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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  • Medical Student Helps Create The Medical Student Press

    A rising second-year UCF medical student has co-founded the Medical Student Press www.themspress.org, an online open-access medical student publishing group. Gabriel Glaun, a member of the College of Medicine’s class of 2017, is executive editor while Mica Esquenazi, a member of the University of Rochester School of Medicine’s class of 2017, is editor-in-chief. The two […]

  • International Students Earn their "Ears" at Rosen College

    On July 17, 33 international students from universities in China and South Korea graduated from the Disney Undergraduate Program in Hospitality & Tourism Management at UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. In partnership with Walt Disney World Resort, Rosen College offers an intensive six-month Undergraduate Certificate Program in Hospitality & Tourism Management for international students […]

  • Zraick Appointed Communication Sciences and Disorders Chair

    Richard I. Zraick, Ph.D., is the newly appointed professor and chair in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Health and Public Affairs. Zraick is a nationally recognized expert in the assessment and treatment of voice disorders. His textbook, The Voice and Voice Therapy (now in its 9th edition), is the leading textbook in its […]

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