Posts tagged with: "Biological Sciences"

Aligator trails in the Everglades swamp

Algae give clues into Everglades restoration success

Eric Massa wants to know if Everglades restoration is working. The FIU student is turning to periphyton – spongy, soggy […]

Valentine’s Day? No big deal

Valentine’s Day? No big deal

Sometimes the build up to Valentine’s Day is bigger than the actual day itself. While Hallmark and florists make the […]

Small trees make big impact in climate change fight

Small trees make big impact in climate change fight

When it comes to trees storing carbon, don’t underestimate the little guys, according to new study. Trees absorb carbon dioxide […]

Kellee Diaz, a current senior biology major, learned to stay positive hiking around Juneau.

FIU students study worlds away — in the U.S.

Kellee Diaz traded the Miami heat for the Alaskan tundra, and it completely changed her outlook on life. Diaz, a […]

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FIU biologist Kelsey Reider adopted her dog, Karina, in the high Andes Mountains in Peru.

3 years, a 2-burner stove and 1 dog: How this biologist found her best friend in the Andes

Kelsey Reider went into the high Andes Mountains looking for frogs. She came back down with a dog. Reider’s research […]

USA, Florida, Silent water of lake in everglades nature landscape with reflecting palm trees

From oceans to the Everglades and in between: Institute watches over our water

By Eric Barton Todd Crowl can remember a time a few years ago when it wasn’t so easy to qualify […]

Wetland habitat brings new life to preserve

Wetland habitat brings new life to preserve

As night comes, a new harmony falls over the nature preserve. The humming of bugs used to dominate this area. […]

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FIU biologist Steven Oberbauer (standing) conducts research in Toolik Field Station in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Climate change drives tundras out of sync

Warming temperatures in cold places are causing plants to flower earlier, according to a new study. Shorter flowering seasons can […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nature offers most cost-effective solution for climate change

Nature offers most cost-effective solution for climate change

U.S. wetlands, forests and agricultural lands could absorb traffic emissions Restoring seagrass meadows, mangrove forests and salt marshes could play […]

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 […]

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 […]