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, […]

  • Coral Research May Aid Gulf Oil Spill Recovery

    Coral living off the coast of Puerto Rico may provide researchers valuable information about the potential impact of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. University of Central Florida biologist John Fauth, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists and non-governmental agencies are studying the threatened Elkhorn Coral in the Vega Baja area of Puerto Rico. […]


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  • Rosen College Announces Fall 2014 CFHLA Meet & Greet Schedule

    Through a partnership with the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association (CFHLA), Rosen College students have the opportunity to meet representatives from the region’s major hotel brands almost every week during the fall 2014 semester. Students can stop by the CFHLA Student Lounge (room 202) on Tuesdays from 11:30-1:30 to learn from and connect with […]

  • UCF Students Start New Year

    The University of Central Florida keeps attracting brighter and brighter students. Preliminary data indicates that this year’s freshman class, which begins classes today, posts some impressive credentials. This fall’s class is expected to have an average high school Grade Point Average of 3.9 compared to 3.8 last fall. The average SAT score is expected to […]

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