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Category: UF/IFAS Research

Pest Management in Deer Farming: First Steps Toward Best Practices

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…. 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… 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… 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… 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… Read More