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Coastal Everglades, deprived of fresh water, near unhealthy ‘tipping point’

02/15/2017

SERC researcher and FCE LTER Lead Principal Investigator Evelyn Gaiser is featured in the Miami Herald on Everglades research. For the last 16 years, nearly 80 scientists and their students from 29 organizations have embarked on one of the longest and largest studies ever conducted on South Florida’s coastal Everglades. They now fear the system may be at what lead investigator Evelyn Gaiser calls a “tipping point,” where change is happening faster than scientists expected.

Antarctic lakes contain remnants of ancient forest fires

01/09/2017

Researchers have discovered that the ice-covered lakes in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valley uphold the thawed fragments of black carbon from ancient wildfires. The study was published in the American Geophysical Union journal Geophysical Research Letters, and was co-authored by Drs. Yan Ding and Rudolf Jaffe of the Southeast Environmental Research Center at Florida International University.

TEDxFIU: Lakes write music, and science is listening

12/15/2016

A classically trained musician, Evelyn Gaiser recently translated high-frequency lake data to musical compositions in order to better understand and describe changes. Dr. Gaiser is an aquatic ecologist who studies long-term dynamics of ecosystems in response to environmental change. She is the executive director of FIU’s School of Environment, Arts, and Society and lead principal investigator of the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program.

Upcoming Events

Lecture Series: Sea Level Solutions Center and FIU Architectural Design 9 Studio

01/19/2017 11:00 AM

FIU Architectural Design 9 focuses on developing strategies for sustainable and resilient design which engage the landscape and the city. The studio is coordinated with the FIU Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC), an interdisciplinary hub for resources on sea-level rise and climate change topics, solutions-oriented research, communicating knowledge to inform decision-making, and creative educational curricula essential for a prosperous south Florida.

Opportunities

Biochemistry/Molecular Biology Education Research Postdoc at Nebraska

01/17/2017

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, biology education, or related field. Preferred applicants will have experience with biology education research, technology-driven interactive teaching, student assessment, multivariate statistical analyses, concept maps, and/or simulation software tools. Successful candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively with the project leaders and faculty.

Natural Resource and Education Internships at National Parks

01/16/2017

Environment for the Americas work to create a diverse workstaff at some of our nation's most spectacular National Parks across the by providing internships at National Parks, Monuments, and Historic Sites across the U.S. and territories. This internship program is designed to provide unique experiences to underserved youth who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees or who have recently graduated.

PhD funding available: long-term catchment dynamics and carbon sequestration in coastal oceans

01/15/2017

Applications are invited for this project which examines how changes in land cover, land management and climate over the last millennium affect carbon transfer from terrestrial systems to the coastal ocean. The project involves palaeoecological and modelling skills, with good opportunities to engage with policy-makers. See here fore more information.