In just a few weeks, redbay ambrosia beetles will be on the move in Florida, a major concern for the state’s multimillion dollar avocado industry. FIU researchers believe a combination of drones and dogs could be game-changers in the fight to stop a deadly fungus spread by these invasive pests.
Kekla Magoon, award-winning author of children’s and young adult books, recently visited campus.She met with students in Rhona Trauvitch’s “Major American Authors” class to discuss her book How It Went Down (2014).
A team of researchers, including FIU biologist John Kominoski, has found organic carbon from forests, including leaves and twigs, is cut in half when low-to-moderate nutrient pollution, such as an excess nitrogen and phosphorus, is added to stream ecosystems.
FIU has been selected as the only site in Florida to host a first complete edition of William Shakespeare's plays. The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum will display First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare.
South Florida ranks as the world’s most vulnerable urban region in terms of assets exposed to the effects of sea level rise. FIU’s research is dedicated to developing and implementing solutions for the major environmental and economic challenges created by the rising seas.
Curious to know if flooding will destroy your house by the end of the century? Take a trip over to the Coral Gables Museum and find out for yourself.The museum currently features an exhibit on sea level rise put together by FIU students and faculty.
Less than two years after its grand opening, MAST@FIU, the only four-year high school on a university campus in Miami-Dade County, has been rated one of the top high schools in the nation for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.
FIU researchers have traced the evolution of bioluminescence in deep-sea shrimps. The study, led by marine scientists Juliet Wong, Jorge L. Perez-Moreno and Heather Bracken-Grissom in the FIU Department of Biological Sciences, is the most comprehensive study of evolutionary relationships between deep-sea shrimps to date.
As President Obama prepared to release his FY16 Presidential budget request to Congress, FIU researchers were on global and environmental stages in an action-packed week that included the White House’s Caribbean Energy Security Summit and Energy and Climate Change Symposium.