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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 […]

“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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

Climate change is threatening biodiversity at higher levels than originally thought

Published: Feb 14th, 2017

A new study in the journal Nature Climate Change estimates that 47 percent of mammals and 23 percent of birds on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of […]

Diversity in Biodiversity Science

Diversity in Biodiversity Science

Published: Feb 8th, 2017

We are passionate about biodiversity science for a myriad of reasons. Biodiversity in nature not only makes for a more interesting, colorful, intriguing world, but has been linked to environmental […]

Biodiversity Blog

Biodiversity Blog

Published: Nov 3rd, 2016

Welcome to the University of Florida Biodiversity Institute blog page, currently managed by the UFBI Graduate Research Fellows. We post throughout the year about current biodiversity related research, news, and facts. We […]