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UniBioQuest 2018 Participant Testimonials Are a Big Deal!

UniBioQuest 2018 Participant Testimonials Are a Big Deal!

Published: Jul 19th, 2018

    This past March-April 2018, QuestaGame held a new annual competition, “University bioQuest: Universities Prepare for Global Competition to Map Nature.” The competition was part of a mobile gaming […]

Biodiversity Institute Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2018

Biodiversity Institute Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2018

Published: Jul 16th, 2018

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT   Biodiversity Institute Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2018 Top Stories in this Newsletter UFBI & IFAS 2nd Annual Symposium: Collaborations in Biodiversity Research The UF Biodiversity Institute (UFBI), in concert […]

What are coronaviruses?

What are coronaviruses?

Published: Jul 16th, 2018

By Julie T. Shapiro You might not have heard of coronaviruses, but maybe you have heard of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). These two diseases were […]

Climate change in Quebec equals a much greater diversity of species?

Climate change in Quebec equals a much greater diversity of species?

Published: May 31st, 2018

By Xavier Haro Carrion I study tropical ecosystems and when discussing climate change and its implications for tropical ecosystems I am used to talk about the potential savanization of Amazonia, the loss […]

Bat Sounds, Bat Songs

Bat Sounds, Bat Songs

Published: May 15th, 2018

By Farah Carrasco-Rueda There are around 1300 species of bats in the world. In the Neotropics, approximately half of the bat species cannot be captured using mist-nets because the bats […]

University bioQuest

Published: Apr 11th, 2018

Students Use Phones to Help Protect Biodiversity   UNIVERSITIES PREPARE FOR GLOBAL COMPETITION TO MAP NATURE The competition throughout April, the University bioQuest, is part of a mobile gaming app […]

On the Number of Species

On the Number of Species

Published: Mar 14th, 2018

By Jonathan Spoelhof When reading about biodiversity, it’s common to find a sentence like this: “There are an estimated 352,000 species of flowering plants, or angiosperms1”. It’s also common to […]

International Women’s Day: Celebrate Women Rising in Conservation

Published: Mar 9th, 2018

Women Rising in Conservation In the western reaches of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, women are at the center of the household and the heart of local livelihoods. They […]

“Show me your neighbors, and I’ll tell who you are”

Published: Mar 5th, 2018

By Sergio Marconi How many times Hollywood showed scientists in their hoodies tracking a person of interest, hacking security cameras around the world? Sitting for hours on huge machines, weird […]

Bats Equal BIG DATA Challenges

Bats Equal BIG DATA Challenges

Published: Feb 13th, 2018

  Working with acoustic data is a challenge that can be paralyzing due to the volumes of data generated that needs to be processed.Dr. Bruce Miller, a bat acoustics expert, […]