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Welcome to this webpage on the systematics of Euptychiina!

From: Systematics of Euptychiina

Systematics of Euptychiina A project funded in part by the National Science Foundation (DEB# 1256742) Major collaborating organizations: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Campinas, Brazil Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom Goals: 1. Reconstruct the phylogeny of Euptychiina using both molecular […]

Kicking off the new year with a party

From: Laboratory of Molecular Systematics & Evolutionary Genetics

Here’s a photo a good portion of the lab. It was taken at a start of the year party at Pam and Doug’s.

Found Insects

From: Special Projects Lab

Being located in North Central Florida, a diverse assemblage of insects can be found right outside our back door. When interesting insects are found in the vicinity of the museum, they are often brought to our lab. This is a small selection from what has been found lately. This fly was brought to us by […]

Botany 2015 in Edmonton

From: Blue Rim Paleobotany

I recently returned from this year’s Botany conference in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was held in the Shaw Conference Center overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. I presented on Monday during the Paleobotany student session. My talk focused on the leaf flora from the lower stratigraphic horizon at Blue Rim. This horizon has 20 non-monocot angiosperm […]

Giant Ants!

From: Florida Museum Imagery

Last Tuesday two large-scale bronze ant sculptures were installed on the front lawn of the Florida Museum of Natural History. Each sculpture weighs 1,100 pounds and had to be forklifted from the delivery truck to the ground. The sculptures came to the museum through a University of Florida program called Creative B. Each year the […]

Shifting Sands and Baby Plans

From: Webology

The Web Office has been in a real period of transition, and boy, does our posting frequency show it! (Ahem, that’s absolutely nada since March for those playing along.) However, in attempting to serve as an example to other fledgling museum bloggers…it’s okay if you go through a post drought. Things happen and life gets […]

Postdoctoral fellow in Computable Semantics for the Tree of Life

From: The Cellinese Lab

The Phyloreferencing project seeks a postdoctoral fellow for researching and developing computational semantics approaches to large-scale biodiversity data integration problems. The project aims to enable addressing elements in the Tree of Life by unambiguous, transparent, and fully computable semantics of their patterns of evolutionary descent. The work involves researching and developing OWL models and ontologies, […]