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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

Alachua County Residents to Become Citizen Scientists for the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge

By Katrina Rossos Learning more about the species’ in your yard and neighborhood can be just as easy as stepping outside with your smartphone. This spring, the public—no matter their background—can become active ecologists in the iNaturalist City… Read More

Nathaniel Owenby Learns Wildlife Damage Practices through USDA Wildlife Service Internship and Job

By Katrina Rossos University of Florida senior Nathaniel Owenby spent the summer interning with the USDA Wildlife Service. Originally from Lexington, North Carolina, the wildlife ecology and conservation major became a member of the USDA Wildlife Services’ wildlife… Read More

SNRE Student Creates Nordmanns’ Greenshank Species Account for Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Philipp Maleko is a master’s student in interdisciplinary ecology with the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE). In summer 2019, Maleko was a member of a research team that discovered the nest of an endangered Russian shorebird,… Read More

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