Posts tagged with: "Biological Sciences"

Three Silver Knights are FIU-bound

Three Silver Knights are FIU-bound

Three of Miami’s highest-achieving students, honored recently at the Silver Knight Awards, are joining FIU’s class of 2022. The Miami […]

FIU Emeritus Professor Walter Goldberg and his wife, Rosalie's gift has led to the establishment of a professorship of tropical ecology in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education.

Florida couple establishes professorship for tropical ecology

A professorship of tropical ecology has been established in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education at FIU thanks to […]

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FIU students conducted research aboard the Research Vessel W.T. Hogarth. Photo by Heather Bracken-Grissom.

Students embark on research trip at sea

Budding scientists got their feet wet conducting research at sea. Undergraduates in FIU’s Biodiversity and Oceanography at Sea course deployed oceanographic […]

Deering Estate

My internship at the Deering Estate

Name: Katherine Saldarriaga Hometown: Miami, FL Major: Marine sciences and international relations Where did you intern? What did you do there? […]

Missing sharks found through DNA in water samples

Missing sharks found through DNA in water samples

As sharks disappear from key locations, scientists are using environmental DNA to find a small number that may actually be […]

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My internship at Zoo Miami

My internship at Zoo Miami

Name: Brianna Chin Hometown: Miami, FL Major: Biology on the pre-veterinary track Where did you intern? What did you do there? Zoo Miami with […]

A roaming bull shark. Courtesy: Hendrik Sauvignet.

Why has this tiny island seen a sharp rise in shark bites?

 A small island has become a hotbed for shark bites, and people may be partly to blame. According to […]

James Fourqurean collects soil samples from a seagrass bed in Shark Bay, Australia in 2011.

Heat wave drives massive carbon loss at World Heritage site

Seagrasses in Shark Bay, Australia released massive amounts of carbon dioxide after a devastating heat wave killed them, according to […]

Search for vanishing frogs leads to discovery of new species

Search for vanishing frogs leads to discovery of new species

FIU biologist Alessandro Catenazzi went in search of vanishing frogs in the Amazon. What he found was an entirely new species. A fungal disease is […]

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Dams drive risk of fish extinction in U.S.

Dams drive risk of fish extinction in U.S.

Dams drive local extinction risk of native fish in the southern United States, an FIU study found. The high number […]

Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips

Oceanic whitetip sharks move with extreme efficiency, exploiting physics to maximize their energy surplus for both hunting and downtime. A […]

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Honors student, Brian Garcia.

My internship at Harvard Medical School

Name: Brian Garcia Hometown: Guines, Cuba What is your major? Biological sciences, College of Arts, Sciences and Education and Honors College Where […]

Nature signals SOS: Long-term research, short-term extremes uncover clues to survival

Nature signals SOS: Long-term research, short-term extremes uncover clues to survival

—By JoAnn C. Adkins, Ayleen Barbel Fattal ’06, Evelyn S. Gonzalez and Chrystian Tejedor ’04, MBA ’15 When extreme weather […]

Natural Christmas trees make Santa’s nice list

Natural Christmas trees make Santa’s nice list

When it comes to Christmas trees, natural ones are the way to go, according to FIU botanist Oscar Valverde-Barrantes. Most artificial […]

Researchers offer clues into Everglades restoration future

Restoring the Florida Everglades will improve the availability of clean freshwater and the quality of habitat for wildlife while offsetting […]