Tag: Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

UF researcher to study how birds navigate the vast oceans without getting lost

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Seabirds are known for traveling vast distances — as much as 8 million kilometers in a lifetime. But just how these birds navigate over long stretches of open water remains a mystery. Now, thanks to… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher: Cats, dogs teaming up is best way to keep rodents away

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cats and dogs may be longtime enemies, but when teamed up, they keep rodents away, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher says. That’s good news for farmers trying to keep… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Citizen scientists can help protect endangered species

Please see caption below story. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lay people can help scientists conserve the protected Florida fox squirrel and endangered species just by collecting data, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences study… Read More

UF/IFAS researcher: Signs can help conserve natural resources in urban neighborhoods

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher wants to help you engage your neighbors to conserve urban biodiversity. Mark Hostetler, a UF/IFAS professor of wildlife ecology and… Read More

UF/IFAS study: Snail kites’ affinity for home leaves them in more peril

See caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The endangered snail kite’s affinity for its birthplace can come back to haunt the bird, leaving it in more peril, according to a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural… Read More

South Florida an attractive home for invading reptiles

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — South Florida is on the front lines in the war against invasive reptiles and amphibians because its warm climate makes it a place where they like to live, a new University of Florida study shows…. Read More