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UF study: Bird evolves to keep up with invasive prey

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December 1, 2017

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 usually consumed. What’s ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Evolution, IFAS, Invasive Species, Island Apple Snail, News, Snail Kite

Statistical models inspired from Facebook could help endangered animals, UF researchers say

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November 15, 2011

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Some endangered animals may live in smaller habitats than scientists realize, leading to inflated estimates of their ability to survive, according to a new University ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Invasive Species, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Cactus Bug, Everglades, Facebook, IFAS, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences, Robert Fletcher, Snail Kite, Social Network, University Of Florida, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

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