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Black carbon varies, but stubbornly persists, in snow and ice around the world


FIU SERC's Dr. Rudolf Jaffé recently co-authored a study with University of Colorado Boulder, CU Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center, the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, and the Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, California. The study compares dissolved black carbon deposition on ice and snow in ecosystems around the world and shows that while concentrations vary widely, significant amounts can persist in both pristine and non-pristine areas of snow.

World Oceans Day: How do snook survive cold spells in Everglades waters? By heading for the depths


When a cold spell strikes the tropics, an animal's location at any given moment could be the difference between life and death. That was the case with a Florida Everglades fish called a common snook when a cold snap struck in 2010, scientists report today - World Oceans Day - in the journal Global Change Biology. This study involved FIU SERC researchers Mahadev Bhat, Rudolf Jaffe, Michael Sukop, Jennifer Rehage, Pallab Mozumder, and Ross Boucek.

CBS News: Lawmakers act to curb “scary” trend in Everglades – but another danger lurks


The Everglades is the largest wetland of its kind in North America, but it’s been under assault for generations by residential development, water diversion and pesticide runoff. Now, a massive proposal is one step closer to putting more fresh water back into the ecosystem that covers more than 2,000 square miles of south Florida. SERC researcher Dr. Tiffany Troxler discusses why this is important for the Everglades given sea level rise and saltwater intrusion.

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Director, Sea Level Solutions Center


FIU now invites applications for the Director of the Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC).

Postdoctoral Position in Fish Modeling


The US Fish and Wildlife Service Arcata Fisheries Program (USFWS) and USGS California Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (CACFWRU) at Humboldt State University, are seeking a new research scientist with quantitative fishery biology and modeling skills. The successful applicant will pursue management-based research interests in the construction of fish population dynamics models. See here for more information.

Section Administrator Position for Coastal Ecosystems


The South Florida Water Management District is recruiting for the position of Section Administrator for the Coastal Ecosystem Section within the Applied Sciences Bureau. The Coastal Ecosystems Section is composed of 18 biologists/ecologists and estuarine modelers. The goal of their work is to quantify the responses of estuarine ecosystems to changes in the quality and quantity of freshwater inflow. See here for more information.