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
Where are you from and where did you receive your previous degrees?
I am originally from Long Beach, CA.
I received my B.S. in Biology, with a minor in WEC from the University of Florida in 2015.
When did you become interested in wildlife ... READ MORE
Featured image above shows a tufted titmouse. Photo courtesy of Autumn Rose, Florida Museum of Natural History.
Bird aggression often occurs between birds of the same species. However, a new study found that birds of both the same ... READ MORE
By Katrina Rossos
“When I saw that Indonesia is one of the richest biodiversity countries in the world, I felt that I needed to do something,” Sisil Putri enthusiastically explained over a video call, a fire behind her eyes. And she has ... READ MORE