Posts tagged with: "National Science Foundation"

Professional mediation can help Everglades restoration

Professional mediation can help Everglades restoration

A broker could be the key to saving the Florida Everglades. That is one of the recommendations put forth by […]

Lamar Burton in Paris, France.

Ph.D. student represents FIU at international Maize Genetics Conference

Born in the small town of Greensburg, Louisiana, Lamar Burton recalls his 40-minute walks to the nearest grocery store, seeing […]

Air Force awards FIU $4.8 million to establish a center for origami antennas

Air Force awards FIU $4.8 million to establish a center for origami antennas

Origami antennas enable new aerospace and tactical systems for communication and sensing The Air Force Office of Scientific Research has […]

Everglades National Park

Researcher is thirsty for sustainable Everglades

Small-scale droughts can have big effects on the Florida Everglades. Ph.D. student Anteneh Abiy is digging deep into these abnormally […]

James Fourqurean collects soil samples from a seagrass bed in Shark Bay, Australia in 2011.

Heat wave drives massive carbon loss at World Heritage site

Seagrasses in Shark Bay, Australia released massive amounts of carbon dioxide after a devastating heat wave killed them, according to […]

Dr. Chenzhong Li

5 questions with biomedical engineer and new program director for NSF

Chenzhong Li, a Worlds Ahead distinguished professor in biomedical engineering and director of FIU’s Nanobioengineering/Biolectronics Lab, was tapped by the […]

People are willing to pay more to protect Everglades when they know these two things

People are willing to pay more to protect Everglades when they know these two things

People are willing to pay up to $18 annually for the next 10 years to avoid restrictions on how and […]

Dams drive risk of fish extinction in U.S.

Dams drive risk of fish extinction in U.S.

Dams drive local extinction risk of native fish in the southern United States, an FIU study found. The high number […]

Flooded streets in Arch Creek-North Miami. Photo by Shadaina Dessalines.

New flood risk identified by FIU researcher

As South Florida raises groundwater levels to fight salt water intrusion, the threat of flooding from within will only increase, […]

Building hurricane-proof roofs

Building hurricane-proof roofs

An FIU professor has a plan to get rid of the blue tarps that inevitably appear on rooftops after a […]

Cody Eggenberger

Is Everglades restoration good for fish?

Florida’s economy depends on healthy fish, but little is known about how Everglades restoration efforts affect some of the state’s […]

FIU to collaborate on health breakthroughs through NSF Engineering Research Centers

FIU to collaborate on health breakthroughs through NSF Engineering Research Centers

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested nearly $80 million total to create four new Engineering Research Centers (ERCs) to […]

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Seagrasses are capable of storing large amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, but conservation efforts are needed to protect them.

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 […]

Florida sets the standard for water efficiency in the south

Florida sets the standard for water efficiency in the south

Florida leads the south in water efficiency, according to a study examining water use across the United States. While states […]