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Faculty Interdisciplinary Seed Grants, 2020

Faculty Interdisciplinary Seed Grants, 2020

Published: Feb 6th, 2020

Faculty Interdisciplinary Seed Grants, 2020 The UF Biodiversity Institute encourages interdisciplinary research and training with three main foci: (1) discovery of biodiversity, (2) using big data – informatics, modeling, computation […]

Lepidoptera in Florida

Lepidoptera in Florida

Published: Oct 23rd, 2019

Insects are the most specious group of organisms and provide a variety of ecological services. At any given time an estimated 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual insects may be alive. Right […]

No disaster is natural

No disaster is natural

Published: Feb 22nd, 2019

By Maíra Irigaray and Jason von Meding, Djair Sergio de Freitas Junior Should the Brumadinho dam collapse be framed as corporate incompetence or a crime against people and nature? The latest […]

Faculty Interdisciplinary Seed Grants, 2019

Faculty Interdisciplinary Seed Grants, 2019

Published: Jan 14th, 2019

Faculty Interdisciplinary Seed Grants, 2019 The UF Biodiversity Institute encourages interdisciplinary research and training with three main foci: (1) discovery of biodiversity, (2) using big data – informatics, modeling, computation […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]