Five big ways UF is benefitting Florida

University of Florida

The University of Florida, the flagship university of the nation’s third-most-populous state, is committed to leading and serving the state of Florida. UF has more than 150 mission-focused units statewide and a presence in all of Florida’s 67 counties.

Surpassing $1 billion in research for the first time in 2022, UF faculty are developing new treatments for diseases, agricultural products, engineering solutions and countless other discoveries and inventions that fuel Florida’s economy and support Florida’s prosperity now and in the future.

Some of the ways UF research is benefiting the sunshine state and beyond:

Using AI to protect Florida’s agriculture and natural resources

Using artificial intelligence, scientists at UF are partnering with landowners and farmers to monitor and protect Florida natural and agricultural environments. With plans to measure the carbon dioxide captured by plants, soils and other natural resources, the researchers in UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering are creating a network to help better understand fluctuations in the state’s ecosystems, and ultimately, to develop AI tools to preserve Florida lands for long-term use and enjoyment.

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