Posts tagged with: "Everglades"

Jennifer Richards

Humanities major turned botanist rises to top of her field

Every time FIU botanist Jennifer Richards looks at a plant she sees something new that amazes her. Nearly 40 years […]

Keith Ellenbogen; Madagascar; Madagascar RAP 2010; horizontal; marine; underwater, Vohemar Bay, Seagrass (Syringodium isoetifolium) with epiphytes

Biodiversity negates carbon storage in seagrasses, new study finds

Scientists are zeroing in on the seagrass meadows that could help slow down climate change. Seagrass meadows are great absorbers […]

Biologist Ross Boucek (pictured) and a team of FIU researchers found common snook in deeper waters of the Florida Everglades survived the 2010 cold spell that brought temperatures down to the 30s.

Snook survive cold spell in deeper waters of Everglades

Restoring freshwater flow to the Florida Everglades could help snook, one of the state’s prized gaming fish, survive extreme climate […]

FIU researcher Rolando Santos examines baited remote underwater video to study fish in newly opened Joe Bay.

Scientists study portion of Everglades closed to people for decades

After nearly 40 years of being closed off to the public, visitors to Everglades National Park can now explore Joe […]

Introducing the Everglades to Sweetwater Elementary students

Introducing the Everglades to Sweetwater Elementary students

By Yanina Onyewenjo This winter, a group of students from the Honors College Everglades class embarked on an adventure –not […]

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 […]

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 […]

Viviana Mazzei

Algae give freshwater clues in the face of sea level rise

Sea level rise is a monumental threat, but one FIU biologist is tracking levels using one of the Florida Everglades’ […]

American Alligator in the Florida Everglades

Alligators dig change

Alligators are one of the Florida Everglades’ most famous predators. They sit at the top of the food chain and […]

Mercury contamination found in Everglades dolphins

Mercury contamination found in Everglades dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins in the Florida Coastal Everglades have higher concentrations of mercury than any other populations in the world. FIU […]

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Florida's mangroves move inland to keep up with salt water intrusion caused by sea level rise.

Everglades mangroves worth billions in fight against climate change

When it comes to storing carbon, scientists have put a price tag on the value of mangroves in Everglades National […]

Florida's mangroves move inland to keep up with salt water intrusion caused by sea level rise.

Mangroves move inland as seas rise

Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, […]

Understanding citizens for better Everglades restoration

Understanding citizens for better Everglades restoration

Mustafa Kamal Sikder wants more people to engage in Everglades restoration efforts. The FIU environmental studies student is examining Floridians’ […]

Effective advocacy needed for Everglades restoration

Effective advocacy needed for Everglades restoration

When it comes to advocating for Everglades restoration, keep it local, don’t be afraid to follow-up and be willing to […]

Bill Gorton (left) poses with his first bonefish and Captain Early Gentry (right) in Islamorada, Fla. in 1958.

Project Bay Bones investigates bonefish decline

Bonefish catches are on the decline, and researchers in the FIU Southeast Environmental Research Center are trying to get to […]