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Dogs, drones battle deadly avocado fungus


In just a few weeks, redbay ambrosia beetles will be on the move in Florida, a major concern for the state’s multimillion dollar avocado industry. FIU researchers believe a combination of drones and dogs could be game-changers in the fight to stop a deadly fungus spread by these invasive pests.

Nationally-recognized authors inspire young writers


Kekla Magoon, award-winning author of children’s and young adult books, recently visited campus.She met with students in Rhona Trauvitch’s “Major American Authors” class to discuss her book How It Went Down (2014).

Nutrients could reduce streams’ ability to support aquatic life, researchers find


A team of researchers, including FIU biologist John Kominoski, has found organic carbon from forests, including leaves and twigs, is cut in half when low-to-moderate nutrient pollution, such as an excess nitrogen and phosphorus, is added to stream ecosystems.

Upcoming Events

Roman Night at the BBC Library

04/07/2015 06:00 PM

Join Professor Marian Demos a night about Ancient Rome's greatest conspiracies. There will be games and a screening if the film "Pomp and Perversity". Snacks and refreshments will be provided, this event is open to everyone.

2015 FIU Student Literary Awards

04/16/2015 08:00 PM

The Graduate and Undergraduate winners and runner-ups, in the categories of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, will be reading from their submissions.

Aquaponics: Sustainable Agriculture in the Florida Keys

04/17/2015 07:00 PM

As part of the Ocean Life series, Dr. Bill Irwin will demonstrate how nearly anyone can produce a significant amount of healthy, organic vegetables and fish with very little effort or expense in an eco-friendly, sustainable way nearly anywhere.


Blue Vision Summit


Blue Vision Summits bring ocean conservation leaders together in every two years to network, build the blue movement and meet with the Administration and Congress to restore the blue in our red, white and blue.

MARINE Ocean Policy Course


The MARINE Ocean Policy Course introduces ocean-interested graduate students and early career professionals to ocean policy and governance, and how science influences public policy decisions at the international, national, and state levels.

Fishery Biologist- NOAA


Two positions in the NOAA Fisheries Office of Protected Resources, Division of Permits and Conservation's Incidental Take Program are opening.