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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, […]

What Is the Function of Diversity?

What Is the Function of Diversity?

Published: Oct 18th, 2017

By Sergio Marconi Why we do care so much about biodiversity? Do we care about species, what they represent, or maybe both? These questions are the center of Functional Ecology, a branch […]

Beyond the Edge: Biodiversity Outside the Forest

Published: Oct 13th, 2017

By Farah Carrasco-Rueda Forests are places where you can amaze yourself with the incredible biodiversity. However, what happens outside the forest? This is a question of real concern in the Antropocene […]

Acoustics and Biodiversity

Acoustics and Biodiversity

Published: Oct 7th, 2017

By Jonathan Spoelhof Scientists measure biodiversity in many ways, each of which reveals critical information about the state of biological communities. Regular censuses of plant and animal communities monitor populations […]

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 […]

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, […]