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 an open position (apply by January 15, 2018):
Assistant Professor, Soil Microbial Ecologist

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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

UF soil scientist selected ‘fellow’ in national society

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Sabine Grunwald likes to get her hands dirty, and in the process, try to conserve the environment. The University of Florida scientist has been selected as one of 12 new fellows to the Soil Science Society of America, a professional society. A professor in the UF/IFAS department of soil and water sciences, Grunwald specializes in digital soil mapping and modeling of soil landscapes. One thing she measures is

UF faculty publish book on innovate ways to manage essential nutrients in soils

FORT PIERCE, Fla.---A University of Florida professor and two colleagues have published a book in which the three scientists impart some of the world’s most innovative techniques for managing an essential nutrient in food production soils. With the world’s population expected to reach 9 billion by the year 2050, scientists are searching for ways to make soil more productive so that more food may be produced. Zhenli He, professor and


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