Class crowdfunding projects are a success!

By | March 29th, 2016|conservation, development, graduate students, TCD, teaching|

Congratulations to our team of intrepid students that developed their first crowdfunding campaigns in our skills course: Fundraising for Conservation and Development Professionals.  5 projects raised a grand total of $6483 in 30 days with 221 donations.  To learn more - click here.

TCD Crowd-funding Projects Go Live!

By | February 22nd, 2016|graduate students, TCD, teaching|

Environmental education, dholes, bears, sirens, and communities - these are the focus of 5 crowd-funding projects that are part of the TCD Fundraising Skills for Conservation and Development course.  Click here to learn more about the exciting work of these UF TCD students.  Not only are these students learning how to use social media for [...]

Wrapping up The Amazon seminar

By | December 14th, 2015|Amazon, Brazil, courses, Ecuador, graduate students, interdisciplinary, LAS, Peru, TCD, teaching|

I had the distinct privilege of co-teaching The Amazon seminar with Dr. Marianne Schmink in Fall 2015 - what a great experience!  Marianne has been teaching this foundation inter-disciplinary seminar since 1981 when she first taught the course with Drs. Charles Wagley and Chuck Wood.  This fall we had 16 fabulous students and several faculty [...]

Here we go…. Fall Semester 2015

By | August 23rd, 2015|graduate students, TCD, teaching, WEC|

Well, where did summer 2015 go?  The semester starts tomorrow and the lab is heading back from all kinds of places - Peruvian Amazon, Bolivian Andes, Peruvian Andes, Ecuador Amazon, among others.  We welcome new PhD student Michael Esbach who spent his summer in the Solomon Islands, and in western Amazonia (Ecuador).  Looking forward to [...]

Fun trip to Lee County

By | April 22nd, 2015|birds, teaching, tropical|

On 18 April, Bette got a chance to travel to Fort Myers, Florida in Lee County to participate in a fun-filled bird day hosted by University of Florida Extension.  The event had over 50 amateur bird enthusiasts that had spent much of 17 April looking at shorebirds at several birding hotspots in the area.  Bette [...]

Join us at UF – New tenure-track position open in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

By | December 4th, 2014|teaching, tropical, WEC|

The Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation has a new tenure-track position open for an Assistant Professor in Global Change Ecology.  We are looking for someone to develop an internationally recognized research program related to global change impacts on wildlife and biodiversity.  The individual would be expected to: 1) teach an innovative, state-of-the-art undergraduate course [...]

UF-OTS Graduate Specialty Course in Costa Rica

By | June 17th, 2014|Costa Rica, courses, ecology, field station, graduate students, interdisciplinary, OTS, TCD, teaching, tropical|

Bette joined the on-going UF-OTS graduate specialty course in Costa Rica and spent a stimulating day discussing biodiversity conservation issues with law professors from Costa Rica and UF, law and natural resource students from Costa Rica, Colombia and the US. The course, Tropical Conservation and Sustainable Development: Law, Policy and Practice, combines lectures, field site [...]

OTS launches crowdfunding campaign to give students and researchers a boost

By | May 25th, 2014|Costa Rica, field station, graduate students, OTS, research, South Africa, teaching, tropical|

The staff at OTS  (@OTS_OET) have put their creativity hats on once again!  They developed a wish list for items that would enrich the daily experiences of researchers and students at their varied field sites in South Africa and Costa Rica.  To obtain these items, they are counting on a crowdfunding campaign to raise the [...]

OTS Graduate Courses

By | January 16th, 2014|courses, OTS, TCD, teaching|

OTS is teaching a new graduate-level course on climate change in China in summer 2014.  The course is funded by the National Science Foundation and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.  Check it out here. Also this summer we (Tom Ankersen, Franklin Paniagua, Richard Hamann from UF Levin College of Law) are teaching a graduate specialty course [...]