Articles by: Evelyn S. Gonzalez

Local conditions shape plant communities

Local conditions shape plant communities

The local environment plays a key role in determining what kinds of plants grow there, according to a new study that could […]

My internship at the City of Miami Beach

My internship at the City of Miami Beach

Name: Alex Alm Hometown: Miami, Fla. Major: Environmental Studies with a major in Natural Resource Sciences Where did you intern? I interned […]

How to take care of holiday poinsettias

How to take care of holiday poinsettias

Nothing can spread holiday cheer quite like a vibrant and festive poinsettia. Poinsettias grown by students in FIU’s Agroecology Program […]

Standiford to moderate talk with Bill Clinton, James Patterson

Standiford to moderate talk with Bill Clinton, James Patterson

FIU Creative Writing Program Director Les Standiford is taking to the stage to moderate a conversation between former President Bill […]

Wetlands hold the key to cutting emissions

Wetlands hold the key to cutting emissions

A team of scientists has identified more ways to mitigate climate change. Restoring coastal wetlands, rewetting drained soils, preventing erosion […]

FIU receives $1 million for geoscience scholarships

FIU receives $1 million for geoscience scholarships

FIU is looking for a few good students to become geoscientists. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing FIU with […]

Jayantha Obeysekera

Sea level rise expert appointed to climate science institute

FIU Sea Level Solutions Center Director Jayantha Obeysekera has been appointed co-director/chair of the Florida Climate Institute. The Florida Climate […]

Botanist backs conservation of threatened flowers

Botanist backs conservation of threatened flowers

Nichole Tiernan is sounding the alarm for conservation of some of the world’s princess flowers, which are more in trouble […]

Kelsey Reider and her dog Karina take in the views of the high Andes Mountains in Peru.

Biologist defies extremes to study climate change

Kelsey Reider’s “Lower Ice Cave Lake” no longer has an ice cave. That’s because climate change impacts are early and […]

An aerial photo shows peat soil collapse in the Florida Everglades. Photo by Stephen Davis, The Everglades Foundation.

Everglades needs more freshwater to combat peat soil collapse

More saltwater in the Everglades could make climate change worse, a new FIU study found. Some parts of the Everglades […]

dramatic sunset on the sky and coal power plant factory

Tax to slow down greenhouse gas emissions gains support

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In […]

Mako shark

Scientist champions conservation of neglected predators

Some of the world’s most threatened rays and sharks could be one step closer to being saved. The governments of […]

An adult Central African slender-snouted crocodile basks on a log.

Discovered: New species of African crocodile

Finding could have major implications for conservation While studying the critically endangered slender-snouted crocodile, researchers made a startling discovery — what they […]

Massive Bald Cypress Trees in the swamp with reflection of trees on the calm water

Helping plants survive sea level rise requires tailored conservation plans

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In […]

FIU ecologist Steven Oberbauer (left) conducts research in Alaska.

Tundra plants are growing taller than ever before and scientists are worried

Some plants in the tundra are adapting to climate change, but Steven Oberbauer thinks it would be better if things […]