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January

The Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University (FIU) offers a Bachelor of Sciences degree program in Environmental Studies with a choice of majors in Agricultural Sciences or Natural Resource Sciences. These majors have been designed to provide students with broad academic knowledge and experience to pursue careers in environmental professions or in advanced agricultural sciences fields.

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February

2015 Graduate Research Symposium Winners

Best Poster, PhD Winner: Yongxian Pei Runnerup: Jesse Blanchard Best Presentation, PhD Winner: Danielle Ogurcak Runnerup: Heather Vazquez Best Poster, MSc Winner: Greg Hill Runnerup: Elena Neibaur Best Presentation, MSc Winner: Jessica Lee Runnerup: Brad Schonhoff

The exhibit will run until Sat., Feb. 22. An opening reception is scheduled for Sat., Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. A panel discussion is scheduled for Wed., Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

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Join us for an open house to learn how FIU’s Professional Science Master of Environmental Policy and Management can help you gain an advantage in today’s competitive job market

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March

Are you interested in a career in conservation, water resource management or public land management?

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Earth and Environment Professor René Price, along with a team of international researchers, recently completed a study, based on historical data that identifies the timings at which accelerations might first be recognized.

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April

On Sunday, April 26th. The following students were presented awards.

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Earth and Environment students and staff: Professor Greenville Draper, an expert in Tectonic Evolution, Post Doc Research Pushpa Soti and graduate student Hari Kandel attended meeting with FIU President Mark Rosenberg.

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President Obama decided to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, right in FIU’s backyard. With Florida’s Everglades National Park as a back drop, he took to the podium to remind the crowd of the importance of preservation and the threat of climate change.

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On Sunday April 12, two E & E students: Genevieve Boone and Szandra Peter were inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society at a ceremony on the MMC campus.

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For all things paleontological, geological, archeological and historical...

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This book is intended to provide the reader with the latest information on microbiology in the Everglades ecosystem.

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“Changes in butterfly populations that occur as a result of natural factors are difficult to control and manage,” said Gary Rand, director of the Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment Lab and professor of environmental studies. “Human factors, like our use of insecticides, can certainly be monitored and managed more effectively.”

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May

Be sure to check out the upcoming episode of “Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin.” This Saturday, May 23 at 9:30 am on ABC to see our very own Dr. Jennifer Rehage Ph.D. student Ross Boucek along with Dean Mike Heithaus. The episode, titled “The Predators of Shark River,” will bring viewers face-to-face with the Everglades’ most important predators, including bull sharks, snook and the American alligator.

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Our very own Dr. Steven Leatherman (Dr. Beach) made top news!

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Blog by President Rosenberg on his visit to Hainan Island, China in which our own Dr. Hong Liu was mentioned along with the Director of ICTB Chris Baraloto and Jenny Richards.

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Dr. Steven Haggerty makes the FIU news!

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The new plant, identified as Pandanus candelabrum, is the first indicator species for diamond-bearing kimberlite, says Earth and Environment distinguished research professor Dr. Stephen Haggerty.

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Another article that mentions Dr. Haggerty discovery.

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June

Dr. Willoughby op-ed on hurricane observation technologies on FIU News!

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The Veterans and Small Farmers Outreach Program, funded by the USDA Office of Advocacy and Outreach, hit the Miami Herald yesterday!

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The Miami New Times interviewed Prof. Haggerty and published a wonderful, in-depth story on his diamond research. The feature even made the cover of next week’s issue.

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Dr. Leonard Scinto help make this film. He went out with the crew for a day around Miami discussing SLR and adaptation strategies for this film. It will be released in Germany soon.

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Dr. Bhat and Dr. Jayachandran and their Veterans farming program is highlighted in the FIU news!

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Dr. Grenville Draper’s Spanish/English Dictionary of Geologic Terms has been downloaded from the FIU Digital Commons over 24,000 times. Download yours today!

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July

Congratulations to Dr. Assefa Melesse and his students for the publication of their new book!

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Dr. Leatherman makes the Miami Herald today!

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Dr. Gary Rand’s work with ecotoxicology and Florida butterflies in the Miami Herald!

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The AP article since been published by a number of outlets, including the Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post and Lancaster Farming. Congratulations Dr. Jay and Dr. Bhat, this is wonderful coverage on the outreach program!

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PhD's graduates selected as FIU’s Worlds Ahead

Congratulations Hari Kandel and Tara Blakey! E & E Ph.D students, who were selected as FIU’s Worlds Ahead Graduates by the Provost and approved by the President. They will be recognized at the August 3rd Summer convection. This is a recognition given to graduates for outstanding academic and personal achievement.

August

An environmental documentary on the western Everglades that contains interviews with Dr. Liu and her graduate students and footage of their work at the Fakahatchee Strand will be premiered on September 14 at the Thalatta Estate in Palmetto Bay. Watch the documentary trailer!

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Dr. Maurrass made the FIU news!

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September

Congratulations Dr. Krish Jayachandran! The ceremony will be held on September 24th, 2015 at at 5 pm in GC Ballroom.

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Dr. Rehage made FIU News!

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October

Effective advocacy needed for Everglades restoration.

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The Department of Earth and Environment at FIU invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in earth and environmental science education research.

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The Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University is seeking applicants for an Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) position in Sea Level Rise/Climate Change.

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December

Cultivating success: FIU supports growing community of military veterans, minorities interested in farming business.

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A passion for agroecology: FIU alumna finds calling in environmental studies.

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Artist-in-Residence brings climate change talks to Hialeah.

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Atmospheric Sciences undergraduate student Juan Pena has won the Wx Challenge trophy for the Tampa Bay city weather forecast competition during the 2015-2016 school year. Juan finished 2nd nationally for this city in his undergraduate student category.

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