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Latest News from USAID WA-WASH


See here for the latest news on the USAID's West Africa Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene program (WA-WASH), featuring an overview of the project in USAID's Real Impact series, as well as updates in the latest issue of Global Waters, telling the story of water-related efforts around the globe.

SERC's Ruldolf Jaffe awarded for Excellence in Research


Congratulations to Dr. Rudolf Jaffe for his honor as recipient of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Research & Creative Activities! This award recognizes exceptional performance at FIU, and will involve a formal conferral during the Faculty Convocation Award Ceremony and Banquet on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 5:30pm.

Journal: Ecosphere features cover on SERC faculty findings of cold spell effects on nonnative fish


The coastal mangrove reaches of the Everglades are subject to major disturbances, including extreme cold events. Such a 100-year extreme cold spell affected the area in January 2010. As part of the Special Feature; Extreme Cold Spells in the June 2016 issue of Ecosphere, Dr. Jennifer Rehage found that cold spells can knock back nonnative fish populations in these ecotonal habitats. Resilience to the events varies in space, likely a result of proximity to refuge habitats.

Upcoming Events

John Marshall Everglades Symposium

10/08/2016 08:00 AM

The John Marshall Everglades Symposium is designed for the public and will feature well-known environmentalists and community leaders who will lead panel discussions and breakout sessions throughout the morning and afternoon. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to understand the complex puzzle of the Florida Everglades, from the Kissimmee River Basin to the Florida Keys and how to take action!


Postdoctoral positions in analytical environmental chemistry, aquatic chemistry and education


The NSF-funded CREST program at FIU - the Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment (CAChE) is seeking to fill two post-doctoral researcher positions in environmental/aquatic chemistry and education. CREST CAChE promotes interdisciplinary research among faculty from multiple departments such as Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environment, Public Health, and Computer Sciences. The Center's research focus is to address the sources, transport, transformation and ecosystem responses to contaminants.

Assistant Professor opportunities in Louisiana


The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium for Research and Education (LUMCON) seeks to hire three new Assistant Professors in the first phase of multi-year faculty expansion. We seek candidates in coastal sciences: fisheries ecology, coastal hydrology/physical oceanography, plant ecology, biological oceanography, microbial ecology, and marine chemistry. Candidates should have notable research achievements, demonstration/potential of funded research, and a commitment to education and outreach.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity in River Ecology and Chemistry


The St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences (Cornwall, ON) is a non-governmental organization dedicated to research, education and community action on large river ecosystems, and is currently seeking applications for a post-doctoral fellow in river ecology and chemistry. See here for more details.