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Faculty

National Academy of Sciences Members:

  • Elizabeth Wing, Curator Emerita, Environmental Archaeology

Distinguished Professors, Chairs:

  • Kathleen Deagan, Distinguished Research Curator of Archaeology
  • Scott Robinson, Ordway Eminent Scholar
  • Pam Soltis, Distinguished Research Professor of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics

Special Achievements, 2010-2011:

  • Reed Beaman served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation Division of Biological Infrastructure
  • Bruce MacFadden served as Program Officer (rotator) at the National Science Foundation Division of Research on Learning, Lifelong Learning Cluster
  • William Marquardt received an Honorable Mention Preservation Award for Rehabilitation of the Randell Research Center Ruby Gill House from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation
  • David Reed appointed University of Florida Research Foundation Professor
  • Pam Soltis received the Botanical Society of America Merit Award

 

Teaching

  • 115 Graduate Committees Served
  • 84 Graduate Committees Chaired
  • 39 Independent Studies Supervised

Florida Museum faculty teach an average of 46 courses per year to University of Florida undergraduate and graduate students.

Courses are taught through related departments in the colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Fine Arts and Liberal Arts & Sciences, including Anthropology, Botany, Entomology & Nematology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geological Sciences, Honors, Latin American Studies, Museum Studies, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and Zoology.

Grad students work on computers in lab

Graduate students working in one of the Museum's labs.

  • ANG 4905 Individual Research in Anthropology, 19 credits
  • ANG 5162 Maya Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy, 3 credits
  • ANG 6110 Archaeological Theory, 3 credits
  • ANG 6186 Kinship Theory and Archaeology, 3 credits
  • ANG 6905 Individual Studies, 24 credits
  • ANG 6910 Supervised Research, 2 credits
  • ANG 6915 Research Projects in Social, Cultural, and Applied Anthropology, 15 credits
  • ANG 6930 Zooarchaeology of Mexico and Central America, 3 credits
  • ANG 6950 Individual Reading, 2 credits
  • ANG 6971 Research for Master’s Thesis, 6 credits
  • ANG 7979 Advanced Research, 25 credits
  • ANG 7980 Advanced Research, 25 credits
  • ANT 4914 Honors Thesis Research, 3 credits
  • BOT 5725 Vascular Plant Taxonomy, 3 credits
  • BOT 6935 Herbarium Management, 1 credit
  • BOT 6935 Molecular Systematics, 3 credits
  • BOT 6935/6554 Evolutionary Biogeography, 6 credits
  • BOT/ZOO 6935 Systematic Fruit and Seed Morphology, 3 credits
  • ENT 6932 Advanced Research, 3 credits
  • ENY 4905/6934 Biology of Lepidoptera, 2 credits
  • GLY 4930/5786 L/ZOO 6927 Florida Vertebrate Paleontology-Field Course, 2 credits
  • GLY 4930/6932 Vertebrate Paleontology: The Fossil Record and the Evolution of Mammals, 3 credits
  • GLY 6971 Advanced Research, 9 credits
  • GLY 7979 Advanced Research, 11 credits
  • GLY 7980 Advanced Research, 20 credits
  • IDH 4917 Honors Research, 2 credits
  • PCB 6605 Principles of Systematic Biology, 4 credits
  • PCB 6791 Research for Master’s Thesis, 4 credits
  • WIS 4905 Structure and Function in Snakes, 2 credits
  • WIS/BOT 6935 Molecular Ecology, 3 credits
  • ZOO 2203C Invertebrate Zoology, 4 credits
  • ZOO 4905 Individual Studies in Zoology, 16 credits
  • ZOO 4914 Honors Thesis Research, 12 credits
  • ZOO 4927/5846C Mammalogy, 4 credits
  • ZOO 6905 Individual Studies in Zoology, 8 credits
  • ZOO 6927 Advanced Invertebrate Zoology, 4 credits
  • ZOO 6927 Avian Anatomy and Specimen Preparation, 4 credits
  • ZOO 6927 Museum Seminar: Life, the Universe and Everything, 1 credit
  • ZOO 6927 Structure and Function in Snakes, 2 credits
  • ZOO 6927/GLY 6932 Broader Impacts of Science on Society, 4 credits
  • ZOO 6927/GLY 6932 Cenozoic Vertebrates of the Neotropics, 3 credits
  • ZOO 6927/GLY 6932 PIRE Seminar, 2 credits
  • ZOO 6927/GLY 6932 Vertebrate Paleontology Seminar, 5 credits
  • ZOO 6971 Research for Master’s Thesis, 3 credits
  • ZOO 7979 Advanced Research, 35 credits
  • ZOO 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation, 24 credits

 

Grants

Florida Museum of Natural History scientists received 39 grants totaling more than $4.58 million during 2010-11 from the following organizations:

Doug and Pam Solits with flower display

Pam and Doug Soltis are pictured with various species of flowering plants. Both researchers worked with a team from the University of Texas at Austin to determine that the two largest groups of flowering plants, monocots (grasses and their relatives) and eudicots (including sunflowers and tomatoes), are more closely related to each other than to any of the other major lineages.

  • American Ornithologists Union
  • Botanical Society of America
  • Charlotte Harbor National Estuary
  • Evolving Earth Foundation
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation
  • Herb Society of America
  • Lee County, Fla.
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • National Geographic Society
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (Panama)
  • Paleontological Society
  • Schlumberger Foundation
  • The Community Foundation
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Auckland (New Zealand)
  • University of South Florida
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of the Interior
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation

 

Institutional Affiliations

  • American Association of Museums
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • Consortium for the Barcode of Life
  • Florida Association of Museums
  • Natural Science Collections Alliance
  • Southeastern Museums Conference