UCF Biology

  • Urban forests and carbon storage

    Urban forests and carbon storage

    Students from Dr. Ross Hinkle's Ecosystem Processes and Services Research laboratory collect data for determination of ecosystem services provided by ...

  • Sea Turtle Ecology

    Sea Turtle Ecology

    UCF students participate in a sea turtle hatchling count on the Florida coast under the supervision of Dr. Kate Mansfield.

  • Evolutionary Biology

    Evolutionary Biology

    Dr. Ken Fedorka uses insect systems to investigate fundamental questions in biological evolution.

  • Cetacean Physiology

    Cetacean Physiology

    Dr. Graham Worthy's Physiological Ecology and Bioenergetics Lab studies the foraging ecology of marine mammals around the world, including these South...

  • Oyster Reef Restoration

    Oyster Reef Restoration

    Dr. Linda Walters supervises students examining oyster reef ecology at Mosquito Lagoon, FL.

  • Snake Systematics

    Snake Systematics

    Dr. Chris Parkinson and crew sort snake DNA samples in the Colombian rain forest by candlelight

  • Rainforest Cross-section

    Rainforest Cross-section

    Dr. John Weishampel uses LIDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) to elucidate forest canopy structure in Belize

  • Developmental Genetics

    Developmental Genetics

    Researchers in the von Kalm lab study the role of signaling proteins in Drosophila tissue and organ development.

  • Fire Ant Ecology

    Fire Ant Ecology

    Dr. King studies native and exotic ant ecology in Florida's ecosystems

  • Dispersal Ecology

    Dispersal Ecology

    Dr. David Jenkins and students study the relative role of dispersal in ecological pattern, often in wetlands (seen here from the air).

  • Disturbance Ecology

    Disturbance Ecology

    Researchers in the Von Holle lab study the effects of natural and human disturbances on species at the community and landscape scales.

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11 COS Students to Receive University’s Highest Honor

Story by Mark Schlueb, UCF Today UCF has named 21 students as recipients of the Order of Pegasus, the university’s most prestigious student award. 11 of these recipients are students of the UCF College of Sciences. The 2017 recipients were selected from a pool of 65 nominations. The 2017 class includes eight LEAD Scholars, eight President’s Leadership […]

Endangered Tiny Bird Has Big Ally in UCF

Story by Barbara Abney The future of the tiny Florida Grasshopper Sparrow may rest on a hot-water blaster that safely fends off fire ants, which threaten the remaining 100 or so wild sparrows in Central Florida. Joshua King, a self-described ant nerd, ecologist and entomologist at the University of Central Florida, received $15,500 from the […]

Chairs and Directors Leadership Circle

Four University of Central Florida department chairs from the College of Sciences have been selected to be in the UCF Office of Faculty Excellence’s Chairs and Directors Leadership Circle. Tosha Dupras, Ph.D., anthropology chair, Kerstin Hamann, Ph.D., political science chair, Elizabeth Mustaine, Ph.D., sociology chair, and Graham Worthy, Ph.D., biology chair are part of the […]