Posts tagged with: "Tropics"

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 […]

New communication of conservation course offered through National Geographic Society grant

New communication of conservation course offered through National Geographic Society grant

In collaboration with the Tropical Conservation Institute at FIU, the Department of Communication has designed a course for students interested in species […]

Kelsey Reider and her dog Karina take in the views of the high Andes Mountains in Peru.

Biologist defies extremes to study climate change

Kelsey Reider’s “Lower Ice Cave Lake” no longer has an ice cave. That’s because climate change impacts are early and […]

Mako shark

Scientist champions conservation of neglected predators

Some of the world’s most threatened rays and sharks could be one step closer to being saved. The governments of […]

An adult Central African slender-snouted crocodile basks on a log.

Discovered: New species of African crocodile

Finding could have major implications for conservation While studying the critically endangered slender-snouted crocodile, researchers made a startling discovery — what they […]

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 […]

Sean Brown

My internship at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Name: Sean Brown Hometown: Miami, Fla. Major: Sustainability and the Environment with a certificate in Agroecology Where did you intern? At the […]

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 […]

FIU Marine Scientist Mark Bond (left) goes free diving in a shark feeding frenzy for Discovery Channel's Shark Week.

Guy Fieri takes dive with FIU researcher for Shark Week

Celebrity restauranteur explores favorite menu items for sharks Mark Bond’s free dive with Guy Fieri and a dozen sharks will […]

Ph.D. student Haydee Borrero studying orchids in Everglades National Park.

A fly in Cuba could be a canary in a coal mine for climate change

FIU researchers have for the first time found fly larvae that feast on the rare Mule Ear Orchid in Cuba, […]

Deeper reefs won't offer much hope for shallow reef species. Photo Courtesy of California Academy of Sciences.

No relief for reefs – even in the ‘twilight zone’

Deep coral reefs provide shallow hope for near-surface reefs in need of recovery, new findings suggest. A team of researchers […]

Yannis Papastamatiou will appear on National Geographic's 700 Sharks. Photo by Laurent Ballesta.

700 sharks, 6 divers, 1 feeding frenzy

Yannis Papastamatiou’s night dive with sharks is about to go on display before the world when 700 Sharks premiers at […]

Florida couple establishes professorship for tropical ecology

Florida couple establishes professorship for tropical ecology

A professorship of tropical ecology has been established in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education at FIU thanks to […]

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A researcher swims near a whale shark off the coast of Nosy Be island near Madagascar. Courtesy Simon J. Pierce.

To save whale sharks, first we track their young

An international team of researchers have for the first time uncovered the migration routes for whale sharks around Madagascar. Surprisingly, […]