Bird songs to go digital thanks to NSF grant

FLMNH ornithologists received a three-year, $446,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to digitize the museum’s collection of 2,200 reel-to-reel and cassette tapes that date as far back as the 1960s.

FLMNH receives gift of 2 million butterflies and moths

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.

Biology faculty member’s paper published in PNAS

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.

Biology Graduate Student featured in UF news

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.