Post Tagged with: "College of Arts Sciences & Education"

Unstressed moon jellyfish (immature stage) exposed to water-only control. 

Photo courtesy of  of G.M. Rand, FIU Southeast Environmental Research Center.

Jellyfish become unintended victims of oil spill mitigation

A chemical used to disperse oil following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill has been proven to severely harm and […]

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Diving deep, student examines crustacean life after an oil spill

Diving deep, student examines crustacean life after an oil spill

Laura Timm is taking a closer look at what life is like for nine species of crustaceans six years after […]

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Evelyn Gaiser is a wetland ecologist examining long-term changes in lakes and wetlands, including the Everglades.

New biodiversity designation brings Everglades to the forefront

The North American Coastal Plain, stretching from the Florida Keys north to Massachusetts, was recently declared a global diversity hotspot […]

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Students from MAST@FIU and volunteers from the FIU School of Environment, Arts and Society deploy a seine net into northern Biscayne Bay as part of a long-term ecological monitoring program of the bay's fish populations.

High school scientists experience living lab at Biscayne Bay

Once a month, students from MAST@FIU gather along the shores of northern Biscayne Bay to study its fish populations. Under […]

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Agoyan dam in Ecuador
Photo by Elizabeth Anderson

Cultural costs of building dams

People must be a consideration when building dams, according to FIU researchers. The world’s tropical regions are in the midst […]

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Alumnus uses poetry to overcome friend’s suicide

Alumnus uses poetry to overcome friend’s suicide

– by Gabriela Polanco August 6, 2014 is a day that alumnus Christopher Mazzara ‘15 will never forget. While still […]

Rare species are more important than originally believed, according to new research

Rare species are more important than originally believed, according to new research

The world’s rarest species — both plants and animals — contribute disproportionally to the ecosystems where they reside, according to […]

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City of Miami Police Department detective interviews a victim’s girlfriend in a homicide investigation. Photo: A&E, The First 48 Pictures, Hot Ride/Debt Collector

Ignorance is bliss when conducting witness interviews

Current investigative interviewing guidelines recommend interviewers review all available case information prior to questioning a witness. However, a recent study […]

Institute of Water and Environment launches

Institute of Water and Environment launches

Essential for life, water is the most important resource on the planet, and also one of the most imperiled. FIU […]

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March 2016 in photos

March 2016 in photos

In March, FIU was featured on national television, hosted a town hall with a presidential candidate leading up to the Florida […]

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Remy Dou

Doctoral student keeps students interested in STEM

When Remy Dou began teaching high school biology, he reveled in seeing his best and brightest students understand challenging concepts. […]

Heather Bracken-Grissom stands next to a remote operated vehicle aboard the Pelican to collect bioluminescent organisms and explore the deep sea.

Scientist ventures into the deep sea to study shrimp

FIU marine scientist Heather Bracken-Grissom’s latest project is taking her to the depths of the ocean to further her research […]

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FIYou: Stephany Alvarez-Ventura

FIYou: Stephany Alvarez-Ventura

Name: Stephany Alvarez-Ventura Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Job Title/Department: Program Manager for the School of Environment, Arts, and Society (SEAS) in […]

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Thermal trouble in the tropics

Thermal trouble in the tropics

Tropical species are especially vulnerable to climate change, according to FIU researchers. Changes in temperature and weather patterns pose a […]

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Annual Torch Awards gala celebrates 15th anniversary

Annual Torch Awards gala celebrates 15th anniversary

The annual Torch Awards celebrated its 15th anniversary March 19 with a gala honoring distinguished alumni in the FIU community. […]