Biological Sciences

ADVANCE Florida Network provides benefits to visitors and hosts, says FIU professor

ADVANCE Florida Network provides benefits to visitors and hosts, says FIU professor

By Ashley Garcia Sonia Underwood is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and part of the STEM Transformation Institute, […]

FIU@Home: Discover Mantis Shrimp Vision

FIU@Home: Discover Mantis Shrimp Vision

FIU’s Aquarius Reef Base gives scientists the gift of time. Living in the world’s only underwater laboratory allows scientists to […]

What will climate change do to plants? The answer might be rooted in history

What will climate change do to plants? The answer might be rooted in history

When it comes to plant roots, the past may be able to hint at what the future holds. A team […]

Fellowships empower graduate researcher to study bull sharks at Rookery Bay

Fellowships empower graduate researcher to study bull sharks at Rookery Bay

Kristine Zikmanis, a biology Ph.D. student in the Institute of Environment’s Marine Community and Behavioral Ecology Lab, is researching sharks […]

FIU alumna joins NYC Rapid Responders in fight against COVID-19

FIU alumna joins NYC Rapid Responders in fight against COVID-19

When Taylor Barger ’14 visited New York City in late 2019, she was met with electric billboards, bright lights and […]

Dangerous shark fins are everywhere in Hong Kong markets

Dangerous shark fins are everywhere in Hong Kong markets

As one of the world’s importers of shark products, Hong Kong markets are known for the variety of shark fins […]

Saving seagrasses may keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere

Saving seagrasses may keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere

As seagrasses continue to die globally, they could release all the carbon dioxide they have stored back into the atmosphere. […]

A love affair with living underwater

A love affair with living underwater

More than 50 years of oceanic exploration has changed society’s relationship with the planet. Today, there is only underwater research […]

Podcast: Staying motivated during COVID-19

Podcast: Staying motivated during COVID-19

College of Arts, Sciences & Education students who lead a club for pre-med students shared stories they have heard or […]

Researchers use DNA clues to find where sharks are caught

Researchers use DNA clues to find where sharks are caught

Marine scientist Demian Chapman is leading a group DNA detectives to uncover the secrets of the illegal shark fin trade. […]