Wes Skiles and the Fight for Florida’s Springs

Read on for an excerpt from Drawn to the Deep: The Remarkable Underwater Explorations of Wes Skiles. As a longtime diver and underwater photographer, Wes Skiles saw the impacts of pollution and resource exploitation on Florida’s springs firsthand. He went head to head with scientists and government officials who dismissed his observations of water movement through the … Continue reading Wes Skiles and the Fight for Florida’s Springs

Fire Ecology of Florida and the Southeastern Coastal Plain

"A thorough, current, and strongly focused summary of fire ecology and management in the southeastern U.S., sure to foster discussion and more thoughtful application of fire to this region's diverse, pyrogenic landscapes."—Eric Menges, senior research biologist, Archbold Biological Station "An engaging read. Noss weaves history, his own relationship to Florida's fire-prone landscape, and current science … Continue reading Fire Ecology of Florida and the Southeastern Coastal Plain

Q&A with Cathy Salustri, author of Backroads of Paradise

Backroads of Paradise and all other titles are still available through the end of the week in our holiday sale. Apply code XM17 at checkout to receive discount pricing and $1 per book shipping. Last year, we published  Cathy Salustri's Backroads of Paradise: A Journey to Rediscover Old Florida. The book received attention in national media, … Continue reading Q&A with Cathy Salustri, author of Backroads of Paradise

Wildfire and the Florida Outdoors

Written by Terri Mashour, author of Backcountry Trails of Florida: A Guide to Hiking Florida’s Water Management Districts A version of this article first appeared on http://www.fun4firstcoastkids.com. I am a Florida fire ecologist by trade. I worked for almost ten years at the St. Johns River Water Management District and my job was a Land … Continue reading Wildfire and the Florida Outdoors

Water from Stone

“A research tour de force that seamlessly melds archaeology, geology, ecology, environmental history, and a contemporary conservation ethic. Not only is this volume a must read for scholars interested in Florida’s past, but it is one that deserves to be read by anyone interested in Florida’s threatened environments.”—T. R. Kidder, Director of the Washington University … Continue reading Water from Stone

Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: Microbes to Ecosystems

In April 2015, the University of Florida and the University Press of Florida launched Gatorbytes, a digital book series following the innovative research taking place at UF. Intended to pique the interests of the intellectually curious and to share the stories behind the discoveries being made at UF, the books are written by professional journalists.  “They know how … Continue reading Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: Microbes to Ecosystems

Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases

“Engaging, humorous, and touching. As we meet this crazy real-life cast, Lee shows us that the true character of those on the frontlines of the fight against wildlife crime is integrity and a commitment to protect animals and landscapes.”—Laurel A. Neme, author of Animal Investigators: How the World’s First Wildlife Forensics Lab is Solving Crimes … Continue reading Bad Guys, Bullets, and Boat Chases