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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, […]

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, […]