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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, […]

Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don’t Help The Environment

Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don’t Help The Environment

Published: Feb 1st, 2018

Honeybees are amazing and adorable, and they suffer when people spray pesticides or mow down wildflowers. We’ve heard plenty in recent years about collapsing bee colonies. So Jonas Geldmann, at […]

Florida Turtles and the Mayan Collapse

Published: Jan 29th, 2018

By Laura Brenskelle Here is a riddle for you: what do turtles found at an archaeological site in south Florida have to do with the so-called “collapse” of the Maya […]

iDigBio: Digitisation of Biodiversity Data

Published: Jan 3rd, 2018

iDigBio: Serving biodiversity data and resources to the World. Pamela S. Soltis, Director from the University of Florida’s Biodiversity Institute, shares a compelling insight into the digitization of biodiversity data. […]

UFBI Travel Grants for Congressional Visits Day  2018

UFBI Travel Grants for Congressional Visits Day 2018

Published: Dec 24th, 2017

  UFBI Travel Grants for Congressional Visits Day 2018   The American Institute of Biological Sciences is hosting its annual Congressional Visits Day in Washington, DC on April 17-18, 2018. […]

Faculty Interdisciplinary Seed Grants, 2018

Faculty Interdisciplinary Seed Grants, 2018

Published: Dec 20th, 2017

  Faculty Interdisciplinary Seed Grants, 2018   The UF Biodiversity Institute encourages interdisciplinary research and training with three main foci: (1) discovery of biodiversity, (2) using big data – informatics, […]

Interoceanic Highway: Story of Development and Biodiversity Cost

Interoceanic Highway: Story of Development and Biodiversity Cost

Published: Nov 27th, 2017

By Farah Carrasco-Rueda Highways constitute important drivers for moving the economy of a region. The Interoceanic Highway in Madre de Dios, Peru, is an example of road development in the […]

Piloting a Data Science Challenge

Piloting a Data Science Challenge

Published: Nov 21st, 2017

By Sergio Marconi To study biodiversity using data inferred from the sky, we need to know how to “read” this information. In short, despite scaling-up ecological patterns and processes that are crucial […]

Polyploidy and Plant Diversity

Polyploidy and Plant Diversity

Published: Nov 16th, 2017

By Jonathan Spoelhof Where does biodiversity come from? A simple answer would be mutation, which creates the heritable variation that fuels natural selection and other evolutionary forces. However, mutations and […]

What Is the Function of Diversity?

What Is the Function of Diversity?

Published: Oct 18th, 2017

By Sergio Marconi Why we do care so much about biodiversity? Do we care about species, what they represent, or maybe both? These questions are the center of Functional Ecology, a branch […]