This site is your online source for news about the Florida Museum of Natural History’s research, collections and scientists.

Inspiring people to care about life on Earth

The Florida Museum of Natural History manages some of the most comprehensive and widely used collections in the world. While the Museum’s primary geographic strengths are Florida, the southeastern U.S. and the Caribbean Basin, its collections and research programs span the globe to include every continent and nearly every island group. These collections and related research initiatives provide insights into wide-ranging issues of global change that affect the health and sustainability of Earth and its inhabitants, including:

  • Climate change
  • Invasive species
  • Ecosystem services and human health
  • Evolution
  • Human interactions with the environment
  • Biodiversity: loss and extinction, endangered species
  • Environmental conservation, management and sustainability
  • Public understanding of science
  • Cultural heritage and change
  • Water/air quality