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Tegus in Florida

Hiking, biking, or kayaking in Florida has always presented opportunities to see large reptiles. Florida is famous for its alligators and  crocodiles. Even skinks, while not exactly Godzilla-sized, can get impressively hefty. And the state boasts some pretty… Read More

UF/IFAS study connects how health status of American Crocodiles is influenced by salinity levels in Florida Everglades

In Florida, the threatened American Crocodile plays an important role in the waterways and environment that we live in and enjoy. Among their attributes, their health, breeding and survival status tell us a lot about the current state… Read More

Hostetler Lab Shows How City Forests and Residential Areas Can Benefit Birds

By Katrina Rossos Often ignored, cities contain many small forest fragments and residential areas that offer tree canopy cover and a variety of native plants, which are both ideal environments for an array of species. “It’s evolved over… Read More

2020-21 Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Award and Scholarship Winners

SCHOLARSHIPS  WEC Undergraduate Spring Scholarships $1,000 WEC Working Student Scholarship – Kiley Kneynsberg $1,000 Nancy C. K. Looney – Lexie Scott $1,000 Nancy C. K. Looney – Tristen Ladika $1,000 Monica Stokely Memorial Scholarship – Alison Pager $1,000… Read More

Them’s fighting birds: Study identifies other species’ influence on territorial aggression

Featured image above shows a tufted titmouse. Photo courtesy of Autumn Rose, Florida Museum of Natural History.   Bird aggression often occurs between birds of the same species. However, a new study found that birds of both the… Read More

Them’s fighting birds: Study identifies other species’ influence on territorial aggression

Featured image above shows a tufted titmouse. Photo courtesy of Autumn Rose, Florida Museum of Natural History.   Bird aggression often occurs between birds of the same species. However, a new study found that birds of both the… Read More