UWF Students Play Important Role in BioBlitz

Students were among those leading teams of citizen scientists that surveyed plants and animals at the first Gulf Islands BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival.

Dr. Phillip Schmutz teaches students to use ranging poles while mapping.

Dr. Phillip Schmutz Studies Beach, Coastal Changes

Schmutz studies geomorphology, and he and his students survey the beach and dune systems to measure how they change over time.

This stock photo displays two scuba divers swimming in the ocean.

UWF Professors Contribute to Study of Genetic Diversity Within Coral Reefs

A recently published study shows that areas of coral reef undisturbed by human activity or climate change tend to contain the most genetic diversity, providing important insight into the best ways to monitor and preserve coral reef biodiversity.

Assistant Professor Dr. Alexis Janosik samples water from Smith Lake for Environmental DNA of Gulf and Alabama Sturgeon.

UWF Professor Using DNA Testing to Look for Rare Sturgeon

Trying to find an Alabama sturgeon has been akin to searching for the proverbial “needle in a haystack,” according to Dr. Alexis Janosik, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at the University of West Florida.

University of West Florida graduate research assistant Jennifer Knutson tells the story of Campbell Town - Huguenot.

UWF Grad Student Searches for Lost Huguenot Settlement

While stories fill history books about immigrants who came to Colonial America and thrived, not as much is known about those who didn’t succeed.

The area around Hawkshaw Lagoon where a walking maritime trail is planned along the water front

Historians, Archaeologists Plan Maritime Heritage Trail for Pensacola

The “Pensacola Maritime Heritage Trail” is the brainchild of Dr. Amy Mitchell-Cook, chair of the Department of History at the University of West Florida, and Dr. Della Scott-Ireton, associate director of the Florida Public Archaeology Network.

UWF Student Bryan Daniel showing the database for diabetes patients he wrote for St. Joseph Medical Clinic.

New Web-Based Database Helps Track Diabetes Patients’ Progress

As with all chronic diseases, an important aspect of diabetes treatment involves maintaining the necessary comprehensive prevention and management programs to control the disease.

Hannah Findley a sophomore biochemistry major photo processes dolphin fin photos for the Finbase Program which catalogs local dolphins.

UWF Student Seeks Cause of Skin Lesions on Dolphins

University of West Florida sophomore Hannah Findley has a love for all things marine. The biochemistry major grew up playing in the rivers and lakes of North Georgia.

Research Highlighted at UWF Student Scholars Symposium

More than 180 exhibits representing the gamut of research were on display Thursday at the University of West Florida Student Scholars Symposium.

Junior chemistry major Aaron Mena mixes a metal hydroxide and zinc acetate

Chemistry Student Creates Quantum Dots in Lab

A University of West Florida junior will travel to California for the 21st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition to present about Quantum dots.

Adam Roberts a UWF senior and Greg Leenig a UWF junior learn to take a water sample using a vandorn during the Bream Fishermen Association’s Environmental Water Sampling Academy at the 17th Ave. boat ramp.

UWF Students, Volunteers Trained to Help in Water Sampling

In the late 1960s, Escambia Bay had deteriorated to the point that fish kills were measured in square miles. A group of local fishermen became so concerned about the degradation that they banded together to help protect local waterways.

Students learn to use ranging poles while mapping at Pensacola Beach.

UWF Students Work to Map Coastal Grid

A sun-kissed slice of beach owned by the University of West Florida can provide a perfect laboratory for students.