Center Combines Scientists, Industry to Manage Insects More Efficiently

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Research

When she joined the University of Florida as an eminent scholar in entomology and nematology two years ago, Bryony Bonning brought an insect and nematode research center with her. That center works with researchers and industry to help manage insects and nematodes that harm crops and humans. Bonning started the Center for Arthropod Management Technologies while conducting entomology research at …


UF Studies Shows What Some Bugs Do for Love, Like Sacrificing a Leg

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Research

Males of many species must compete for mates, often using body parts scientists call “weapons” to defeat their opponent, survive and in some cases, produce more offspring, University of Florida researchers say. As an example, deer develop antlers, which help them compete with other male deer for female attention and to survive battles with predators in the wild kingdom. Now, …