Sometimes it’s the little things that matter most. That’s definitely the case for endangered and threatened seagrass ecosystems according to a new study. Little clams living in the soil of seagrass beds consume toxic sulfides that accumulate in the silty sediments and turn what should be a toxic soup into a healthy aquatic environment where communities of fish, clams and shrimp thrive. The study, a collaboration between a University of Florida researcher and a team of Netherland scientists, appears in the June 15 edition of the journal Science.
Recent PostsWednesday, December 04, 2013
he Institute for Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with Gainesville-based Paracosm, developers of realistic, detailed and dimensionally accurate indoor 3-D modeling and navigation software. ..Read More ⇒Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Many parents spend thousands of dollars on computer-based training programs that claim to help children succeed in the classroom and in peer relationships while reducing hyperactivity and inattentiveness. But a University of Central Florida researcher says parents are better off saving their hard-earned cash. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Business plans written for two FIU technologies took top honors recently at Startup Quest, an innovative competition pairing unemployed or underemployed workers with mentors who see promise in the cutting-edge technologies of Florida’s public universities. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, December 03, 2013
A discovery by a research team led by Dr. Ryohei Yasuda at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience has significantly advanced basic understanding of biochemical mechanisms associated with how memories are formed. ..Read More ⇒Tuesday, December 03, 2013
The University of South Florida moved up to No. 43 in the federal government’s ranking of research spending among both public and private institutions – a 10-place improvement that came in a year when higher education research spending across the nation was largely stagnant. ..Read More ⇒
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