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An algal bloom spreads near Port Mayaca on the southeast side of Lake Okeechobee, captured by USF School of Geosciences Professor Mark Rains in June of 2019.

USF researchers win $1 million EPA grant to prevent and treat harmful algal blooms in Lake Okeechobee

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded a team of engineers and geoscientists at USF a $1 million grant to research new methods for preventing and controlling harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Okeechobee.

September 30, 2020Research and Innovation

Robotic glider sitting on dock.

Ocean Circulation Likely to Blame for Severity of 2018 Red Tide

A new study published in the "Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans" finds ocean circulation made 2018 the worst year for red tide in more than a decade.

April 18, 2019Research and Innovation

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

Lower Oxygen Levels to Impact the Oceanic Food Chain

Tiny fish known to survive where most marine life could not, may no longer be able to thrive under diminishing oxygen levels.

December 19, 2018Research and Innovation

USF graduate students testing catalysts designed to convert biogas into diesel fuel.

Turning Trash into Fuel

Scientists at the University of South Florida are taking the lab to the landfill, refining a groundbreaking process that uses trash to make liquid fuel.

November 8, 2018Research and Innovation

Overgrowths on Speleothems exactly at sea level, pictured here above the diver and submerged stalagmites in the Galeria de les Delicies in Coves del Drac, Mallorca, Spain.

Scientists Piece Together Ancient Sea Level Record Via Mallorcan Cave Formations

USF Geosciences Professor Bogdan Onac says findings provide new insight into how high and how fast sea levels can rise.scien

November 1, 2018Research and Innovation

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