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.

Fall 2015

PaleoTEACH: stem integration through paleontology & 3D technology for K-12 education

Student Authors:  Claudia Grant1, Sean Moran1, Victor Perez1, Doug M. Boyer2, Jason Tovani3, Megan Hendrickson4

Florida Museum Research Mentors: Bruce MacFadden, Dr. Jonathan Bloch

1Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida. Gainesville FL;  2Duke University, Morpho Source. Durham, NC;  3Pacific Grove Middle School. Pacific Grove, CA;  4Academy of the Holy Names. Tampa, FL

Evolution of small mammals during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum: A case study using automated geometric morphometric methods to quantify tooth shape and size

Student Authors:  Natasha Vitek1, Carly Manz1, Jonathan Bloch1, Douglas Boyer2, Suzanne Strait3

Florida Museum Research Mentors: Bruce MacFadden, Dr. Jonathan Bloch

1Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL;  2Duke University, Durham, NC; 3Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Evolving Equids: Using Fossil Horses to Teach High School Science

Authors:  Sean M. Moran1, Bruce J. MacFadden1, Cheryl A. McLaughlin2, Julie Bokor3, Jennifer Broo4, Jessica Mahoney5

1Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; 2National Education Inspectorate, Kingston, Jamaica; 3Center for Precollegiate Education and Training, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; 4St. Ursula Academy, Cincinnati, OH; 5Edgewater High School, Orlando, FL

Dental Topography and Dietary Ecology of the First North American Euprimates

Authors:  Paul E. Morse1,2, Jonathan I. Bloch2, Gabriel S. Yapuncich3, Doug M. Boyer3, Suzanne G. Strait4

1Department of Anthropology, University of Florida; 2Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida; 3Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University; 4Department of Biological Sciences, Marshall University

Spring 2015

Fossil fruits of the London Clay: A new insight from X-Ray analysis

Authors:  Neil F. Adams1*, Mary J. Andrew1, Margaret E. Collinson1,2, Steven R. Manchester3, Gregory W. Stull3, Fabiany Herrera3,4, Paul Kenrick2, Dan Sykes2

1Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, U.K.; 2Natural History Museum, London, U.K.; 3Florida Museum of Natural History and Department of Biology, University of Florida, U.S.A.; 4Chicago Botanic Garden, U.S.A. 

A morphotype catalog of leaves from the Middle Eocene Cockfield Formation, TN

Student Authors: Ariel Guggino and Nathan A Jud



Eocene and Miocene fruits and seeds reveal the evolution of ancient Panamanian forests

Student Author: Fabiany Herrera

Florida Museum Research Mentors: Steven Manchester and Carlos Jaramillo


Student Authors:  Christopher W. Nelson and Nathan A. Jud

Florida Museum Research Mentors: Steve Manchester, Bruce MacFadden, Jonathan Bloch, and Fabiany Herrera