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
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
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
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
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
Friends and Colleagues, thank you for your continued support of the Florida Master Naturalist Program! For our 20th Anniversary, we want to come together to celebrate!
Join us the week of November 1-7 for the FMNP Festival to celebrate 20 years ... READ MORE
By Katrina Rossos
Often ignored, cities contain many small forest fragments and residential areas that offer tree canopy cover and a variety of native plants, which are both ideal environments for an array of species.
“It’s evolved over ... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE