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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

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

Feeding your wild soul while contributing to science Feeding your wild soul while contributing to science

Feeding your wild soul while…
February 5, 2021

Dead Castles in the Sea Dead Castles in the Sea

Dead Castles in the Sea
January 29, 2021

Diversity in the Dark Diversity in the Dark

Diversity in the Dark
January 22, 2021

It’s All About Scale It’s All About Scale

It’s All About Scale
January 14, 2021

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UFBI Members are affiliate faculty and postdoctoral researchers at the University of Florida.
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2020-2021 UFBI Fellows

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

Mahi Puri

Ph.D. Candidate

Lauren Trotta

Ph.D. Candidate

Patrick Saldaña

Ph.D. Student

Leo Ohyama

Ph.D. Candidate

Luis Montalvo

Ph.D. Candidate