Posts tagged with: "Biological Sciences"

TEDxFIU: Breeding climate resistant crops

TEDxFIU: Breeding climate resistant crops

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Researchers predict environmental factors will imperil banana production by 2060

Researchers predict environmental factors will imperil banana production by 2060

In the next 50 years, approximately 50 percent of conventional plantations in Central and South America are predicted to become […]

TEDxFIU: World’s only underwater sea lab

TEDxFIU: World’s only underwater sea lab

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Common South Florida pollutants lead to coral disease

Common South Florida pollutants lead to coral disease

Common South Florida pollutants from sewage, agricultural practices and other sources can lead to a rapid increase in coral disease […]

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Watch highlights from TEDxFIU 2013

Watch highlights from TEDxFIU 2013

In case you missed the university’s event of the year, TEDxFIU, watch the highlights: FIU News will be featuring two […]

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The Florida bonneted bat has large broad ears, which project forward over the eyes and are joined at the midline of the head. This feature distinguishes it from the smaller Brazilian free-tailed bat. Photo credit – Kathleen Smith, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Rare bat species receives endangered status

FIU biologist Kirsten Bohn has helped to secure endangered status for Florida’s rarest bat species. Less than 500 of the Florida bonneted bats […]

FIU students descend on Aquarius

FIU students descend on Aquarius

Four FIU students embarked on a seven-day mission to Aquarius this week, the first FIU research mission to the world’s […]

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FIU Jogging Path opens at MMC

FIU Jogging Path opens at MMC

On Friday, Nov. 15, Modesto A. Maidique Campus celebrated the grand opening of yet another outdoor recreation space for students, […]

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Aneysis Gonzalez (right) with two postdoctoral colleagues while researching at Stanford.

Biology student conducts research under Nobel Prize recipient

For the past two summers, FIU biology student Aneysis Gonzalez did what few students get a chance to do: train […]

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Feeley stands atop in Puerto Maldonado in southeastern Peru in 2012.

Researchers find 16,000 tree species in the Amazon

After decades of research, scientists from around the world have quantified the number of individual trees and species scattered throughout […]

A life changing journey: student perspectives of Papua New Guinea

A life changing journey: student perspectives of Papua New Guinea

They were a scene in motion, the four of them pinballing through airports and slogging into the muddy backwaters of […]

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TEDxFIU watch parties on South Beach & at BBC

TEDxFIU watch parties on South Beach & at BBC

Don’t have tickets to the university’s event of the year – TEDxFIU? Don’t fret. You can still get the TEDx […]

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DreamMakers Luncheon raises more than $220,000 for First Gen scholarships

DreamMakers Luncheon raises more than $220,000 for First Gen scholarships

To date, FIU has raised more than $4 million for its First Generation Scholarship Fund. Ashmara Williams was a ward […]

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Georgia Aquarium is first stop on Worlds Ahead Tour

Georgia Aquarium is first stop on Worlds Ahead Tour

On Nov. 15, FIU is going to the Georgia Aquarium and Miami is coming along for the ride. The trip […]

Chickpea plant

Geneticist breeds new hope for chickpeas

Eric von Wettberg, professor in the FIU Department of Biological Sciences, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) […]