UF research news for week of March 4 listed

March 1, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Next week is spring break at the University of Florida, but there are a few research news releases on the budget.

Here is what the university’s media relations office expects to send:

MONDAY, March 4
BIG SKEETER — Florida is home to one of the world’s largest biting mosquitoes, Psorophora ciliata, better known as the gallinipper — and a University of Florida expert warns that the state may see a bumper crop of the pests this summer. A new UF extension document details the life history of this species and the authors provide advice on preventing bites.

TUESDAY, March 5
DISCOVERIES — University of Florida researchers from the Florida Museum of Natural History studying fossils make discoveries that may help us better understand how climate change could affect species dispersal today. EMBARGOED UNTIL 1 P.M. MARCH 5.

IDEAL JOB — UF professor co-authors book to help others discover their career callings.

Nothing scheduled.

FRIDAY, March 8
Nothing scheduled.