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Heat wave offers glimpse into climate change


An unprecedented marine heat wave that swept the Southeast Indian Ocean in 2011 has given FIU scientists a glimpse into the future of climate change.

How tiger sharks affect Shark Bay’s ecosystem


For the last two decades, Michael Heithaus has been studying how tiger sharks affect one particular ecosystem – Shark Bay, Australia, one of the world’s most pristine seagrass ecosystems.

Tropics at a crossroads: FIU addresses changing planet through research, partnerships and policy


The greatest concentration of biodiversity occurs in the tropics, especially in rainforests and coral reefs. Biodiversity is the diversity of life — from the largest predator to the smallest bacteria.

Upcoming Events

Owl Monkey Research and Conservation Impact on Environmental Law Enforcement

08/29/2014 03:00 PM

Dr. Angela Maldonado will present a talk on the impact of owl monkey research and conservation on environmental law enforcement at the Colombian-Peruvian border.

Marine Science Seminar Series

09/03/2014 12:00 PM

Cristina Romera Castillo of the FIU Southeast Environmental Research Center will give a talk entitled, "The Color of the Sea."

Creative Writing Alumni Reading

09/14/2014 04:00 PM

Featured readings by: Marcia Clabretta Cancio-Bello, Tim Curtix, Anjanette Delgado, Cecilia Fernandez, Fabienne Josaphat, Louis K. Lowry, Julio Machado, Lauren Rivera, and Laura Valeri.

Student Opportunities

The Water Expo in Miami: The Event in USA for Water Professionals


The Water Expo is the only event in the United States targeting domestic and international major markets at the same time, with a special focus on East USA, Florida, South Florida, PLUS Latin America & the Caribbean (approximately 40 countries)

Rainwater Harvesting Project in Puebla, Mexico


FIU graduate student Elena Neibaur is currently on assignment with the Master's International Peace Corps program in Mexico. Learn more about how you can support her efforts to improve basic access to clean water for people in Puebla, Mexico.

The 6th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit


Sign up now for the 6th Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Summit co-hosted by Miami Dade County and the City of Miami Beach.