The Florida Everglades, at roughly 1.5 million acres, is recognized as one of the greatest wetlands on Earth. But the Everglades aren’t the only important wetland or the only fascinating environment that occurs in Florida. The Florida Master ... READ MORE
Florida’s natural world is an amazing place. Florida is known for beautiful beaches and coastal waters, but Florida nature has much more to offer. Nearly 200 species of birds are known to nest in Florida and more than that number visit or ... READ MORE
Are you interested in Florida’s amazing coastal environments and the diverse array of species that live there? Did you know there are killer whales in the Gulf of Mexico and that a new species of whale was recently discovered in the Gulf? ... READ MORE
Researchers in the Wisely lab in the UF|IFAS Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation are on the hunt for an elusive soft tick in an effort to determine its ecology and potential for disease spread in Florida.
African Swine Fever Virus ... READ MORE
Mosquitoes probably top the list of “most annoying wildlife” for people who enjoy the outdoors, but these creatures may soon become our allies in conserving biodiversity.
At the UF IFAS DeLuca Preserve scientists from the Department of ... 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
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