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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  • Authors to Read from Works, Discuss Writing

    Two authors will visit UCF to read from their works and talk about the writing process. Jim Ray Daniels, who has published poetry and fiction about the rust-belt working class, will be on campus Tuesday, Oct. 21. He is the prize-winning author/editor of more than 30 books as well as an indie screenwriter. His free […]

  • Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Names UCF Senior as Recipient

    For the second consecutive year, UCF student Richard Murdock was chosen as a recipient of a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Murdock, a senior mechanical engineering major and student in The Burnett Honors College, will be presented a check during Saturday’s home football game between UCF and Tulane. The foundation provides the scholarships […]

  • Casselberry First Responders Visit Med School To Better Serve Public

    About 40 Casselberry firefighter-paramedics attended medical school this week to get an inside look at human anatomy – training they said prepares them to do an even better job at saving lives in emergencies. The paramedics from Casselberry’s two fire stations spent four days in the UCF College of Medicine’s state-of-the-art Anatomy Lab and learned […]

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