NEWS ARCHIVE


Water Quality Woes in S.W. Florida Linked to Seeping Septic Systems

By | August 9, 2022

Multiple lines of evidence from a multi-year microbial source tracking study by FAU Harbor Branch researchers points to septic systems as a contributing source for water quality decline in southwest Florida.

FAU Names New Dean of Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

By | August 4, 2022

Florida Atlantic University has announced Valery Forbes, Ph.D., as its new dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, effective Aug. 10.

Study Shows Hydrology Impacts on West Florida's Continental Shelf

By | July 19, 2022

FAU Harbor Branch researcher and collaborator demonstrate the impacts of climate warming and water management on West Florida's Continental Shelf using a high-resolution simulation model.

New Tool Will Assess Water Discharge Impacts from Florida's Everglades

By | June 22, 2022

Researchers from FAU Harbor Branch have received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study the connectivity between the Everglades and Florida Keys via the Florida Bay.

FAU Marine Science Trailblazer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

By | May 5, 2022

FAU Harbor Branch's Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D., an ocean explorer, aquanaut and marine biotechnologist, will receive the Society for In Vitro Biology's highest award - the 2022 "Lifetime Achievement Award."

Matt Ajemian, Ph.D., Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

By | April 20, 2022

FAU Harbor Branch researcher Matt Ajemian, Ph.D., has received a $1,103,081 NSF CAREER grant for a project that will unravel marine predator-prey interactions using novel "crunch-meter" technology.

FAU to Expand Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center

By | March 4, 2022

FAU's Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center has announced expansion plans later this year that will include new university partnerships, capabilities and opportunities.

Unique FAU Seagrass Nursery Aims to Help Florida's Starving Manatees

By | February 8, 2022

A study shows widespread seagrass loss in Florida's Indian River Lagoon as FAU scientists experiment with growing seagrass in large tanks to try to restore some of the lost seagrass beds.

FAU Scientists Uncover 'Missing' Plastics Deep in the Ocean

By | February 2, 2022

A study is the first to unveil the prevalence of plastics in the entire water column in the southern Atlantic Ocean and implicates the ocean interior as a crucial pool of 'missing' plastics.

Marine Sponge Cells in 3D Could Ramp-up Production of Drug Compounds

By | January 20, 2022

FAU Harbor Branch scientists are the first to culture sponge cells in 3D to scale-up production of sponge biomass and bioactive metabolites for novel drug compounds.