Articles by: Evelyn S. Gonzalez

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 […]

Hong Liu (left) and her students Haydee Borerro (center) and Jason Downing (right) conduct research in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park in 2014.

Ecologist suggests wild approach to selling threatened plants

Selling plants could save them from extinction. The key is growing them in their natural habitats, not on private properties […]

Professional mediation can help Everglades restoration

Professional mediation can help Everglades restoration

A broker could be the key to saving the Florida Everglades. That is one of the recommendations put forth by […]

Sean Brown

My internship at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Name: Sean Brown Hometown: Miami, Fla. Major: Sustainability and the Environment with a certificate in Agroecology Where did you intern? At the […]

Talent, grit and making his own luck: The story of writer Dennis Lehane MFA ’01

Talent, grit and making his own luck: The story of writer Dennis Lehane MFA ’01

Controlling the brain. It’s a skill one of FIU’s most famous authors has yet to master. But, it’s a skill […]

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

Some trees can’t survive sea level rise

Sea level rise is killing bald cypress trees, according to an FIU study. As sea levels rise, high salinity can […]

My internship at Mystic Aquarium and the University of Connecticut

My internship at Mystic Aquarium and the University of Connecticut

Name: Catherine Guinovart Hometown: Key Largo, Fla. Major: Sustainability and the Environment   Where did you intern? I participated in an […]

My internship at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

My internship at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Name: Andrea Benitez Hometown: Miami, FL Major: Environmental Studies Where did you intern? I interned at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, in partnership […]

Closeup of one dead fish washed ashore during red tide algae bloom toxic in Naples beach in Florida Gulf of Mexico during sunset on sand

6 things to know about Florida red tide

Gov. Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency due to Florida red tide in seven counties, including Charlotte, Collier, […]

Scenic bay view from Oleta River State Park in North Miami Beach.

South Florida’s natural ecosystems can provide affordable protection from chronic flooding

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

A new Rx for what ails South Florida’s beaches

A new Rx for what ails South Florida’s beaches

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

Ben Wilson and Shelby Servais are among the latest crop of National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Science Policy Fellows.

Science policy fellows tackle Gulf of Mexico

Shelby Servais and Ben Wilson both earned degrees at FIU. Both did research in the Florida Everglades. And they are […]

FIU Marine Scientist Mark Bond (left) goes free diving in a shark feeding frenzy for Discovery Channel's Shark Week.

Guy Fieri takes dive with FIU researcher for Shark Week

Celebrity restauranteur explores favorite menu items for sharks Mark Bond’s free dive with Guy Fieri and a dozen sharks will […]

Long-term changes chart future of ecosystems

Long-term changes chart future of ecosystems

Changes in ecosystems that happen over years can often go unnoticed. That is why long-term research is important in restoring […]