Posts tagged with: "Biological Sciences"

What climate change means for leaf litter

What climate change means for leaf litter

The carbon dioxide coming from some of Earth’s tiniest residents may not be increasing as quickly as some believed in […]

Gavin Schmidt, chief of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, recently spoke at FIU.

NASA researcher communicates the climate story

  For Andrea Nodal, a freshman majoring in marine sciences, meeting a NASA climate scientist was the perfect opportunity to […]

TEDxFIU: Scientist translates high-frequency lake data to musical compositions

TEDxFIU: Scientist translates high-frequency lake data to musical compositions

A classically trained musician,Evelyn Gaiser recently translated high-frequency lake data to musical compositions in order to better understand and describe […]

An Atala butterfly, once thought extinct in Florida, has found a new home in the gardens of FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus.

How to build your own butterfly garden

Butterflies are nature’s little helpers. They pollinate flowers and keep pests in check. But chemicals, climate change, habitat loss and […]

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Ancients transformed landscape of the Amazon, researchers find

Ancient people likely had an architectural role in the Amazon’s plant life, a theory that contradicts the long-held belief the […]

TEDxFIU: Mutant mosquitoes hold key to life-saving perfume

TEDxFIU: Mutant mosquitoes hold key to life-saving perfume

Matthew DeGennaro is determined to stop the world’s deadliest animal. Accounting for as many as 725,000 deaths worldwide every year, […]

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By the numbers: FIU’s 10 most popular majors

By the numbers: FIU’s 10 most popular majors

This article is part of an occasional series that features statistical data about the university that is available to the […]

Team Predator: Researchers go far and deep to protect endangered sharks

Team Predator: Researchers go far and deep to protect endangered sharks

Demian Chapman walked through the streets of Hong Kong overwhelmed by the smell of shark meat for sale. Shop after […]

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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 […]

World’s largest shark survey just got bigger

World’s largest shark survey just got bigger

Global FinPrint is the first-ever global survey to inform shark and ray conservation Researchers attempting the world’s largest survey of […]

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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 […]

FIU awarded $3.4 million in fight against Zika

FIU awarded $3.4 million in fight against Zika

FIU researchers have been awarded $3.4 million for research to combat the Zika virus. The projects seek to undermine the […]

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The animals in question resemble bonnethead sharks found throughout the Caribbean, but differences in DNA are leading scientists to believe they belong to a different species.

Discovered: Possible new species of hammerhead shark 

DNA finding could have major implications for conservation Scientists have discovered what they believe to be a new species of […]

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Forensic scientists in the making

Forensic scientists in the making

A group of sixth graders from Mater Academy Middle School visited FIU in January for an interactive, hands-on science day. The […]

FIU Researcher Jeremy Kiszka prepares a drone for deployment for a shark survey along the island of Moorea.

Aerial drones reveal sharks in shallow water

Answers about shark populations could come from the skies, new research finds. Using drones, a team of researchers from FIU […]

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