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The Florida Museum research building hosts a rotating exhibit highlighting recent student research guided by a Florida Museum mentor. Posters are on display at Dickinson Hall for one semester and then permanently archived on this website.

Contact information for current Museum graduate students is available on the Graduate Student Directory, through links to the University of Florida departments, or via the Florida Museum mentors.

Click any poster to download the PDF.

Spring 2013

A Quantitative Approach to Assessing Coral Septal Dentition

Student Author: Sahale N. Casebolt, PhD candidate, Department of Geosciences

Florida Museum Research Mentors: Michal Kowalewski, Invertebrate Paleontology (Committee chair); Gustav Paulay, Malacology/Invertebrate Zoology

Evolution and Extinction of Oceanic Land Crabs, an Example from the Hawaiian Islands

Student Author: John Starmer, MSc. PhD candidate, Department of Biology (Zoology)

Florida Museum Research Mentors: Gustav Paulay, Malacology/Invertebrate Zoology (Committee chair); David Reed, Mammals; Pam Soltis, Molecular Systematics & Evolutionary Genetics; David Steadman, Ornithology

The littoral sea cucumber (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) fauna of Guam re-assessed – a diversity curve that still does not asymptote

Student Authors: François Michonneau, PhD candidate, Department of Biology (Zoology); John Starmer, MSc. PhD candidate, Department of Biology (Zoology)

Florida Museum Research Mentors: Gustav Paulay, Malacology/Invertebrate Zoology (Committee chair); David Reed, Mammals

Spatial Point-Pattern Assessment to Understand Drilling Predatory Behavior of Naticid Gastropods

Student Author: Alexis Rojas, PhD candidate, Department of Geosciences

Other Authors: Austin Hendy, Greg Dietl

Florida Museum Research Mentors: Michal Kowalewski, Invertebrate Paleontology (Committee chair); Gustav Paulay, Malacology/Invertebrate Zoology

Fall 2013

Influence of the dry forest – wet forest ecotone over the differentiation of lowland neotropical bird populations

Student Authors: Juan Pablo Gómez, PhD Candidate, Department of Biology (Zoology); Juliana Sandoval, Undergraduate, Departamento de Biologia, Universidad de las Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Florida Museum Research Mentors: Scott K. Robinson, Ornithology (Committee chair); David Steadman, Ornithology

Biogeography and extinction of new world passerines: evidence from Pleistocene fossils

Student Author: Jessica A. Oswald, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology (Zoology)

Florida Museum Research Mentors: David W. Steadman, Ornithology (Committee chair); David Reed, Mammals; Scott Robinson, Ornithology

Biogeography and extinction of new world passerines: evidence from Pleistocene fossils

Student Author: Jessica A. Oswald, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology (Zoology)

Florida Museum Research Mentors: David W. Steadman, Ornithology (Committee chair); David Reed, Mammals; Scott Robinson, Ornithology

Ectoparasite infestation of understory birds in the Reserva Nacional Allpahuayo Mishana

Student Author: Judit Ungvari-Martin, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology (Zoology)

Florida Museum Research Mentors: Scott K. Robinson, Ornithology (Committee chair); David Reed, Mammals

Field research and undergraduate training in the Ordway Lab on Northern Mockingbirds

Student Authors: Alison Flanders, Undergraduate, Department of Animal Science; Jacklyn Locklear, Undergraduate, Department of Biology (Zoology); Erin Rawls, Undergraduate, Dept Psychology; Daisy Renteria, Undergraduate, Department of Biology (Zoology); Rodrigo Sarmento, Undergraduate, Department of Biology (Zoology); Zoe Zelazny, Undergraduate, Department of Biology (Zoology); Judit Ungvari-Martin, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Biology (Zoology)

Florida Museum Research Mentors: Scott K. Robinson, Ornithology (Committee chair, J. U.-M.); David Reed, Mammals