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.
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 Assistant Professor - Soil Health/Integrative Soil Scientist. Apply by February 14th, 2019


We are seeking applicants for Lecturer - Water Science. Apply by February 14th, 2019

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New UF Soil and Water Sciences Chair Sees Opportunity in Florida’s Water Challenges

Above: Matt Whiles conducting research in the field.  GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Growing up in the Midwest, Matt Whiles learned quickly that the best place to find his favorite critters—insects, reptiles and amphibians—was around streams and wetlands. Water meant life. Later on as a freshwater ecologist, he would study how plants, animals and people depend on that most critical substance. So it’s no surprise that Whiles feels

UF Study: U.S. Population Has Moved Away from Rivers, Toward Groundwater

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Look at a map of any major city, and chances are you’ll find a river nearby. That’s no accident: people have historically lived close to waterways, using them for drinking water, agriculture and transportation. But according to a recent study by a University of Florida researcher, since 1870, that trend has reversed in the United States. During this period, people moved farther away from rivers and toward another

UF Online Rises to Fifth in the Nation for Online Bachelor’s Degree Programs

UF/IFAS CALS Offers Two Majors Through UF Online GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF Online has risen to No. 5 in the 2019 rankings by U.S. News & World Report for the best online programs in the country, up from No. 12 in 2018. The ranking coincides with the online undergraduate program’s fifth birthday. The University of Florida (UF) continues to be the highest ranked public university for online undergraduate programs in the state

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