Articles by: Evelyn S. Gonzalez

An Atala butterfly, once thought extinct in Florida, has found a new home in the gardens of FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus.

How to build your own butterfly garden

Butterflies are nature’s little helpers. They pollinate flowers and keep pests in check. But chemicals, climate change, habitat loss and […]

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Ancients transformed landscape of the Amazon, researchers find

Ancient people likely had an architectural role in the Amazon’s plant life, a theory that contradicts the long-held belief the […]

Evelyn Gaiser (center) conducts research on how water, climate and people impact the Everglades as part of the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research Program.

Long-term research proves effective in global conservation

Researchers are taking a step back to answer the question whether long-term studies are helping save plants, animals and the […]

FIU Ph.D. student Ivian Destro Boruchowski has dedicated her career to heritage language education.

Preserving mother languages, one student at a time

Ivian Destro Boruchowski and her children are among the nearly 77 percent of people in Miami who speak a language […]

Miami Heat shooting guard Rodney McGruder (left) and FIU's Nick Ogle (right) plant environmentally appropriate and culturally important plants in the Everglades as part of Heat Glades Sweep.

FIU joins Miami Heat, Miccosukee tribe to protect the Everglades

The tropical hardwood hammock habitats in the Florida Everglades are under threat by invasive plants and animals, chemicals and toxins, fires […]

Brian Machovina uses COREYAK to feel better after an entire work-day spent at a desk.

Stay fit this new year with COREYAK

The creators of Yonanas have just released their latest invention, and it’s perfect for those wanting to get moving on […]

Les Standiford's "The Man Who Invented Christmas" is being adapted for film starring Dan Stevens, left, as a young Charles Dickens, right.

Les Standiford didn’t invent Christmas, but he knows who did

Charles Dickens self-published A Christmas Carol in 1843 in a desperate attempt to save his struggling writing career. The book […]

Best books to give as last-minute holiday gifts

Best books to give as last-minute holiday gifts

With final exams, work and family commitments piling up this month, chances are you might have put off your holiday […]

The American anole, or the green anole, is the only native species of anole found in Florida.

Biologist rounds up lizards on the loose

Lizards are on the loose in South Florida and FIU biologist James Stroud needs local middle schoolers to help him […]

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Algae give freshwater clues in the face of sea level rise

Sea level rise is a monumental threat, but one FIU biologist is tracking levels using one of the Florida Everglades’ […]

American Alligator in the Florida Everglades

Alligators dig change

Alligators are one of the Florida Everglades’ most famous predators. They sit at the top of the food chain and […]

John Kominoski (R) performs maintenance on a water pump as part of a study on the ability of streams to support aquatic life. Credit: Jon Benstead/University of Alabama

Collaboration helps solve environmental global concerns

Researchers from around the world often struggle with similar challenges, but by coming together to share their experiences, they are […]

Florida's mangroves move inland to keep up with salt water intrusion caused by sea level rise.

Everglades mangroves worth billions in fight against climate change

When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have put a price tag on the value of mangroves in Everglades National […]

Mangroves at sunset in the Shark River before the 2010 cold event. Photo by Jennifer Rehage, Florida International University.

Cold spells chill tropical species

Two cold spells, two years apart, in two subtropical regions of the world have given scientists clues to what happens […]

Researchers shed light on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Researchers shed light on Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

It has been six years since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill dumped millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf […]