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Fearless Science: Fellow Jessica Whelpley Explores Deep Sea

Fearless Science: Fellow Jessica Whelpley Explores Deep Sea

Published: Sep 11th, 2018

By Jessica Whelpley By Stephenie Livingston/UF News “The deep sea is a harsh, otherworldly environment few humans get the chance to see. That is, without advanced technology. This month, University of […]

Tropical Dry Forest out of the shadow; let’s shine a light

Tropical Dry Forest out of the shadow; let’s shine a light

Published: Sep 7th, 2018

By Diego A. García Olaechea When one thinks of tropical forests, often the first thing that comes to mind is the exuberant and lush rainforests that served as inspiration for the adventures of Tarzan and […]

Anders Hansen “From Ancient DNA to Zoonotic Diseases”

Published: Aug 27th, 2018

By Julie T. Shapiro On July 24th, the Biodiversity Institute hosted Prof. Anders J. Hansen. Prof. Hansen is the Director of Research at the Natural History Museum of Denmark, professor at the […]

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 […]

UF Preeminence — Five years later – Explosive growth and surge of new talent for a university on the rise

Published: Apr 18th, 2018

Topics being tackled by faculty who were hired as a result of UF’s preeminence designation include the following. Where feasible, we’ve included links to more information.   See: UF Biodiversity […]

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 […]