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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Beloved Member of the UCF Family Celebrates Retirement

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IC CAE Study Abroad Scholarship

Salzburg CollegeThe Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence is offering a study abroad scholarship for the summer and fall semesters.  The IC CAE’s main goal is to prepare students, by enhancing critical skills and knowledge deemed essential by the intelligence community, for careers in national security and intelligence. The Intelligence and National Security Scholarship is a […]

Sea Turtle Myth Busted

Kate Sea Turtle Myth Busted 300It turns out sea turtles, even at a tender 6-18 months of age, are very active swimmers. They don’t just passively drift in ocean currents as researchers once thought. NOAA and University of Central Florida researchers say it’s an important new clue in the sea turtle “lost years” mystery. Where exactly turtles travel in their first years of life, […]