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Reaching new heights: Setting cameras in trees gives glimpse at rare African species

March 5, 2020

When most people imagine a wildlife researcher, they probably picture someone trekking through nature and jotting down observations about the animals around them. While this kind of fieldwork is still done today, many researchers now study ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Jennifer Moore, News, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Scientists close in on explaining confounding predator-prey cycle

February 17, 2020

It’s a photo often found in biology textbooks: a snowshoe hare runs from a Canada lynx through a snowy Arctic clearing, a classic representation of predator versus prey. This snapshot in time also represents one of the biggest mysteries ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, NATURAL RESOURCES, SFYL Hot Topic, Wildlife
Tags: Charles Krebs, Madan Oli, News, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Growing Batty: UF/IFAS Researchers Discover That Rare Bats Pollinate Durian Trees

October 29, 2019

Every October, creatures of the night await their once-a-year opportunity to go forth and feast upon sweet treats offered abundantly throughout the neighborhood. A typical Halloween in Florida? An event celebrating Bat Week, observed internationally ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Durian, Flying Foxes, News, North Florida Research And Education Center, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Climate Change Will Mean Mass Movement of Wildlife — How Scientists Say We Can Prepare

July 8, 2019

When polar bears began showing up in Russian Siberia this year, experts suggested climate change may be a cause. Higher temperatures were melting ice in the Arctic, which polar bears rely on to hunt. The hungry bears had gone south in search ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Brett Scheffers, Climate Change, News, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

UF Scientists Test Vaccine for Disease that Affects Deer

May 20, 2019

University of Florida scientists are working with deer farmers to test a new vaccine that could help prevent a deadly disease in deer. The disease, called epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD, does not affect humans, but is the number one ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Cervidae Health Research Initiative, Deer Farms, News, Samantha Wisely, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

DNA Evidence Shows Burmese Pythons Infiltrating Everglades Bird Colonies

April 12, 2019

Photo above courtesy of Kodiak Hengstebeck, a doctoral student in the UF/IFAS department of wildlife ecology and conservation. Scientists with the University of Florida and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have found that Burmese pythons ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Invasive Species, NATURAL RESOURCES, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Burmese Python, Everglades, Long Legged Wading Birds, News, Peter Frederick, Sophie Orzechowski, U.S. Geological Survey, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Lone Cabbage Oyster Reef Restoration Project

December 11, 2018

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Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, NATURAL RESOURCES, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Nature Coast Biological Station, News, Oysters, Peter Frederick, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

First-generation College Student to Speak at UF/IFAS CALS Student Recognition Ceremony as Part of UF Commencement Weekend

December 11, 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Growing up, Christine Krebs enjoyed being in an academic environment. She looked forward to school and the excitement of learning new information. Knowing that no one in her family had attended college before, Krebs held ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, News, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

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