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.
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.
Mike Heithaus, newly named interim dean of the FIU College of Arts & Sciences, has devoted his career to studying one of the world’s most intriguing predators — sharks.
A recent article on the impacts of spraying for mosquitos on endangered bat populations featuring two FIU researchers, Dr. Phil Stoddard and Dr. Kisi Bohn.
FIU's Stephany Alvarez-Ventura discusses the fate of bees in a recent Orlando Sentinel op-ed.