Jaret Daniels

Departemnt of Natural History and Department of Entomology and Nematology

Florida Museum of Natural History, Univserity of Florida

Jaret C. Daniels
Curator and Professor

Jaret Daniels is a Professor in the Entomology and Nematology Department and Curate and Director, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida. He received a B.S. in Biology from St. Johns’ University in Minnesota, and a Ph.D. I Entomology from the University of Florida.

Insect conservation and management provides the basic framework for his research program. While broad, it delineates two independent but related tracks. The first involves at-risk butterfly conservation, specifically recovery planning and implementation. The second focuses on native insect pollinator populations in diverse landscapes including wild lands, agroecosystems, and the built environment (urban, suburban, and roadside and utility rights-of way). For this, he is broadly interested in how species assemblages respond to environmental changes related to climate, habitat management, or anthropogenic disturbance – and the development of strategies designed to mitigate these impacts.

Dr. Daniels is one of only ten global recipients of a Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) Initiative focused on saving wildlife for future generations. Its goal is to help stabilize and increase the populations of at-risk animals. His component targets the recovery of some 42 imperiled butterfly species in North America.