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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ph.D. student is on a mission to study equitable water sharing on the Nile

Ph.D. student is on a mission to study equitable water sharing on the Nile

Written by: Candice Allouch and Maria Gabriela Gonzalez FIU Ph.D. student Mekdelawit Messay Deribe grew up in Ethiopia hearing about […]

Aquarius helps researchers understand life in extreme environments

Aquarius helps researchers understand life in extreme environments

Written by: Paola Burgos-Carrasquill For astronauts, space is the most stressful environment they face. What’s not very clear is how […]