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Florida Ecotourism, Not Far from Home

Florida Ecotourism, Not Far from Home

Published: Dec 4th, 2019

    In Florida, you don’t have to travel far to participate in outdoor experiences that help protect our unique natural heritage. With all the talk of red tide, climate […]

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 […]

Tracking Andean Birds

Tracking Andean Birds

Published: Jun 17th, 2019

By Ian Ausprey As part of the National Geographic grant funding our field season in Peru this summer, I am blogging on NG’s Open Explorer platform. Our research is on […]

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 […]

Field Stories from the Andes of Peru

Field Stories from the Andes of Peru

Published: Jan 23rd, 2019

By Ian Ausprey You’ve probably encountered the term “Big Data” a lot in the news. From Google to Facebook to scientists sequencing genomes, the digital revolution has allowed an unparalleled […]

Former UFBI Fellow Joan Meiners Winner in AIBS Faces of Biology Photo Contest

Published: Dec 17th, 2018

Joan Meiners, a 2016-17 UF Biodiversity Fellow, took second place in the 2018 Faces of Biology Photo Contest, sponsored by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). Her photograph shows […]

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 […]

Tropical Dry Forest out of the shadow; let’s shine a light

Tropical Dry Forest out of the shadow; let’s shine a light

Published: Sep 7th, 2018

By Diego A. García Olaechea When one thinks of tropical forests, often the first thing that comes to mind is the exuberant and lush rainforests that served as inspiration for the adventures of Tarzan and […]

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 […]