FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and student Salome Garcia joined United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy Nov. 19 in Washington D.C. to call for action on climate change.
In nature, species interact with each other on a daily basis. It is known that certain species, like plants and the mycorrhizal fungi that live in their roots, benefit from each other through the sharing of nutrients. But human activities are interfering with and, in some cases, disrupting these interactions, according to FIU researchers.
CLIMA features new environmental works by SEAS Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada, as well as a broad range of earlier works by the artist–including paintings, drawings, videos, digital art and his polar installations.
On a rainy Saturday morning in October, a dedicated group of 15 undergraduate students embarked on a field trip to Key Largo, where they were transformed into dolphin researchers for a day as part of their marine biology class.
Nearly 50 participants — including FIU students, alumni and staff, and representatives from the public, private and nonprofit sectors — listened to presentations from Everglades science, restoration, policy and litigation experts.
Researchers warn all species are important, and conservation efforts should be based on the need for biological diversity and not on how useful individual species are to people.
Miami Beach has put into action an aggressive and expensive plan to combat the effects of sea level rise. FIU SERC researcher Dr. Henry Briceño is working with the City to assess the water quality in Biscayne Bay that is being pumped back in due to sea level rise.
FIU biology professor Philip Stoddard has been appointed by the White House to the Governance Coordinating Committee of the National Ocean Council. He is one of just 18 representatives in the country selected to recommend policies to the Cabinet-level National Ocean Council and facilitate collaboration and cooperation among different agencies and jurisdictions.
FIU is shaping the way Shakespeare is taught in local schools. In partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the university has teamed up with local middle and high school teachers for the “Symposium on the Study and Teaching of Shakespeare.”
FIU alumnus Richard Blanco's memoir, The Prince of Los Cocuyos, was this year’s FIU common reading book for first-year students.