Essential oils are volatile, aromatic oils obtained from plants and used for fragrance, flavoring, and health and beauty applications. Learn about the history of essential oils, plant anatomy, and basics of essential oil distillation in this 4-page fact sheet was written by Elise V. Pearlstine, and published by the UF Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, April 2011.
This revised 10-page fact sheet features a checklist of bird species that have been found during eight years of surveys in the Everglades Agricultural Area. Most birds can be associated with a specific habitat such as sugarcane, sod, rice or flooded fields and other agricultural and human-inhabited areas. Written by Elise V. Pearlstine and Frank J. Mazzotti, and published by the UF Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, November 2010.
WEC272, a 6-page illustrated fact sheet by Elise V. Pearlstine and Juan Sebastian Ortiz, describes this non-native gallinaceous bird from the Indian subcontinent — background, description, similar species, habits, habitat, food, nesting and reproduction, potential ecological impacts, and legal aspects. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, December 2009.
WEC-264, an 11-page illustrated fact sheet by Grant C. Sizemore, Martin B. Main, and Elise V. Pearlstine, provides an overview of some of the most majestic of Florida's birds — taxonomy and status, cranes and flamingos, identification, feeding behavior, diet, breeding, movements, and conservation. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, July 2009.