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January

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February

Vorseth, an FIU environmental studies student, is examining what people know about the Everglades, how they use the ecosystem and their attitudes on restoring it, including what they are willing to pay for different restoration projects. By understanding the needs and wants of the public, her research can inform Everglades restoration policy and implementation.

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Click to see the list of poster/oral presentation winners from the 2018 Earth & Environment Graduate Student Symposium

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Earth and Environment faculty and their research on the effects of sea level rise on the Everglades are highlighted in today's Miami Herald.

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Click on 'More Information' to check out some pictures of this event that took place in the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden on 2/6/2018, where Earth and Environment alumni came together with students to talk about their experiences in their current careers.

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Click on 'More Information' to check out the link and listen to the interview (starts at 12:40 minute mark in the recording) where she talks about the impact of dam building in the Amazon tributaries to the entire Amazon river system.

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The paper, entitled: 'Fragmentation of Andes-to-Amazon connectivity by hydropower dams' touches on the subject of the dangers of dam building to river ecosystems.

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March

FIU News wrote an article about Earth & Environment graduate student, Anteneh Abiy, and his research on droughts on the Everglades and it's effects on the ecosystem

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Shagufta Gaffar Wins Second Place Best Presentation at the UGS Graduate Student Appreciation Week Sy

Congratulations to ESS doctoral student Shagufta Gaffar who won second place bet presentation at the UGS Graduate Student Appreciation Week Symposium. This is a graduate research symposium spanning all FIU doctoral programs. Her presentation was entitled: 'Managing South Florida Invasive Plant Species Through Biochar Production.

May

Her Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society. She will conduct her work at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama City. Her stories will be published on the Fulbright-National Geographic Stories blog.

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June

Society Fellowship is an honor bestowed on the best of our profession by election at the spring GSA Council meeting. GSA members are nominated by existing GSA Fellows in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the geosciences through such avenues as publications, applied research, teaching, administration of geological programs, contributing to the public awareness of geology, leadership of professional organizations, etc.

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A new position for a Lab Manager II is now open until June 21st at 11:59PM

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July

On Monday July 23, 2018 Department of Earth and Environment Graduate Student, Ikechukwu (Ike) Onwuka (second from right back row) and E&E Assoc. Professor Len Scinto (far right) led a tour to the Everglades as part of the FIU-YALI, Young African Leaders Initiative. The FIU-YALI program is administered through FIU’s Metropolitan Center. (Click on 'More information' to see group picture.)

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Dr. Stephen Leatherman was interviewed by Florida Trend Magazine. Click on the link to check out the article

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August

Jennifer Gil, a graduate student from the department was among the selected few for the 2018 - 2019 Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellows by the Department of State's Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and the National Geographic Society.

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Dr. Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, was featured in an article from SunSentinel where he talks about strategies to combat the beach erosion that is threatening the South Florida beaches.

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