Jaret Daniels


Jaret Daniels, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Entomology at the University of Florida and the Director of the Florida Museum of Natural History’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity. Jaret specializes in the ecology and conservation of butterflies and other native insect pollinators. Much of his recent research has focused on the use of wildflower augmentation and vegetation management to enhance native insect pollinator diversity and abundance. He has authored more than 50 scientific papers, popular articles and books dealing with butterflies, conservation, integrated pest management and butterfly gardening, including the most recent titles Wildflowers of Georgia (2012), Wildflowers of Florida (2010), Butterflies of Florida Field Guide (2003), Butterflies of the Carolinas Field Guide (2004), Butterflies of Georgia Field Guide (2004), Butterflies of Ohio Field Guide (2004) and Butterflies of Michigan Field Guide (2005). He has served as a design and technical consultant for numerous butterfly houses, commercial landscape projects, and school and home gardens.