Tag: department of wildlife ecology and conservation

Malaria parasite makes fawns of white-tailed deer susceptible to diseases and death

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than one in five fawns of white-tailed deer – the most economically important big-game mammal in the United States – can contract a malaria parasite, making fawns susceptible to diseases and death, new University… Read More

UF study: Peregrine Staying Closer to Home as Population Increases

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The majestic Peregrine Falcon, one of the fastest birds on the planet, can fly hundreds of miles, but lately has been sticking close to home to breed. Researchers at the University of Florida, Institute of… Read More

UF study: Bird evolves to keep up with invasive prey

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The federally endangered bird, the snail kite, was faced with an interesting dilemma: The island apple snail was good to eat, but about two to five times bigger than the native snail that the bird… Read More

Study shows fungal infections reduce frogs’ tolerance of heat

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Fungal diseases are increasing in animals, which might have serious consequences for wildlife living in a hotter world, said a University of Florida scientist. A new study published in the international journal Scientific Reports shows… Read More