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Foundation Science

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

BY DR. ANDREW STAINBACK We receive many important benefits from natural ecosystems. These benefits include raw materials, climate regulation, protection from natural disasters, recreation, pharmaceuticals, and many others. However, ecosystems throughout the world have been degraded by human exploitation and conversion to other uses. While historically these changes have led to economic growth and development, … Read More

THE ROSE-TINTED FUTURE

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl,” states a 1918 trade magazine. In the … Read More

BURMESE PYTHONS IN YOUR BACKYARD

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT WHAT’S TALLER THAN A GIRAFFE, WEIGHS UP TO 200 POUNDS, & CAN SWALLOW DEER IN A SINGLE GULP? YOU GUESSED IT, THE NOTORIOUS INVADERS OF SOUTH FLORIDA… Nary a cocktail party passes when a stranger, learning of my job, doesn’t ask about pythons. These giant snakes have captured our horror and … Read More

EVERGLADES FOUNDATION SCIENCE FEATURED AT GEER CONFERENCE

Monday, June 3, 2019

Foundation scientists Drs. Yogesh Kahre and Rajendra Paudel take a break between talks at the Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration conference to catch up with a colleague.   The Everglades Foundation’s science team attended this year’s Greater Everglades Ecosystem Research (GEER) conference in Coral Springs, FL from April 23-25, 2019. The GEER conference is a biennial … Read More

THE FLORIDIAN FLAMINGO

Monday, May 20, 2019

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT YOU’VE SEEN THEM EVERYWHERE! ADORNING FLOWER BEDS AND POOLS, GRACING NEON SIGNS AND GLASSES, PEEKING OUT FROM DRESSES AND SHIRTS. THE ICON OF THE TROPICS… The mere mention of this wading bird conjures up images of white sand beaches and aquablue water. While amingo depictions have neverstrayed far from Florida, the history of the … Read More