Lab News and Events

-Be sure to check out WUCF’s program featuring the black bear project, including an interview with the SPICE Lab’s own Dr. Dan Smith! The segment will be featured on the show SciTech Central and will air on Thursday, April 16 at 8:30 PM. It will also be available on the show’s website:

-In April 2015, Dr. Noss and Dr. Smith were awarded $57,000 for pre-construction monitoring of Suncoast Parkway.

Roads and Ecological Infrastructure- Concepts and Applications for Small Animals, to which Dr. Smith is a contributing author, is now available for pre-order:

-In April 2014, UCF President John Hitt presented Dr. Noss with the Pegasus Professor Award. This is the university’s highest award for faculty and considers research, teaching, and service.

-In March 2014, Joe Figel and colleagues from the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia were awarded a Conservation Leadership Programme grant for their project: Status Surveys of Focal Species in the Magdalena Medio, Colombia.

Dr. Noss‘s new book, Forgotten Grasslands of the South, is available here:

-The Kresge Foundation has awarded the Noss Lab and associates $700,000 to investigate the effects of sea level rise on Florida’s biodiversity

-In 2012, Florida Department of Transportation awards Dr. Smith and associates $442,500 to assess the effectiveness and reliability of the Roadside Animal Detection System (RADS) on US Hwy 41 in Collier County. FL.

-In 2011, Florida Department of Transportation awards Dr. Smith and associates $493,000 to conduct a wildlife impact assessment including collection of baseline data on wildlife movement patterns along SR 40 in Ocala National Forest as part of a proposed highway widening project.


Fall 2013 Ecosystems of Florida Class at Mills Creek

Ecosystems of Florida at Archbold Biological Station