FAU Experts for the 2023 Hurricane Season
Florida Atlantic University faculty experts are available to discuss various issues surrounding hurricane preparedness, evacuation and aftermath.
Climate Change Concern in Florida Linked With Recent Extreme Weather
A recent FAU survey shows an increasing number of Floridians agree that human actions are causing climate change, including a record number of Florida Republicans.
Wild Animals Stop the Spread of Socially Transmitted Misinformation
Using camera observatories in a coral reef in French Polynesia, a study by FAU and collaborators finds that in groups of foraging fish, misinformation rarely spreads to more than a few individuals.
FAU New Home to Award-winning Website 'The Invading Sea'
The Invading Sea, an award-winning website featuring content on climate change in Florida, now has a new home at Florida Atlantic University.
FAU, Shipwreck Park Partner on Underwater Public Project, 'Wahoo Bay'
FAU engineers and students will use AI and sensing in Wahoo Bay, a "living" underwater laboratory, which will serve partly as an educational marine park as well as an initiative to restore the natural habitat.
Copy-cat? Study Explores Conformity in Children with Few Friends
What gives one friend influence over another and why? FAU researchers tested the theory that children with few friends protect these friendships through conformity to stay in a friend's "good graces."
Noise from Urban Environments Affects the Color of Songbirds' Beaks
A study on cognition, beak color, and growth in the zebra finch suggests exposure to urban noise may affect their structural traits, such as beak color, which influence social interactions and mate choice.
Early Disinterest in School Snowballs into Academic, Social Problems
A prior study by a researcher at FAU and collaborators found starting off on the wrong foot academically, particularly with math and reading, cascades into peer problems during the first years of school.
Climate Change Consensus Endures in Florida
Seven sequenced FAU surveys since October 2019 paint a comprehensive picture of Floridians' climate resilience attitudes during a period of particularly dynamic political, economic and environmental events.
Seat Assignments Drive Friendships Among Elementary School Children
A new study is the first to show that classroom seat assignments have important implications for children's friendships and the enormous influence that teachers wield over the interpersonal lives of children.