UCF Biology

  • Rainforest Cross-section

    Rainforest Cross-section

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

  • 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.

  • Fire Ant Ecology

    Fire Ant Ecology

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

  • 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...

  • Endangered Ecosystems

    Endangered Ecosystems

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

  • 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.

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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,” […]

2015 UCF College Showcase

Telescope resizedThe UCF College of Sciences will once again participate in the UCF College Showcase during UCF Family Weekend.  Family Weekend, taking place September 18-20, is a UCF annual tradition bringing together families and students to create memories that will last a lifetime. Events taking place throughout the weekend include campus tours, The Understudy play at the UCF […]