UCF Biology

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  • 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.

  • Evolutionary Biology

    Evolutionary Biology

    Dr. Ken Fedorka uses insect systems to investigate fundamental questions in biological evolution.

  • Cetacean Physiology

    Cetacean Physiology

    Dr. Graham Worthy's Physiological Ecology and Bioenergetics Lab studies the foraging ecology of marine mammals around the world, including these South...

  • Oyster Reef Restoration

    Oyster Reef Restoration

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

  • Snake Systematics

    Snake Systematics

    Dr. Chris Parkinson and crew sort snake DNA samples in the Colombian rain forest by candlelight

  • Rainforest Cross-section

    Rainforest Cross-section

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

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UCF Celebrates the Best and Brightest During Founder’s Day

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Biology Student is Massachusetts Bound

antony_papadiaBiology student, and UCF McNair Scholar, Antony Papadia was recently chosen from a large pool of talented candidates from across the country to win a spot in the Woods Hole Partnership Education Program.  He is one of 15 candidates selected for this summer’s program. Papadia has been a UCF McNair Scholar since the Fall of 2013.  The McNair Scholarship […]

Beloved Member of the UCF Family Celebrates Retirement

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