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
Florida is working to block consensus standards for medical care for transgender youth. Our IDEA Committee led a group of >600 members calling for evidence-based policy & established healthcare for transgender youth.
Over 300 Florida ... READ MORE
Species On The Move is back!
Species On The Move is an international conference series on climate change covering marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems. Species On The Move 2023 will be hosted by the University of Florida in Everglades ... READ MORE
Registration is currently open for NATA’s Managing Visitors and Volunteers course*! The goal of this course is to provide guidance on how to integrate visitors and volunteers in natural areas management. Participants will:
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Each spring, the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) announces the student recipients and finalists of the 2021-2022 College of Agricultural and Life Sciences awards! These awards are made annually to students in the ... READ MORE
NATA welcomes the new Workshop Coordinator, Cherice Smithers. As a native Floridian, Cherice has long been interested in the conservation of Florida’s natural resources. She received a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, and an M.S. ... READ MORE
By Maddie Magrino
Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources and leader of UF/IFAS, Dr. J. Scott Angle, wrote a new article featuring WEC's Dr. Rob Fletcher's research on the endangered snail kite! Dr. Angle's article has ... READ MORE
NATA leadership changes
This was the 22nd year of operation for the Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA). The year was marked by several significant changes. As mentioned in a previous blog post, we said farewell to Dr. Holly Ober, director ... READ MORE
NATA was thrilled to be able to offer its first core workshop since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Managing for Diversity across Florida's Unique Landscapes was offered in a hybrid format (comprised of both an online and in-person component) ... READ MORE
20 years of FMNP courses have come and gone. It’s hard to believe how much has been accomplished during that time by instructors, graduates, and FMNP staff. To put this in perspective, over the last 20 years:
10 FMNP courses have been developed ... READ MORE