Many UF/IFAS researchers are award-winning, internationally recognized experts who publish papers in leading peer-reviewed journals and are inducted into prestigious organizations such as the National Academy of Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The University of Florida is a land-grant university and an Association of American Universities member. Our faculty are committed to the UF/IFAS research mission while also assuming Extension and teaching responsibilities. Findings from their research are used as the basis for Extension programs taught statewide via publications, distance education, and field day events, and are the foundation for many of the classes taught by our faculty.
Our researchers play leading roles in cross-cutting, campus-wide research initiatives such as:
- Biodiversity Institute
- Emerging Pathogens Institute
- Florida Climate Institute
- One Health
- UF Genetics Institute
- UF Informatics Institute
- UF Water Institute
Our researchers are actively involved in UF/IFAS-based centers of excellence such as:
- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
- Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology
- Center for Nutritional Sciences
- Center for Public Issues Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Center for Remote Sensing
- Institute for Sustainable Food Systems
- Plant Innovation Center
The UF/IFAS Dean for Research Advisory Committee (DRAC) is a new initiative with the objective of meaningfully contributing to the UF/IFAS Dean for Research Office operations that support and promote UF/IFAS faculty. This group is comprised of seven faculty members and will meet quarterly to discuss issues where faculty input would aid in decision-making and to provide feedback on matters affecting the UF/IFAS research environment. Click here to learn more about each member.