The UF Biodiversity Institute¬†explores the world’s past and present biodiversity at all levels of organization, from molecules to ecosystems, and the relationship of biodiversity to climate change and to healthy and sustainable natural and human environments. Scientists and students study and evaluate data from all relevant sources on topics of interest and distribute the newly synthesized information to individuals and organizations seeking validated biodiversity information. Analyses by UF Biodiversity scientists will lead to development of new methods, products, and technologies for accelerating the discovery of, improving the understanding of, enhancing the conservation of, and disseminating information on the planet’s biological diversity.