Environment

Twenty-five years later, prominent professor retires

Twenty-five years later, prominent professor retires

For over 25 years, Dr. Rudolf Jaffé has dedicated his time to the Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC), working in the area of environmental […]

First ever CASE 3MT competition

First ever CASE 3MT competition

First developed by the University of Queensland in 2008, the Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT®) challenges students to communicate the […]

Dr. James Fourqurean: Saving seagrass to save the planet

Dr. James Fourqurean: Saving seagrass to save the planet

Dr. James Fourqurean, the Director of FIU’s Center for Coastal Oceans Research and member of the International Blue Carbon Initiative, a […]

CCOR Travel Award Winners – Spring 2019

CCOR Travel Award Winners – Spring 2019

We are pleased to announce the seven recipients of the Center for Coastal Oceans Research (CCOR) travel awards for the early 2019 […]

Dr. Donoso leads UNESCO Division of Water Sciences in Paris

Dr. Donoso leads UNESCO Division of Water Sciences in Paris

Last year, Dr. Maria Donoso spearheaded the creation of the UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Water Security at FIU. Now, Donoso has been honored […]

Aquarius Resurfaced: Ecology of fear in plant-eating coral reef fish

Aquarius Resurfaced: Ecology of fear in plant-eating coral reef fish

In November 2013, during FIU’s first Aquarius mission, researchers used fiberglass models of predatory fish to study how the risk of predation […]

First place: Carlos Ruiz, Ph.D. biology student

FIU Tropics Spring 2019 photo contest winners

Over the last two years, FIU Tropics has celebrated the merging of arts and conservation by hosting a photo contest. […]

Ocean center welcomes new education coordinator

Ocean center welcomes new education coordinator

When she’s not teaching youngsters about the importance of our marine environment for the Center for Coastal Oceans Research, Analisa Duran can […]

Environmental DNA used as tracking tool

Environmental DNA used as tracking tool

The so-called “environmental DNA” is helping conservationists keep track of marine species. Sharks, especially, are not easy to track as many […]

Scientists concerned over drop in shark bites

Scientists concerned over drop in shark bites

The number of shark bites in Florida have plummeted in 2018, and scientists are trying to figure out why. Just 16 […]