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Category: UF/IFAS Research

Planning a Field Season in a Pandemic

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… Read More

Modeling the Spread of Ticks—And the Diseases They Carry

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 maculatum) are migrating… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 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

So You Want to be a Conservation Biologist? Insights from a Life Dedicated to Tiger Conservation in India

Each week on the blog we pull back the curtain on our Wildlife Ecology & Conservation graduate students’ seminar class. This post is by PhD student Wesley Boone. The Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) is arguably one of the most… Read More

The Case of the Disappearing Birds: Avian Flyways and the Need for Conservation

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.  Dr. Lisa Davenport had a mystery on her hands: her birds… Read More

Species Interactions: The Root of Success or Failure?

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 Allison Cauvin.  Dr. John Terborgh wants to answer an increasingly pressing question for… Read More