ...

The Buzz about Bees: Electronic Field Trip

Watch the recordings of our latest electronic field trip (EFT) in partnership with the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory! Watch the recordings here

Beef Reproductive Behavioral Research

Payton Paschoal, Dalton Pearce, and Halley Lauchland highlight Dr. Zach McFarlane and his work in beef reproductive behavioral research. McFarlane was raised on a cattle ranch in Gridley, CA, where he first discovered his passion for beef cattle management. His unique research works with reproductive management in bulls rather than the widely studied females. Click ...

The Wonders of Soil with Dr. Yamina Pressler

MEET DR. YAMINA PRESSLER She is not your average soil scientist, she’s more than that. Being an educator, an artist, as well as a soil scientist, her passion for the soil brings a lot to the table. Having worked on her undergraduate at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and received her bachelor's of science degree ...

Learning with Dr. Lathrop

Abigayle Huntress and Karlye Clement highlight Dr. Amanda Lathrop, a professor in the Food Science and Nutrition Department at Cal Poly SLO. Lathrop teaches a wide variety of classes but her expertise is in microbiology and food safety. Learn more about Lathrop's role as a professor at Cal Poly and as a Food Safety Consultant ...

Living Shorelines

This is part of a series of photo essays about UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station (NCBS) in Cedar Key, Florida. In this series, AEC students showcased the people working at NCBS, their research with the living shorelines, and collaborating with the local community. Check out this photo essay by Natasha Roberts as she highlights how ...

Food Science Professor Brings Challenge and Opportunity to Students

Remember when you were a kid and a bug landed in your food so your parents would say, “Oh, no big deal, just extra protein,”? Well, that saying may just become a reality as food science research is being conducted on the viability and acceptance of using bugs as a sustainable food ingredient. Check out ...

Living Shorelines and Community Support

This is part of a series of photo essays about UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station (NCBS) in Cedar Key, Florida. In this series, AEC students showcased the people working at NCBS, their research with the living shorelines, and collaborating with the local community. Check out this photo essay by Lauren Boyett as she explains how ...

Dr. Sikalidis and Type 2 Diabetes Management

Learn about Dr. Angelos Sikalidis, his background, and his research with Type 2 diabetes management in this photo essay by Samantha Ruge and Melanie Ortiz. Dr. Angelos Sikalidis was hired in September 2018 by the Department of Food Science and Nutrition as an associate professor at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. His primary ...

Dr. Micheal Allen: Enriching, Enjoying, and Educating in Cedar Key, Florida

This is part of a series of photo essays about UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station (NCBS) in Cedar Key, Florida. In this series, AEC students showcased the people working at NCBS, their research with the living shorelines, and collaborating with the local community. Check out this photo essay by Abigail Clapp as she highlights how ...

Effects of Vine Age on Grapes and Wine Quality

Have you ever wondered what gives wine its distinct taste? Check out Morgan Nunes, Katelyn Pedersen, and Elle Ann Vander's photo essay about Dr. Jean Dodson Peterson. Dodson Peterson is currently exploring whether or not that distinct wine taste falls from varying vine ages. Click here to explore the students' Adobe Spark Page. Author Bios: ...

Sustaining Living Shorelines

This is part of a series of photo essays about UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station (NCBS) in Cedar Key, Florida. In this series, AEC students showcased the people working at NCBS, their research with the living shorelines, and collaborating with the local community. Check out this photo essay by Kyle Cronin as he highlights the ...

Dr. Allen’s Commitment to Solutions between Habitats and Solutions

This is part of a series of photo essays about UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station (NCBS) in Cedar Key, Florida. In this series, AEC students showcased the people working at NCBS, their research with the living shorelines, and collaborating with the local community. Check out this photo essay by Stephanie Johnson as she highlights living ...

Tampa Bay Estuary Program

Caroline Barnett, a UF Agricultural Education and Communication graduate student, highlights the Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s (TBEP) 2020 Habitat Master Plan Update (HMPU). Her photo essay details how the 2020 Habitat Master Plan Update will help guide restoration efforts over the next ten years. TBEP and its partners have made significant strides in restoring bay ...

A Family Tradition: Carrying on the Family Legacy

This is a feature story about Emma Reynolds Ezell. Megan Winfree, Agricultural Education and Communication graduate student, highlights Emma Reynolds Ezell, President of Reynzell Ag Company and Triple R Ag Company. Winfree writes about how Ezell is trailblazing her way through the citrus industry and is a seventh generation Floridian and fourth generation citrus grower. ...

Don’t Plant a Problem

This is part of a series of photo essays about UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP). Students highlighted the people working at CAIP and their impactful work in communities around the state of Florida. Dr. Jason Ferrell is the Director for the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants and has been for ...

Plants Matter: Dr. Candice Prince

This is part of a series of photo essays about UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP). Students highlighted the people working at CAIP and their impactful work in communities around the state of Florida. Dr. Candice Prince is an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida (UF) Agronomy Department. She also works at ...

Exploring Florida’s Fisheries with Leslie Sturmer

This is part of a series of photo essays about UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station (NCBS) in Cedar Key, Florida. In this series, AEC students showcased the people working at NCBS, their research with the living shorelines, and collaborating with the local community. Check out this photo essay by Kyle Knaack as he highlights how ...