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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 […]

Studying the Interactions of Climate, Biodiversity, and Humans

Published: Nov 3rd, 2017

By Laura Brenskelle If you go to Google Scholar and search for published journal articles using the term “biodiversity,”you will find innumerable studies discussing the ongoing biodiversity crisis, climate change, […]

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 […]

Beyond the Edge: Biodiversity Outside the Forest

Published: Oct 13th, 2017

By Farah Carrasco-Rueda Forests are places where you can amaze yourself with the incredible biodiversity. However, what happens outside the forest? This is a question of real concern in the Antropocene […]

Acoustics and Biodiversity

Acoustics and Biodiversity

Published: Oct 7th, 2017

By Jonathan Spoelhof Scientists measure biodiversity in many ways, each of which reveals critical information about the state of biological communities. Regular censuses of plant and animal communities monitor populations […]

UF Biodiversity Institute Featured in Adjacent Open Access Quarterly Review

Published: Aug 29th, 2017

The University of Florida Biodiversity Institute (UFBI) was featured in the August edition of Adjacent Open Access Government, a digital publication that provides articles and editorials on a broad range […]

Plant Diversity Scientists Adopt Shenzhen Declaration on Plant Sciences at International Botanical Congress

Published: Aug 29th, 2017

The Shenzhen Declaration on Plant Sciences was adopted by the approximately 7000 participants of the International Botanical Congress in Shenzhen, China, in July, 2017. The theme of the Declaration is […]

Join the Zooniverse. Be a Zoonite.

Published: May 30th, 2017

By Hannah Klatzkow The biggest obstacle facing current researchers is the unprecedented amount of data that is being collected, shared, and made accessible. The seemingly limitless amount of information that […]

Biodiversity Hotspot Facing Disaster

Biodiversity Hotspot Facing Disaster

Published: May 16th, 2017

By Hannah Klatzkow Reduction of biodiversity is a universal problem, but in Southeast Asia, this issue is particularly rampant. This hotspot, known for its concentration and diversity of species, contains […]