UCF Biology

  • Conservation Genetics

    Conservation Genetics

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

  • Phenotypic Plasticity

    Phenotypic Plasticity

    Dr. Song studies density-dependent phenotypic plasticity in grasshoppers

  • 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

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COS Welcomes 50 New Faculty

new faculty resizedThe College of Sciences at the University of Central Florida welcomes 50 new faculty members this fall.  In conjunction with the new faculty hiring campaign, approximatley 200 new faculty will begin at the university by fall 2015.  These new faculty members will strengthen the areas of the university where there has been high student enrollment and growth. Many of […]

COS Celebrates Summer 2015 Graduates

GradReceptionWordPressThe UCF College of Sciences celebrated the Summer 2015 graduates at the Ph.D. Pre-Commencement Celebration and the College of Sciences Graduation Reception. The College of Sciences Ph.D. Pre-Commencement Celebration was held Friday, August 7th, in the Physical Sciences Building. Faculty and staff celebrated the 20 graduating College of Sciences doctoral students with a reception and […]

New Associate Dean and Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Education

John WeishempelUCF biology professor John Weishampel, Ph.D., will soon be putting his experience with over 100 graduate committees to good use as he assumes his new position as Associate Dean and Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Education this fall. “I’m excited at the opportunity to make a difference across the broad arena of graduate studies at UCF,” […]