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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, […]

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 […]

New study finds a 58% decline in world wildlife since 1970

New study finds a 58% decline in world wildlife since 1970

Published: Nov 3rd, 2016

To kick off our blog, we provide a short overview of a recent report by the Living Planet, researchers at the Zoological Society of London, and the World Wildlife Federation […]