UCF Biology

  • Developmental Genetics

    Developmental Genetics

    Researchers in the von Kalm lab study the role of signaling proteins in Drosophila tissue and organ development.

  • Oyster Reef Restoration

    Oyster Reef Restoration

    Dr. Linda Walters supervises students examining oyster reef ecology at Mosquito Lagoon, FL.

  • Dispersal Ecology

    Dispersal Ecology

    Dr. David Jenkins and students study the relative role of dispersal in ecological pattern, often in wetlands (seen here from the air).

  • Endangered Ecosystems

    Endangered Ecosystems

    Dr. Noss studies imperiled species and ecosystems, such as this unique coastal grassland threatened by sea-level rise

  • Coral Reef Ecology

    Coral Reef Ecology

    Dr. Fauth and his students address fundamental questions in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology

  • Rainforest Cross-section

    Rainforest Cross-section

    Dr. John Weishampel uses LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) to elucidate forest canopy structure in Belize

  • Urban forests and carbon storage

    Urban forests and carbon storage

    Students from Dr. Ross Hinkle's Ecosystem Processes and Services Research laboratory collect data for determination of ecosystem services provided by ...

  • Sea Turtle Ecology

    Sea Turtle Ecology

    UCF students participate in a sea turtle hatchling count on the Florida coast under the supervision of Dr. Kate Mansfield.

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College of Sciences Graduate Program Panel

COS Grad Panel -emailKick-off this year’s Pegasus Palooza at the COS Graduate Panel, Monday, August 24th, hosted by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) and the UCF College of Sciences (COS). The panel will be held in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Four students from different COS graduate programs including anthropology, biology, […]

UCF Biology Alumnus Returns to Discovery Channel’s ‘Airplane Repo’

Mike Kennedy has been delivering airplanes all over the world for the past few decades. (Photo: Photo Courtesy Valerie Kennedy)A 56-year-old pilot with a high-adrenaline lifestyle has taken over the screen for the premiere of the third season of Airplane Repo on Discovery Channel. Mike Kennedy, ’83, graduated with a bachelor’s in zoology from UCF. He is one of the main characters in the TV show, which depicts five people repossessing airplanes, from private […]

UCF Alumnus is a Triple Threat with COS Degrees

Legassie_Wordpress-300Dr. Jason Legassie, ’01, graduated from UCF with a dual major in chemistry and biology and a minor in math. In April of 2014, he was hired as the research and development formulation manager at Sancilio & Co, located in Riviera Beach, Florida, where he manages a team of nine scientists and technicians. Sancilio is a […]