UCF Biology

  • Signal Evolution

    Signal Evolution

    The Crampton lab studies electric signal evolution in the Neotropical electric fishes. Adontosternarchus nebulosus, a rare species of electric knife f...

  • 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...

  • 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).

  • Fire Ant Ecology

    Fire Ant Ecology

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

  • Conservation Genetics

    Conservation Genetics

    Students in Dr. Hoffman's lab investigate genetic variation in the endangered Lower Keys marsh rabbit.

  • Developmental Genetics

    Developmental Genetics

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

  • Endangered Ecosystems

    Endangered Ecosystems

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

  • Phenotypic Plasticity

    Phenotypic Plasticity

    Dr. Song studies density-dependent phenotypic plasticity in grasshoppers

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Biology Professor Earns Top Honors

Linda WaltersFrom creating storybooks that teach preschoolers about the dangers of aquarium dumping to engaging more than 47,000 volunteers on oyster-reef restoration and living-shoreline projects since 2007, UCF biology professor Linda Walters has found ways to make science exciting and relevant to people of all ages. That’s why earlier this month the Society for Integrative and […]

Climate Change Threatens 30 Years of Conservation

baby turtleA new University of Central Florida study is sounding the alarm about climate change and its potential impact on more than 30 years of conservation efforts to keep sea turtles around for the next generation. Climate change is causing sea-level rise, and how coastal communities react to that rise could have dire consequences for sea […]

Over $85,000 Available in College of Sciences Scholarships

scholarshipappOver $85,000 in scholarships are available to College of Sciences students! Don’t miss the opportunity to apply, as the deadline for application is fast approaching. Unless otherwise noted, students must apply for the scholarship by Feb. 1, 2015.  Funds will be distributed during the 2015-2016 school year. If you are applying, you must be actively […]

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