Explore Research

Explore Research videos feature past and present research from the University of Florida

Forest plant genetics

Matias Kirst, an associate professor in quantitative genetics at the University of Florida, explains how researchers study tree genetics to identify species best suited for forest plantations and those able to adapt to climate change.

Why Science? Extension and education

Martha Monroe, a professor and extension specialist at the University of Florida, talks about her career in environmental education and learning about and providing tools for educators to successfully engage and teach students.

Crab research

Gustav Paulay, curator of marine malacology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, talks about larval crab development and how DNA analysis and comparisons of larval and adult crabs helps increase our understanding of different crab species.

Evolutionary ecology

Evolutionary ecologist, Christine Miller, studies the relationship between insects' genes and environment

Lobster killing virus

Researcher describes the methods and techniques he uses in researching a virus that kills lobster

Why Science? Experimental Physics

Arthur Hebard, a University of Florida professor and experimental physicist, explains how his love for building and disassembling things influenced his interest in physics.

Why Science? Studying The Diversity Of Life

Keith Willmott, an assistant curator of Lepidoptera at the Florida Museum of Natural History, describes why he decided to become a scientist, and how his fascination with the world around him makes his job the best.

Inventory Of Freshwater Fishes

Larry Page, ichthyology curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History, describes the museum's planetary biodiversity inventory of freshwater fishes.

Why Science? Mapping Disease

Andy Tatem, an assistant professor at the University of Florida Emerging Pathogens Institute, explains why he selected a career in scientific research, which was a path from childhood to the university level and beyond.

Butterflies Of Ecuador

Keith Willmott, an assistant curator of Lepidoptera at the Florida Museum of Natural History, explains his research and the importance in creating a broader insight into the diversity of butterflies in Ecuador.

Eliminating Malaria In Zanzibar

Andy Tatem, an assistant professor at the University of Florida's Emerging Pathogens Institute, explains his role in attempting to convince Zanzibar of the need to prevent malaria.

Why Science? Anthropology

Anthropology professor Connie Mulligan explains her love of research and science and the excitement she feels working to discover why things happened. Her research focuses on the evolutionary history of humans across the globe.

Using Genetics To Map Human Migrations

Anthropology professor Connie Mulligan explains her research into the evolutionary history of humans across the globe. Using genetics, she reconstructs population migrations and origins. She also describes how applying this research method to people living in Yemen created a generational timeline that helped reconstruct an evolutionary history of the area.