Posts tagged with: "Everglades"

Introducing the Everglades to Sweetwater Elementary students

Introducing the Everglades to Sweetwater Elementary students

By Yanina Onyewenjo This winter, a group of students from the Honors College Everglades class embarked on an adventure –not […]

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 […]

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 […]

Viviana Mazzei

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 […]

Mercury contamination found in Everglades dolphins

Mercury contamination found in Everglades dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Coastal Everglades have higher concentrations of mercury than any other populations in the world. FIU […]

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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 […]

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

Mangroves move inland as seas rise

Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, […]

Understanding citizens for better Everglades restoration

Understanding citizens for better Everglades restoration

Mustafa Kamal Sikder wants more people to engage in Everglades restoration efforts. The FIU environmental studies student is examining Floridians’ […]

Effective advocacy needed for Everglades restoration

Effective advocacy needed for Everglades restoration

When it comes to advocating for Everglades restoration, keep it local, don’t be afraid to follow-up and be willing to […]

Bill Gorton (left) poses with his first bonefish and Captain Early Gentry (right) in Islamorada, Fla. in 1958.

Project Bay Bones investigates bonefish decline

Bonefish catches are on the decline, and researchers in the FIU Southeast Environmental Research Center are trying to get to […]

Inspired by the wilderness: Students’ Everglades journey in poems, essays and stories

Inspired by the wilderness: Students’ Everglades journey in poems, essays and stories

Six FIU students, all aspiring writers, were selected last fall to take part in a six-week Everglades wilderness expedition in […]

FIU in the Next Gen: Research

FIU in the Next Gen: Research

How will the discoveries and inventions of FIU faculty impact the world of the future? In the 50 years since […]

Choosing a ‘wild’ life: A journey of self-discovery, environmental writing in the Everglades

Choosing a ‘wild’ life: A journey of self-discovery, environmental writing in the Everglades

Last fall, six FIU students — all aspiring writers — were selected to join the Everglades Wilderness Writing Program. The […]

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FIU sea level rise experts visit White House

FIU sea level rise experts visit White House

The Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom this week in Washington, D.C. as FIU’s researchers briefed the White House and […]