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The Department of Natural History had an outstanding year in 2015-2016 with 27 faculty overseeing about $65M in total external grant support for research and collection activities, including 59 new grants this fiscal year totaling $8.3M! This per-capita funding rate is extremely high, even for a research-intensive university like the University of Florida.

Last updated: October 28, 2016

AwardTitlePIEnd DateAmountCo-Pis
1206769
Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: Digitizing Fossils to Enable New Syntheses in Biogeography - Creating a PALEONICHES-TCN
Jonathan Hendricks
06/30/2016
$157,975
Roger Portell
1630276
Collaborative Research: Evolutionary Significance of Biotic Interactions: A Comparative Study Utilizing Echinoid Associated Traces
Michal Kowalewski
08/31/2019
$230,022
Carrie Tyler
1410288
Collaborative Research: The Key to the Cabinets: Building and Sustaining a Research Database for a Global Biodiversity Hotspot
Norris H. Williams
07/31/2018
$65,198
 
1349345
CSBR: Natural History Collections: Building a central database and curation improvements for The McGuire Center for Lepidoptera at the Florida Museum of Natural History
Akito Kawahara
06/30/2017
$407,844
Jacqueline Miller, Pamela Soltis, Keith Willmott
1121739
Collaborative Research: Alternative strategies and evolutionary routes in the escalation of the bat-moth arms race: Ultrasonic stridulation in hawkmoths
Akito Kawahara
08/31/2016
$318,045
 
1354585
SG: ARTS: Hawaiian Philodoria green-island leaf mining moths: Revisionary systematics, phylogenetics and biogeography of a threatened fauna
Akito Kawahara
12/31/2016
$149,947
Daniel Rubinoff
1541500
Collaborative Research: ButterflyNet--an integrative framework for comparative biology
Akito Kawahara
12/31/2019
$826,981
Robert Guralnick
1557007
NSF DEB-NERC: Phylogenomics and Sensory Systems Evolution in Silkmoths and Relatives
Akito Kawahara
08/31/2021
$269,484
Andreas Zwick, Ian Kitching, Jamie Theobald, Jesse Breinholt
0966884
PIRE--Ancient biodiversity and global change in the New World Tropics: A once-in-a-century opportunity along the Panama Canal
Bruce MacFadden
07/31/2016
$3,905,831
Douglas Jones, Gary Morgan, Carlos Jaramillo, Jonathan Bloch
1322725
Full-scale Development: FOSSIL--Fostering Opportunities for Synergistic STEM with Informal Learners
Bruce MacFadden
09/30/2017
$1,440,431
Austin Hendy, Shari Ellis, Kent Crippen, Betty Dunckel
1358919
RET Site: The Great American Biotic Interchange (GABI)--The Panama Connection
Bruce MacFadden
04/30/2017
$350,000 
1560667
Collaborative Research: Biotic Surveys of Central Saharan Oases
David Blackburn
07/31/2016
$87,524
 
1118369
Collaborative Research: Long-Term Dynamics and Resilience of Terrestrial Plant and Animal Communities in the Bahamas
David Steadman
02/29/2016
$164,573
 
1461496
Avifauna Persistence and Vulnerabilities: Island Biogeography Across Long Time Scales
David Steadman
10/31/2018
$373,914
 
1501600
DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Comparative phylogeography of three co-distributed Neotropical mangrove species
Douglas Soltis
05/31/2017
$19,455
Richard Hodel
1458640
Collaborative Research: ABI Innovation: Connecting resources to enable large-scale biodiversity analyses
Douglas Soltis
06/30/2018
$834,828
Jose Fortes, Pamela Soltis, Andrea Matsunaga
1501803
Dissertation Research: The evolutionary significance of autopolyploidy in Tolmiea (Saxifragaceae)
Douglas Soltis
05/31/2017
$19,353
Clayton Visger
1146065
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Genomic consequences of recent and ancient allopolyploidy: a continuum of ages in Tragopogon (Asteraceae)
Douglas Soltis
05/31/2016
$361,890
Pamela Soltis, William Barbazuk
1406960
DISSERTATION RESEARCH: An integrative genomic study of multiple domestication events in squash and pumpkin (Cucurbita, Cucurbitaceae)
Douglas Soltis
05/31/2016
$19,461
Pamela Soltis, Heather Kates
1406368
DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Morphological and developmental disparity dynamics associated with the emergence of commensalism and the loss of swimming in "swimming" crabs
Gustav Paulay
05/31/2016
$19,487
Nathaniel Evans
1203222
CSBR: Natural History Collections: Curation and Digitization of Recently Acquired, Major Fossil Vertebrate Research Collections at the Florida Museum of Natural History
Jonathan Bloch
04/30/2016
$455,330
Richard Hulbert, Bruce MacFadden
1440558
Collaborative Research: Reassessing Primate Origins through Digital Investigation of Eocene Fossils from the Bridger Basin, Wyoming
Jonathan Bloch
08/31/2017
$116,499
 
1523269
Collaborative Research; The Role Of Fuelwood Resources In A Traditional Society
Karen Walker
06/30/2017
$28,289
William Marquardt
1433043
Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Maya State Formation
Katherine Emery
05/31/2016
$21,192
Ashley Sharpe
1256742
ARTS: Phylogeny and systematic revision of the diverse and cryptic Euptychiina (Lepidoptera, Nymphalidae, Satyrinae)
Keith Willmott
03/31/2018
$470,604
Jacqueline Miller, Akito Kawahara
1342705
Dimensions: Collaborative Research: Connecting the proximate mechanisms responsible for organismal diversity to the ultimate causes of latitudinal gradients in species richness.
Keith Willmott
12/31/2018
$425,528
 
1115210
Digitization HUB: A Collections Digitization Framework for the 21st Century
Lawrence Page
06/30/2017
$12,611,986
Gregory Riccardi, Bruce MacFadden, Jose Fortes, Pamela Soltis
1203120
Collaborative Research: CSBR: Natural History Collections: Georeferencing U.S. Fish Collections: a community-based model to georeferencing natural history collections
Lawrence Page
07/31/2016
$138,663
Robert Robins
1022720
Collaborative PBI: ALL CYPRINIFORMES SPECIES - PHASE II of an Inventory of the Otophysi
Lawrence Page
08/31/2016
$1,181,600
 
1455572
Doctoral Dissertation Research: Documenting differences in gene expression during human tooth development to understand the evolution of the primate dentition
Martin Cohn
01/31/2017
$29,966
Emily Woodruff
1559196
Stratigraphic Paleobiology and Historical Ecology of Po Basin
Michal Kowalewski
01/31/2019
$363,329
 
1458151
CSBR: Natural History Collections: Curation, Digitization, Integration, and On-Line Access of Two Exceptional Invertebrate Fossil Research Collections
Michal Kowalewski
06/30/2017
$184,557
Douglas Jones, Roger Portell
1356961
Understanding the Development of Hierarchical Social Organization
Neill Wallis
08/31/2017
$222,903
John Krigbaum
0953677
CAREER: Evolution in the Eastern Mediterranean Campanulaceae - Integrating Information Management and Scientific Workflows in Daily Research and Teaching
Nico Cellinese
09/30/2016
$865,251
 
1458604
Collaborative Research: ABI Innovation: An Ontology-Based System for Querying Life in a Post-Taxonomic Age
Nico Cellinese
04/30/2018
$696,202
 
0956371
Collaborative Research: BiSciCol Tracker: Towards a tagging and tracking infrastructure for biodiversity science collections
Nico Cellinese
09/30/2016
$475,238
Norris Williams, Steven Manchester, Gustav Paulay
1501676
DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Integrating Biogeography, Cytology, Niche Modeling and Phylogenetics to Understand the Evolutionary History of Endemic Campanula Species in the Mediterranean
Nico Cellinese
05/31/2017
$18,026
Andrew Crowl
1206394
Digitization PEN: Digitization of North American Bryophyte and Lichen Specimens from Florida Herbaria
Norris Williams
06/30/2016
$92,757
 
1442280
Dimensions US-China: Collaborative Research: How historical constraints, local adaptation, and species interactions shape biodiversity across an ancient floristic disjunction
Pamela Soltis
12/31/2019
$1,203,836
Eric Triplett, Douglas Soltis, Michelle Mack, Jeremy Lichstein
1406650
DISSERTATION RESEARCH: The developmental genetics of floral size variation in Saltugilia (Polemoniaceae): Linking cellular phenotypes, genetics, floral size, and pollinator shifts
Pamela Soltis
05/31/2016
$19,291
Jacob Landis
1510410
iDigFossils: Engaging K-12 Students in Integrated STEM via 3D Digitization, Printing and Exploration of Fossils
Pasha Antonenko
01/31/2019
$1,194,054
Bruce MacFadden, Aaron Wood, Corey Toler-Franklin
1458527
Collaborative Research: ABI DEVELOPMENT: Notes from Nature: Advancing a Next Generation Citizen Science Platform For Biocollection Transcription
Robert Guralnick
06/30/2018
$594,428
Walter Jetz, Laura Whyte, Julia Allen
1535793
Collaborative Research: ABI Development: Advancing Map of Life's Impact and Capacity for Sharing, Integrating, and Using Global Spatial Biodiversity Knowledge
Robert Guralnick
02/28/2018
$221,418
 
1536140
Dimensions US-BIOTA-Sao Paulo: Assembly and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrated approach
Robert Guralnick
08/31/2017
$107,437
 
1441628
Collaborative Research: VertLife Terrestrial: A Complete, Global Assembly of Phylogenetic, Trait, Spatial, and Environment Characteristics for a Model Clade
Robert Guralnick
09/30/2018
$179,987
 
1404895
DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Documenting Early Eocene environmental and climatic change in southwestern Wyoming from a paleobotanical perspective
Steven Manchester
05/31/2017
$19,467
Sarah Allen
1338285
ELT: Collaborative Research: Stratigraphic refinement, systematic and biogeographic relationships of the late Cretaceous-Paleocene Deccan biota of India
Steven Manchester
02/28/2018
$280,000
 
1310805
DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Integrating genomic and paleobotanical data for phylogenetic and biogeographic reconstruction in the basal lamiid family Icacinaceae
Steven Manchester
05/31/2016
$19,386
Pamela Soltis, Gregory Stull
1240035
STEM EduGators: UF Noyce Scholars Program
Thomas Dana
08/31/2017
$1,199,165
Bruce MacFadden, Thomasenia Adams, Anne Donnelly, Dimple Flesner
1550900
Collaborative Research: The Role of Surplus Production in the Emergence of a Complex Coastal Society
William Marquardt
02/28/2019
$69,830
Karen Walker