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 Undergraduate Researchers Go International

Hollis-Dahn-Great-Wall-of-China-2014-548x357More than 30 UCF student researchers will participate in research programs around the world this summer. The students will receive stipends, lodging and often travel funding as compensation for their work in the research programs. “Being an undergraduate researcher has opened doors for me that I did not even know existed,” said Samantha Mensah, a […]

Research That Bites Back

Strickland snakes 200x269Jason Strickland, UCF doctoral student in biology, was just awarded a $3,700 Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant for his dissertation research on Mojave Rattlesnakes.  This grant comes through the American Museum of Natural History and supports research on North American fauna in any phase of wildlife conservation or natural history and includes everything north of the Isthmus of Panama, including the […]

COS Faculty Promotion and Tenure

Promotion & Tenure resizedPromotion is a mark of accomplishment and a gratifying recognition from one’s peers. Because of their hard work and dedication, the following staff members have been promoted at UCF. Promotion to Professor Tosha Dupras, Anthropology Pedro Quintana-Ascencio, Biology Enrique del Barco, Physics Viatcheslav Kokoouline, Physics Michael Mousseau, Political Science   Promotion to Associate Professor and/or […]