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We research and teach about soil, water, and environmental sciences in urban, agricultural, and natural ecosystems. As a University of Florida department within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, we offer degree, certificate and extension programs on campus and online.
Since our origins, more than 100 years ago, we have made significant contributions to improving the productivity of Florida’s agriculture, helping protect the state's unique ecosystems, and contributing to soil and water science at national and international levels.
We research and teach about soil, water, and environmental sciences in urban, agricultural, and natural ecosystems. As a University of Florida department within the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, we offer degree, certificate and extension programs on campus and online.
Since our origins, more than 100 years ago, we have made significant contributions to improving the productivity of Florida’s agriculture, helping protect the state's unique ecosystems, and contributing to soil and water science at national and international levels.
                
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Researchers study phosphorus limitation in soils of Puerto Rico

Soil phosphorus (P) is commonly thought to limit primary productivity and microbial activities in humid tropical forests. Many soils in these forests experience frequent low oxygen conditions. Dr. Yang Lin, assistant professor of soil health in the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department, wanted to examine the little-known interactive effects of P and redox on soil

UF/IFAS professor encourages high school students to seek solutions to environmental problems

Dr. Ann Wilkie with the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department hosted nearly 40 high school students participating in the “Save Earth’s Environment through Knowledge” program (SEEK). The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC) organizes the SEEK program, which began in 1970. Former students are environmental engineers, researchers, directors of environmental charter schools, and

UF/IFAS soil scientist named SSSA Fellow

The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) has named Dr. Samira Daroub with the UF/IFAS soil and water sciences department (SWSD) as an SSSA Fellow. Daroub is a professor of soil and environmental chemistry, the distance education coordinator for the SWSD, and acting center director at the Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade, Florida, where she conducts

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