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Planning a Field Season in a Pandemic

Carrie De Jesus is a PhD Candidate in Dr. Samantha Wisely’s lab. For part of Carrie’s dissertation, she is studying how native reptiles in Florida play a role in the eco-epidemiology of Lyme disease. In Florida, lizards are… Read More

Modeling the Spread of Ticks—And the Diseases They Carry

Tick populations are on the move in the U.S. The lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) is expanding its range westward into the Great Plains. Deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis), American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), and Gulf Coast ticks (Amblyomma maculatum) are migrating… Read More

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Spring 2020 Scholarship and Award Winners

    SCHOLARSHIPS   Florida Wildlife Federation Scholarship The Florida Wildlife Federation (FWF) established a scholarship fund for graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. To qualify for this merit-based $1,000 scholarship, graduate… Read More

New Online FMNP Courses Available

If you are interested in taking Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) courses, you still can – FMNP courses are being offered online. Unless otherwise noted, the online courses will still include field trips and/or in-person activities, but these… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist Program Online – Coastal Shoreline Restoration

We are excited to announce that the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is offering online courses. The first offering, Coastal Shoreline Restoration (CSR), is scheduled for April 28 through May 12 and is open for registration (https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/CR20-06Live%20ONLINE%20via%20Zoom.html). This… Read More

NATA opens registration for first-ever 100% virtual Managing Visitors and Volunteers workshop

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) will be offering one of its core workshops, Managing Visitors and Volunteers in Natural Areas, in a 100% virtual format this year! The University of Florida directive to… Read More