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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

New Online FMNP Courses Available


April 24, 2020

If you are interested in taking Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) courses, you still can – FMNP courses are being offered online. Unless otherwise noted, the online courses will still include field trips and/or in-person activities, ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Master Naturalist Program, FMNP, Natural Resources, Online Courses, UF/IFAS Extension

Florida Master Naturalist Program Online – Coastal Shoreline Restoration


April 15, 2020

We are excited to announce that the Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) is offering online courses. The first offering, Coastal Shoreline Restoration (CSR), is scheduled for April 28 through May 12 and is open for registration (https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/fmnp/CR20-06Live%20ONLINE%20via%20Zoom.html). ... READ MORE

Category: , Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Events, Forests, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Community Outreach, Florida Master Naturalist Program, FMNP, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station, Workshops

NATA opens registration for first-ever 100% virtual Managing Visitors and Volunteers workshop


April 14, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Natural Areas Training Academy (NATA) will be offering one of its core workshops, Managing Visitors and Volunteers in Natural Areas, in a 100% virtual format this year! The University of Florida directive to ... READ MORE

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

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