In a study commissioned by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to address the growing number of butterflies going extinct, FIU-SERC researcher Dr. Gary Rand found two common chemicals used in spraying were toxic to butterflies at amounts typically used to control mosquitoes.
FIU PhD Candidate Camila Caceres was featured on a segment on Un Nuevo Día on Telemundo regarding recent shark attacks and how to prevent them.
Researchers are embarking on the largest-ever attempt to survey the world’s shark populations. More than 400 reef locations will be surveyed during the three-year project dubbed Global FinPrint. Mike Heithaus, FIU marine biologist and dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, is part of the international team of researchers.
Florida’s rainy season is in full force and pet owners are being cautioned to keep an eye out for toxic toads that can potentially kill dogs and cats. “The wet season means increased activity of all amphibians,” said Maureen Donnelly, associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and professor of biological sciences.
As part of a new op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In this piece, Hugh E. Willoughby, Distinguished Research Professor of Earth Sciences in the Department of Earth and Environment, addresses hurricane observation techniques and how their evolution has helped make big storms less deadly.
FIU grad Kim Weisenbourn writes a 2-part online article series about her experiences at FIU Aquarius Reef Base in Key Largo, FL for ReefNation.
FIU's Dr. Stephen Haggerty was featured featured in a cover article in the Miami New Times about his recent discovery that plants "feed" on a mineral called kimberlite and thus could help in finding diamonds.
A group of international scientists have released their findings about a proposed trans-isthmus shipping canal in Nicaragua, raising concerns about environmental impact and lack of information.
FIU graduate David Menasche ’97 led an incredible life and inspired many. Even while battling cancer, Menasche refused to let it define him. “The cancer was going to kill me,” he wrote. “But taking drugs to prolong a life of misery was a choice. My choice.” That day began a new chapter, one in which Menasche, in his own words, would “really live.”
Pope Francis issued a sweeping 184-page papal letter, "Laudato Si’: On the Care of our Common Home". He writes that climate change is a global problem with far reaching environmental and social consequences — especially for the poor.