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FIU launches study of bonefish in Florida Keys


Jennifer Rehage, associate professor at the Southeast Environmental Research Center at Florida International University, announced the launch of a comprehensive, three-year study to examine in fine detail what’s going on with the Keys bonefish population, particularly in Florida Bay.

The SSSAJ features article of Dr. Scinto's & Dr. Serna's LILA work!


A new study in the Nov.-Dec. 2014 issue of the Soil Science Society of America Journal now offers new support for one leading hypothesis: Tree islands are built and maintained by the trees themselves.

Dr. Gaiser wins 2014 Sustainability Award! Congratulations!


FIU Sustainability Award: Presented to an eligible employee who promoted FIU’s respect for the environment by providing knowledge, education and modeling ways to achieve climate preservation as well as capitalize on the economic opportunities of the solutions developed. Winner: Evelyn E. Gaiser.


Tropical Hammock and Pine Rockland Restoration

11/13/2014 10:00 AM

Opportunity for staff or students that would be interested in monitoring or participating in the restoration of 7 acres of property adjacent to Castellow Hammock Park in the Redland. For more information please contact Bruce A. Chesney at

NSF Funding

11/18/2014 09:00 AM

Sally O'Connor from the Biology Directorate of the National Science Foundation recently visited SERC and CAS at FIU to discuss upcoming funding opportunities. Slides of her presentation can be found by clicking on the above link .

Upcoming Events

Florida Institute of Oceanography-Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program (CERGP) Process

10/15/2014 08:00 AM

FIO was designated as the Florida Gulf Coast Entity to receive funds from the RESTORE Act. The process that the FIO will use to initiate the Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program (CERGP) under the Treasury Department that implements the RESTORE Act requires, by the Treasury Rules and Policies, public comments on this process from October 15, 2014 to December 1, 2014. FIO will also be conducting regional town hall meetings during this timeframe.

Invasive Lionfish: Management Successes and Challenges

12/05/2014 07:00 PM

Lad Akins, REEF Director of Special Projects will present recent findings and discuss successes and challenges in addressing lionfish impacts.

Sustainability Management & GRI Reporting

12/08/2014 09:00 AM

BSD Consulting USA and FIU are offering a five-day hands-on course that will allow participants to examine some of the best practices, in sustainability management and reporting.

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