Institute of Environment

Small plastics can lead to a big problem

Small plastics can lead to a big problem

By Taylor Gutierrez Our coastal and wetland ecosystems are facing very real pollution threats from an invader so tiny, it […]

A love of nature paves the path for a beloved career

A love of nature paves the path for a beloved career

By Maria Gabriela Gonzalez Starchek Embarking on backpacking expeditions through rivers, mountains, and caves in his native Cuba taught Rafael […]

From Minnesota to Miami, student studies mangroves during REU program

From Minnesota to Miami, student studies mangroves during REU program

By Maria Gabriela Gonzalez Starchek  An AP biology course introduced Kyle Wong to the intricacies of ecology and microbiology. It […]

Undergrads across the U.S. join unique coastal environmental research experience at FIU

Undergrads across the U.S. join unique coastal environmental research experience at FIU

A lucky group of undergraduates from across the nation had the summer of a lifetime exploring the iconic coastal ecosystems […]

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CASE Summer 2021 Real Triumphs Graduates

A diverse group of men and women in background, nationality, interests and ambitions, these individuals are shining examples of what […]

Graduate student awarded fellowship to study how mangroves react to coastal hazards

Graduate student awarded fellowship to study how mangroves react to coastal hazards

By Paola Burgos-Carrasquillo Mangroves are not indestructible but have been known to stand their ground in hurricanes. It’s that resilience […]

Student’s passion fuels his future

Student’s passion fuels his future

By Maria Gabriela Gonzalez Starchek & Candice Allouch Ayi Ajavon grew up fascinated by how different fish species could live […]

3 things to know about working in marine conservation

3 things to know about working in marine conservation

The following op-ed by Predator Ecology & Conservation Lab Ph.D. Candidate Erin Spencer was originally published in Ocean Conservancy. If […]

Duunnn dunnn…SharkFest is here

Duunnn dunnn…SharkFest is here

National Geographic’s must-sea event is back on July 5 — and FIU’s shark scientists are featured in four new SharkFest […]

FIU shark experts list

FIU shark experts list

FIU has some of the top marine researchers in the country, including several focused on the science of sharks. They are […]