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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 […]

Visualizing Branches of Knowledge Seminar

Published: Apr 11th, 2018

A seminar by: MANUEL LIMA Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6:00pm

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, […]

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 […]