Posts tagged with: "Biological Sciences"

Marine scientists identify lobsters’ ancestors

Marine scientists identify lobsters’ ancestors

Scientists have long believed that lobster-like crustaceans first appeared on planet Earth about 360 million years ago. But FIU marine […]

Marine sciences researcher Jordan Thomson poses with a sea turtle donning a Go-Pro cam in Shark Bay, Australia.

Animal-borne video cameras reveal secret lives of sea turtles

There is no shortage of tomfoolery in the daily lives of sea turtles. Challenging a feisty crab. Chance encounters with […]

Miss FIU winner hopes to fix smiles and wrestle alligators

Miss FIU winner hopes to fix smiles and wrestle alligators

By Joel Delgado ’12 MS ’17 Not many pageant contestants are training to be alligator wrestlers. But sophomore biological sciences […]

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Understanding genes could help save coral reefs

Understanding genes could help save coral reefs

By Robyn Nissim and Alexandra Pecharich Scientists estimate that one-third of the planet’s existing coral reefs could be lost in […]

FIU marine scientists Heather Bracken-Grissom holds a crab.

Genome researchers come together to sequence 7,000 invertebrate animal species

FIU biological sciences professors Heather Bracken-Grissom, Timothy Collins and Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty have been invited to join the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance […]

Readers share: The best gift I ever received

Readers share: The best gift I ever received

It’s the season of gift giving, of family and friends and good food. We may not always remember what we […]

TEDxFIU: Breeding climate resistant crops

TEDxFIU: Breeding climate resistant crops

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Researchers predict environmental factors will imperil banana production by 2060

Researchers predict environmental factors will imperil banana production by 2060

In the next 50 years, approximately 50 percent of conventional plantations in Central and South America are predicted to become […]

TEDxFIU: World’s only underwater sea lab

TEDxFIU: World’s only underwater sea lab

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Common South Florida pollutants lead to coral disease

Common South Florida pollutants lead to coral disease

Common South Florida pollutants from sewage, agricultural practices and other sources can lead to a rapid increase in coral disease […]

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Watch highlights from TEDxFIU 2013

Watch highlights from TEDxFIU 2013

In case you missed the university’s event of the year, TEDxFIU, watch the highlights: FIU News will be featuring two […]

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The Florida bonneted bat has large broad ears, which project forward over the eyes and are joined at the midline of the head. This feature distinguishes it from the smaller Brazilian free-tailed bat. Photo credit – Kathleen Smith, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Rare bat species receives endangered status

FIU biologist Kirsten Bohn has helped to secure endangered status for Florida’s rarest bat species. Less than 500 of the Florida bonneted bats […]

FIU students descend on Aquarius

FIU students descend on Aquarius

Four FIU students embarked on a seven-day mission to Aquarius this week, the first FIU research mission to the world’s […]

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FIU Jogging Path opens at MMC

FIU Jogging Path opens at MMC

On Friday, Nov. 15, Modesto A. Maidique Campus celebrated the grand opening of yet another outdoor recreation space for students, […]

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Aneysis Gonzalez (right) with two postdoctoral colleagues while researching at Stanford.

Biology student conducts research under Nobel Prize recipient

By Joel Delgado ’12 MS ’17 For the past two summers, FIU biology student Aneysis Gonzalez did what few students […]

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