Fighting Out-of-Control Trees in St. Johns River By Following Mom’s Advice

Fighting Out-of-Control Trees in St. Johns River By Following Mom's Advice

Mom did know best when she said, “Starve a cold, feed a fever. A team of UCF biologists has just come up with a way to loosen the chokehold a proliferating tree has on the St. Johns River, and it follows mom’s advice. Depriving Carolina Willow seeds of water or gorging them with water when […]

  • Pythons, Lionfish and now Willow Invade Florida's Waterways

    Foreign invaders such as pythons and lionfish are not the only threats to Florida’s natural habitat. The native Carolina Willow is also starting to strangle portions of the St. Johns River. Biologists at the University of Central Florida recently completed a study that shows this slender tree once used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes, […]


More Headlines

  • UCF Professor Recognized, Books on Top 10 must Reads about Cuba

    The Guardian newspaper has named two short story collections written by one of UCF’s English professors to the Top 10 must Reads about Cuba, just as relations between Cuba and the United States begin to thaw. Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés was recognized in the Guardian’s list of ten books to best help understand Cuba.  Milanés, an […]

  • Experience the Rosen College Career Fair in Less Than 30 Seconds

    On Thursday, Feb. 26, 610 students had the opportunity to meet 72 different employers at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management Spring 2015 Career & Experiential Learning Fair. Leading organizations from the hospitality and tourism industry visited the campus to discuss full-time, part-time and internship opportunities with students majoring in hospitality management, restaurant management and […]

  • UCF Joins New Partnership to Recruit Life Science Companies

    Central Florida has long been recognized as a top destination for entertainment and hospitality, but the region offers much more. It’s also a burgeoning global center for health care and life sciences. Four pillars of the Central Florida business community are pleased to announce the launch of IQ Orlando, an innovation-focused business partnership concentrated on […]

Watch Video

More »

Hand-A-Thon: Building Bionic Hands for Kids

Volunteers help build mechanical hands for kids at the UCF Limbitless Hand-A-Thon.