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What we do at UFBI

From molecules to ecosystems, we explore the world’s past and present biodiversity at all levels of organization. Our focuses are on the relationship of biodiversity, climate change and the sustainability of natural and human environments. Scientists and students alike evaluate data from all relevant sources on their topics of interest and distribute newly synthesized information to people in the community seeking validated information on biodiversity.

Analyses by UFBI scientists will lead to development of new methods, products, and technologies for accelerating discovery, improving understanding, enhancing conservation and disseminating information on the planet’s biological diversity.

Biodiversity Blog

Small carnivores and large ecological datasets Small carnivores and large ecological datasets

Small carnivores and large ecological…
April 16, 2021

Predator diversity in the kelp forest Predator diversity in the kelp forest

Predator diversity in the kelp…
April 9, 2021

Of cactuses and bromeliads Of cactuses and bromeliads

Of cactuses and bromeliads
April 2, 2021

Biodiversity in an age of big data Biodiversity in an age of big data

Biodiversity in an age of…
March 26, 2021

Digital Divide, A Graduate Student Perspective Digital Divide, A Graduate Student Perspective

Digital Divide, A Graduate Student…
March 19, 2021

Is it enough to be ambitious to reverse biodiversity loss? Is it enough to be ambitious to reverse biodiversity loss?

Is it enough to be…
March 12, 2021

Unhinged limbs and revisiting paradoxes Unhinged limbs and revisiting paradoxes

Unhinged limbs and revisiting paradoxes
March 5, 2021

Mountains of Miami Mountains of Miami

Mountains of Miami
February 26, 2021

Mushroom sizes are environmentally driven across the planet Mushroom sizes are environmentally driven across the planet

Mushroom sizes are environmentally driven…
February 19, 2021

How did I get here? How did I get here?

How did I get here?
February 12, 2021

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Biodiversity by the Numbers

UFBI in 2019
84
Affiliate Faculty Members
$460K
in seed awards
12
sponsored events

2022-2023 UFBI Fellows

The Biodiversity Institutes' Fellows contribute to the University of Florida with research projects across varied disciplines.

Caitlin Campbell

Ph.D. Candidate, Biology

Maria Beatriz de Souza Cortez

Ph.D. Candidate, Biology & FLMNH

Brittany Cummings

Ph.D. Student, Biology, FLMNH

Adrian Barry Sosa

Ph.D. Candidate, Microbiology & Cell Science

Abigail Uehling

Ph.D. Candidate, Biology

Natalia Uribe-Castaneda

Ph.D. Candidate, SNRE

Mitch Walters

Ph.D. Candidate Department of Biology, FLMNH

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UFBI Members are affiliate faculty and postdoctoral researchers at the University of Florida.
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