The Aquatic Pathobiology Laboratory, operated by the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida, offers investigators lab space to research infectious diseases affecting fresh- and saltwater organisms.
The long-spined sea urchin Diadema antillarum is a keystone species. Coral reefs rely on healthy sea urchins to eat algae so coral can thrive. Healthy coral means healthy fish, and their positive impacts continue up the food chain.
For this core group of PHHP researchers, who are also members of UF’s Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology, Water Institute and Emerging Pathogens Institute, there is an urgent need to identify emerging contaminants in Florida’s waters, assess their impact and use that data to inform local, state and federal agencies.
The University of Florida-based project Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities helped coastal residents recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill and prepare for future disasters.
Nelson lab travels to Haiti to educate students at the Université d’État d’Haiti Faculté de Médicine et de Pharmacie in Port au Prince on water-borne diseases.
Seafood can be a tasty source of protein that supports a healthy, balanced diet. EPI teams up with IFAS to assess health risks versus benefits of consuming certain seafood products.
Alaska salmon are winners; Alaska salmon fishermen – not so much.
There is no evidence that pollutants from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill contributed to the “unprecedented” decline in recent Apalachicola Bay oyster populations, according to a report this week by the University of Florida.