Posts tagged with: "Institute of Water and Environment"

NASA returns to Aquarius with all-female crew

NASA returns to Aquarius with all-female crew

NEEMO XXIII is the first Aquarius saturation mission since 2017’s Hurricane Irma An all-female astronaut and science crew descended on […]

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U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island met with FIU's Mike Heithaus and James Fourqurean during the 17th Annual Ocean Awards Gala at Capitol Hill Oceans Week in Washington D.C.

Scientists make waves in D.C. at Capitol Hill Oceans Week

Marine scientists Mike Heithaus and James Fourqurean hope to turn scientific solutions into policy for the world’s oceans. The marine […]

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Scientists unlock genetic mystery of why corals reject life-saving algae

Scientists unlock genetic mystery of why corals reject life-saving algae

Algae can help corals adapt to warming seas but scientists have discovered they have relationship issues. It’s complicated. Algae can […]

Evelyn Gaiser is a wetland ecologist examining long-term changes in lakes and wetlands, including the Everglades.

Ecologist joins state algae task force

Evelyn Gaiser has been named to Florida’s new blue-green algae task force by Gov. Ron DeSantis. The ecologist is among […]

by Eduardo Merile

FIU innovation, entrepreneurship take center stage at eMerge Americas 2019

From groundbreaking underwater research to promising startups, FIU is a leader in discovery—not just in South Florida, but in the […]

FIU scientists have been working in the Everglades for decades, providing baseline data and research to advance management, restoration and conservation efforts of the fragile ecosystem.

Multi-university effort to investigate Glades water quality

State water managers have set aside $4.1 million for FIU, University of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University to study water issues […]

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Researchers tested the effects of elevated salinity and increased phosphorus on sawgrasses to see how marshes would respond to future sea level rise.

Sea level rise could make plants bigger. Then it may kill them.

Larger plants may be the first sign sea levels are rising in the Everglades, according to an FIU study. Beneath […]

Wuying Lin and other Homeward Bound participants from China completed a month-long leadership development program in Antarctica.

Pew marine fellow visits Antarctica

Wuying Lin felt lost at home. So she went to Antarctica for a reboot. Through Homeward Bound, a program for women […]

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 […]

$3 million grant funds study of Colombian river contamination, effects on locals

$3 million grant funds study of Colombian river contamination, effects on locals

One of the largest rivers in Latin America, the Atrato River in Colombia has been tainted by decades of illegal […]

It’s time to ratchet up bonefish conservation, FIU scientists say

It’s time to ratchet up bonefish conservation, FIU scientists say

Anglers are catching fewer bonefish in South Florida. FIU scientists say there are many factors that could be behind the […]

Researcher tracks feisty gamefish for conservation

Researcher tracks feisty gamefish for conservation

Carissa Gervasi wants to help Florida’s recreational fishing industry. Anglers love to catch crevalle jack because they are big, move […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]