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Them’s fighting birds: Study identifies other species’ influence on territorial aggression


April 19, 2021

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

Category: Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Department Of Wildlife Ecology And Conservation, Katie Sieving, Research, UF/IFAS Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Pest Management in Deer Farming: First Steps Toward Best Practices


July 22, 2020

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

Category: Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: UF IFAS, Wildlife Disease, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Planning a Field Season in a Pandemic


June 12, 2020

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

Category: Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: UF Wildlife, Wildlife Disease, Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

Modeling the Spread of Ticks—And the Diseases They Carry


June 11, 2020

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

Category: Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: UF Wildlife, Wildlife Disease, Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

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


December 9, 2016

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 charismatic ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Conservation, India, Monitoring, Tiger

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


November 30, 2016

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 kept disappearing. During ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Amazon, Avian, Birds, Conservation, Flyways, Peru, Rainforest, Tracking

Species Interactions: The Root of Success or Failure?


November 18, 2016

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, Wildlife
Tags: Australia, Conservation, Extinction, South America, Venezuela, WEC Department

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