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.

  • 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

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Fruits and Veggies Made Friendly

How many books on nutrition do you remember reading during your childhood? Probably not many, since UCF Biology faculty Rani Vajravelu, Ph.D., wrote one of the first. Her recently published book, The Dog That Didn’t Like Leftovers, encourages young children and their families to open a dialogue about healthy eating. The book follows Lucy the […]

Alumna Combines Health and Climate Change

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) awarded UCF alumna Linh Anh Cat a Next Generation Fellowship award. This award recognizes her research on patterns of fungal disease dispersion and climate change, as well as a review she wrote which links her work to public policy. Her public policy review calls for nations to cooperate […]

Biology Student Aims for Vet School

Biology student Nicole Santana uses a hands-on approach to make a difference. While studying to becoming a veterinarian, she also works as a research assistant in anthropology assistant professor John Starbuck’s lab. Santana compares images of mice with Down syndrome to those without. She hopes to find differences in their skulls, something that can then […]