UCF Biology

  • COS Ten Year Celebration
  • 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

  • Developmental Genetics

    Developmental Genetics

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

  • Fire Ant Ecology

    Fire Ant Ecology

    Dr. King studies native and exotic ant ecology in Florida's ecosystems

  • 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).

  • 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 ...

  • Disturbance Ecology

    Disturbance Ecology

    Researchers in the Von Holle lab study the effects of natural and human disturbances on species at the community and landscape scales.

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UCF Bear Brigade

Bear Brigade 200The UCF Bear Brigade, a new pilot educational program to teach ecological concepts to fourth- and fifth-grade students, will visit six Orange and Seminole County elementary schools by the end of this month to foster a greater interest in the subject at an early age. To effectively teach conservation and other environmental concepts, organizers said […]

COS Knights Give Back Through Oyster Restoration

KGB 2015On Saturday, Oct. 3, Volunteer UCF held its annual day of service, Knights Give Back. The UCF College of Sciences Alumni Chapter and Dr. Linda Walters, professor in the UCF Biology Department, held one of several service projects, bringing 100 UCF students and alumni volunteers together for an important cause.   Volunteers gathered at the […]

UCF College of Sciences Honors 2015-16 Scholarship Donors and Recipients

2015-16 COS Scholarship LuncheonOn September 25, the UCF College of Sciences held its third annual Scholarship Luncheon to celebrate its supportive donors and accomplished student scholarship recipients for the 2015-16 academic year. This year the college celebrated awarding 46 scholarships, totaling $94,050 in scholarship aid. The event provided a unique opportunity for scholarship recipients to have lunch with […]