At their core, land-grant institutions like the University of Florida focus on how science, research and global partnerships can address food-security challenges, develop innovative solutions and efficiently reach those in need.
To promote ... READ MORE
Bats live in Florida all year but many people associate them with festivities in October. As someone who has studied bat ecology for years and enjoys educating others about bat conservation, this is a busy time of year! There are two opportunities ... READ MORE
No two moms’ parenting methods are alike, and the same can be said about motherhood in the animal kingdom.
To share some fun facts about animal moms frequently spotted in Florida, we went to University of Florida experts.
Burrowing owls ... READ MORE
Each autumn, snowshoe hares change their coat color from brown to white, helping them match the coming winter snows and avoid predators.
A new study shows that as the globe has warmed, altering the timing and amount of snow cover, snowshoe ... READ MORE
A new study by researchers at the University of Florida provides a first look at the ecological impacts of the invasive apple snails on some of Florida’s most vulnerable habitats and environments.
Nonnative apple snails came to Florida ... READ MORE
Gainesville, Fla. — Steven Johnson, associate professor of wildlife ecology and conservation in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), received the Excellence in College and University Teaching Award for Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE
Nature Knowledge is an online webinar sharing scientific knowledge on current issues affecting nature in Florida, supported by UF/IFAS Extension and hosted by Dr. Shelly Johnson, State Specialized Agent in Natural Resources. See below for ... READ MORE
Songbirds are sought after as pets for their beautiful songs, but researchers wanted to know if the color of their feathers is associated with their prevalence in the pet trade
A new study shows that the brightest and most uniquely colored ... READ MORE
Carson Torhorst studies Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi), a parasite found in Triatomine bugs ("kissing bugs") under the guidance of Dr. Samantha Wisely.
Importance of T. cruzi research
T. cruzi is a public health concern as it causes Chagas ... READ MORE