Doctoral candidate Larisa R. G. DeSantis was coauthor on the PNAS paper: "Extinction implications of a chenopod browse diet for a giant Pleistocene kangaroo", which gives evidence that human hunting was the cause of this species ultimate extinction. This paper… Read More
Biology professor Malcolm Maden was quoted in a July 1 London Telegraph story about his research into how humans might be able to replicate the salamander’s ability to regenerate body parts. The story was the result of a News Bureau… Read More
DeSantis et al.’s "Effects of Global Warming on Ancient Mammalian Communities and Their Environments" published in PLoS one is featured on WIRED SCIENCE, ScienceNOW, and MSNBC’s websites.
A study published in the May 28 issue of the journal Nature has helped define the potentially significant contribution of permafrost thaw to atmospheric concentrations of carbon, which have already reached unprecedented levels. In earlier work we estimated that widespread… Read More
Research: Mockingbirds, no bird brains, can recognize a face in a crowd
Charles Darwin described the sudden origin of flowering plants about 130 million years ago as an abominable mystery, one that scientists have yet to solve.
A University of Florida scientist whose interest in embryonic development and evolution led him to discover the molecular building blocks that shape appendages ranging from feet to flippers was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist today (Thursday,… Read More
UF zoologists have found that toads in suburban areas are less likely to suffer from reproductive system abnormalities than toads near farms – where some had both testes and ovaries.
Major evolutionary study rewrites the bird branch of the “tree of life.”