Started in 2018, the mission of the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute is to advance communication and public understanding of current research discoveries about Earth’s natural systems — air, water, land and life — in Florida, and beyond.
Earth’s natural systems include the atmosphere, oceans, land, polar ice caps and glaciers, and life. Intrinsically connected, these systems affect one another and result in global change that profoundly impacts the future of our planet. Only by understanding the way the Earth’s systems interact, we will be poised to fully understand the ways human activity affects the natural environment in which we live.
TESI Welcomes Megan Ennes: Spearheading New Division of Museum Education
Ennes will work with faculty and educators to develop and assess programs that help increase the public’s understanding of science.
Join the Florida Museum for a Celebration of Life for Renowned Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt
This FREE event on October 6 features a talk by best-selling author Andrea Wulf and a special performance by the Gainesville Master Chorale.
Got Questions About Honeybees? Tune Into Reddit AMA with UF’s Jamie Ellis
Join us and UF's Office of Research for a Reddit Ask Me Anything session about honeybees on Monday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. EST!
Science on Tap: Is Florida Trying to Kill Me?
It can sometimes feel like mother nature is out to get us, but is she really? The Florida Museum and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute invite you to grab a local brew and learn from scientists about whether hurricanes, sharks and sinkholes are actually here to kill you at our fall “Science on Tap” series. Download the event flyer: Science On Tap: Is Florida Trying to Kill Me?
Science on Tap: Sinkholes
Join us Thursday, November 14 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at First Magnitude Brewing Company.
Science on Tap: Mosquitoes
Join us Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 p.m. at Cypress and Grove Brewing Co.
Science on Tap: Wildfires
Join us Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 p.m. at First Magnitude Brewing Co.
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A new study shows that urbanization shifts seasonal cues in nuanced ways.
Red tide blooms in the Gulf of Mexico can be expected in the fall almost every year and 2019 is no exception.
Managing our environment in a way that is harmonious with the state’s more than 21 million people can be challenging.