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NATA’s entry-level fire workshop always looks great on job resume–register today for S-130/190!


May 15, 2018

The Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) will be hosting Basic Wildland Firefighter (S-130/190) on August 14th through the 17th at the Doyle Conner Building in Gainesville, FL. This training serves to provide entry-level firefighter skills ... READ MORE

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

Preflight Check In: Fiona Hogan


May 4, 2018

Fiona Hogan is a fiscal assistant with the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department, leaving next week to work on her master's project in Mozambique. We interviewed her about her journey.   What's the story with your master's work? When ... READ MORE

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How WEC Works: Brittany Bankovich


May 2, 2018

Brittany Bankovich is a GIS analyst at FWC. She went to undergrad at the University of Akron, where she was on the varsity swim team, and planned to become a veterinarian. After graduation, she took a series of interesting wildlife field volunteer ... READ MORE

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How WEC Works: Sheherazade


April 19, 2018

Sheherazade, who goes by Shera, is a second year WEC MS student from Indonesia, advised by Dr. Holly Ober. She studies ecosystem services provided by flying foxes. You only have one name! That’s so cool! It’s one of a kind in the US! It’s ... READ MORE

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WEC Seminars: Jennifer Moore


April 17, 2018

Seminar Title: Wildlife poaching, ranger patrols, and chimps informing conservation practices in Rwanda Jennifer Moore is a WEC PhD candidate. She studied poaching and ways to mitigate its negative impacts in wildlife in the Nyungwe National ... READ MORE

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How WEC Works: Matt Hallett


April 16, 2018

Dr. Hallett is a recent alumnus (SNRE PhD ’17), working with the support of the Jacksonville Zoo, Z4, the UN, UF, and USAID in Guyana. Work What is your research about? My dissertation research was about jaguars. We used camera traps ... READ MORE

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How WEC Works: Annie Loggins


April 13, 2018

Annie is a recently-graduated SNRE MS student. She currently works for her WEC graduate adviser, Dr. Bob McCleery. Work What was your research on? My official master’s research was on small mammal communities in southern African savannahs, ... READ MORE

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How WEC Works: Matt Burgess


April 12, 2018

A Gainesville native and WEC alumnus, Dr. Matt Burgess (WEC PhD ‘17; SNRE MS ‘08; BS ZOO ‘99) is the coordinator of UF’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Research Program (UASRP) and works with multiple groups of stakeholders involved in the ... READ MORE

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WEC Seminars: Sean Doody


April 12, 2018

Seminar Title: The invasive cane toad in Australia: impacts, control & mitigation Dr. Sean Doody is an assistant professor at USFSP, working mainly with reptiles, but also amphibians, birds, and mammals. He currently works on a wide range ... READ MORE

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Consider a NATA workshop in celebration of Gopher Tortoise Day on April 10


April 5, 2018

Gopher tortoises: A keystone species Did you know that Gopher Tortoise Day is next week on April 10? This day strives to bring awareness to this protected and threatened species in Florida in an effort to encourage their conservation. Gopher ... READ MORE

Category: , Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Critter Corner, Gopher Tortoises, NATA, Natural Areas Training Academy, Workshops

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