Sciences Category Subscribe to RSS Feed

UF receives $1.8 million to upgrade helium-supplying facility on campus

Published: May 23rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.8 million academic infrastructure grant to the University of Florida to upgrade the helium liquefaction facility that supports a wide range of research programs across the campus.

UF research aims to help preserve plants, animals caught between forest ‘fragments’

Published: May 18th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Maintaining the world’s threatened animal and plant species may rest with something as simple as knowing how far a bird can fly before it must answer nature’s call.

UF researchers link oceanic land crab extinction to colonization of Hawaii

UF researchers link oceanic land crab extinction to colonization of Hawaii

Published: May 16th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have described a new species of land crab that documents the first crab extinction during the human era.

UF study finds cats No. 1 predator to urban mockingbird nests

UF study finds cats No. 1 predator to urban mockingbird nests

Published: May 5th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study shows cats are the dominant predator to mockingbird eggs and nestlings in urban areas, prompting conservationists to urge pet owners to keep felines indoors at night.

Fossil collector donates life’s work to Florida Museum of Natural History

Fossil collector donates life’s work to Florida Museum of Natural History

Published: May 4th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The vertebrate paleontology division at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the University of Florida campus recently received its largest private donation, an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 identifiable specimens.