Department Chair

David Blackburn

David BlackburnHerpetology
Department Chair, Associate Director for Research & Collections and Curator
Affiliate Appointments: Biology, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
352-273-1943 |
Dickinson Hall Room 262; Special Collections Building
Diversity, Evolution, and Conservation of amphibians
Lab Website
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Natural History Department Assistant

Brittany Snipes

Department of Natural History
352-273-1941 |
Office: Dickinson Hall 238

Full Time Faculty

Jonathan Bloch

Jonathan BlochVertebrate Paleontology
Affiliate Appointments: Biology, Geological Sciences, and Anthropology
Contact: 352-273-1938 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 222
Interests: Eocene mammals, mammalian responses to climate change, phylogenetics, functional morphology
ResearchGate | Google Scholar | ORCID

Nico Cellinese

Nico CellineseHerbarium and Informatics
Affiliate Appointments: Biology
Contact: 352-273-1979 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 354
Interests: Plant systematics, evolution, biogeography, informatics
Lab Website | Twitter

Charles Cobb

Charles CobbHistorical Archaeology
James E. Lockwood Jr., Professor of Historical Archaeology
Affiliate Appointments: Anthropology
Contact: 352-273-1916 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 102
Interests: Archaeology, cultural history, history of art, history of religion

Jaret Daniels

Jaret DanielsMcGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Affiliate Appointments: Entomology and Nematology
Contact: 352-273-2022 |
Office: McGuire Hall
Interests: Imperiled butterfly recovery, native insect pollinator conservation
Lab Website | ResearchGate

Glaucia Del-Rio

Glaucia Del-RioOrnithology
Assistant Curator
Contact: 352-273-1968 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 320
Interests: Avian Speciation, Genomic Architecture, Population Genetics, Systematics, Evo-Devo, Natural History, Spatial Ecology, and Conservation
Google Scholar

Kitty Emery

Kitty EmeryEnvironmental Archaeology
Affiliate Appointments: Anthropology, Latin American Studies, Tropical Conservation and Development, School of Natural Resources and Environment
Contact: 352-273-1919 |
Dickinson Hall Room 114
Mesoamerican archaeology, zooarchaeology, environmental archaeology

Lab Website | ResearchGate | Google ScholarORCID

Megan Ennes

Megan Ennes headsotMuseum Education
Assistant Curator; Director, Thompson Earth Systems Institute
Affiliate Appointments: School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, Museum Studies, and the Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies 
Contact: 352-273-2006 |
McGuire 201
Museum Education, Informal Science Educators, Civic Engagement for the Environment, Science Communication
Lab Website | Google Scholar | ORCID | Twitter

Nick Gauthier

Nick Gauthier headshotArtificial Intelligence for Cultural and Biological Diversity
Assistant Curator
Affiliate Appointments: Anthropology, Geography
352-273-1946| Dickinson Hall Room 376
Human Ecology, Paleoclimate, Land Use, Computational Modeling, Complex Systems
Lab Website | Google Scholar

Rob Guralnick

Rob GuralnickBiodiversity Informatics
Affiliate Appointments: Biology
Contact: 352-273-1980 |
Dickinson Hall Room 358
Spatiotemporal changes in genetic and species diversity, occupancy modeling, spatial ecological modeling, landscape genetics, molecular phylogenetics
Google Scholar

Douglas Jones

Douglas JonesInvertebrate Paleontology
Director of the Museum
Affiliate Appointments: Biology and Geology
Contact: 352-273-1901 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 291
Interests: Molluscan ecology, paleoecology, stable isotopes, paleoclimate
Google Scholar

Akito Kawahara

Akito KawaharaMcGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Curator; Director of McGuire Center
Affiliate Appointments: Biology, Entomology and Nematology, UF Genetics Institute, and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Contact: 352-273-2018 |
Office: McGuire Hall Room 218
Interests: Insect evolution and diversity, phylogenomics, host-use evolution, biogeography
Lab Website | ResearchGate | Google Scholar | ORCID | Twitter

Michal Kowalewski

Michal KowalewskiInvertebrate Paleontology
Jon L. and Beverly A. Thompson Chair of Invertebrate Paleontology
Affiliate Appointments: Biology, Geology, and Interdisciplinary Ecology
Contact: 352-273-1944 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 254
Interests: invertebrate paleontology, paleoecology, taphonomy
Google Scholar | ORCID | Researcher ID

Michelle LeFebvre

Michelle LeFebvreSouth Florida Archaeology and Ethnography 
Assistant Curator
Affiliate Appointments: Anthropology
Contact: 352-273-1917 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 106
Interests: Historical Ecology, Island and Coastal Archaeology, Environmental Anthropology, Biodiversity

Bruce MacFadden

Bruce MacFaddenVertebrate Paleontology
Affiliate Appointments: Biology, Geological Sciences, and Latin American Studies
Contact: 352-273-1937 |
Dickinson Hall Room 218
Interests: Neogene mammals, stable isotopes, paleoecology, diagenesis of fossils, science education
Google Scholar

Lucas C. Majure

Lucas Majure

University of Florida Herbarium (FLAS)
Associate Curator
Affiliate Appointments: Latin American Studies, Tropical Conservation and Development
Contact: 352-273-2102 |
Dickinson Hall Room 378
Interests: Plant Systematics, reticulate evolution, morphological evolution, biogeography, Flora of the Neotropics

ResearchGate | Majure Lab Website

Steven Manchester

Steven Manchester

Affiliate Appointments: Biology
Contact: 352-273-1935 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 214
Interests: phylogenetic and phytogeographic history of angiosperms, Paleocene and Eocene floras
ResearchGate | Google Scholar

Jonathan Nations

Assistant Curator
Contact: 352-392-1721 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 282
Interests: Evolutionary Ecology, Morphological Evolution, Macroevolution, Biogeography, Community Ecology, Malay Archipelago Mammals
Google Scholar

Gavin Naylor

Gavin NaylorFlorida Program for Shark Research
Program Director, Curator
Contact: 352-273-1954 |
Office:  Dickinson Hall
Interests: Molecular phylogenetics, biogeography, & comparative anatomy of sharks and rays
Google Scholar | FPSR |

Gil Nelson

Gil NelsoniDigBio
Program Director
Contact: 850-766-2649 |
Office:  105 Building
Interests: Botany, digital photography, biodiversity informatics

Larry Page

Larry PageIchthyology
Affiliate Appointments: Biology, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Contact: 352-273-1952 |
Office: Special Collections Building 120
Interests: Systematics, Evolution and Ecology of freshwater fishes, Protection of aquatic natural areas
Lab Website ResearchGate | Google Scholar

Mariela Pajuelo

Mariela PajueloThompson Earth Systems Institute
Assistant Scientist
Contact: 352-214-3060 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 216
Interests: Sea turtles, foraging ecology, fisheries bycatch, stable isotopes, science education

Gustav Paulay

Gustav PaulayInvertebrate Zoology
Affiliate Appointments: Biology
Contact: 352-273-1948 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 278
Interests: Invertebrate zoology, evolution, diversity, biogeography
Lab WebsiteResearchGate

Arthur Porto

Arthur PortoAI Biodiversity
Assistant Curator
Affiliate Appointments: Biology
Dickinson Hall Room 226
Biodiversity, Evolution, and Computer Vision

Lab Website | ResearchGate | Google ScholarORCID | GitHub

David Reed

David ReedMammalogy
Associate Provost
Affiliate Appointments: Biology, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, Entomology, UF Genetics Institute, and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment
Contact: 352-273-1971 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 346
Interests: phylogenetics, coevolution, host/parasite evolution, population genetics
Lab Website | Google Scholar | ResearchGate

Scott Robinson

Scott RobinsonOrdway Lab
Katharine Ordway Professor of Ecosystem Conservation; Eminent Scholar
Affiliate Appointments: Biology, School of Resources and the Natural Environment
Contact: 352-273-1965 |
Dickinson Hall Room 307
Avian Behavior and Ecology, Tropical Ecology, Conservation Biology, Elevation and Precipitation Gradients
Lab Website | Google Scholar

Douglas Soltis

Douglas SoltisMolecular Systemics and Evolutionary Genetics
Distinguished Professor of Biology
Contact: 352-273-1963 |
Office: Dickinson Hall
Interests: Plant biology, plant phylogeny, genome doubling, floral evolution, angiosperm diversification, phylogeography
Lab Website | ResearchGate | Google Scholar

Pamela Soltis

Pamela SoltisMolecular Systemics and Evolutionary Genetics; Genetic Resources Repository
Director, UF Biodiversity Institute
Distinguished Professor and Curator
Affiliate Appointments: Biology, Interdisciplinary Ecology; Director of UF Biodiversity Institute
Contact: 352-273-1964 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 301F
Interests: Plant molecular systemics, floral evolution, polyploid evolution, phylogeography, conservation genetics
Lab Website | ResearchGate

Edward Stanley

Edward StanleyDigital Imaging Division
Associate Research Scientist
Contact: 352-273-1978 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 229a
Interests: Systematics, Biogeography and Evolution of African reptiles and amphibians, Computed Tomography and Digitizing museum collections.
Website | Lab Website | LinkedIn | ResearchGate Google Scholar

Neill Wallis

Neill WallisFlorida Archaeology, Bioarchaeology, and Ceramic Technology Laboratory
Affiliate Appointments: Anthropology
Contact: 352-273-1920 |
Office: Dickinson Hall Room 130
Interests: Southeastern US Archaeology, Pottery, Provenance Studies, precontact networks and communities
Google Scholar

Keith Willmott

Keith Richard WillmottMcGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Affiliate Appointments: Entomology, Biology
Contact: 352-273-2012 |
Office: McGuire Hall
Interests: Neotropical butterfly systematics, diversity, evolution, biodiversity conservation
Lab Website


Faculty Emeritus

Kathy Deagan

Curator Emeritus
352-273-1916 |

Richard Franz

Emeritus Associate Scientist
352-273-1956 |

William F. Keegan

Caribbean Archaeology
Curator Emeritus
352-273-1921 |

William Harrison Marquardt

South Florida Archaeology and Ethnography
Curator Emeritus

Jerald Milanich

Florida Archaeology
Curator Emeritus

Susan Milbrath

Latin American Art and Archaeology
Curator Emeritus
352-273-1918 |

Jacqueline Miller

McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Curator Emeritus
352-273-2016 |

Max Nickerson

Curator Emeritus
352-273-1946 |

David Steadman

Curator Emeritus

Liz Wing

Environmental Archaeology
Curator Emeritus
352-273-2101 |

Charles Woods

Curator Emeritus