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.
Better data needed in determining sea turtle population trends
(Phys.org) —Sea turtle populations may be increasing—or decreasing—but by using the most common method of simply counting nests or nesting females there is no way to know for sure, a University of Florida research team ...
Tiny airplanes and subs could be next hurricane hunters
Kamran Mohseni envisions a day when the unmanned vehicles in his laboratory at the University of Florida will swarm over, under and through hurricanes to help predict the strength and path of the storms.
UF develops method to make plastic from discarded plant material
(PhysOrg.com) -- Plastic may compete with paper in the grocery line, but it doesnt have to compete with the worlds food supply, according to University of Florida researchers.
Study reveals nature's marketplaces can parallel those of humans
World financial markets may be reeling from new setbacks, but it turns out theres a secret economy right under our noses and its thriving. The movers and shakers, however, are plants and fungi.
Researchers discover citrus greening affects roots before leaves
(Phys.org) —Although citrus greening enters trees through their leaves, University of Florida researchers have discovered that the deadly disease attacks roots long before the leaves show signs of damage – a finding that ...
Scientists stress need for national marine biodiversity observation network
With ocean life facing unprecedented threat from climate change, overfishing, pollution, invasive species and habitat destruction, a University of Florida researcher is helping coordinate national efforts to monitor marine ...
Scientists: Earthquakes, El Ninos fatal to earliest civilization in Americas
First came the earthquakes, then the torrential rains. But the relentless march of sand across once fertile fields and bays, a process set in motion by the quakes and flooding, is probably what did in America's earliest civilization.
Researchers pinpoint key events in ancient plant evolution
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from the University of Florida and six other institutions have unlocked some of the key foundations for the evolution of seed and flowering plants.
Scientists discover new crocodilian, hippo-like species from Panama
University of Florida paleontologists have discovered remarkably well-preserved fossils of two crocodilians and a mammal previously unknown to science during recent Panama Canal excavations that began in 2009.
Discovery rekindles debate on origins of multi-cellular life
A recent discovery by a University of Florida geologist may lend support to the theory that one of the defining moments of evolution may not have occurred as currently thought.