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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 […]

Climate change in Quebec equals a much greater diversity of species?

Climate change in Quebec equals a much greater diversity of species?

Published: May 31st, 2018

By Xavier Haro Carrion I study tropical ecosystems and when discussing climate change and its implications for tropical ecosystems I am used to talk about the potential savanization of Amazonia, the loss […]

Bat Sounds, Bat Songs

Bat Sounds, Bat Songs

Published: May 15th, 2018

By Farah Carrasco-Rueda There are around 1300 species of bats in the world. In the Neotropics, approximately half of the bat species cannot be captured using mist-nets because the bats […]