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Across the U.S., the seafood, restaurant and tourism industries are estimated to suffer millions of dollars in economic losses from harmful algal blooms — losses played out in communities from California to New England, and Ohio to Florida. But the true economic losses caused by these toxic blooms, commonly referred to as red tide, are unknown.
April 30, 2020Research and Innovation
Low-income teenagers were more likely to eat cheese sandwiches during school lunch and be bullied because of it according to a recent study conducted by USF researchers. The study was designed to learn about the ways in which teens face food scarcity and on what changes they would like to see.
March 9, 2020Research and Innovation
Hundreds of years ago, colossal oysters were commonplace across much of Florida’s northern Gulf Coast. Today, those oysters have disappeared, leaving behind a new generation roughly a third smaller – a massive decline that continues to have both economic and environmental impacts on a region considered by many to be the last remaining unspoiled coastlines in the Gulf.
February 5, 2020Research and Innovation
For University of South Florida Professor, Christian Wells, PhD, the health and wellbeing of a community is tied directly to the health of the environment around it. It’s that belief that influences Wells’ work and has led to a productive partnership with a Tampa-area nonprofit transforming an in-need community right in USF’s backyard.
November 5, 2019Research and Innovation
USF forensic anthropologist Erin Kimmerle is featured in a documentary produced by National Geographic about aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during an attempt to fly across the world.
October 14, 2019Research and Innovation
The Florida Department of State (DOS) and the University of South Florida (USF) announced that the USF research team led by Erin Kimmerle, PhD, concluded the first phase of its investigation of the 27 anomalies reported near the Dozier School for Boys and found no evidence of human remains.
July 23, 2019Research and Innovation
A research team from the University of South Florida is beginning to examine portions of land near the former Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla. this week, after a contractor recently discovered 27 anomalies during routine cleanup work.
July 18, 2019Research and Innovation
University of South Florida archaeologists are digging into one of Florida’s oldest native landmarks in hopes of unearthing insightful clues about the Tocobaga native people in Safety Harbor.
June 24, 2019Research and Innovation
Data From Recent Study Identifies Possible Genetic Modifier Linked to Sickle Cell Trait Athlete Deaths
A recent study published in Southern Medical Journal, led by researchers from the University of South Florida and Arizona State University, identifies a genetic variation known to affect sickle cell disease symptomology.
May 9, 2019Research and Innovation