Posts tagged with: "International Center for Tropical Botany"

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hong Liu (left) and her students Haydee Borerro (center) and Jason Downing (right) conduct research in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park in 2014.

Ecologist suggests wild approach to selling threatened plants

Selling plants could save them from extinction. The key is growing them in their natural habitats, not on private properties […]

Emeritus Professor creates professorship in Tropical Ecology

Emeritus Professor creates professorship in Tropical Ecology

If you want to know about FIU Professor Emeritus Walter M. Goldberg’s distinguished academic career, you should first dial your […]

Our researchers can’t work without their…

Our researchers can’t work without their…

Researchers go into the field sometimes with just a backpack, other times with suitcases full of gear. Some tools can […]

My internship at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

My internship at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Name: Andrea Benitez Hometown: Miami, FL Major: Environmental Studies Where did you intern? I interned at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, in partnership […]

J. Aaron Hogan

Let slow-growth forests recover before logging once more

Loggers need to control their appetite for slow-growing trees to spare the Amazon rainforest from deforestation. A new study by […]

Deering Estate

My internship at the Deering Estate

Name: Katherine Saldarriaga Hometown: Miami, FL Major: Marine sciences and international relations Where did you intern? What did you do there? […]

Daniela Leal

My internship at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Name: Daniela Leal Hometown: Miami, Florida Major: Environmental Studies  Where did you intern? What did you do there? I intern at the […]

My internship at Zoo Miami

My internship at Zoo Miami

Name: Brianna Chin Hometown: Miami, FL Major: Biology on the pre-veterinary track Where did you intern? What did you do there? Zoo Miami with […]

Natural Christmas trees make Santa’s nice list

Natural Christmas trees make Santa’s nice list

When it comes to Christmas trees, natural ones are the way to go, according to FIU botanist Oscar Valverde-Barrantes. Most artificial […]

FIU botanist Oscar Valverde-Barrantes assists with recovery efforts at The Kampong in Coconut Grove, Fla.

Recovery, research continues at botanical garden thrashed by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma showed FIU botanist Oscar Valverde-Barrantes something he does not often get to see. All across The Kampong, trees […]

Downed trees not necessarily a lost cause

Downed trees not necessarily a lost cause

Among the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irma last week, many downed trees and uprooted plants were left in the storm’s […]

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 […]