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Dr. Barbara A. Battelle Excellence in Scientific Communication Award Recipients

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Congratulations to the recipients of the Barbara A. Battelle Excellence in Scientific Communication Award. Fall 2016 Leah Dannenberg, Ph.D. student Marleen Klann, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate Spring 2016 Yuzu Yanagitsuru, Ph.D. student Otar Akanyeti, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate Fall 2015 Gabrielle Winter, Ph.D. student Danielle De Jong, Ph.D., postdoctoral associate About the Award As scientists, we are constantly faced with the challenge…

Dec. 8: Evenings at Whitney – Florida’s Coastal Ecosystems and Global Change

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Dec. 8, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Florida’s Coastal Ecosystems and Global Change.” University of Florida Distinguished Professor of Biology Francis “Jack” Putz talked about how the natural ecosystems along the coast of Florida are changing…

Nov. 17: Evenings at Whitney – Consequences of Climate Change for the Temperate-Tropical Ecotone

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Nov. 17, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Consequences of Climate Change for the Temperate-Tropical Ecotone.” Ilka Candy Feller, senior scientist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, talked about leveraging history to understand the present and predict…

Whitney Lab Employees Participate in SEEDS Program

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The Ecological Society of America SEEDS (Strategies for Ecology Education, Diversity and Sustainability) program, which is a mentoring program for college students, hosted a field trip on Nov. 4, 2016, in St. Augustine for a diverse group of students from several institutions in Florida. The field trip featured a panel of ecology professionals who shared…

Whitney Laboratory Sea Turtle Hospital Awarded Grant from Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program to Help Education Efforts

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In April, University of Florida Whitney Laboratory Sea Turtle Hospital received a grant for $15,000 from the Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program, which is financed by the sales of the sea turtle specialty license plate. The grant will fund the development and creation of a modular, mobile exhibition at Whitney Laboratory to be used for…

Evenings at Whitney on Oct. 20: Understanding Animal History through the Eyes of a DNA Sequencer

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The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on Oct. 20, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled “Understanding Animal History through the Eyes of a DNA Sequencer.” Joseph Ryan, assistant professor of biology at Whitney Laboratory, shared how his lab uses DNA sequences to investigate the…