The University of Florida (UF) was established in 1853 as a public university in Gainesville, Florida. UF has an enrollment of over 51,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UF is rated 49th in U.S. Universities by U.S. News and World Report 2009. UF has notable rankings for its School of Medicine, School of Engineering, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Pubic Health and Health Professions and College of Pharmacy.
Floridians passionate about, but puzzled by, endangered and invasive species, survey finds
(Phys.org) —Floridians would likely support a 1 percent sales tax bump to prevent and eradicate disruptive invasive species, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences public opinion survey ...
Endangered elephants' outlook bleak without more room to roam, study finds
(Phys.org) —Intelligent and beautiful, the Asian elephant is running out of time unless humans step aside and give it some room.
Wildlife corridors sometimes help invasive species spread, research finds
When the ants come marching in, having miles of linked habitats may not be such a good idea after all.
Study shows flavor trumps health for blueberry buying
Taste trumps health benefits for blueberry buyers, sending a strong message that fruit consumers value flavor most, new University of Florida research shows.
New study advances 'DNA revolution,' tells butterflies' evolutionary history
By tracing nearly 3,000 genes to the earliest common ancestor of butterflies and moths, University of Florida scientists have created an extensive "Tree of Lepidoptera" in the first study to use large-scale, next-generation ...
'Little janitor' merits attention in Florida springs' health debate, research shows
A small, slow moving resident who enjoys a vegetative diet and keeps things tidy may be the overlooked player in public debates over Florida's ailing freshwater springs, University of Florida researchers say.
Lead in teeth can tell a body's tale
Your teeth can tell stories about you, and not just that you always forget to floss.
Beloved crape myrtle in nurseries now susceptible to bacterial leaf spot, researchers say
It's enough to send gardeners into conniptions. Crape myrtle, a tree adored for its bright flowers that scream summer, care-free maintenance and even its colorful bark, now has a disease problem – although ...
Deforestation remedies can have unintended consequences, researchers say
When it comes to fixing deforestation and forest degradation, good intentions can lead to bad outcomes.
Brazil can still capitalize on good vibes from World Cup
Brazil can still make the positive glow from hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup last for years if it starts right away building programs that will unite citizens long after the event is over, a University of Florida study has ...
Veterinary researchers discover new poxvirus in sea otters
(Phys.org) —After studying unusual skin lesions seen in two orphaned sea otter pups, University of Florida scientists and their collaborators have identified a previously unknown poxvirus in the infected ...
New tool helps annotate plant genes more quickly
Since the first plant genome sequence was obtained for the plant Arabidopsis in 2000, scientists have gene-sequenced everything from cannabis to castor bean.
Invasive lizards a potential threat to Florida's nesting reptiles, researchers find
Research cameras trained on the nests of Florida reptiles have caught giant, invasive lizards in the act of pilfering eggs – making them a potential threat to native turtles, alligators and crocodiles.
Researchers find chemicals that treat citrus greening in the lab
A University of Florida research team is cautiously optimistic after finding a possible treatment in the lab for citrus greening, a disease devastating Florida's $9 billion citrus industry. It is the first step in a years-long ...
Study suggests some consumers confuse 'local' with 'organic' food
(Phys.org) —With more people buying local and organic food, consumers should know the difference between the two so they recognize what they're buying, but nearly one in five still confuse the terms, a University of Florida ...