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Looking to enhance your collaboration skills? Discover how at NATA workshop in October


August 1, 2018

The Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) is excited to announce that it will host its “Collaborating to Manage Ecosystems” workshop on Wednesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 25 this year at Wekiwa Springs State Park in Apopka. This ... READ MORE

Category: , Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Collaboration, NATA, Natural Areas Training Academy, Workshops

My Summer: Jamie Casteel


June 28, 2018

Jamie Casteel is a WEC junior. We spoke with her about her summer internship. What are you doing this summer? I’m doing river turtle research with Dr. Jerry Johnston from Santa Fe College. Awesome! What does that entail? A lot ... READ MORE

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My Summer: Steven Longmire


June 20, 2018

Steven Longmire is a WEC senior. We spoke with him about his work this summer. What are you doing this summer? Working on Bill Pine and Peter Frederick’s oyster restoration plan, out in Cedar Key. I started volunteering in the ... READ MORE

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How WEC Works: Eric Suarez


June 20, 2018

Eric Suarez (WEC BS '10, MS '15) is the is the Senior Nonnative Fish and Wildlife Biologist for the South Region for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. He oversees all field operations related to nonnative species, in this case terrestrial ... READ MORE

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My Summer: Adar Reed and Taylor Soto


June 20, 2018

Adar Reed is a WEC junior at UF. Taylor Soto is a senior at the University of Wisconsin -- River Falls and a Field Biology major. We asked them about the research they are conducting in Gainesville this summer. What project are you ... READ MORE

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Special report: Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program


June 5, 2018

By Rhett Barker Each spring, UF sends four undergraduate students to the national Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP). DDCSP is a two-year research and mentorship program, fostering a generation of conservation professionals ... READ MORE

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Exit Interview: Zach Holmes


June 5, 2018

Zach Holmes graduated with a BS in WEC this Spring. He had an active undergraduate career, outlined below, and was awarded the WEC department's "Outstanding Professional Promise" award. What did you do while you were an undergrad here? As ... READ MORE

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How WEC Works: Karen Bailey


June 5, 2018

Dr. Karen Bailey is a recent graduate from SNRE's Interdisciplinary Ecology doctoral program. Her dissertation was titled “Drought Adaptation among Small-Scale Farmers in Swaziland: Understanding Relationships with Capital, Cognition, and ... READ MORE

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Learn about wildfire prevention at the upcoming S-130/190 training hosted by NATA in August


June 4, 2018

Are you fire ready? Spaces are quickly filling up for the Basic Wildland Firefighter (S-130/190) training! This workshop is hosted by NATA and will take place in August in Gainesville. Last month, we blogged about the value of S-130/190 in ... READ MORE

Category: , Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fire, NATA, Natural Areas Training Academy, Prescribed Fires, Workshops

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