Southeast Environmental Research Center

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 […]

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 […]

2021 red tide experts

2021 red tide experts

As the peak of red tide season approaches, FIU experts are available to talk about how Florida red tide blooms […]

Students awarded 2021 Cristina Menendez Memorial Fellowship

Students awarded 2021 Cristina Menendez Memorial Fellowship

Thirteen students across FIU’s College of Arts, Sciences & Education have been awarded the Institute of Environment’s 2021 Cristina Menendez […]

What is water worth?

What is water worth?

Water holds a different value for every creature, culture and climate yet there’s no question it’s one of our planet’s […]

Student receives coral restoration scholarship

Student receives coral restoration scholarship

As a child, the ocean was Serena Hackerott’s playground. With both her parents being avid scuba divers, Hackerott spent her […]

Master teacher recognized with Deering Foundation Partner Award

Master teacher recognized with Deering Foundation Partner Award

For 15 years, Nicholas Oehm has leveraged a partnership with the Deering Estate to have FIU students and alumni study […]