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April

Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers including Florida International University scientist Rene Price.

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May

FIU’s Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC) has a new director, Todd Crowl, who has plans to expand the center’s research, education and community engagement initiatives with sea level rise at the top of his priority list.

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October

Ross Boucek, PhD student in Dr. Jennifer Rehage's lab ,receives fellowship from the Everglades Foundation to continue his work on snook in the Shark River!

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Henry Briceño speaks at yesterday's press conference on climate change. Link can be translated to English.

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Dr. Gaiser and Dr. Scinto accepted the Provost's Research Excellence Award for the FCE LTER this past Saturday at FIU's homecoming game against Marshall!

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Dr. Jennifer Rehage works with local fisherman to understand fish populations in the coastal Everglades.

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Dr. Rene Price talks about King Tide, sea level rise and FIU research along with Dr. Juliet Pinto from the School of Journalism on WPB2 "Issues".

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“With rising sea levels, we’re going to have these problems permanently,” said Henry O. Briceño, a Florida International University geologist who orchestrated the research project for the school’s Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC).

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Florida International University has been named a major research, monitoring and education partner of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary under an agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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"We're really standing here at ground zero. There's just about nowhere else on the planet where there's more at risk from sea level rise so fast," said prominent marine researcher Dr. Mike Heithaus, who is dean of FIU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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November

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.

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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.

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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.

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To join the petition go to http://blog.nature.org/science/diversity-conservation-petition.

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December

Short documentary on sea level rise by Aymée Cruzalegui receives special mention in the Fusion Doc Challenge!

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