We research and teach about soil, water and environmental sciences in urban, agricultural and natural ecosystems. As a University of Florida department within IFAS and CALS, we offer degree, certificate and extension programs on campus and online.
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We are seeking applicants for open positions at the Assistant Professor level in the following areas:
Watershed Science/Soil Physics (apply by December 10, 2017)
Soil Microbial Ecologist (apply by January 15, 2018)

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UF study helps discount fluoride as a danger for tea drinkers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- If you drink tea, you can rest assured about your children’s teeth or your adult bones, now that a University of Florida research team has found that most teas contain safe amounts of fluoride. Drinking tea can benefit human health, but it contains fluoride, and too much fluoride can lead to teeth discoloration and malformation for children and bone problems for adults, said Lena Ma, a UF/IFAS professor of soil and

UF world leader in soil, water science to receive international award

By Robin Koestoyo Media Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu   FORT PIERCE, Fla.— University of Florida professor Zhenli He will receive an international honor for outstanding research contributions to his native China. The Kingenta Agricultural Science award is given by the American Society of Agronomy. He, a professor of soil fertility and environmental chemistry, is also associate director for the

System screens out deadly citrus greening-carrying insect

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Imagine camping in the deep woods. You’d want a tent with mesh that prevents bugs – even those as small as gnats – from entering into your wildlife hangout. That’s the idea behind “Citrus Under Protective Screens,” or CUPS, which helps keep away a pin-head-sized insect that causes citrus greening, University of Florida scientists say. Citrus greening threatens to destroy the state’s multibillion-a-year

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