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February 2021

How butterflies make their wing patterns (FLMNH Event)

February 23, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Presented by: Robert D. Reed and Anyi Mazo-Vargas, Departments of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, New York, USA Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series presents: Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research During Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, the McGuire Center is hosting this webinar series as an opportunity for both early career researchers as well as established leaders in the field to present their work. We hope that you will join us to hear about current advances in many diverse…

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Black History Month: Panel Discussion on Careers in Biodiversity

February 26, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Please join UFBI in celebrating Black History Month!  We are pleased to present three outstanding scientists who will share their research and their stories and will answer questions about career paths in biodiversity science, from natural history collections to genomics!  Our guests will be: Hank Bart, Director, Tulane University Biodiversity Research Institute, and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University Scott Edwards, Alexander Agassiz Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of Ornithology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard…

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March 2021

A reference genome for Brephidium exilis (Lycaenidae: Polyommatinae) North America’s smallest butterfly (FLMNH Event)

March 2, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am

Presented by: Adriana Briscoe, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series presents: Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research During Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, the McGuire Center is hosting this webinar series as an opportunity for both early career researchers as well as established leaders in the field to present their work. We hope that you will join us to hear about current advances in many diverse fields of Lepidoptera research.

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The genetic basis of color in butterfly wings (FLMNH Event)

March 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Presented by: Arnaud Martin, Department of Biological Sciences, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series presents: Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research During Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, the McGuire Center is hosting this webinar series as an opportunity for both early career researchers as well as established leaders in the field to present their work. We hope that you will join us to hear about current advances in many diverse fields of Lepidoptera research.

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What can butterflies and moths teach us about conserving nature on a warming planet? (FLMNH Event)

March 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Presented by: Callum Macgregor, Energy and Environment Institute, University of Hull, Kingston-upon-Hull, UK Thomas C. Emmel Seminar Series presents: Expanding Horizons in Lepidoptera Research During Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, the McGuire Center is hosting this webinar series as an opportunity for both early career researchers as well as established leaders in the field to present their work. We hope that you will join us to hear about current advances in many diverse fields of Lepidoptera research.

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October 2021

Virtual TDWG conference hosted by UF on Oct 18-22

October 18, 2021 @ 4:00 am - October 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

TDWG 2021, the annual conference of Biodiversity Information Standards, will be held virtually October 18-22, 2021, and will be ‘hosted’ by UF (the UF Biodiversity Institute has assumed financial responsibility for the conference).  The theme of this year’s conference, Connecting the world of biodiversity data:  standards uniting people, processes, and tools, will build on lessons learned during the preceding 18 months of virtual interaction and collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic.  TDWG 2021 will be held on the virtual platform Whova,…

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February 2022

Black History Month: Panel Discussion on Professional Societies and DEI

February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

UFBI will host a virtual panel discussion on Friday, February 25, 2022, from 12:00PM -1:00PM, on the role of professional scientific societies in fighting racism and promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.  We will focus on the new NSF LEAPS BIO program:  LEAding cultural change through Professional Societies (LEAPS) of Biology.  Guests will include NSF Program Officer Dan Marenda and PIs of three of the LEAPS projects funded during the first year of the program:  DaJoie Croslan (AIBS), Mary Williams…

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March 2022

UFBI Seminar Series Hosts Phi Beta Kappa Scholar Victoria Sork

March 14 - March 15
E252 CSE Bldg, 432 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
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UFBI Seminar Series Hosts Phi Beta Kappa Scholar Victoria Sork UFBI is hosting Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar (https://www.pbk.org/VisitingScholars) Victoria Sork, Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden and Herbarium at UCLA (https://sorklab.eeb.ucla.edu/), on Mar 14-15 (right after Spring Break). As a Visiting Scholar, Victoria will meet with two undergraduate classes, several faculty, and groups of graduate students.  She will also present two talks, which will both be hybrid presentations: Monday,…

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Registration: Visiting Scholar Victoria Sork PBK Seminar Talk

March 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Registration: Visiting Scholar Victoria Sork UFBI Seminar Talk

March 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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April 2022

UFBI Seminar Series Hosts Dr. Sandra Knapp

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

UFBI Virtual Seminar Series Hosts Sandra Knapp UFBI is hosting Visiting UFBI Seminar Series Guest Speaker Sandra Knapp, Honorary Research Professor, University College London, Genes, Ecology and Environment, UK, on Friday, April 8, 2022. Friday, April 8, 2022 12:00PM - 1:00PM Virtual via Zoom Title: Diversity and distribution in Solanum (Solanaceae) Abstract: Solanum (Solanaceae – the nightshade family) is one of the largest genera of flowering plants, with 1,250 currently accepted species. I is also economically important with the potato one of the…

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May 2022

4th Annual UFBI & IFAS Symposium: Collaborations in Biodiversity Research

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

4th Annual UFBI & IFAS Symposium: Collaborations in Biodiversity Research Welcome to the 4th Annual Collaborations in Biodiversity Research Symposium! This event showcases collaboration across all colleges at UF, with lightning talks by faculty and students, plenty of time for networking, a keynote address, panel discussions and an outdoor courtyard poster session with drinks and snacks at the end of the day. The afternoon session will highlight the impacts of invasive species on biodiversity – which explains the lionfish image…

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