Q&A with Clay Henderson, author of Forces of Nature

In Forces of Nature: A History of Land Conservation, Clay Henderson—an environmental lawyer and educator—details how many of Florida’s activists, artists, philanthropists, and politicians have worked to designate threatened land for use as parks, preserves, and other conservation areas. We asked Clay Henderson some questions about his new book, which we're sharing below. When did … Continue reading Q&A with Clay Henderson, author of Forces of Nature

Forces of Nature

"Clay Henderson [is] the undisputed expert on land conservation law in Florida."—Orlando Sentinel “Anyone who wants to learn more about Florida’s struggle to conserve its many unique natural landscapes will want to read this book. In addition to introducing the historical cast of characters who engaged in land conservation in Florida, Henderson reviews recent land conservation … Continue reading Forces of Nature

The Surprising Lives of Bark Beetles

“[A] spirited tour. . . . [Hulcr and Abrahams] do a stellar job of recasting their maligned subjects as being more worthy of study than scorn. Budding entomologists will find lots to appreciate.”—Publishers Weekly “A thorough and enthralling introduction to some of the most important insects on the planet. This should be required reading for anyone … Continue reading The Surprising Lives of Bark Beetles

Webinar: Race, Environment, Culture, and Political Ecology across the Americas

Join the University Press of Florida for the second event in a series on race and diasporic culture in the Americas. This event series is made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Moderator: Joel CorreiaCenter for Latin American Studies, University of … Continue reading Webinar: Race, Environment, Culture, and Political Ecology across the Americas

Paddler’s Guide to the Sunshine State, Second Edition

Praise for the first edition: “A great all-in-one paddling guide—with everything from the state’s best water trails to nitty-gritty advice about weather, equipment and supplies.”—Lonely Planet Miami & the Keys   “A colorful, comprehensive guide to paddling Florida’s extensive waterways.”—Gainesville Sun   “Whether you are a novice at the sport or experienced, this book should be required reading.”—Fish’n & … Continue reading Paddler’s Guide to the Sunshine State, Second Edition

Your Florida Guide to Butterfly Gardening, Second Edition

Praise for the first edition:   “[Specifies] many ways to attract beautiful winged creatures.”—Publishers Weekly   “Gives easy-to-follow instructions for making your garden a butterfly magnet.”—Tallahassee Democrat   “Shows that gardening to attract butterflies doesn’t take a lot of time, effort, or room.”—Tampa Tribune   “A resource you will quickly and easily assimilate, as you discover everything about why butterflies … Continue reading Your Florida Guide to Butterfly Gardening, Second Edition

Exotic Amphibians and Reptiles of the United States

“A comprehensive, one-of-a-kind guidebook detailing the exotic reptiles and amphibians established in the United States. A valuable resource for researchers, educators, land managers, and federal and state agencies and NGOs that care for wildlife and the environment.”—Richard Engeman, research statistician and research biologist, National Wildlife Research Center  “In a single volume, the authors have compiled … Continue reading Exotic Amphibians and Reptiles of the United States

Urban Ecology for Citizens and Planners

“We are now well into this first urban century and the importance of understanding the ecology of cities is ever more apparent. Hansen and Macedo provide a timely, valuable guide for citizens and planners to apply ecological knowledge in the shaping of our cities. Such wisdom is essential for our health and wellbeing as well … Continue reading Urban Ecology for Citizens and Planners

Imperiled Reef

“[An] impassioned study. . . . There is much to savor in Sheehy’s paean to a unique ecosystem.”—Publishers Weekly“Takes us on a fascinating journey through the unfolding crisis on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, and by extension the world’s oceans and climate. Sheehy possesses a deep knowledge of reef biodiversity and the ability to clearly convey … Continue reading Imperiled Reef

The Ecology of the Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Northern Florida

“An excellent account of the ecology of the trees, shrubs, and woody vines of northern Florida. The information is based on a lifetime of experience studying Florida’s woody plants and will be useful to foresters, biologists, students of the natural sciences, and anyone interested in the biota of the region.”—Walter Judd, author of Plant Systematics: A … Continue reading The Ecology of the Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Northern Florida