UCF Biology

  • Sea Turtle Ecology

    Sea Turtle Ecology

    UCF students participate in a sea turtle hatchling count on the Florida coast under the supervision of Dr. Llew Ehrhart.

  • 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...

  • Rainforest Cross-section

    Rainforest Cross-section

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

  • Coral Reef Ecology

    Coral Reef Ecology

    Dr. Fauth and his students address fundamental questions in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Conservation Genetics

    Conservation Genetics

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

  • Fire Ant Ecology

    Fire Ant Ecology

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

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Inaugural Outstanding AlumKnights Awards

COS-Outstanding-AlumKnights-2015By Angie Lewis, ’03 On Feb. 5, the University of Central Florida College of Sciences and its alumni chapter hosted the inaugural Outstanding AlumKnights award reception at the Orlando Science Center. COS Dean, Dr. Michael Johnson welcomed the crowd, and faculty representatives from each of the college’s 10 departments and school presented the awards to […]

Inaugural STEM Day Reached Thousands

DSC_2829Friday morning, January 30, thousands of K-12 students from the Central Florida area spilled on to UCF’s campus for the inaugural STEM day.  STEM day is a bi-annual outreach event for K-12 students interested in learning more about the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Coordinated by the Center for Initiatives in STEM (iSTEM), […]

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 […]