Diego Garcia receives Peruvian government fellowship!

By | July 15th, 2016|birds, graduate students, Peru, WEC|

Congratulations to incoming PhD student Diego Garcia for receiving a prestigious Peruvian CONCYTEC fellowship to cover years 3-5 at University of Florida in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation graduate program.  This fellowship will complement funding he has received from LASPAU-Fulbright program for years 1 and 2, together with tuition support from the Center for Latin American Studies.  [...]

Flavia Montano receives two field grants for Bolivia research

By | July 1st, 2016|Andes, birds, Bolivia, graduate students, research, WEC|

Great news for PhD candidate Flavia Montano.  Not one, but two research awards came this past week.  The Rufford Foundation and World Wildlife Fund Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program both selected Flavia for funding in their competitive grants programs.  Her dissertation research is focused on revealing what drives bird community assembly (especially mixed-species [...]

Welcome to Diego Garcia

By | June 5th, 2016|birds, conservation, graduate students, Peru, TCD, WEC|

Diego will be joining the Gator Nation in August 2016 as he enters the PhD program in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.  He completed his undergraduate degree at Peru's National University in Piura. He studies the ecology and conservation of endemic birds in an important bird area in nw Peru.  Climate change, land use changes, and [...]

“In memory of our fallen women”

By | April 8th, 2016|graduate students, TCD, WEC|

A shout out to all of the Latino-Hispanic Organization of Graduate Students (LOGRAS) at UF who recently painted a mural on the famous 34th Street wall.  Diego Juarez from WEC is President of LOGRAS.  Farah Carrasco says "the initiative was born after the assassination of the environmental activist Bertha Caceres and the two Argentinean girls murdered [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

PhD Student Flavia Montano receives IDEA WILD grant

By | September 3rd, 2014|graduate students, research, tropical, WEC|

Congratulations to PhD student Flavia Montano for receiving a grant worth ~$750 from IDEA WILD. Flavia came to UF from Bolivia and is currently in her second year in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.  She is interested in examining how species and functional diversity change along environmental gradients.  Her grant from IDEA WILD will provide some critical [...]

Lab members receive field research grants

By | April 12th, 2014|ecology, graduate students, LAS, research, SNRE, TCD, WEC|

Congratulations to Farah Carrasco Rueda, PhD student in SNRE, and Flavia Montano, PhD student in WEC, who both received field research grants from Tinker funds in the Center for Latin American Studies as part of the Tropical Conservation and Development program grant competition. Farah will work in Peru on a project entitled "What is the [...]