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.
Dr. Brad Barbazuk is a coauthor of the paper, “The B73 Maize Genome: Complexity, Diversity, and Dynamics” in the most recent issue of Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.1178534
Drs. Ricardo Holdo, Ben Bolker, Bob Holt and associates’ paper, “A Disease-Mediated Trophic Cascade in the Serengeti and its Implications for Ecosystem C” was published in a recent issue of PLoS Biology and in Nature Research Highlights. This paper was… Read More
Biology graduate student, Fabiany Herrera and collaborators’ paper, “Late Paleocene fossils from the Cerrejo
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.