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UF launches newest preeminence initiative aimed at biodiversity

Published: Jul 23rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The variety and abundance of plants, animals and insects in a given area define its environmental health. Each plays a critical part, and imbalances can lead to catastrophe — not only for the species but also for humans.

New UF/IFAS survey: Floridians strongly support endangered species protections

Published: Sep 16th, 2013

GAINGAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians are ardent fans of endangered species and want to see them protected, even if it means fines for violators or restrictions on personal freedoms, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences survey finds.

Museum researchers receive $450,000 grant to classify butterfly group

Published: Sep 11th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida Museum of Natural History scientists have received a three-year, $458,104 National Science Foundation grant to research a common, but often misidentified, butterfly group.

UF study helps quantify biodiversity decrease around farmland

UF study helps quantify biodiversity decrease around farmland

Published: Sep 9th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Animal biodiversity suffers near conservation areas that border big farms, and the effects can spread for miles, according to a new study by University of Florida researchers […]