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Tag: UF/IFAS Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

UF wildlife ecologists teach public to help boost bluebird population

As pest-eaters, Eastern bluebirds benefit Florida farmers. Not only that, they’re cute. Two good reasons Hance Ellington has started a program to preserve them. As a UF/IFAS assistant professor of wildlife ecology and conservation, Ellington started a bluebird… 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

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

UF scientists identify the potentially invasive Tropical clawed frog

Does the thought of a frog fascinate you or freak you out? What if you imagined one with claws? University of Florida scientists have confirmed a clawed frog species in the Tampa area, and they don’t know yet… Read More

UF/IFAS scientist discovers parasite introduced by invasive pythons is threatening Florida’s native snakes

DAVIE, FL. – In Florida, native snakes play an important role in the environment that we live and enjoy. Now that role is being threatened by invasive Burmese pythons introducing a non-native lung parasite to nearly half of… Read More