Our blogs highlight the work of our scientists and support team that catalogs and examines global biodiversity, from the origin of earth as we know it, through present day, and forward into future possibilities.

McGuire Center News – McGuire Center • Jun 28, 2022

Student Spotlight: Amanda Markee

In Fall of 2021, Amanda Markee received a McGuire Center Graduate Assistantship to study variation in moth silk production for…

Ceramic Technology Lab • Jun 21, 2022

Pottery Series of the Caribbean

Learn the difference between the common ceramic series of the Caribbean (Rouse 1992) with these cheat sheets from Collections Assistant…

Florida Program for Shark Research • Jun 8, 2022

New Smyrna fieldwork: Part 3

Several days later, the ash had blown away, and we got another opportunity to search for the existing receivers with…

Florida Program for Shark Research • Jun 1, 2022

New Smyrna Fieldwork: Part 2

After our last trip, I had made some adjustments to the design of our long line but needed a special…

McGuire Center News – McGuire Center • May 30, 2022

New Florida Lepidoptera Survey

McGuire Center staff and volunteers were excited to make their first two trips to UF’s new DeLuca Preserve in Osceola…

Florida Program for Shark Research • May 25, 2022

New Smyrna Fieldwork: Part 1

Part of every experiment is the collection of data. As a field biologist, that means I have to go where…

McGuire Center News – McGuire Center • Apr 29, 2022

Visiting Researchers

The McGuire Center hosts numerous visiting researchers throughout the year. With the easing of travel restrictions, the past two months…

Blog – Montbrook Fossil Dig • Apr 25, 2022

FL VP Course: Lourdes Ubeira

On my first day of digging, I wasn’t really able to find anything and I was mainly leveling off the…

Blog – Montbrook Fossil Dig • Apr 23, 2022

FL VP Course: Laney Cardenas

Paleontology has always been a topic of interest for me, but only now have I had the chance to combine…

Blog – Montbrook Fossil Dig • Apr 23, 2022

FL VP Course: Kallie Stafford

Digging at Montrook was a rewarding and fun experience. Learning the process of uncovering fossils millions of years old is…

Blog – Montbrook Fossil Dig • Apr 22, 2022

FL VP Course: Anne Pfund

Day 1: Saturday, February 5, 2022 My first day on the dig! I had no idea what to expect. I…

Blog – Montbrook Fossil Dig • Apr 21, 2022

FL VP Course: Logan Track

When first signing up for the Florida Vertebrate Paleontology course, I was expecting the usual lecture/exam format. After I found…

Blog – Montbrook Fossil Dig • Apr 20, 2022

FL VP Course: Daniel Vega

Day 1: February 26th, 2022 I didn’t know what to expect on my first trip to the dig site, considering…

Blog – Montbrook Fossil Dig • Apr 19, 2022

FL VP Course: Alexis Fowler

My experience in the field Digging at Montbrook was an excellent experience! Everyone is extremely friendly, and they made the…

Blog – Montbrook Fossil Dig • Apr 18, 2022

FL VP Course: Rachael Dean

This semester I was presented with a very unique opportunity in which I was able to help dig up fossils…

Blog – Montbrook Fossil Dig • Apr 16, 2022

FL VP Course: Sam Cornell

A Spring of Fossils An icon of North Florida vertebrate paleontology, the Montbrook dig site near Williston, Fl sits on…

Events • Apr 4, 2022

Fantastic Fossils 5K

After 2 years of virtual races, the Florida Museum’s sixth annual 5K was back in-person, with an option to stay…

McGuire Center News – McGuire Center • Mar 30, 2022

New Staff Profiles

With the arrival of spring, we feature two of our latest hires who play key roles in maintaining the steady…