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Forest Genetics

A feature story about Dr. Don Rockwood, a forest geneticist. Dr. Don Rockwood's impact can be seen all across the University of Florida campus and the state of Florida alike. Dr. Rockwood has conducted research over the last 40 years that has had positive impacts on citrus greening and climate change. However, his main research ...

Forestry has Ecological, Social, and Economic Qualities

A feature story about Scott Sager and his interest in forestry's three qualities. Scott Sager is forester who is responsible for managing University of Florida's Austin Cary Forest. Sager also has academic responsibilities at the University where he teaches and advises students in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation. In his involvement with managing ...

Freshwater Fires

A feature story about Dr. Shirley Baker and her pursuits to understand the effects of fire on freshwater species. Dr. Baker is an associate professor in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida where she specializes in fisheries and aquatic sciences. Her research focuses on the marine species and their ...

The Power of Pollinators

A photo essay story about how Dr. Rachel Mallinger's work with pollinators crosses paths with land conservation at Austin Cary Forest. Rachel Mallinger is an assistant professor in the Department of Entomology and Nematology where she studies pollinator ecology and conservation. Out at Austin Cary Forest, Dr. Mallinger studies how land conservation practices, such as ...

Communicating Conservation with Virtual 360 degree Tours

A look at how students in the communication practices in agricultural and natural resources course (AEC 4035) used virtual 360 tours to communicate about forest conservation. Zoe Bowden, a graduate student in the Agricultural Education and Communication Department, explains how students enrolled in the AEC 4035: Communication Practices in Agricultural and Natural Resources course developed ...

What is AEC 4035?!

A guide to what is AEC 4035 and what to expect from the next series of photo essays about Austin Cary Forest. Maya Kelly is an undergraduate student in the Agricultural Education and Communication Department at the University of Florida. She spent the fall 2019 academic semester developing a photo essay and other content to ...

A Look into The Gardens at Fifield

A feature story about plant science lecturer Erin Alvarez. Sydney Whithurst and Caroline Storch were afforded the opportunity to get a look into The Gardens at Fifield because of their time spent with Erin Alvarez. Alvarez is a plant science lecturer in the Environmental Horticulture Department at the University of Florida. Her notable contribution to ...

Assisting Small Scale Organic and Sustainable Veggie Farmers

A feature story about Dr. Danielle Treadwell and her work with small scale organic and sustainable vegetable farmers. Communication and leadership development students in the Agricultural Education and Communication Department at the University of Florida, Nic Yacoboni and Harry Edwards spent time getting to know Dr. Danielle Treadwell. Dr. Treadwell is a UF/IFAS State Extension ...

Talking Therapeutic Horticulture

A feature story about Leah Diehl - an expert in therapeutic horticulture. Agricultural communication and leadership development students in the Agricultural Education and Communication Department at the University of Florida, Hannah Shellenback and Valeria Morell, got the opportunity to discuss therapeutic horticulture with Leah Diehl. Diehl works in Environmental Horticulture and is the Director of ...

Meat Science and Food Security in Ethiopia

A feature story on Dr. Jason Scheffler, a meat scientist at the University of Florida. Valentina Castano and Shelby Howell are agricultural communication and leadership development undergraduate students in the Agricultural Education and Communication Department at the University of Florida. They became familiar with Dr. Jason Scheffler and his meat science research which aims to ...