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The complex causes of red tide make toxic blooms a challenge to predict, Tampa-area scientists say

The outbreak of the harmful algal blooms has shown up in medium and high concentrations along the Gulf coast this month.

March 21, 2023Research

Criminology associate professor and graduate students star in Hulu docuseries

ABC News Studios' new docuseries “The Lesson Is Murder” follows Department of Criminology Associate Professor Bryanna Fox, PhD and her class of graduate students as they study convicted murderers and evaluate their personality traits to develop psychological profiles.

March 20, 2023Research, Student Research

Massive seaweed bloom starts washing ashore on Florida beaches

Dr. Brian Barnes, an assistant research professor at the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science, is monitoring the sargassum with the help of satellites and he believes larger amounts should be offshore during the late spring and early summer.

March 19, 2023Research

Massive seaweed bloom starts washing ashore Florida beaches

Experts from the University of South Florida and other institutions have tracked the sargassum with the help of satellites and believe the amount of seaweed in the Atlantic basin was around 6.1 million tons, the second-highest amount ever recorded during February.

March 18, 2023Research

Anthropology professor will join push for more sustainable, comprehensive water policies at U.N. Water Conference

Anthropology Professor Heather O’Leary has been selected as one of the delegates for the International Science Council (ISC) for the United Nations 2023 Water Conference in New York City from March 22-24.

March 16, 2023Global Research, Research

Rapid7 Acquires Ransomware Prevention Technology Company Minerva Labs

Rapid7, a cloud risk and threat detection solutions company, has purchased anti-evasion and ransomware prevention technology provider Minerva Labs for approximately $38 million in cash and stock. The Minerva acquisition comes after Rapid7 in February 2023 reached an agreement with USF to create a cyber threat intelligence laboratory funded by a $1.5 million investment from The Rapid7 Cybersecurity Foundation.

March 16, 2023Research

USF professor reports live from 22 feet underwater, where he will live for 100 days

University of South Florida associate professor Dr. Joe Dituri is 22 feet under the sea in a lagoon of Key Largo for 100 days. The mission is called Project Neptune and he hopes to set a Guinness world record while inspiring a new generation's love of science and biology.

March 16, 2023Research

USF’s Center for Marketing and Sales Innovation holds collegiate sales competition and research conference

In February the USF Center for Marketing and Sales Innovation hosted a major collegiate sales competition and a biometrics research conference that together drew hundreds of participants from across the country.

March 14, 2023Research

Evaluation of DNA metabarcoding for identifying fish eggs: a case study on the West Florida Shelf

Professor Mya Breitbart from the University of South Florida talks about her latest research article “Evaluation of DNA metabarcoding for identifying fish eggs: a case study on the West Florida Shelf“, published in PeerJ Life & Environment as part of the IABO Hub.

March 13, 2023Research

Black widows battle their even deadlier cousins in a brutal spider war

New study shows brown widow spiders actively seek and kill nearby black widows. The findings of the study, conducted by researchers at the University of South Florida are reported in an article to be published March 13 in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

March 13, 2023Research, Student Research

Who’s hunting the black widow spider? Their brown widow relatives, research shows

Researchers at the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus found that in a container habitat, brown widows were 6.6 times more likely to attack black widows than other related species. The behavior is likely a driver of the black widow spider’s population decline.

March 13, 2023Research, Student Research

USF CMS joins NOAA’s Caribbean Climate Adaptation Network

The USF College of Marine Science is one of nine institutions in a five-year NOAA-funded program that will work directly with communities in the Caribbean region to work on how best to prepare for and “adapt” to higher risks of disasters that come with a changing climate. CMS Professor Frank Muller-Karger leads the USF CMS effort as a co-principal investigator on the team, called the Caribbean Climate Adaptation Network (CCAN).

March 13, 2023Global Research, Research


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