NEWS ARCHIVE


FAU Awarded $2.2 Million to Monitor Algal Blooms in Lake Okeechobee

By | August 17, 2020

A scientist from FAU's Harbor Branch received a grant from Florida's Department of Environmental Protection to develop a sensing and visualization package to monitor harmful algal blooms in Lake Okeechobee.

Four FAU Researchers Receive Prestigious NSF CAREER Awards

By | August 6, 2020

Four researchers from FAU's College of Engineering and Computer Science and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science have received the coveted National Science Foundation Early Career (CAREER) award.

High Levels of Toxic Pollutants Found in Stranded Dolphins and Whales

By | August 6, 2020

A study led by FAU's Harbor Branch examined 83 stranded dolphins and whales in North Carolina and Florida. Researchers looked at 11 different animal species to test for 17 different substances.

Entangled Dolphin Calf Only Lived Two Years Following Rescue

By | August 4, 2020

FAU Harbor Branch researchers examined the outcome of a bottlenose dolphin calf in the Indian River Lagoon entangled in fishing line wrapped tightly around its upper jaw and found severe, long-term damage.

New Study on Development of Parkinson's Disease is 'On the Nose'

By | August 3, 2020

The loss of a sense of smell is known to be one of the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease (PD). In a new study, an FAU neuroscientist and colleagues link inflammation, olfaction and pathology seen in PD.

Sea Level Rise: Impacts to Property and Regional Planning Solutions

By | July 28, 2020

A new FAU study reveals that urgent action is needed to protect billions of dollars in real estate investment across South Florida due to impacts of sea level rise over the next several decades.

Study Provides Unique Glimpse into Whitespotted Eagle Rays' Behavior

By | July 22, 2020

Using biotelemetry, FAU Harbor Branch researchers are the first to characterize the ecology and fine-scale habitat use of "near threatened" whitespotted eagle rays in Florida.

Study First to Show Tiger Sharks' Travels and Desired Hangouts

By | July 15, 2020

Using satellite telemetry, a groundbreaking study by Matt Ajemian, Ph.D., FAU's Harbor Branch, and collaborators, documents the core habitat use of tiger sharks in the Gulf of Mexico.

Like Humans, Beluga Whales Form Social Networks Beyond Family Ties

By | July 10, 2020

A researcher from FAU's Harbor Branch and collaborators are the first to uncover the role kinship plays in complex groupings and relationships of beluga whales in 10 locations across the Arctic.

Traffic Data Show Drastic Changes in Human Behavior at Pandemic Onset

By | July 1, 2020

Using same-day traffic volumes for March 2019 and March 2020 across Florida, researchers examined the relationship of key governmental requests for public isolation and travel limitations.