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Stella and Sam are part of the USF College of Marine Science’s fleet of oceanic gliders, the data-collecting workhorses of oceanography.
Uncovering ancient history: USF team discovers 2,000-year-old Roman house during excavation in Malta
A team of researchers and six students from the University of South Florida have discovered a centuries-old house in exceptional condition during an excavation in Malta, a country located in the Mediterranean Sea.
Assistant professor in the USF College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Integrative Biology, Dr. Paul-Camilo Zalamea is preparing a four-year research study on plant-soil microbial interactions, after receiving a $1.5 million grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Department of Defense awards USF professor $700,000 to study Kremlin propaganda and internet usage patterns among Russians
Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies and director of the USF Institute for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (IREES), Golfo Alexopoulos, has been awarded a $700,000 grant to study Russian speakers in online spaces, including Kremlin propaganda and internet usage patterns among Russians.
Through DNA analysis, USF researchers will trace the evolution of genetics in individuals who died from the Black Death during quarantine, helping determine the effectiveness of containment measures, such as isolation and masks.
The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt—the scientific name for the massive mat of floating brown seaweed that annually washes up on beaches around the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and east coast of Florida—shrank 15% last month, according to a University of South Florida research lab that uses satellites to track sargassum.
An international team of scientists found weak biologically rich layers of sediments hundreds of metres beneath the seafloor which crumbled as oceans warmed and ice sheets declined.
A global classroom experience that brought together USF students with peers in Moldova to conduct joint research while an international humanitarian crisis was unfolding nearby received the inaugural International Partnerships Award from two political science associations.
University of South Florida professor Mya Breitbart has used her work in microbiology to discover the organism responsible for a significant increase in long-spined sea urchin deaths last year.
Antarctica might seem like another world away, but what happens on the icy continent has repercussions globally.
The floating brown seaweed known as sargassum has exploded in record-setting mass throughout the region. There is increasing commercial and research interest in developing ways to put it to use.
Surprising results from historic study suggest the shrinking West Antarctic Ice Sheet, a major threat to global sea level rise, was smaller and more dynamic in recent geologic past than previously thought.
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