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Cloud forests struggle to keep pace with climate change


Evan Rhem, a biological sciences Ph.D. student and researcher at Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens, has spent three years in Manú National Park (Peru) studying how the region’s tropical cloud forests will adapt to climate change.

Herpetologist takes helm of national society


Maureen Donnelly, associate dean of graduate studies in the College of Arts & Sciences and professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has been named president elect of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH).

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.

Upcoming Events

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."

Foraminifera of Florida Bay: Proxy for Seagrass Abundance and Ecosystem Health Over 4000 Years

09/05/2014 03:00 PM

Speaker Dr. Laurel Collins, Florida International University, Earth and Environment Department, Graduate Program Director and Professor.

Running From the Heat

09/08/2014 03:00 PM

Dr. Feeley will be speaking on "Running From the Heat: Can tropical forests shift their distributions to remain at equilibrium with climate?"

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)

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.

Working Groups for Conservation Research in the Colombian Amazon


This call for proposals for working groups presents an opportunity to join colleagues working in the fields of natural, environmental and social sciences, in order to respond to problems in biodiversity conservation in the Colombian Amazon.