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School of Natural Resources and Environment

School of Natural Resources and Environment

2023 SNRE Research Symposium

April 4, 2023 | 8:00am - 5:00pm

J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

The University of Florida’s (UF) School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE), through its interdisciplinary educational programs, is designed to prepare tomorrow’s scientists to understand the complex issues related to environment and socio-economic stability in Florida, the nation, and the world. To do this, SNRE operates horizontally across UF's elaborate structure of academic disciplines. The SNRE is built on existing strengths in the University by encouraging departments or other organizational units of the University to participate in the activities of the SNRE. Recognizing the high level of expertise in environmental and natural resource matters already present in many basic and applied discipline-centered departments and other organizational units of UF, SNRE engages faculty from a variety of the University's disciplines, as the affiliate faculty of SNRE.  Currently, SNRE hosts approximately 340+ affiliate faculty representing 50+ departments and 20+ research centers and institutes of 12 colleges of UF.  SNRE is now home for 120+ graduate students in Interdisciplinary Ecology and 200+ undergraduate students in Environmental Sciences.

The objectives of the 2023 SNRE Research Symposium: 1) provide graduate and undergraduate students a framework to showcase their interdisciplinary research in ecology, environment, and sustainability, and 2) enhance the interaction among students and faculty with participants from state and federal agencies, and private consulting firms and industry.

Event program

SNRE Research Symposium Program 2023

Event recording and photos

Watch the 2023 Research Symposium recording

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Tuesday, April 4th, 2023

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robert Holt

Eminent Scholar and Arthur Marshall, Jr., Chair in Ecological Studies Biology Department, University of Florida

Keynote Address: ‘SARS-CoV-2 Meets the Ecological Niche’

This talk will weave together aspects of understanding the pandemic -- and how a failure of such understanding led to degradation in public health responses around the globe -- with fundamental conceptual issues in ecology.

Dr. Robert Holt in front of a mountain