Research News

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Remembering botanist Mark Whitten

The Florida Museum is saddened to announce the sudden death of botanist Mark Whitten. Whitten was well known for his love of living things, his collegial spi...
A brown frog

In Gabon with a professional frog-catcher

University of Florida Ph.D. student Gregory Jongsma has been obsessed with Africa’s wildlife since his childhood. Not the animals you might see on a safari, tho...
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Invertebrate zoology division to add new collections with NSF grant

The Florida Museum of Natural History’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology will incorporate new collections with the help of a National Science Foundation grant. The division’s collection has more than doubled in size in the past 15 years, and the n...
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Tiger beetles: fierce hunters, fast movers

Tiger beetles are jewel-toned insects that run so fast, they have to stop to see where they’re going. These long-legged beetles are fierce predators that use th...