Track: Field Trip
School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, Faculty of Science, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Viewers journey through Archbold Biological Station’s 20,000 acres to visit multiple habitats and meet with our leading researchers including Dr. Hilary Swain, Dr. Betsey Boughton, Dr. Betsie Rothermel, Dr. Reed Bowman, and Scott Ward to learn about species such as Gopher Tortoises, Florida Scrub-Jays, and many endemic plants, and major research themes including agro-ecology, and fire ecology. You will visit pristine Florida scrub habitats on Archbold Biological Station and grasslands and wetlands at Buck Island Ranch, Archbold’s working cattle ranch. Archbold Biological Station is an independent non-profit organization focused on science, conservation, and education in the Headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Our scientists will explain how Archbold research drives conservation action throughout the region and beyond.