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
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
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
Deer on farms may be kept in pens (left) or free roaming (right). Penned deer are typically high-value animals that are used for breeding, whereas free-roaming deer are more often used to provide hunting opportunities. (Photos courtesy ... READ MORE
Carrie De Jesus is a PhD Candidate in Dr. Samantha Wisely’s lab. For part of Carrie’s dissertation, she is studying how native reptiles in Florida play a role in the eco-epidemiology of Lyme disease. In Florida, lizards are important hosts ... READ MORE
Tick populations are on the move in the U.S. The lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum) is expanding its range westward into the Great Plains. Deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis), American dog ticks (Dermacentor variabilis), and Gulf Coast ticks (Amblyomma ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
Each week on the blog we pull back the curtain on our Wildlife Ecology & Conservation graduate students’ seminar class. This post is by master's student Elysia Webb.
How does the diversity of life emerge?
This question motivates ... READ MORE