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May 2, 2013
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Where Does Charcoal, or Black Carbon, in Soils Go?

Scientists find surprising new answers in wetlands such as the Everglades Scientists have uncovered one of nature’s long-kept secrets–the true fate of charcoal in the world’s soils. The ability to determine the fate of charcoal is critical to knowledge of … Continue reading

August 18, 2012
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UF Scientists Find State Record 87 Eggs In Largest Python From Everglades

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers curating a 17-foot-7-inch Burmese python, the largest found in Florida, discovered 87 eggs in the snake, also a state record. Scientists at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus examined … Continue reading

January 31, 2012
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Severe Declines in Everglades Mammals Linked to Pythons

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Precipitous declines in formerly common mammals in Everglades National Park have been linked to the presence of invasive Burmese pythons, according to a study published on Jan. 30, 2012, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of … Continue reading

September 24, 2011
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UF-led study: Invasive Amphibians, Reptiles in Florida Outnumber World

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida has the world’s worst invasive amphibian and reptile problem, and a new 20-year study led by a University of Florida researcher verifies the pet trade as the No. 1 cause of the species’ introductions. From 1863 … Continue reading

March 24, 2011
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Ancient Trash Heaps Gave Rise To Everglades Tree Islands

SANTA FE, N.M.— Garbage mounds left by prehistoric humans might have driven the formation of many of the Florida Everglades’ tree islands, distinctive havens of exceptional ecological richness in the sprawling marsh that are today threatened by human development. Tree … Continue reading