Category: Research

Staying safe in a thunderstorm

UF Professor of Geography Corene Matyas, Ph.D., answers thunderstorm questions and more in a recent UF News article. 


UF scientists probe the cosmos with the JWST

Data gathered from the James Webb Space Telescope will transform how we understand our universe, and UF astronomers and physicists are in the vanguard of those making these discoveries.


UF to lead project on protecting security of marginalized and vulnerable populations

UF engineers are leading a new effort to understand how certain segments of our population are marginalized by current technologies.


Trees provide hope in slowing the rate of climate change – but they can’t do it alone

A recent article by the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute highlights the dangers of deforestation, current restoration efforts and the need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels


Cultivating better mental health through gardening

A recent article written by UF scientists suggests that many people may indeed reap mental health benefits from working with plants — even if they’ve never gardened before.


UF joins select company by reaching $1 billion in annual research spending

In a recent op-ed published in the Tampa Bay Times, UF Vice President for Research David Norton, Ph.D., discussed UF’s milestone of surpassing $1 billion in annual research spending for the first time, placing UF in the company of about 15 public universities in the U.S. that have achieved this mark. In the op-ed, Norton emphasized the impact that UF’s research has in advancing knowledge, creating new technologies and powering Florida’s economy. 


UF earns top ranking for advancing university tech transfer

UF was recently ranked first among public universities and second nationwide at translating research into impact and economic opportunities.


Space Plants experts Paul and Ferl featured on StarTalk

Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio discussed how to grow plants in space and whether we can farm on the Moon and Mars with UF Space Plants Lab molecular biologists.


Research study leverages big data to help predict inpatient mortality

UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville investigators are taking a novel approach that utilizes machine learning to help doctors predict which patients admitted to the hospital are at the greatest risk of death.


Biologists team up with park rangers in a remote butterfly paradise

Florida Museum’s Keith Willmott, Ph.D., curator and director of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, recently teamed up with park rangers in Ecuador to measure butterfly abundance in the Amazon rainforest. 


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