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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out how biologists and sport-fishermen are joining forces to understand fish populations in the coastal Everglades.
FIU's Dr. Yong Chai recently published an article in Nature Communication in collaboration with Professor Guibin Jiang at Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing.
The loss of sharks could contribute to the destruction of one of the planet’s most under-appreciated sources of carbon storage — seagrasses. While sharks are often sensationalized as voracious predators, it’s their actual prey that poses a risk to seagrasses, according to FIU researchers.
The Catlin Seaview Survey, a pioneering scientific expedition to study and reveal the world’s coral reefs, sponsored by international insurer Catlin Group Limited, today announced a unique collaboration with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS) to record and reveal America’s marine sanctuaries.