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A Message From the Director

The Florida Museum: Long in the Tooth (andproud ofit)

In 2006 the University of Florida celebrated 100 years in
Gainesville. A century ago UF opened its doors at its present
location where it began educating university students, playing
college football and laying the foundation for what has become
one of the largest and finest public universities in the nation.
Perhaps overlooked in the campus centennial celebrations was
the fact that the Florida Museum of Natural History also marked
its 100th anniversary in Gainesville in 2006. The natural history
collections and displays that formed the backbone of the early
Museum had a late 19th-century origin at the Florida Agricultural College in nearby Lake City.
When that institution closed its doors in 1905, the collections were transferred to UF in 1906.

After arriving in Gainesville, the collections were initially displayed in Thomas Hall (a dormitory)
until they could be moved into the first real home to the Museum, Science Hall (now Flint Hall),
in 1910. The first Museum director, Thompson Van H !t! _. was hired in 1914 and in 1917 the
Florida Legislature designated the Florida State Museum as Florida's official museum of natural

This 2006-2007 Annual Report features some wonderful photographs from the Museum's early
years. A brief outline of our institutional history is also included in these pages courtesy of Darcie
MacMahon, Head of Exhibits and unofficial museum historian.

As we enter our second century in Gainesville, it's particularly satisfying for me to observe the
growth and vibrancy of the Museum. Today we are an institution with a _-, million budget, 28
million specimens in our scientific collections and more than 200 full- and part-time employees
on the payroll. But more importantly, we remain committed to our mission of preserving,
understanding and interpreting the natural and cultural worlds, a mission just as relevant in this
century as in the last.

If celebrating 100 successful years qualifies the Florida Museum as "long-in-the-tooth," we accept
the title with pride. Alternatively, the huge shark teeth from our collections shown on the cover of
this report, and the photos inside of our award-winning traveling exhibit, Megalodon: Largest Shark
that Ever Lived, .... I we earned it.

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Collections and Research
Vigorous growth of the Florida Museum's research and curatorial activities helped the
collections increase to more than 28 million objects. The majority of these specimens are
housed in Dickinson Hall along with the associated field notes, photographs, databases
and libraries that enhance their irreplaceable scientific value.
The Museum brought in more than $3.6 million in new and continuing multi-year grants to
support research, collections, curation and education. Museum research focuses on studies of DNA, anatomy, ecology
and behavior, and the evolution of plants, animals, and human cultures. While the Museum's primary research and
collections strengths are focused in Florida, the southeastern United States and the Caribbean, the programs span the
globe. Most of the collections of plants, animals, fossils and artifacts rank among the top 10 in the United States, if not
in the world.


2006-2007 Collections and Research Highlights


Caribbean Archaeology
* Research focused on human modification of
local landscapes to develop a comprehensive
understanding of Caribbean prehistory.
* Wrote first comprehensive survey of
Caribbean archaeology.
* Conducted excavations and assisted with exhibit
development for the Clifton Heritage Park in the Bahamas.
* Continued expansion of Bullen Library,
the most comprehensive library of
Caribbean archaeology in the world.
* William Keegan appeared on Diggingfor the Truth,
Atlantis: New Revelations on The History Channel.

Environmental Archaeology
* Research focused on human impact on the environment as
over-exploitation of terrestrial and marine environments
and the socio-economics of natural resource control
in complex societies based on archaeological data
from sites in Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras.
* Investigated methods in recovery and interpretation
of environmental archaeology data, as part of the
Proyecto ~ooarqueologico del Area Maya project.
* Conducted research on ethnographic/ethnohistoric
ritual animal caching in the highlands of Guatemala.
* Continued collections rehabilitation project for St.
Catherines Island paeloenvironmental collections.
* Analyzed stable oxygen isotopes of modern and
archaeological oyster shells to determine season of oyster
collection at the St. Catherines Island prehistoric shell ring.
* Developed new staining technique for the study
of growth increments in fish otoliths to interpret
season of fish catch at archaeological sites.
* Acquired systematic zooarchaeological collections
from Motul de SanJose, Trinidad and Guatemala.

* Continued curation of the Native Amazonian
ethnographic collection, with emphasis on the elaborate
featherwork headdresses, masks and costumes.
* Received donation of rare Native
Amazonian feathered hammock.

Florida Archaeology
* Received grant to rehabilitate the Pineland
Collection, an internationally significant systematic
collection from a major Calusa Indian town site.
* Completed reforestation project to plant more than
900 native trees at the Randell Research Center.
* Continued architectural renovation of historic Gill House,
administrative center for the Randell Research Center.
*Began digital imaging of Bullen Projectile Point Type
Collection for publication on the Museum's web site.
* Initiated five-county public outreach program in
connection with the Florida Public Archaeology Network.
* Developed archaeological displays for the Paynes
Prairie Preserve State Park Primitive Arts Festival.
* William Marquardt served on the advisory committee for
the state-sponsored Trail ofFlorida's Native American Heritage.
* Ann Cordell received a Museum-sponsored
staff enrichment grant for her petrographic
research on Weeden Island ceramics.

Florida Archaeology research included:

* Paleoclimatic geochemistry of clam shells and catfish
otoliths from the Pineland archaeological complex.
* Petrographic analysis of Weeden Island pottery from
the McKeithen site and other northwest Florida sites.
* Archaeological monitoring of the Ficke Garden site,
located on the University of Florida campus.
* Research on Florida's prehistoric dugout canoes.
* Archaeological and archival research on
Seminole and Spanish missions.
* Documentary research on 18h and 19"-century
Cuban fishing practices in southwest Florida, including
emergence of "Spanish Indians" through Creek Indian
and Cuban fishermen interaction and intermarriage.

Latin American Archaeology
* Continued study of Mayapan censers to determine
chronology, iconography and external connections on
Postclassic censer traditions across Mesoamerica.
* Conducted research on Postclassic Central
Mexico and Yucatan with a focus on astronomy,
seasonality and the biological world.

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Spanish Colonial Archaeology
* Completed excavations and data recovery at the Fountain
of Youth Park, site of Pedro Mendez's campsite.
* Synthesized contact period archaeological
data from three major Caribbean historic sites:
En Bas Saline, Haiti; Concepcion de la Vega
and La Isabela, Dominican Republic.
* Kathleen Deagan served on the state-appointed
Task Force on the Future of St. Augustine's
Historic Resources and Structures.
* Deagan appointed by the National Advisory Council
on Historic Preservation to the National Park Service
Task Force on "Determining What is Important
for Revision of the 1966 Historic Preservation
Act." Served as appointed delegate to the National
Park Service "Preserve America" summit.


* Researched the systematics of
Maxillariinae (Orchidaceae).
* Continued research on the phylogentic study of
subfamilial and tribal relationships in Orchidaceae
using molecular and morphological data.
* Studied chemical attraction of pollinators to floral rewards,
including floral fragrances and pheromone mimics.
* Created web-accessible database with digitized images
of type specimens, poisonous plants, edible and
medicinal plants, and vascular plants in the collection
for use by the scientific community and public.
* Conducted floral inventory of
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens.
* Initiated project to systematically barcodee"
every species of plants in Florida using DNA.

Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary
Genetics Laboratory
* Research focused on questions of angiosperm
phylogeny, patterns and genetics of floral
evolution, patterns and processes of gene and
genome evolution and phylogeography.
* Studied conservation genetics of several rare
species on the Lake Wales Ridge, Fla.
* Continued integration of new plant samples
into the frozen DNA and tissue collection in the
Museum's Genetic Resources Repository.
* Worked with MorphBank developers to expand database
for plant images and in-situ gene hybridization images.
Collaborated with the Botanical Society of America to
i ... .l .. I ...I. l.onal K-12 materials from Deep Time: A
sive I Tree ofLiving and Fossil
S .1 erms and The Floral Genome project.
I' m Soltis named UF Faculty
Achievement Recognition honoree.
." W .-1 Soltis selected as Phi Beta
Kappa Visiting Scholar.

* Research continued on the world's first flower from China,
and new discoveries of early angiosperms from Brazil.
*Studied the Mystery Cone, an ancient
angiosperm from Brazil.
* Continued investigations of fossil plant deposits
from the Bahamas, Germany, Japan, Peru,
Tennessee and the Western United States.
* Participated in the National Evolutionary Synthesis
Center-sponsored panel to develop a comprehensive
database for Northern Hemisphere plant lineages.
The project will provide a new synthetic theory
of Northern Hemisphere biogeography to help
illuminate past episodes of global change.
* David Dilcher appointed Honorary Professor atJilin
University, China, and Honorary Associate in Paleobotany
at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
* Dilcher listed in Who's Who in America and
Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
* Dilcher awarded the Botanical Society of America
Centennial Award and the Award of Changbaishan
Friendship by the Government ofJilin Province, China.
* Dilcher featured in NOVA's The First Flower.
*Steve Manchester named Research Associate at
the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the
University of California Museum of Paleontology.


* Continued marine biodiversity inventory of Oceania.
* Continued research to illuminate distribution
and origin of marine biodiversity in tropical
reef systems and to document evolution and
biogeography of marine invertebrates worldwide.
* Described new species of snails from Mexico and Florida,
and three new species of snails from New Guinea.
* Described biodiversity of terrestrial snails in New Guinea
to explore the development of the island's high biodiversity.
* Entered enough specimens to make the collections
database the world's largest source of online data
in Malacology with more than 400,000 entries
representing several million specimens.
* Gustav Paulay awarded UF Foundation
Research Professorship. A

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Invertebrate Paleontology
* Conducted paleontological resource surveys on
Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, Cuba. Documented
and collected well-preserved fossils from numerous
Late Pleistocene sites found on the base.
* Conducted paleoenvironmental studies on
giant oysters from a Pliocene formation
on Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.
* Researched systematics of a new sea star discovered in
Eocene deposits near Newberry, Fla., snails from the Late
Eocene Ocala Limestone in Florida and giant marine
snails from Eocene deposits in Florida and Jamaica.
* Collected and documented remains of Florida
Eocene crabs from numerous underground caves.
* Researched the Little Ice Age climate in Florida as
recorded in shell growth and longevity of ancient
coquina clams, and studied shell growth and seasonality
as recorded in shells of prehistoric hard clams.
* Continued participation in National Science
Foundation-sponsored collaborative project
with the University of South Florida to provide
undergraduate research experiences.

*Studied impact of Native American encounters
on natural history, especially accounts of 16,h-
century Neotropics and management of commercial
deer hunting in the 18 h-century Southeast.
* Created New World Harvest, a teachers manual for the
University of Florida Center of International Studies.


* Investigated turtle population conservation relative to
water quality in Missouri and the Santa Fe River, Fla.
* Continued research on the ecology of
cottonmouths at their northern range.
* Continued research on the reproduction, distribution,
ecological status and impact of introduced
exotic reptiles in south Florida, including boa
constrictors and pythons, the Texas horned toad,
Green iguana and African rainbow lizard.
* Studied the genetic diversity of the Eastern Indigo
snake in Florida and southeastern Georgia.
* Described a new species of gecko from Pakistan.
*Began development of a distributed information network
of North American herpetological databases (Herpnet).
* Curator and former Museum Director F. Wayne King
retired in February and was appointed curator emeritus.
* Richard Franz received UF President's Award for 25
years of service to the Katherine Ordway Preserve.

The Katherine Ordway Chair in Ecosystem
* Continued research on effects of urbanization
on community ecology and population
dynamics of birds in Florida.
* Documented retaliatory "mafia" behavior by cowbirds
to induce host acceptance of parasitic eggs.
*Studied migrant bird communities in the West Indies.
* Researched factors underlying elevational
distributions of birds in the Andes.
* Conducted comparative studies of fossil and
modern bird communities in Venezuela.
*Studied habitat selection in Amazonian birds.

* Added specimens from 55 countries, including
China, Indonesia, Mexico, Tanzania and the
United States to the Museum's fish collection.
*Began revision of Peterson Field Guide to
Freshwater Fishes of North America.
* Continued National Science Foundation research project
All Catfish Species Inventor, including describing seven new
catfishes and revising taxonomy of certain Asian catfishes.
* Developed chromosome specific paints to
study variability and evolution in fishes.
*Studied speciation and effects of hybridization in pickerels.
* Conducted survey of genetic variation
in Florida freshwater fishes.
* Developed Taxonomic Information on Catfishes web site,
which provides descriptions, identification keys and
distributional information for hundreds of species of
North and South American, African and Asian catfishes.


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Florida Program for Shark Research
* Monitored, documented, evaluated and reported
on shark attacks and other shark/human
interactions on worldwide basis through Florida
Museum International Shark Attack File.
* Involved in international conservation of sharks and rays
through the International Union for the Conservation
of Nature Shark Specialist Group and other initiatives.
* Collaborated on federal fishery management
plans for U.S. East Coast sharks.
* Conducted Project Shark Awareness and Sawfish in Peril
educational programs and workshops for teachers and
science educators throughout Florida, discussing shark
and sawfish biology, fisheries and conservation.
* New species oflatern shark, Etmopterus
burgess, named after George Burgess.

Florida Programfor Shark Research
research included:

* Fishery independent sampling of
commercially exploited sharks.
* Studies of the age, growth and reproduction
of commercially important sharks.
* Movement and migration studies of ecologically
important elasmobranchs, including bull sharks
and skates in the Indian River Lagoon, Fla.
* Monitored elasmobranch nursery and pupping
areas in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.
* Fatty acid analysis for elasmobranch diet reconstruction.
*Studied life history and morphology of
commercially exploited skate and ray species.
* Developed age-structured simulation
model for the dusky shark.

* Continued work on BioCorder project, a
biodiversity inventory tracking system.
* Continued research on parasitic lice of
primates and rates of evolution.
* Studied lice as markers of human evolutionary history.
* Continued research on Florida panthers, including
the use of stable isotopes and Harris lines to assess the
health and diet of endangered Florida Panthers.

* Researched biogeography and systematics of birds in
the Americas, across five regions and time periods.
*Studied Miocene, Pleistocene and Holocene
birds from the Thomas Farm site, Fla., northern
Mexico and southwestern United States, the
Bahamian Archipelago, Trinidad and Tobago,
and tar seeps in northern Venezuela.
* Conducted research focused on resolving
the deep nodes in Avian phylogeny.
*Studied the diversity and habitats of wintering Neotropical
migrant birds on St.John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
* Continued research on human-influenced
extinction of bird populations worldwide.
* Received donation of 20 original avian sketches and final
plates painted in the 1960s by the late Arthur Singer.
* Collaborated on a Museum exhibit
on Ivory-billed woodpeckers.
* David Steadman named UF Faculty
Achievement Recognition honoree.

Vertebrate Paleontology
. Continued collaboration
on The Crazy Mountains
Basin Project: Composition,
Diversity and Evolution of
Paleocene mammalian faunas.
Continued work on

document biotic change in
response to rapid, large-
scale global warming.
* Continued investigation of the origin and early
evolution of primates, including discovery of the
world's most primitive primate skeleton.
* Continued research on the first vertebrates and plants
from a neotropical rainforest in northern Colombia.
Studied Pliocene vertebrates from Florida.
* Continued excavations at Haile 7G vertebrate site.
* Continued research on macroevolution and
geochemistry of Cenozoic giant sharks.
* Researched Eocene-Oligocene
mammals and climate change.
SInitiated research on Miocene mammals from Panama
and Cenozoic mammals along the Panama Canal.
SContinued research on fossil tortoises in Florida,
Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and the Bahamas.
Refined the age of the late Neogene terror
bird by analysis of rare earth elements.

Genetic Resources Repository
SInstalled cryogenic freezer to store Museum's genetic
resources currently more than 5,000 samples of
plants, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fishes.
* Developed database to manage source
specimens and their genetic information.
* Launched web site to publicize the Museum's
genetic resource holdings and to facilitate data
dissemination to the global scientific community.

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Development of World Civilizations, 3 credits
Caribbean Archaeology, 3 credits
Material Culture in Historical Archaeology,
3 credits
Individual Studies in Anthropology, 15 credits
Supervised Research, 3 credits
Research Projects in Social, Cultural and
Applied Anthropology, 3 credits


ANG 3141
ANG 4930
ANG 6718

ANG 6905
ANG 6910
ANG 6915

ANG 6945 Internship in Anthropology, 6 credits
ANG 6971 Research for Master's Thesis, 15 credits
ANG 7979 Advanced Research, 8 credits
ANG 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation, 49 credits
ANT 4905 Individual Research in Anthropology, 45 credits
ANT 4907 Research Projects in Anthropology, 3 credits
ARE 6973 Museum Studies, Individual Project in Lieu of
Thesis, 9 credits
ARH 6941 Supervised Internship in Museum Studies, 3 credits
BOT 4905 Individual Studies in Botany, 2 credits
BOT 5115 Paleobotany, 6 credits
BOT 5625 Plant Geography, 2 credits
BOT 6935 Molecular Systematics, 4 credits
BOT 6935 Population Genetics, 2 credits
BOT 6910 Individual Studies in Botany, 9 credits
BOT 6927 SystematicsJournal Club, 2 credits
BOT 6971 Research for Master's Thesis, 2 credits
BOT 7979 Advanced Research, 4 credits
BOT 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation, 1 credit
ENY 6934 Insect Biogeography, 2 credits
GLY 4905 Individual Work in Geological Sciences, 1 credit
GLY 5786L Topics in Field Geology-Florida, Vertebrate
Paleontology I, 4 credits
GLY 6905 Advanced Research, 5 credits
GLY 6971 Research for Master's Thesis, 19 credits
IDH 4905 Honors Individual Work, 6 credits
WIS 6971 Research for Master's Thesis, 9 credits
ZOO 2203C Invertebrate Zoology, 4 credits
ZOO 4905 Individual Studies in Zoology, 11 credits
ZOO 4926 Herpetology, 4 credits
ZOO 4926 Insect Biogeography, 2 credits
ZOO 4926 Seminar in Zoology, 1 credit
ZOO 6456C Ichthyology, 5 credits
ZOO 6905 Individual Studies in Zoology, 4 credits
ZOO 6927 Avian Anatomy and Specimen Preparation,
3 credits
ZOO 6927 Avian Systematics and Biogeography, 4 credtis
ZOO 6927 Herpetology, 4 credits
ZOO 6927 Reef Coral Taxonomy, 1 credit
ZOO 6927 Vertebrate Macroevolution and Development,
3 credits
ZOO 6971 Research for Master's Thesis, 2 credits
ZOO 7979 Advanced Research, 30 credits
ZOO 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation, 23 credits
Graduate Committees Served: 193
Graduate Committees Chaired: 65
Independent Studies: 82
University of Florida Scholars:
Jonathan Saunders, mentor Thomas Emmel, Ph.D.
John Stoetzel, mentor Irv Quitmyer

Alachua, Bradford, Brevard, Broward,
Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier,
Columbia, Dade, De Soto, Hendry, Highlands,
Hillsborough, Lafayette, Lee, Levy, Manatee,
Marion, Monroe, Nassau, Palm Beach, Polk, St.
Johns, Sarasota, Seminole, Suwannee, Walton

Other States

Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii,
Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York,
North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,


Africa, Asia, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China,
Columbia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, French Polynesia,
Guatemala, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles,
New Guinea, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia,
Spain, Sumatra, Virgin Islands, Venezuela


Florida Museum ofNatural History faculty and
staff managed a total of more than .'4.5 million in
new and ongoing multi-year grants and contracts
during 2006-07. Of these projects, more than

$3.67 million came from the Collections and
Research Division, while more than .':'i ,;1000
camefrom Exhibits and Public Programs.

Faculty and staff received a total of 32 new
grants totaling more than $2.28 million from the
following institutions:

American Museum of Natural History
American Orchid Society
Florida Department of State
National Foundation on Arts and Humanities
National Science Foundation
Southwest Florida Community Foundation
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Interior

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Research Locations:


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McGuire Center for Lepidoptera

and Biodiversity

The McGuire Centerfor Lepidoptera and Biodiversity continued to acquire major
private and public collections of butterfly and moth specimens as well as scientific library materials from
around the world, and continues to house one of the world's largest Lepidoptera collections.

Worked with Museum administration to take
operational control of the Butterfly Rainforest
Established the Florida Biodiversity Foundation, a
non-profit support organization to receive future
revenue for the McGuire Center and Museum from
the sale of a specialty Florida license tag with a
Miami Blue butterfly image and message to help
save Florida's biological heritage.
Conservation activities included continued captive
propagation of thousands of Miami Blue butterflies
at the Museum and their release in various sites
across south Florida to try to re-establish this
endangered species in the wild.
Curators and graduate students traveled to
numerous countries as far away asJapan to collect
new species, add specimens to the McGuire Center
collections, conduct research and attend scientific
meetings and conferences.

The Florida Museum at 100

This year (11-100 marked the centennial of the
Florida Museum on the University of Florida
campus. Such a big number inspires reflection on
humble beginnings and the Museum's evolution into
the nationalpowerhouse it is today.

Although not officially chartered by state law until 1917,
the Museum had a much earlier identity. Professors
first assembled collections as a teaching resource in
1891 at Florida Agricultural College in Lake City. The Florida Museum Exhibits Director Darcie MacMahon interviews former
collections grew, but the school closed in 1905. In 1906, Museum Director_ .C. Dickinson, 90, at his home. (2006)
the collections were transferred to the new University of
Florida campus, and thus began the Museum. Displayed first in dormitory Thomas Hall, the collections moved to the
basement of Science Hall (later named Flint Hall) in 1910. The first Museum director, Thompson Van Hyning, came
on board in 1914. The Museum was open to the public and scientists used the collections. Growth led to a 1937 move off
campus to the Seagle Building in downtown Gainesville, where generations of school children enjoyed the displays.

Additional collections growth led to a new building back on campus when Dickinson Hall became the Museum's home
in 1971. In 1998, a new Education and Exhibition Center (Powell Hall) allowed the Museum to expand its public
presence. This expansion continued in 2004 with the opening of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
and its Butterfly Rainforest living exhibit. Today the Museum is nationally and internationally recognized for its
research and public education programs.

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Exhibits and Public Programs

The Florida Museum launched a new traveling exhibit initiative to reach national audiences and continued
active temporary exhibition and education programs. More than 214,000 individuals visited the Florida
Museum last year, and outreach programs touched more than 37,000 people.

Traveling Exhibits

After years of focusing resources on new permanent exhibitions, this year the Museum reinvigorated
its traveling exhibition program. The Museum added the impressive new Megalodon exhibition to the
roster and is planning additional exhibits to further showcase Museum collections and research for
state and national audiences.

Other current traveling exhibitions include: TUSKS! Ice Age A Mammoths and Mastodons, Journal of Light:
A Photographer's Search for the Soul of Florida, and Fort Mose: ColonialAmerica's Black Fortress of Freedom.

Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived opened in Gainesville in June and will travel throughout
Florida and the United States in coming years. Based on Florida Museum research, the exhibit was
funded in part by a $75,000 National Science Foundation grant. Visitors enter the 5,000-square-
foot exhibit through the jaws of a 60-foot-long Megalodon sculpture and begin to learn about the
evolution, biology and misconceptions of this enormous prehistoric shark that once cruised all the
world's oceans. Museum scientists and artists collaborated to produce this state-of-the-art exhibit,
which is popular among visitors.

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Temporary Exhibits

The 6,000-squarefoot changing galley showcases rotating exhibitions to present current science, engage
returning visitors and attract new and diverse audiences. This year's portfolio was one of the most diverse yet.

* Summer at the Museum was filled with quilts.
Specially made for the exhibition QuiltingNatural
Florida, these works of art celebrated Florida's flora,
fauna and landscapes, and delighted visitors with a
unique blend of art and science.
* Dinosaurs dominated the fall as Hatching the Past: the
Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt showcased dinosaur eggs and
nests from all over the globe. Created by the Stone
Company, the exhibit presented new discoveries
about dinosaur reproduction and introduced some
of the fascinating people and science behind these
* Tibet: Mountains and Valleys, Castles and Tents attracted
more seniors and university students to the Museum.
This 4,000-square-foot exhibit from the Newark
Museum presented some of its renowned collection
of historical and archival treasures of Tibetan
culture, considered the finest in the Western

In the Galleria the Museum hosted smaller
temporary exhibits created in-house.

* Early in the year, The Everglades Series oil
paintings and drawings by well-known artist
Jerry Cutler -highlighted his work as Artist
in Residence at Everglades National Park.
* IT., -... .: .. the Wonders of Tropical Biodiversity
showcased UF graduate student Camila Pizano's
scientific illustrations of Latin American biota.
* The majestic sandhill crane was the centerpiece of
Diane Farris's popular exhibit of photography and
mixed media -In the Open: Sandhill Crane Studies.
* To celebrate an international African Studies
conference, the Museum hosted African
Pathways to Urbanism -archaeologist Peter
Schmidt's photographic study of ancient
urban centers in the Horn of Africa.

* In April, the Museum opened a temporary exhibit
of seven study paintings and a self-portrait by
renowned paleo-artist Charles R. Knight (1874-
1953) in the Hall of Florida Fossils. Knight
completed the paintings, on temporary loan from
his granddaughter Rhoda Knight Kalt of New
York, nearly a century ago as studies for some of his
famous large murals.
* As the year drew to a close, the Museum opened its
own Megalodon exhibit. Shark and fossil enthusiasts
rallied around the exhibit opening and excited
crowds poured in to explore this ancient beast's
story. This summer kick-off nearly doubled last
year's summer attendance.

Other temporary exhibitions included the ninth annual
Trashformations -high school and college student art
made from recycled material. In the Children's Natural
History Gallery, several exhibitions of Alachua County
student artwork explored the themes of our temporary

The Florida Museum also was one of 30 museums
nationwide to show the film "Flock of Dodos: The
Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus" on Darwin Day in
honor of the anniversary of Charles Darwin's birthday on
Feb. 12, 1809. The free screening at the Harn Museum
of Art played to a packed house and was followed
by a discussion led by Frederick Gregory of the UF
Department of History and Florida Museum Vertebrate
Paleontology Curator Bruce MacFadden.

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..-. "Educational Programming
More than 83, 000 visitors participated in an array of educational
programming during 2006-07 and Museum outreach programs
reached nearly 37,000. These programs include curriculum-

I based tours for students, home school classes, teacher workshops,
weekday and weekend classes for children, summer camps, adult
workshops, outreach programs to schools and community centers
and other public events.

Museum education programs focus on collection strengths and staff
expertise, and are developed in response to needs articulated by our
various audiences. Underpinning these objectives are the central
notions that the Museum's education initiatives should engage diverse
audiences and promote understanding of the processes and findings of
science, specifically natural history. The Museum's education programs
bridge our scientific research, fieldwork and collections to the public's
interest and concern for Florida's past and future natural environments
and cultural heritage. Through the financial support of the Cultural
Support Grants, the Florida Museum was able to hire one full- and
several part-time staff to develop, produce and implement a wide variety
of programming.

Public Programs 1 IW

More than 35,600 adults and children participated in --
public programming at the Museum. These activities I
included summer camps, adult workshops and classes,
field trips, lectures, weekend and school holiday classes U
for kids, and a preschool program for tots and parents.
Adult classes ranged from Sunday afternoon lectures to
workshops on butterfly photography, native gardening,
and quilting. Museum Nights expanded to include
themed programming such as Starry Kights, Can Tou Dig
It? and Day of the Dead through partnerships with the UF
departments of Astronomy and Geological Sciences,
as well as the Center for International Studies and
the Mexican-American Student Organization. These
programs were very successful and drew from 370
1,100 visitors per evening. Wigglers and Walkers and the
Let's Explore Science Series continued to grow in popularity
and a new field camp program was successfully piloted
for fifth- and sixth-grade students.

The Museum's public programs also included annual
and special events such as Collectors Day, Earth Day,
Trashformations and Family Days at each exhibition
opening. Attendance at these events ranged from 500 to
more than 3,000 visitors per event. On Oct. 14-15, the
Florida Museum hosted its first Butterfly Festival,
reaching about 5,000 visitors from around the country.
During the summer, the Museum unveiled its newly
designed Discovery Room that includes new exhibit
components as well as the usual artifacts, materials and
activities that encourage family interaction and fun. Specific
programming was developed and offered each week.

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SSchool Programs


Assistance Programs

The Florida Museum strives to make its exhibits
and programs accessible to all visitors, regardless of
socioeconomic status. While general admission to the
Museum is free, there is an admission charge for the
living Butterfly Rainforest exhibit. In an effort to make
this exhibit and our fee-based programs accessible to
everyone, we have developed several assistance funds to
offset the fees. The Museum actively solicits contributions
from individuals, corporations and foundations for the
exclusive purpose of offering these programs. Along with
free admission and two assistance funds, the Museum's
Special Events (exhibit openings, Museum Nights,
Discovery Room and family days) are always free and
open to the general public.


The Volunteer Program at the Museum continues to grow
and expand alongside attendance and programming.
Nearly 625 volunteers provided 23,542 hours to the
Museum this past year. The newest program for middle
and high-school students Junior Volunteers -increased
from 70 to 115 students. TheseJVs are trained to work as
interpreters in the Discovery Room, at Discovery Carts
stationed throughout the Museum, and as classroom
assistants during kids classes and summer camps. All
Museum volunteers participate in enrichment programs
held throughout the year. These include training sessions
on the permanent and temporary exhibits as well as
effective techniques for engaging students in learning
through objects and exhibits. From docents who work
with visiting school groups to individuals working
behind-the-scenes in research and collections, volunteers
provide a wealth of knowledge, expertise and time to
the institution and its visitors. Docents Jaime and Ada
Irizarry received the annual Florida Museum James
Pope Cheney Volunteer of the Year Award for their
combined 13 years (more than 1,000 hours) of hard work
and dedication.

More than 47,400 pre-k through 121h-grade students
participated in educational programming either at the
Museum or through Inquiry Box outreach presentations
at their schools. On-site programs included docent-
led guided tours of permanent and temporary exhibit
galleries, four-week home school programs and Outdoor
Naturalist programs such as Eye on Insects utilizing the
UF Natural Area Teaching Laboratory south of the
Museum. Expansion of the Inquiry Box outreach
program included the addition of three new topics
Butterflies and Moths, Geology ofFlorida and Florida's Fossils
as well as the revision of existing materials and activities
for the other boxes.

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Office of Museum Technology

Departmental Review

Recommendations from an independent audit included
increased staff, improved service to the Museum,
better communication between OMT and Museum
administration, and OMT participation in all strategic
planning. The head of information technology was invited
to join the Museum Administrative Committee.

Major projects included:

SGoing "live" with the TAM retail point of
sale system for the Museum gift shops.
* Continuation of the Lepidoptera
collection database project.
*Began database project for the new
Genetic Resources collection.
*Began moving the Museum's network infrastructure
onto UF's central "wallplate" system.
* Converted the Florida Museum's Herpetology
and Malacology/Invertebrate Zoology databases
into formats that allow worldwide access.
* Added the Ornithology collection database to the
Museum's web site, allowing it to be searched by the public.
* Installed various servers and e-mail
and other software upgrades.
* Answered 1,757 help-desk requests.

Marketing & Public Relations

The Marketing and Public Relations Department,
including Photography and Media Services, continues to
increase its assistance to internal and external audiences.
This includes support for the Museum's temporary and
traveling exhibits programs, fulfilling audio-visual and
other equipment requests in Powell and McGuire Halls,
and providing photography and other public relations
services throughout the Museum.

Highlights include:

* Fulfilled more than 1,700 information requests from
journalists and other internal and external audiences.
* Planned and coordinated 33 media visits.

Financial Info

FY 2006-2007

* Inclu
** Inclu

Expenditures: $17.1 million

Web site activity

Florida Museum web site use continues to increase, with
nearly 16 million visits last year. The site has more than
30,000 pages, with more than 40 contributors.

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* Produced 101 press releases and media advisories
and 105 advertisements in newspapers,
magazines and other publications for various
Museum programs, activities and events.
Received and tracked more than 870 media hits for the
Museum, with a readership of more than 90 million.
Coordinated and produced the Museum's four
pages for 10 issues of Natural History magazine.
Distributed Museum brochures at more than 600
locations on interstates 4, 10, 75 and 275 and on U.S.
19 throughout Central and North Central Florida as
well as in AAA offices across the state and at all Florida
Turnpike service plazas and Florida welcome centers.



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Center for Informal Science Education

New funding for the Museum's Center for
Informal Science Education allowed continued
implementation ofMarvelous Explorations through
Science and Stories in Alachua and Marion
counties, andpiloting of Project Butterfly WLIGS:
Winning Investigative Network for Great Science
throughout the 4-H Southern Region.


* The Administration for Children and Families
awarded a $361,869 Head Start Innovation and
Improvement Projects year two implementation
grant for An Innovative Science-based Head Start Literacy
Curriculum: Expansion and Evaluation of Marvelous
Explorations through Science and Stories in Marion
County. A collaborative project with Childhood
Development Services, Inc. of Marion County,
Marion County Public Library System, Silver River
Museum and Environmental Education Center, and
Marion County Public Schools, the program is a
science-centered early childhood curriculum with
nine monthly, sequential units. Each unit includes
a teacher's guide, science tools and materials,
children's books and other media, and materials
for children to take home and share with their
families. The program provides teacher training and
structured opportunities for family engagement.
* A Community Agency Partnership Program
Grant of $57,499 from the Alachua County Board
of County Commissioners provided funding to
continue implementation of Marvelous Explorations
through Science and Stories in 36 Head Start classrooms
in Alachua County. Partners are the School Board
of Alachua County Head Start/School Readiness
and Alachua County Library District/Youth
Services. The program was recognized during the
August 2006 School Board meeting for receiving
the National Head Start Family Literacy Award
and Head Start Region IV Family Literacy Award.

* Project Butterfly WINGS: Winning Investigative Network
for Great Science, an informal science education
program for 4-H youth ages 9 to 13, completed
a three-year pilot project in 12 southern states.
A final evaluation of the project shows WINGS
changes the way youth think about science,
engages youth in a meaningful way with nature,
fosters interest in science, and promotes teamwork
and social connections. WINGS, developed by
the Museum in collaboration with UF's Institute
of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension
and funded in part by a grant from the National
Science Foundation, uses butterfly investigations
to develop science inquiry and life skills. WINGS
participants explore the outdoors through guided
inquiry, learn to identify common butterflies, and
contribute to science by tracking butterflies and
sharing their results online as part of a citizen
science initiative. WINGS was conditionally
accepted as a National 4-H Curriculum.
* The Center for Informal Science Education,
McGuire Center, IFAS Extension, and Exhibits and
Public Programs completed the Florida Wildflowers
andButterflies Project. The project includes the
Florida Wildflower and Butterfly Garden west of
the Museum, the Life Cycles in Your
Garden exhibit located in the Butterll. I *.(
Rainforest Gallery, a new web site, '
www.flmnh.ufl.edu/wildflower, and -
color brochures featuring photograph .
and information about 50 native
wildflowers and butterflies. Funding
for this project was provided in
part by the State of Florida and the
Florida Wildflower Foundation,
Inc. with proceeds from the state 7--.
wildflower specialty license plate.
wildflower specialty license plate. -;

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Private gifts have helped build the Florida Museum into the largest
collections-based museum in the southeastern United States and the fifth-
largest natural history museum nationwide in terms of collection size. The
extraordinary growth of the last 10 years in new facilities, research and
programs would not have been possible without the generosity ofprivate dono .
who believe in the importance of understanding and preserving life on earth.

The Florida Museum will need to build upon its solid
donor base to continue research in conservation biology,
earth science and cultural heritage and archaeology,
and to maintain public exhibitions and programs that
advance science education for the public. The following
fundraising priorities focus on endowment growth and
facilities and will allow the Museum to best serve its
local, state and national audiences.
* Endowments to support faculty, students,
research and collections. Private funding for
endowments creates permanent, reliable sources of revenue
for the Museum's expanding collections and research
programs. Chairs, professorships, and fellowships allow
the Museum to attract the best and brightest faculty
and students who conduct cutting-edge science.
* Endowments to support exhibitions and
programs. The Florida Museum hosts national
traveling exhibitions of the highest quality in addition
to creating its own. Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever
Lived is one example that showcases Museum faculty
research and exhibit design. Endowed funds to support
these programs ensure the Museum will continue to
offer visitors outstanding educational opportunities.
* New facilities. Demand for education classes,
summer camps and preview lectures is well beyond
Powell Hall's current capacity. Likewise, Dickinson
Hall has reached maximum capacity for faculty and
student research space and collections storage. To
provide additional space for programs and a growing
audience for public science education, and to adequately
house all research and collections activities under one
roof, the Florida Museum has identified two facilities
needs: an addition to Powell Hall that includes an
auditorium, classroom, design studios, storage and
administrative spaces; and a research and collections
building adjacent to Powell and McGuire Halls.

The Florida Museum ...L... l
significant progress t .
toward building its end-l inutl,[ '
and collections. An extraordinary
pledge of $1.5 million will establish the Jon L. and
Beverly A. Thompson Chair in Invertebrate Paleontology.
Ken and Linda McGurn made a $500,000 gift to name
the McGurn Director's Endowment, which supports
the highest priorities of the Museum director. Both of
these generous gifts are eligible for state matching, thus
increasing their impact and benefit. Dr. William W.
McGuire donated a rare and remarkable collection of
3,000 Birdwing butterflies, some of the largest and most
beautiful in the world. These and all other gifts received
in the past year contribute to the Museum's success in
scientific research and public education.

Private Support

FY 2006-07 Gifts and Pledges

''',".'.,"" "" $193,664.54 (4.8%)

Other organizations:



(32.2% '

Total: $4,076,974.57

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Honor Roll of Donors

Dr. William W. McGuire (G)
Linda & Ken McGurn

Pepsi Bottling Group (G)

Mr. Charles T.Jeremiah (G)
Mr. Harry V Ozols (G)
Dr. Gary N. Ross (G)

Dr. CliffordJ.Jeremiah (G)
Dr. Michael P Jeremiah (G)
John W. & Peggy B. Kirkpatrick (*)
Mr. Paul Singer (G)

Alachua County Board of
County Commissioners
Dr. JohnJ. Bowe (G)
Children's Museum of the South
Gladys G. Cofrin
Charles H. & Wanda N. Denny
Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund
Elizabeth Ordway Dunn
Foundation, Inc.
Florida Biodiversity Foundation, Inc.
Gainesville Community Foundation
Historic St. Augustine
Research Institute
Dr. James L. Nation (G)
David &Judy Nutting
M.Jack & SandraJ. Ohanian (*)
Mr.Jim Shull (G)
Jon L. & Beverly A. Thompson
James K. & Lori M. Toomey
United Business Systems (G)
Woodland Park Zoological Society

Francis & Miranda Childress
Foundation, Inc.
John & Gretchen Coyle (R)
Charles B. Edwards (R)
Lewis S. & Frances C. Lee
Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart
Paul F. & Ella Warren Miller (R)
J. W. Nixon
Pamphalon Foundation, Inc. (C)
Jeffrey M. Siegal
Dr. MarkJ. Simon (G)
Michael Toomey (G)
Marie R. & W.H. Tuck,Jr. (C)
RobertA. II [r. (R)

Clark & Carolyn Adams Foundation

Richard A. Anderson (G)
Association for Tropical Lepidoptera
David &Jacklyn Challoner (*, C)
Dr. Charles V. Covell,Jr. (G)
Mr. Tom Dooley (G)
Philip & Barbara Emmer (*)
F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation
Irving L. Finkelstein
Sam H. & Deborah L. Goforth (*)
Richard & Mary Ann Green (C)
Marvin & Peggy Gresham
Holbrook Travel, Inc.
Frank & Betsy Karel (C)
Paul & Leslie Klein (*)
David & Claudia Ladensohn
Lucky Break Wishbone Corporation
Terry & Carol Mullane (*)
Bruce O'Hara (G)
Dr. Floyd W. Preston (G)
Richard T. &Jean W. Smith
C. Frederick & Aase B.
Thompson Foundation (*)
Toomey Foundation for the
Natural Sciences
Wachovia Foundation
William & Victoria Winterer (R)

Virginia L. Amsler (R)
Lawrence & Carol Aten (R)
BBI Construction Management
Paul G. Benedum,Jr. (R)
Kenneth & Laura Berns (C)
David Brown & Carolyn
Takeda-Brown (C)
Harvey Budd & Ilene Silverman (*)
Chris & Gayle Bundschu (R)
Jane W. Burnette (C)
Joseph & Virginia Cauthen
David & Marion Colburn (C)
William W. Coleman
Nathan S. Collier
Charles & Elizabeth Covell
Carol A. Crevasse
Joshua C. & Sally Dickinson III (*, C:
Ehrhart Family Foundation
Dr. Thomas C. Emmel (G)
Florida Paleontological Society, Inc.
Leonard & Libby Furlow (*)
Peter & Lisa Gearen
Anina Hills Glaize (R)
Margaret Goforth
Giovanna Holbrook
Harriett P Hulbert
Informal Education Products Ltd.
Christopher M. James
Douglas & SheilaJones (*)
Helen R. Kiefer
Dr. Thomas W. Klein (G)
Bogdan & Dorothy Korszen
Judy L. Locascio (*)
J. Bernard & Christine Machen

William Marquardt &
KarenJo Walker (*, R)
Mark W. Meisel & Anna-Lisa Paul (C)
Merrill Lynch & Co. Foundation, Inc.
Lee &Jacqueline Miller (*)
Geoffrey & Ann Moore (*)
Michael & Becky Moulton
Joyce C. Mutz (R)
Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas G.
Penniman IV (R)
Annette Perry (*, C)
Torrance C. Raymond
Davis &Judi Rembert Foundation, Inc.
Marshall E. Rinker, Sr., Foundation Inc.
Eric &Jennifer Scott
Jon & Beverly Sensbach (*, C, R)
Robert & Beverly Singer (*)
Jack & Eileen Smith (C)
Robert B. Spangenberg (C)
Tropic Star of Pine Island, Inc. (R)
John & Deborah Usher (*)
Paul D. Vartanian
Thomas E. & The Hon.
Martha C. Warner (C)
Lisa Wasshausen &Jamie Grooms (*, C)
Victor Yellen & Arlene Huszar (*)
Ron & Patricia Zollars

Campus USA Credit Union
Donald A. Cyzewski (R)
Roland &Joyce Daniels (*)
L. Nick Davis & Sergio Marentes
Diamond Tours, Inc.
Joshua C. & Sally D. Dickinson
Eva A. Dimitrov &James C. Betz (C)
Michael M. Dion
Paul & Polly Doughty
Betty A. Dunckel (*)
Lammot duPont (R)
Shari A. Ellis & Alan D. Kroll (C)
Marc A. Gale (C)
Greater Pine Island Chamber
of Commerce (R)
C. Hager & Sons Hinge
Manufacturing Co. (R)
Robert D. & Lynne W. Holt (C)
RichardJ. & Rebecca S. Howard
Hyundai Lincoln Mercury
of Gainesville
IBM Corporation
I.M.C.O., Inc.
Robert T. & Donna M. Ing (C)
RomanJanos & Brandon Fulton (*)
Dennis & Caridad Lee (*)
Robert A. & Phyllis F. Levitt
Mary S. May (C)
F.Jack McCombs (C)
Michael E. McNulty (C)
Jeffrey & A. Darlene Novak (*)
Paul A. & Susan P Robell (C)
Arlan L. & Edith K. Rosenbloom (C)

Phyllis M. Rosier (C)
Kirk A. & Mary K. Ruth (*)
Nancy W. Schultz
Sear Family Foundation (R)
Graig & Kris Shaak (*, R)
Dwight D. & Susan M. Sipprelle (R)
Douglas L. Smith & Elizabeth
A. Davis (C)
Stephen D. & Susan L. Tutko (R)
Wallace T Ward III

Archaeological Consultants, Inc. (R)
JerryJ. & Sandra A. Berger (*)
Jon & Martie C. Berger (*)
Peter A. & Sally S. Bergsten (R)
D. Michael &Judy E. Blachly (*)
Roger T & Claudia H. Brill
H.Jane Brockmann &
Thomas D. Rider (*)
John W. & Clotiel M. Caffey (*)
Donald & Cecillia A. Caton (*)
Patrick T & Cynthia R. Cimino (*)
Camille Coffman & Deborah Fussell (*)
Margaret Colburn & Gilbert
Ray Cauthon III (*)
Ann S. Cordell (*, R)
Richard B. & Catherine A. Crandall (*)
J. Lee & Barbara K. Dockery (*)
AngelaJ. Enzweiler &
Alexander Shatas (*)
Janie M. Fouke (*)
John R. & Lin S. Fox (R)
Paul E. & Mary Ellen Funderburk
Ira H. & Gerri E. Gessner (*)
Elise H. Gresham (D)
Donna L. Haas
Dale Cowles Henderson
Charles I. & Bobbie Lee Holden (*)
John I. & Caren Hollenbeck
Martin O. & Carol A. Huegel (*)
Professor E.L. Roy Hunt (*)
Kenni W. James &
Thomas M. Pinckard (*)
David A. & Lee Anne Keough
Malcolm C. & Susan King
Dudley P & Carole A. Kircher (R)
Kenneth B. & Suzanne R.
Kirkpatrick (*)
Raymond A. & Carolyn H. Larue (*)
Christopher M. & Holly A. Leber (*)
Norman S. & Roslyn F. Levy (*)
Judy F Lew & Mark L. Brantly (*)
Judy Locascio Insurance Agency, Inc. (*)
Ralph L. & Bronia L. Lowenstein (*)
Edwin C. & Aubrey S. Lunsford,Jr. (*)
Robert D. & Sarah M. Manley (*)
Edward M. Mastandrea
Lee May
Robert G. &Joelen K. Merkel
Robert H. & Margaret R. Milbrath
GaryJ. & Ellen L. Miller (*)

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Rodney R. & MarjorieJ. Million (*)
Max A. Nickerson
June M. Nogle (*)
Northwestern Mutual Foundation, Inc.
William D. & Sandra T. Olinger
John A. & Lynne M. Paeno (R)
StephenJ. Pearton &
Cammy R. Abernathy (*)
Edward Petkus (*)
Stephen A. & Susanne D.
Rappenecker (*)
Charles L. & Anne D. Reynolds,Jr. (R)
Angelo P & Bonnie C. Schiralli
Gilbert R. & Mary F Sessi
James O. &Jane C. Shimeall (*)
Sharon &Joseph Thomas (*)
Michael & Heidi M. Toomey (*)
George F. & Marilyn L. Tubb (*)
Wilse B. Webb (*)
Neil L. & Mary A. White (*)
Norris H. Williams &
Nancy Fraser-Williams (*, R)
Thomas W. & Tammy
Garner Wright (*)

Jane Elizabeth Adair &
Albert R. Matheny III (*)
Steven G. &Jane Ann Adams
Nicholas M. & Ashley A. Banks (*)
AlanJ. Barnes & Gail K. Ellison (*)
Bonita Springs Elementary School (R)
William E. & Marsha Brant (*)
Shi Anne Breedlove (*)
Myron A. & Louise W. Brown (*)
Robin C. &Jan Brown (R)
Joseph P Brinton III (R)
Robert A. & Kathryn W. (D) Bryan (*)
Joseph-Joel M. Buchanan (*)
Mary Coates & Michel A. Lynch (*)
Samuel O. & BettyJ. Colgate (*)
Melvin C. & Dorothy R. Dace
Christy M. & Harry H. Daugherty,Jr.
George & Dusty Davies
Mrs. Lou W. Delaney (*)
VirginiaJ. & Richard E. Dolder, Sr. (*
Ernest M. & Ruth S. Dumas (*, R)
Ian & Susan B. Duvenhage (*)
Keith M. & Alison F. Dvorchik (*)
Carolyn Y. Eastwood
Donald V. & Mary Lou Eitzman (*)
David H. &Jean R. Evans (*)
Myron Fisher (*)
Nathon O. Folland & Angel
Kwolek-Folland (*)
Howard G. & LaurelJ. Freeman
Friends of the Charlotte Harbor (R)
Gaea Guides (R)
Gainesville Women's Forum
James A. & Ellen R. Gershow (*)
Prof Mandell &Joyce K. Glicksberg (*
Michael W. & Elsbeth K. Gordon (*)

Jeffrey L. & Sarah W. Harrison (*)
DouglasJ. & Abbie M. Hearn
Gene W. & Evelyn H. Hemp (*, R)
James D. & Peggy O. Henderson II
Jeffrey D. Hillman &
Stephanie Cornell-Hass
Sondra R. Hunter
Christopher M. & Heather M. Janelle (*)
Dr. N.H.Jones Elementary School
Clayton H. & Linda G. Kallman (*)
Kha Le-Huu & Partners
Gerald & Kathryn L. Kidder (*)
Eugene G. Kowalski
Lucian & Suzanne Kragiel (*)
Thomas H. & Shirley M. Lane
Paul C. & Dawn B. Logas (*)
Darcie A. MacMahon &
David P Harlos (*, R)
Bruce A. Mast & Lynn S. Findley (*)
Suzanne T Mastin (*)
Stacia M. McCracken (*)
J. David & Elizabeth M. McGonagle (*)
W.A. & Elizabeth McGriff
Robins P McIntosh & Helen Lan Shan
James A. & Mary Lou Merkner (*)
Jerald T Milanich &
Maxine L. Margolis (*, R)
Terance F & Susan B. Millan
Randy Mote & Kamala Mann-Mote (R)
Douglas R. & Catherine R. Noble
Howard D. & Barbara W. Noble,Jr.
John C. & Nina K. Norris (*)
David H. & Faith M. Oi (*)
Suzanne L. &James A. Orr,Jr.
Stephen W. & Patricia M. Pavlik
Phillips Electronics North
America Corp. (R)
Norman E. & Margaret B. Portillo
Purvis, Gray & Co.
Vera Rabino (*)
Donald M. & Linda L. Reed (*)
WarrenJ. & Sara H. Rice (*)
William F. & Constance C. Roberts (*)
JohnJ. & Nancy H. Ross
William A. & Edda D. Ross (*)
Glenn K. & Laurie G. Rousseau (*)
Alicia Rudin & Victor Rush (*)
Donna L. Ruhl (*)
G.E. & Wunhild Ryschkewitsch (*)
Arthur W. & Phyllis P Saarinen (*)
St. Andrew Catholic School (R)
School District of Lee County (R)
Anne R. &JosephW. -I. ....I [r. (*)
GavinJ. Sherlock
Glenn A. & Celeste A. Shitama (*)
Terry N. & Marjorie S. Silverman
Timothy B. Strauser &
Marcella C. Wilson (*)
Patricia A. Stump
Anthony W. &June M. Sullivan (*)
Dorothy Towne & David B. Webster
Thom L. & Linda S. Tyler (*)

Village View Community
Church of God, Inc.
Susan W. Wagner
Ruth H. Wallbrunn (*)
Daniel W. & Marcia E. Welch (*)
PaulJ. West
Cynthia M. Weygant &
Gary S. Edinger (*)
Isabel D. Wolf&
Richard V Lechowich (*)
William P & Ann S. Wollschlager (*, R)
Charles E. & Maureen K. Wood (*)
Michael C. & Susan B. Wright (*)

Alyce B. Boyd
Burns Brothers, Inc.
Ginny &Joe Cauthen
Gladys G. Cofrin
Kiki Lisa Courtelis
Charles V & Elizabeth B. Covell
Catherine & Richard Crandall
Carol Austin Crevasse & Family
Marshall M. & Paula P Criser
Charles H. Denny III &
Dr. Wanda N. Denny
Sheila K. Dickison
Thomas C. Emmel
Barbara & Phil Emmer
Family Foundation
Ron & Barbara Dianne Farb,
Climb for Cancer Foundation
Libby & Leonard Furlow
Goforth Family
Marvin & Peggy Gresham
Bruce & Medea Harris
Clark & BJ. Hodge
Giovanna Holbrook
Hough Family Foundation, Inc.
Arlene C. Huszar & Victor M. Yellen
Christopher M. James
Douglas & SheilaJones
John & Peggy Kirkpatrick
Leslie & Paul A. Klein
Claudia & David Ladensohn
Judy Locascio/Allstate Insurance Co.
Dr. Madelyn M. Lockhart
J. Bernard & Chris Machen
Bob,Joelen & Ryan Merkel
Geoffrey & Ann Moore for Carl Schreck
Sandra & Bill Olinger
Susan Palmer & Andrew Palmer
Connie & Kay Palumbo
MaryJeanne Phillips
Teina Phillips & Rick Medina
Susan & Paul Robell
In Loving Memory Linda
Saarinen BSBR 1976
Paul, Carole Ann & Alexander Schulz
Jenny & Eric Scott/Florida
Carol & Stephen Shey

James & Amy Shimberg
Ilene Silverman & Harvey Budd
Bob & Beverly T. Singer
Mickey & Donna Singer
The Wesley Cofer Skiles Family
The C. Frederick Thompson
Katelynn, Mackenzie &Judge Usher
Vam & E.T York
Patti & Ron Zollars

Tricia Biancamano
Pope Cheney
KatelynJoy Derstine
Adrian Filippi
Elise Gresham

Sam Goforth, President
Malcolm King, Vice President
Ken McGurn, Treasurer
Aase Thompson, Secretary
Ray Cauthon
Jacki Challoner
Joyce Daniels
Barbara Emmer
Mary Ellen Funderburk
Libby Furlow, Emeritus
Elise Gresham, Emeritus (D)
Peggy Kirkpatrick, Emeritus
Suzanne Kirkpatrick
Leslie Klein, Emeritus
Carrie Lee
Roslyn Levy
Judy Locascio
Bronia Lowenstein, Emeritus
Bruce Mast
Rick Medina
Terry Mullane
Bill Olinger
Annette Perry
Kirk Ruth
Kim Shimeall
Ilene Silverman
Beverly Singer
Marie Tuck
Deborah Usher
Lisa Wasshausen
Victor Yellen

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Peer-Reviewed and Other

Scientific Publications:

Allen,J.M., D.L. Reed, M.A. Perotti, and H.R. Braig. 2007.
Evolutionary relationships ofCandidatus Riesia endosymbiotic
Enterobacteriaceae living within hematophagous primate lice.
Appled and Environmental Microbiology 73(5):1659-1664.

Althoff,D.M.,M.A. Gitzendanner,andK.A. Segraves.2007.
The utility of Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphisms in
phylogenetics: a comparison of homology within and between
genomes. Systematc Biology 56:477-484.

Armbruster, J.W. and L.M. Page. 2006. Redescription
of Pterygoplichthys punctatus and description of a new species
of Pterygoplichthys (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Neotropical
Ichthyology 4(4):401-409.

Auerbach, P. and G. Burgess. 2007. Injuries from
nonvenomous marine animals, pp. 1654-1691 in Wilderness
Medicine, Fifth Edition, Mosby Elsevier, Inc, New York, NY.

Auffenberg, K., I.R. Quitmyer,J.D. Williams, and D.S.
Jones. 2006. Non-marine Mollusca. pp. 247-261 in S.D.
Webb, ed. First Flordians and Last Mastodons: The Page-Ladson
Site in the Auclla River Springer, New York, NY.

Science Hall housed the Museum from 1910-1937.

Banks, R.C., C. Cicero, J.L. Dunn, A.W. Kratter, P.C.
Rasmussen,J.V. RemsenJr.,J.A. Rising, and D F. Stotz. 2006.
Forty-sixth supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union
check-list of North American birds. Auk 123:926-936.

Bloch, J.I. and D.M. Boyer. 2006. New skeletons of
Paleocene-Eocene Plesiadapiformes: a diversity of arboreal
positional behaviors in early primates, pp. 535-581 in M.
Ravosa and M. Dagosto, eds. Primate Origins: Adaptatons and
Evoluton. Springer, New York, NY.

Bloch, J.I., M.T. Silcox, EJ. Sargis, and D.M. Boyer.
2007. New Paleocene skeletons and the relationship of
plesiadapiforms to crown-clade primates. Proceedings of the
NhtionalAcademy ofSciences 104:1159-1164.

Blunden, T.K. and K.L. Krysko. 2007. Agama agama africana
(African rainbow lizard) reproduction. Herpetological Review

Briggler,J., 0. Byers, M. Nickerson,A. Pitt, andJ. Tavano.
2007. Hellbender Populaton and Habitat Viabilty Assessment. Final
Report. IUCN/SSC/GBSG, Apple Valley, MN.

Buzgo, M., A.S. Chanderbali, S. Kim, Z. Zheng, D.
Oppenheimer, P.S. Soltis, and D.E. Soltis. 2007. Floral
developmental morphology of Persea amercana (Lauraceae):
the oddities of male organ identity. InternatonalJournal of Plant
Sciences 168:261-284.

Chanderbali, A.S., S. Kim, M. Buzgo, Z. Zheng, D.G.
Oppenheimer, D.E. Soltis, and P.S. Soltis. 2006. Genetic
footprints guide perianth evolution in Persea (Lauraceae):
AGAMOUS expression in evidence ofandropetals. International
Journal of PlantSciences 167:1075-1089.

Chase, M.W., M.F. Fay, D.E. Soltis, P.S. Soltis, and V.
Savolainen. 2006. Simple phylogenetic tree searches easily
succeed with large matrices of single genes. Taxon 55:573-578.

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Science Hall exhibits (1924)featured many glass cases.

Cleere, N., A.W. Kratter, D.W. Steadman, MJ. Braun,
CJ. Huddleson, C.E. Filardi, and G. Dutson. 2007. A new
genus of frogmouth (Podargidae) from the Solomon Islands
results from a taxonomic review ofPodargus ocellatus inexpectatus
Hartert 1901. Ibis 149:271-286.

Conrath, C. andJ. Musick. 2007. The sandbar shark summer
nursery within the bays and lagoons of the Eastern Shore of
Virginia. Transactions of the American Fisheries Sociey 136(4):99-

Conrath, C. andJ. Musick. 2007. Investigations into depth
and temperature habitat utilization and overwintering
grounds ofjuvenile sandbar sharks, Carcharhinus plumbeus: the
importance of near shore North Carolina waters. Environmental
Biology of Fishes. Online first: DOI 10.1007/s10641-007-

Covell, C.V. Jr. 2006. The mantisflies (Neuroptera,
Mantispidae) of Kentucky. Journal of the Kentucky Academy of
Science 67(1):65-66.

Cui, L., P.K. Wall,J.H. Leebens-Mack, B.G. Lindsay, D.E.
SoltisJJ.Doyle,P.S. SoltisJ.E. Carlson,K.Arumuganathan,
A. Barakat, V.A. Albert, H. Ma, and C.W. dePamphilis. 2006.
Widespread genome duplications throughout the history of
flowering plants. Genome Research 16:738-749.

Daniels, J.C., J.A. Pence, and T.C. Emmel. 2006.
Additional records of Cyclargus ammon (Lycaenidae: Lycaeninae)
in the Florida Keys. Journalofthe Lipzdopterists'Sociey 60:97-99.

Daniels, J.C., J.A. Pence, and T.C. Emmel. 2006.
Notes on the ovipositional behavior of Leptotes cassius theonus
(Lycaenidae: Lycaeninae) in the Lower Florida Keys. Journalof
the Lepidopterists'Society 60:99-100.

Daniels, J.C. 2007. Courtship solicitation by females of the
barred sulphur butterfly (Eurema: daira) (Lepidoptera: Pieridae).
Journal of Insect Behavior 20(1):129-135.

Davis, S.B.,W.S.Judd, and K.D. Perkins. 2006. Noteworthy
collections: Florida: Oplismenus burmani (Retz.) P. Beauv.
(Poaceae). Castanea 71(4):333-334.

Deagan, K. 2006. Review of The Archaeology of Colonial
Encounters: Comparatve Perspectives by G. Stein. Journal of Field
Archaeology 31(3):338-340.

Deagan, K. 2007. Eliciting contraband through archaeology:
illicit trade in eighteenth-century St. Augustine. Historical
Archaeology 40(3).

Emmel, T.C. 2006. Review of Guide to the Butterflies of Russia
andAdjacent Territories by V. K. Tuzov. Holarctc Lepidoptera 10(1-

Emmel, T.C. 2007. Record ofAphkssa neleis in north Florida
(Lepidoptera: Pieridae). TropicalLepidoptera 17(1-2):6.

Enge, K.M., K.L. Krysko, and A.P Borgia. 2006.
Geographic distribution: Ctenosaur similis (black spiny-tailed
iguana). HerpetologicalReview 37:494.

Fanton, J.C.M., F. Ricardi-Branco, D.L. Dilcher, and M.
Bernardes-de-Oliveira. 2006. New gymnosperm related
with Gnetales from the Crato palaeoflora (Lower Cretaceous,
Santana Formation, Araripe Basin, northeastern Brazil):
preliminary study. Geociencias 25(2):205-210.

Fanton, J.C.M., F. Ricardi-Branco, D.L. Dilcher, and
M. Bernardes-de-Oliveira. 2006. lara Iguassu, a new taxon
of aquatic angiosperm from the Crato palaeoflora (Lower
Cretaceous, Santana Formation, Araripe Basin, northeastern
Brazil). Geociencias 25(2):211-216.

Feldmann, R.M. and R.W. Portell. 2007. First report of
Costacopluma Collins and Morris, 1975 (Decapoda: Brachyura:
Retroplumidae) from the Eocene of Alabama, U.S.A. Journal
of Crustacean Biology 27(1):90-96.

Fitzpatrick, S.M. and W.F. Keegan. 2007. Human impacts
and adaptation in the Caribbean islands: an historical ecology
approach. Earth & Environmental Science Transachons of the Royal
Society ofEdinburgh 98:1-17.

Gerrienne, P., D.L. Dilcher, S. Bergamaschi, I. Milagres,
E. Pereira, M. Antonieta, and C. Rodrigues. 2006. An
exceptional specimen of the early plant Cooksoma paranensis,
and a hypothesis on the life cycle of earliest Eutracheophytes.
Review of Palaeobotany and Paynology 142:123-130.

Gibson, L.D. and C.V. Covell Jr. 2006. New records of
butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) from Kentucky. Journal of
the Kentucky Academy ofScience 67:19-21.

Gomez, P., M. Moulton, and R. Franz. 2006. Microhabitat
use by introduced Mediterranean geckoes in north central
Florida. SoutheasternNaturalist 5(3):425-434.

Hay-Roe, M.M., G. Lamas, and J. Nation. 2007. Pre- and
postzygotic isolation and Haldane rule effects in reciprocal
crosses of Danaus enppus and Danaus plexippus (Lepidoptera:
Danainae), supported by differentiation of cuticular
hydrocarbons, establish their status as separate species.
BiologicalJournalof the Linnean Socety 91:445-453.

Hay-Roe, M.M. and J. Nation. 2007. Spectrum of cyanide
toxicity and allocation in Heliconus erato and Passijlora host
plants. Journal ofChemcal Ecology 33(2):319-329.

Hoover, J.P. and S.K. Robinson. 2007. Retaliatory mafia
behavior by a parasitic cowbird favors host acceptance of
parasitic eggs. Proceedings of the .Nihonal Academy of Sciences

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Building housed the Museum until 1971.

Hoover, J.P., T.H. Tear, and M. Baltz. 2006. Edge effects
reduce the nesting success of Acadian Flycatchers in a
moderately fragmented forest. Journal of Field Ornithology

Jarzen, D.M. and D.L. Dilcher. 2006. Middle Eocene
terrestrial palynomorphs from the Dolime Minerals and Gulf
Hammock Quarries, Florida. Paynology 30:89-110.

Jarzen, D.M. and S.A.Jarzen. 2006. Collecting pollen and
spore samples from herbaria. Paynology 30:111-119.

Jensen, C.T., M.D. Moriarty, K.D. Johnson, R.E. Terry, K.
Emery, and S.D. Nelson. 2007. Soil resources of the Motul
de SanJose Maya: correlating soil taxonomy and modern Itza
Maya soil classification within a Classic Maya archaeological
zone. Geoarchaeology 22(3):337-357.

Jiggins, C.D., R. Mallarino, K.R. Willmott, and E.
Bermingham. 2006. The phylogenetic pattern of speciation
and wing pattern change in neotropical Ithomia butterflies
(Lepidoptera Nymphalidae). Evolution 60:1454-1466.

Building exhibits were organized by field ofstudy.

Jones, S., D.W. Steadman, and P.M. O'Day. 2007.
Prehistoric archaeology on the small islands of Aiwa Levu
and Aiwa Lailai, Lau Group, Fiji. Journal of Island and Coastal
Archaeology 2:72-98.

Keegan, W.F. 2006. Review of Dialogues in Cuban Archaeology
edited by L.A. Curet, S.L. Dawdy, and G. La Rosa Corzo.
Americas 63(2):304-305.

Keegan, W.F. 2007. Tazno Indian Myth and Practice: The Arrival
of the Stranger Kng. University Press of Florida, Gainesville,

Kirchman, J.J. and D.W. Steadman. 2006. Rails
(Rallidae: Gallirallus) from prehistoric archaeological sites in
Western Oceania. Zootaxa 1316:1-31.

Kirchman,J.J. and D.W. Steadman. 2007. New species of
extinct rails (Aves: Rallidae) from archaeological sites in the
Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. Pacific Science 61:145-

Kneebone, J., D.E. Ferguson, J.A. Sulikowski, and
P.C.W. Tsang. 2007. Endocrinological investigation into the
reproductive cycles of two sympatric skate species, Malacoraja
sent and Ambryraja radiate, in the western Gulf of Maine.
Environmental Biology of Fishes. Online first: DOI 10.1007/

Kratter, A.W. and S. Small. 2007. First record of Northern
Fulmar (Fulamrus glacials) for Florida, and notes on other
North Atlantic seabird specimen records in 2004-2005. The
Florida FieldJNaturalist 35:22-25.

Kratter, A.W., J.J. Kirchman, and D.W. Steadman.
2006. Upland bird communities on Santo, Vanuatu, Southwest
Pacific. Wilson JournalofOrnithology 118:295-308.

Krysko, K.L., H. Rehman, and K. Auffenberg. 2007. A
new species of Cyrtopodion (Gekkonidae: Gekkoninae) from
Pakistan. Herpetologica 63(1):100-113.

Latvis,J. and I.R. Quitmyer. 2006. Underwater excavation
methods, pp. 247-261 in S.D. Webb, ed. First Florzdians and
Last Mastodons: The Page-Ladson Site in the Auclla River Springer,
New York, NY.

Lindqvist, C., A.-C. Scheen, M.-J. Yoo, M. Bendiksby, P
Grey, D.G. Oppenheimer, J.H. Leebens-Mack, D.E. Soltis,
P.S. Soltis, and V.A. Albert. 2006. An expressed sequence
tag (EST) library from developing fruits of an Hawaiian
endemic mint (Stenogyne rugose, Lamiaceae): characterization
and microsatellite markers. BMC PlantBiology 6:16-30.

MacFadden, B.J. 2006. Review of The Paleogene Mammahean
Fauna ofSanta Rosa, Amazonan Peru LosAngeles by K.E. Campbell
Jr. Journal of Mammalan Evoluhon 13:161-163.

MacFadden, B.J. and L.R.G. DeSantis. 2007. No more
ivory tower: communicating geoscience to society. Geohmes

MacFadden, B.J.,J. Labs Hochstein, R.C. Hulbert,Jr.,
and J. Baskin. 2007. Revised age of the late Neogene terror
bird (Titanis) in North America during the Great American
Interchange. Geology 35:123-126.

Manchester, S.R. 2006. Review of Atlas of the Pleistocene
Vascular Plant Macrofossils of Central and Eastern Europe Part 1.
Pteridopytes and Monocotyledons by F.Y. Velichkevich and E.
Zastawniak. American Association of Stratigrapic Palynologists
Newsletter 39(4):34.

Manchester, S.R. and I. Chen. 2006. Tetracentron fruits
from the Miocene of western North America. Internahonal
Journalof PlantSciences 167(3):601-605.

Manchester, S.R. and LJ. Hickey. 2007. Reproductive
and vegetative organs of Browmnea gen. n. (Nyssaceae) from
the Paleocene of North America. InternahonalJournal of Plant
Sciences 167(4):897-908.

Manchester, S.R. and W.C. Mcintosh. 2007. Late Eocene
silicified fruits and seeds from the John Day Formation near
Post, Oregon. Paleobios 27(1):7-17.

Manchester, S.R., W.S. Judd, and B. Handle. 2006.
Foliage and fruits of early poplars (Salicaceae: Populus) from
the Eocene of Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming. Internahonal
Journalof PlantSciences 167(4):897-908.

Merkle, D.A., S.I. Guttman, and M.A. Nickerson. 2006.
Genetics and taxonomy, pp. 275-280 in O. Byers, ed. Hellbender
Populahon and Habitat Viablity Assessment Briefing Book. IUCN/
SSC/CBSG, Apple Valley, MN.

Milanich,J.T. 2006. A un nuevo mundo: Indios y Europeos
en la Florida del siglo XVI. pp. 55-82 in R. Chang-Rodriguez,
ed. Franqueando Fronteras: Garcilaso de la Vegay la Florida del Inca.
Pontifica Universidad Catl6ica del Peru, Lima, Peru.

Milanich, J.T. 2006. New World: Indians and Europeans
in sixteenth century La Florida. pp. 47-65 in R. Chang-
Rodriguez and J. O'Neill, eds. Beyond Books and Borders:
Garcilaso de La Vega and La Florida del Inca. Bucknell University
Press, Lewisburg, PA.

Milanich, J.T. 2006. Foreword. pp. ix-x in J.H. Hann, ed.
The .Nahve American World Beyond Apalachee: West Florida and the
Chattahoochee Valley. University Press of Florida, Gainesville,

Milanich,J.T. 2007. Gordon R. Willey and the archaeology
of the Florida Gulf Coast. pp. 15-25 in W. Fash andJ. Sabloff,
eds. Gordon R. Willey's Contribuhons to American Archaeology:
Contemporary Perspectves. Oklahoma University Press, Norman,

Milanich,J.T. 2007. Foreword. pp. xi-xii in W.F. Keegan,
ed. Taino Indian Myth and Practice: The Arrval of the Stranger King.
University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Milanich, J.T. 2007. Foreword. pp. xv-xvii in D.L.
Hutchinson, ed. Tatham Mound and the Bioarchaeology of European
Contact: Disease and Depopulation in Central Gulf Coast Florida.
University Press of Florida, Gainesville. FL.

Milbrath, S. 2006. Ethnoastronomy in cultural context.
CambridgeArchaeologicalJournal 16(3):364-368.

Moore,M., A. Dhingra,P.S. Soltis, R. Shaw,W.G. Farmerie,
K.M. Folta, and D.E. Soltis. 2006. Rapid and accurate
pyrosequencing of angiosperm plastid genomes. BMC Plant
Biology 6:17-30.

Natanson, LJ.,J.A. Sulikowski, J.R. Kneebone, and P.C.
Tsang. 2007. Age and growth estimates for the smooth skate,
Malacoraja sent, in the Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Biology of
Fishes. Online first: DOI 10.1007/s10641-007-9220-y.

Nickerson, M.A. 2006. Captive population and educational
outreach, pp. 315-322 in O. Byers, ed. Hellbender Populaton and
Habitat Viablity Assessment Briefing Book IUCN/SSC/CBSG.
Apple Valley, MN.

Nickerson, M.A. and K.L. Krysko. 2006. Status and
distribution, pp. 41-48 in O. Byers, ed. HellbenderPopulaaon and
Habitat Viablity Assessment Briefing Book IUCN/SSC/CBSG.
Apple Valley, MN.

Former Museum Director J.. are pictured during Dickinson Hall's 1971 dedication.

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The Northwest Florida exhibitfeatures a limestone cave.

Nickerson, M.A. and C.E. Mays. 2006. Life history.
pp. 207-210 in O. Byers, ed. Hellbender Population and Habitat
Viabilty Assessment Briefing Book. IUCN/SSC/CBSG. Apple
Valley, MN.

Nickerson, M.A., K.L. Krysko, and R.D. Owen. 2006.
Status and distribution. pp. 49-67 in 0. Byers, ed. Hellbender
Population and Habitat Viabilty Assessment Briefing Book IUCN/
SSC/CBSG. Apple Valley, MN.

Nickerson,M.A., A.L. Pitt, and M.D. Prysby. 2007. The
effects of flooding on Hellbender salamander, Cryptobranchus
alleganensis Daudin 1803, populations. Salamandra 43(2):111-

Noble, D.R. 2006. The Flint Riverquarium: promoting
knowledge about Georgia's aquatic resources through
recreational learning. Georgia Journal ofScience 64(3):108-114.

Oliveira, L.O., R.B. Huck, M.A. Gitzendanner, W. S. Judd,
D.E. Soltis, and P.S. Soltis. 2007. Molecular phylogeny,
biogeography, and systematics of Dicerandra (Lamiaceae), a
genus endemic to the southeastern United States. American
JournalofBotany 94:1017-1027.

Owens, A.K. and K.L. Krysko. 2007. Distribution of the
introduced Texas horned lizard, Phrynosoma cornutum (Harlan
1825) (Sauria: Iguanidae: Phrynosomatinae), in Florida.
Florida Scientist 70:62-70.

Page, L.M., R.K. Hadiaty,J.A. Lopez, I. Rachmatika, and
R.H. Robins. 2007. Two new species of the Akysis varegatus
species group (Siluriformes; Akysidae) from southern Sumatra
and a redescription of Akyss variegatus Bleeker 1846. Copea (2):

Paulay, G. 2007. Metopograpsus oceamcus (Crustacea:
Brachyura) in Hawaii and Guam: another marine invasive?
Pacific Science 61:295-300.

Perotti, M.A.,J.M. Allen, D.L. Reed, and H.R. Braig. 2007.
Host-symbiont interaction of the primary endosymbiont of
human head and body lice. FASEB 21(4):1058-1066.

Piercy, A., T. Ford, L. Levy, and F.F. SnelsonJr. 2006.
Analysis of variability in vertebral morphology and growth
ring counts in two Carcharhinid sharks. Environmental Biology
of Fshes 77:401-406.

Piercy, A.,J. Carlson, J. Sulikowski, and G. Burgess.
2007. Age and growth of the scalloped hammerhead shark,
Sphyrna lewin, in the north-west Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of
Mexico. Marine Freshwater Research 58:34-40.

Pirkle, F.L., FJ. Rich,J.G. Reynolds, T.A. Zayac, W.A. Pirkle,
and R.W. Portell. 2007. The geology, stratigraphy, and
paleontology of Reids, Bells, and Roses bluffs in northeastern
Florida. Guide to Fieldtrps -56 Annual Meehng, G.S.A. S.E. Sect.
& Department of Geology and Geography Contribuhon Series, Georgia
Southern Universty 1:137-151.

Pitt, A. and M.A. Nickerson. 2006. Cryptobranchus
alleganensis (Hellbender salamander) larval diet. Herpetologicel
Review 37(1):69.

Porter, C.M. 2007. Review of California's Frontier Naturalists
by R.G. Beidleman. Journalof the History of Biology 40:193-194.

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Portnoy, D.,A. Piercy,J. Music, G. Burgess, andj. Graves.
2007. Genetic polyandry and sexual conflict in the sandbar
shark, Carcharhinusplumbeus, in the western North Atlantic and
GulfofMexico. Molecular Ecology 16:187-197.

Pyrcz, T.W., K.R. Willmott, J.P.W. Hall, and A.L. Viloria.
2006. Areview of the genusManerehb Staudinger (Lepidoptera:
Nymphalidae: Satyrinae) in the northern Andes. Journal of
Research on the Lepidoptera 39:37-79.

Reed, D.L.,J.E. Light,J.M. Allen, andJ.J. Kirchman.
2007. Pair of lice lost or parasites regained: the evolutionary
history of Anthropoid primate lice. BMC Biology 5(7).

Rehman, H., TJ. Papenfuss, and K. Auffenberg. 2006.
Behavioral ecology of Crossbamon orientals (Sindh sand gecko)
from Uthal, District Bela, Balochistan, Pakistan. Journal of
Natural History and Wildlife 5(1):169-171.

Saarinen, E.V. andJ.C. Daniels. 2006. Miami blue butterfly
larvae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) and ants (Hymenoptera:
Formicidae): new information on the symbionts of an
endangered taxon. Florida Entomologist 89(1):69-74.http://

Silcox, M.T., EJ. Sargis,J.I. Bloch, and D.M. Boyer. 2007.
Primate origins and supraordinal relationships: morphological
evidence. pp. 831-859 in W. Henke, H. Rothe and I. Tattersall,
eds. Handbook of Paleoanthropology, Vol. 2: Primate Evoluhon and
Human Origin. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.

Slapcinsky,J. 2006. Paryphantopsis (Gastropoda: Pulmonata:
Charopidae) from the Louisiade Archipelago of New Guinea.
TheNautilus 120(4):119-130.

Snow, R.W., K.L. Krysko, K.M. Enge, L. Oberhofer,
A. Warren-Bradley, and L. Wilkins. 2007. Introduced
populations of Boa constrictor (Boidae) and Python molurus
bitattus (Pythonidae) in southern Florida. pp. 417-438 in R.W.
Henderson and R. Powell, eds. The Biology ofBoas and Pythons.
Eagle Mountain Publisher, Eagle Mountain, UT.

The South Florida exhibitfeatures a Calusa ceremony.

Soltis, D.E.,J.W. Clayton, C.C. Davis, M.A. Gitzendanner,
M. Cheek, V. Savolainen, A.M. Amorim, and P.S. Soltis.
2007. Monophyly and relationships of the enigmatic family
Peridiscaceae. Taxon 56:65-73.

Soltis, D.E., M.A. Gitzendanner, and P.S. Soltis. 2007. A
567-Taxon data set for angiosperms: the challenges posed by
Bayesian analyses of large data sets. InternahonalJournalof Plant
Sciences 168:137-157.

Soltis, D.E.,J.H. Leebens-Mack, andP.S. Soltis (eds.). 2006.
Developmental Genetics of the Flower, Advances in Botanical Research,
Vol. 44. Academic Press/Elsevier, San Diego, CA.

Soltis, D.E., A.B. Morris,J. McLachlan, P.S. Manos, andP.S.
Soltis. 2006. Comparative phylogeography of eastern North
America. Molecular Ecology 15:4261-4293.

Soltis, D.E., P.S. Soltis, D.W. Schemske,J.F. Hancock,J.N.
Thompson,B.C.Husband,andW.S.Judd. 2007. Autopolyploidy
in angiosperms: have we grossly underestimated the number of
species? Taxon 56:13-30.

Soltis, P.S. 2006. Tragopogon. pp. 303-306 in Editorial
Committee, Flora of North America, eds. Flora of NorthAmerica.
Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

Soltis, P.S., D.E. Soltis, S. Kim, A. Chanderbali, and
M. Buzgo. 2006. Expression of floral regulators in basal
angiosperms and the origin and evolution of ABC function. pp.
483-506 in D.E. Soltis, L.H. Leebens-Mack, and P.S. Soltis,
eds. Developmental Genetics of the Flower, Advances in Botanical
Research, Vol. 44. Academic Press/Elsevier, San Diego, CA.

Visitors enjoy the Hall ofFlorida Fossils exhibit.

Steadman, D.W. 2006. Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical
Pacific Birds. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Steadman, D.W. and 0. Carranza-Castafneda. 2006. Early
Pliocene to early Pleistocene birds from central Mexico. pp.
61-71 in C arranza-C astaneda &E.H. Lindsay, eds. Advances
in late Terhary vertebrate paleontology in Mexico. Universidad
National Aut6noma de Mexico, Instituto de Geologia y
Centro de Geociencias, Publicaci6n Especial no. 4. Mexico
D.F., Mexico.

Steadman, D.W. and S. Jones. 2006. Long-term trends in
prehistoric fishing and hunting on Tobago, West Indies. Latin
American Antiguity 17:316-334.

Suarez-Santiago, V.N., MJ. Salinas, N. Garcia-Jacas, P.S.
Soltis, D.E. Soltis, and G. Blanca. 2007. Reticulate evolution
in the Acrolophus subgroup (Centaurea L., Compositae) from the
western Mediterranean: origin and diversification of section
Willkommia Blanca. Molecular Phylogenehcs and Evoluhon 43:156-

Sulikowski, J., T. Driggers, T. Ford, R. Boonstra, and J.
Carlson. 2007. Reproductive cycle of the blacknose shark,
Carcharhinus acronotus, in the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Fish
Biology 70:428-440.

Sulikowski, J., S. Irvine, K. DeValerio, and J. Carlson.
2007. Age and growth of the roundel skate (Raja texana), from
the Gulf of Mexico, USA. Marine Freshwater Research 58:41-53.

Tate, J.A., Z. Ni, A.-C. Scheen, J. Koh, C.A. Gilbert, D.
Lefkowitz, ZJ. Chen, D.E. Soltis, and P.S. Soltis. 2006.
Evolution and expression of homeologous loci in Tragopogon
miscellus (Asteroceae), a recent and reciprocally formed
allopolyploid. Genetics 173:1599-1611.

Tavano,J., A. Pitt, and M.A. Nickerson. 2007. Agkistrodon
piscivorus leucostoma Western Cottonmouth aggregation.
HerpetologicalReview 38(2):202.

Thibideau, A., D. Killick,W. Lyman, K. Deagan,J. Cruxent,
and J. Ruiz. 2007. The strange case of the earliest silver
extraction by European colonists in the New World. Proceedings
oftheNahtonalAcademy ofSciences 104:3663-3666.

Thomson, A.W. and L.M. Page. 2006. Genera of the
Asian catfish families Sisoridae and Erethistidae (Teleostei:
Siluriformes). Zootaxa 1345:1-96.

Townsend, J.H. 2006. Celestus montanus Schmidt.
Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 834:1-3.

Townsend, J.H. 2006. Geophis dunm Schmidt. Catalogue of
American Amphibians and Reptiles 838:1-3.

Townsend,J.H. and L.D. Wilson. 2006. Geophisfulvoguttatus
Mertens. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Rephles 839:1-4.

Uhl,D.,S. Klotz,C. Traiser,C. Thiel, T. Utescher,E. Kowalski,
and D.L. Dilcher. 2007. Cenozoic paleotemperatures and
leaf physiognomy an European perspective. Palaeogeography,
Palaeoclmatology, Palaeoecology 248:24-31.

Wang, Q, D.L. Dilcher,X.Y. Zhu,Y.L. Zhou,and T.A.Lott.
2006. Fruits and leaflets of Wistera (Fabaceae, Papilionoideae)
from the Miocene of Shandong Province, Eastern China.
InternatonalJournal of Plants Scences 167(5):1061-1074.

Webb, E., H. Schwarcz, C.T.Jensen, R.E. Terry, M. Moriarty,
and K. Emery. 2007. Soil carbon isotopes at Motul de San
Jose. Geoarchaeology 22(3):291-312.

Wheeler, E.A., S.R. Manchester, and M. Wiemann. 2006.
Eocene woods of central Oregon. Paleobios 26(3):1-16.

Whitten, W.M., M.A. Blanco, and N.H. Williams. 2006.
Recircumscription ofPttyphyllum (Orchidaceae: Maxillariinae).
ORCHIDS (Lindleyana) 75:452-456.

Willmott, K.R. and A.VL. Freitas. 2006. Higher-level
phylogeny of the Ithomiinae (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae):
classification, patterns of larval hostplant colonisation and
diversification. Cladishcs 22:297-368.

Willmott, K.R. and G. Lamas. 2006. A phylogenetic
reassessment ofHyalenna Forbes and Dircenna Doubleday,with a
revision ofHyalenna (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Ithomiinae).
Systematic Entomology 31(3):419-468.

The Wall of Wings contains thousands ofLepidoptera.

Wilson, L.D. andJ.H. Townsend. 2007. A bonanza of boas
and pythons. Iguana 14(2):25-27.

Wilson, L.D. and J.H. Townsend. 2007. Biogeography
and conservation of the herpetofauna of the upland
pine-oak forests of Honduras. Biota Neotropica 7(1):137-
148.http://www.biotaneotropica.org.br/v7n 1pt

Wilson, L.D. and J.H. Townsend. 2007. A checklist and
key to the snakes of the genus Geophis (Squamata: Colubridae:
Dipsadinae), with commentary on distribution and
conservation. Zootaxa 1395:1-31.

Wright, JJ. and L.M. Page. 2006. Taxonomic revision of
Lake Tanganyikan Synodontis (Siluriformes: Mochokidae).
Florida Museum Natural Hstory Bulletn 46(4):99-154.

Yang, G.,X. Zeng, and H. Wang. 2006. The Permian Cathaysian
Flora in Western Henan Province, China Yuzhou Flora. Geological
Publishing House, Beijing. China. (Book in Chinese with
English Summary).

Zanazzo, A., MJ. Kohn, B.J. MacFadden, and D.O. Terry.
2007. Large temperature drop across the Eocene-Oligocene
transition in central North America. nature 445:639-642.

Zomlefer, W.B., W.S. Judd, W.M. Whitten, and N.H.
Williams. 2006. A synopsis of Melanthiaceae (Liliales), with
focus on character evolution in tribe Melanthieae. pp. 566-578
inJ.T. Columbus, E.A. Friar, J.M. Porter, L.M. Prince and
M.G. Simpson, eds. Comparative Biology of the Monocotyledons:
Proceedings of the Third International Conference. Rancho Santa Ana
Botanic Garden, Claremont, CA.

Popular Publications,

Miscellaneous Reports:

Carlson, B. and W.F. Keegan. 2006. Boat trips. Times of the
Islands Fall 76:56-61.

Cordell, A.S. 2006. Petrographic evaluation of paste
categories from the Avon Park Air Force Range Project,
Highlands and Polk Counties, Florida. pp. 257-261 in M.Wilder
and C.D. Frederick, eds. Archaeological and Geomorphological
Investigations at the Avon Park Air Force Range, Highlands and Polk
Counties, Florida. Avon Park Air Force Range, United States Air
Force Air Combat Command.

Cordell, A.S. 2007. Aboriginal pottery paste variability
and clay utilization, pp. 459-609 in G.A. Mikell, et al., eds.
ArchaeologicalData Recovery ofthe Wynne Haven Beach Site 80K239),
Eglin Air Force base, Okaloosa County, Florida. Panamerican
Consultants, Inc.

Cordell, A.S. 2007. Petrographic evaluation of pottery
from the Rio Tanama Sites. pp. 259-282 in L.A. Carlson,
ed. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Site Teshng and Data Recovery
at Two Village Sites (AR38 and AR-39) on the Lower Rio Tanama,
Municipalty of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers,Jacksonville District.

Daniels, J.C. 2007. Citizen science through compound
eyes: how butterflies can help environmental engagement and
learning. Connect 3:26-27.

Daniels, J.C. and S.J. Sanchez. 2006. Blues' Revival: Can
a change in diet and a little laboratory assistance help a
Florida butterfly escape extinction. Natural History 115(8):26-

Gareca, Y., E. Forno, T. Pyrcz, K.R. Willmott, and S.
Reichle. 2006. Lista preliminary de mariposas diurnas de
Bolivia. pp. 1-66 in Y. Gareca and S. Reichle, eds. Manposas
Diurnas de Bolivia. PROMETA, Tarija, Bolivia.

Keegan, W.F. and B. Carlson. 2006. Cannibals! Times of the
Islands Summer 75:56-61.

Keegan, W.F. and B. Carlson. 2007. Caves. Times of the Islands
Winter 77:52-57.

Keegan, W.F. and B. Carlson. 2007. The Stranger King.
Times of the Islands Spring 78:58-63.

King, F.W. 2006. Wildlife space and corridors. The Sportman's
Gazette 7(7):1,5.

King, F.W. 2006. It once was hair. The Sportsman's Gazette

King, F.W. 2007. Puddle, pond, lake, and wetland. The
Sportsman's Gazette 8(1):1,5.

King, F.W. 2007. Whence came the tourists? The Sportsman's
Gazette 8(2):1,5.

King, F.W. 2007. And the tourism increased. The Sportsman's
Gazette 8 (3):1,5.

King, F.W. 2007. Wildlife attractions and theme parks. The
Sportsman's Gazette 8(4):1,5.

King, F.W. 2007. Florida's wildlife pets. The Sportsman's
Gazette 8 5):1-2.

King, F.W. 2007. Going, going, gone? The Sportsman's Gazette

Krysko, K.L. and A.N. Hooper. 2006. Potential pollination
of non-native coconut palms, Cocos nucifera (Arecales:
Arecaceae), by non-native Madagascar giant day geckos,
Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis (Sauria: Gekkonidae), in the
Florida Keys. Gekko 5:33-38.

Manchester, S.R. 2006. Review of Atlas of the Pleistocene
vascular plant macrofossils of Central and Eastern Europe Part 1.
Pteridophytes and monocotyledons by FY. Velichkevich and E.
Zastawniak. American Associaton of Stratigraphic Palynologists
Newsletter 39(4:34.

Marquardt, W.H. 2006. Teaching pavilion finished:
renovations begin on Gill House. Friends of the Randell Research
CenterNewsletter 5(3):3.

Marquardt, W.H. 2006. Ask the archaeologist: were the
Calusa really seven feet tall? Friends of the Randell Research Center
Newsletter 5(4):2.

Marquardt, W.H. 2007. 3,000 Years ago on Useppa Island.
Friends of the Randell Research Center Newsletter 6(1):1.

Marquardt, W.H. 2007. Art, authors, and archaeology at
Pineland. Friends of the Randell Research Center Newsletter 6(1):2.

Marquardt, W.H. 2007. Under it all, Useppa still holds
surprises. Useppa Chronicle 10(1):1,11.

Marquardt, W.H. and K.J. Walker. 2006. In the Florida
Museum Lab: Analysis and Curation. Friends of the Randell
Research CenterNewsletter 5(4):3.

Milanich, J.T. 2006. Cultural Indigestion? Florida Frontier
Gazette 5(3):6-7.

Milbrath, S. 2006. Armageddon at Postclassic Mayapan.
Natural Hzstory 115(6):60-63.

Milbrath, S. 2007. Mayapan's effigy censers: iconography,
context, and external connections. Final Report to the
Foundation for Mesoamerican Studies, 2007 http:/www.

Miller, J.Y. 2007. Mexican database project. McGuire Center
.News No. 1:4, Florida Museum of Natural History, University
of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Miller, J.Y. 2007. McGuire Center becomes mecca for
lepidopterists, hosts three international meetings in 2006.
McGuire CenterNews 1:1,4, Florida Museum of Natural History,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Porter, C.M. 2007. Cosmology & cosmetology. History of
Science Society Newsletter 36(1):13,24.

Retzer, M.E. and L.M. Page. 2006. Endangered and
threatened fishes of Illinois. OutdoorIllinois 15(1):16.

Sourakov, A. 2007. Dominican Republic: notes on evolution
of butterflies and of our knowledge about them. .Aews of the
Lepidoptersts' Soczety 49(2):46-49,55.

Townsend, J.H. and L.D. Wilson. 2006. Denizens of
the dwarf forest: herpetofauna of the elfin forests of Cusuco
National Park, Honduras. Iguana 13(4):242-251.

Walker, K.J. and D.L. Ruhl. 2006. Historical Ecology of the
Everglades Nhtional Park: Annual Report on Year 7 of Environmental
Archeological Analysis, Cataloging, and Curaton of SEAC Accession
590. Southeast Archeological Center, National Park Service,
Tallahassee, FL.

The Butterfly Rainforest opened in 2004.

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