The Nature of Plants

“Encourages each of us to look at plants more thoughtfully and to consider the processes that take place every day that largely go unnoticed. You will better appreciate plants after reading Huegel’s book.”—Nicole Pinson, urban horticulture agent and master gardener coordinator, UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension “Huegel explains plant structure and biology in a manner that … Continue reading The Nature of Plants

Wes Skiles and the Fight for Florida’s Springs

Read on for an excerpt from Drawn to the Deep: The Remarkable Underwater Explorations of Wes Skiles. As a longtime diver and underwater photographer, Wes Skiles saw the impacts of pollution and resource exploitation on Florida’s springs firsthand. He went head to head with scientists and government officials who dismissed his observations of water movement through the … Continue reading Wes Skiles and the Fight for Florida’s Springs

Behind the Scenes Collecting Florida’s Fishes

Fishes in the Fresh Waters of Florida: An Identification Guide and Atlas By Robert H. Robins, Lawrence M. Page, James D. Williams, Zachary S. Randall, and Griffin E. Sheehy This new book is an essential identification guide to the 222 species of fishes in Florida’s fresh waters. Presenting each species with color photographs, key characteristics … Continue reading Behind the Scenes Collecting Florida’s Fishes

Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: Microbes to Ecosystems

In April 2015, the University of Florida and the University Press of Florida launched Gatorbytes, a digital book series following the innovative research taking place at UF. Intended to pique the interests of the intellectually curious and to share the stories behind the discoveries being made at UF, the books are written by professional journalists.  “They know how … Continue reading Gatorbytes Behind-the-Story: Microbes to Ecosystems

New GATORBYTE: Microbes to Ecosystems

The University of Florida has an ambitious goal: to harness the power of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni to solve some of society’s most pressing problems and to become a resource for the state of Florida, the nation, and the world. The stories chronicled in Gatorbytes span all colleges and units across the UF campus. They … Continue reading New GATORBYTE: Microbes to Ecosystems

The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America

“Foremost scholars of indigenous Amazonia explore the vast and interesting gap between rules and practice, demonstrating how sociocultural systems endure and even prosper due to the flexibility, creativity, and resilience of the people within them.”—Jeremy M. Campbell, author of Conjuring Property: Speculation and Environmental Futures in the Brazilian Amazon “A landmark volume and a major … Continue reading The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America

Travels on the St. Johns River

“Bringing together descriptions and illustrations of the St. Johns River and its characteristic flora and fauna from the golden age of natural history exploration, this book will be useful to both Bartram scholars and amateur naturalists.”—Timothy Sweet, author of American Georgics: Economy and Environment in American Literature, 1580–1864 “Illustrates the unique sense of place of … Continue reading Travels on the St. Johns River