Dr. William and Nadine McGuire of Wayzata, Minn., donated this collection valued at more than $41 million. This brings UF’s butterfly and moth collection to more than 9 million specimens making it one of the world’s largest.
Dr. Brian Silliman’s work is described in today’s issue of Science, along with a quote from him in the article, "On the Origin of Ecological Structure."
Ph.D. student Catalina Pimento’s research on the gigantic prehistoric shark, Megalodon, is featured on Discovery News.
Dr. Charles Baer and colleagues’ paper, "A genome-wide view of Caenorhabditis elegans base-substitution mutation processes," was recently published in PNAS (PNAS 2009 106:16310-16314) and featured on Science Daily.
Ph.D. candidate Ryan McCleary’s collaborative work with Dr. Heard from the UF College of Veterinary Medicine led to the development of a safe, reliable, and humane technique for collecting venom from cottonmouths.
Dr. David Reed received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award to study the evolutionary biology of human lice.
Dr. Evgeny Mavrodiev’s paper, "Classical Morphology of Plants as an Elementary Instance of Classical Invariant Theory" was published in the most recent issue of PLoS ONE. PLoS ONE 4(9): e6969. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0006969
Drs. Doug and Pam Soltis’ were co authors on the paper, "Comparison of next generation sequencing technologies for transcriptome characterization" published in the August issue of BMC Genomics. (BMC Genomics 2009, 10:347doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-347)
Dr. David Smith was coauthor on the paper, "Optimally timing primaquine treatment to reduce Plasmodium falciparum transmission in low endemicity Thai-Myanmar border populations" published in the Malaria Journal. (Malaria Journal 2009, 8:159 doi:10.1186/1475-2875-8-159)
Dr. Michelle Mack’s work on the effect of tundra fires on carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is covered in a story in today’s issue of Nature.