Dr. Christina Staudhammer, University of Alabama
Dr. Reillo, and Dr. Whitsett from the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Title: Conservation Beyond the Cage. Hosted by Elizabeth Anderson
2017 Glaser Distinguished Seminar series by Dr. Marc Mangel of UC Santa Cruz. "To Succeed Empirically, Think Mathematically: Adventures in Theoretical Biology."
Alligators are one of the Florida Everglades’ most famous predators. They sit at the top of the food chain and influence the world around them by how they hunt and what they eat. But FIU biologist Bradley Strickland believes they also impact the ecosystem from the bottom of the food chain up.
FIU scientists examined dolphins from the lower Florida Keys, Everglades National Park and Florida Bay, looking for mercury and organic pollutants in their skin and blubber. Not only did they find high mercury levels in the coastal Everglades dolphins, but they found the highest levels of concentration ever recorded. Potential sources of mercury are both natural and from man-made sources. The finding raises concerns about potential impacts on the health of local populations.
Four FIU students will have the chance to participate in a groundbreaking research and education expedition into the Arctic’s Northwest Passage in the summer of 2017.
Biscayne Bay Campus
Marine Sciences Building
3000 NE 151 St
North Miami, FL 33181
Joel C. Trexler, Director