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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, […]

iDigBio: Digitisation of Biodiversity Data

Published: Jan 3rd, 2018

iDigBio: Serving biodiversity data and resources to the World. Pamela S. Soltis, Director from the University of Florida’s Biodiversity Institute, shares a compelling insight into the digitization of biodiversity data. […]

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, […]

News Archives Biodiversity Blog

Published: May 22nd, 2017

Biodiversity Hotspots The North American Coastal Plain Becomes the Newest Hotspot! Ocean Acidification: Indirect Effects on Coastal Marine Biodiversity Join the Zooniverse. Be a Zoonite. GIS and Biodiversity Biodiversity Hotspot […]

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 […]

Big Data, Biodiversity, and Conservation

Big Data, Biodiversity, and Conservation

Published: Dec 1st, 2016

Can emerging technologies that enable the collection, distribution, and use of big data help advance research on biodiversity towards conservation goals? Earlier this week at the University of Florida, we […]

Appreciating biodiversity at all scales

Appreciating biodiversity at all scales

Published: Nov 8th, 2016

Studying biodiversity at all scales is critical for understanding and preserving the many, and complicated, ecosystems of planet Earth. But, as many researchers will attest, it can be difficult to […]

Biodiversity Blog

Biodiversity Blog

Published: Nov 3rd, 2016

Welcome to the University of Florida Biodiversity Institute blog page, currently managed by the 2017 UFBI Graduate Research Fellows. We post weekly throughout the year about current biodiversity related research, […]