Heithaus Lab Research Experience for Secondary Student (RESSt) intern, Jamie Odzer, received a Superior rating in Environmental Management at the 2012 South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair for her poster entitled: “The impact of varying productivity levels on abundance and feeding patterns of Callinectes sapidus: What does blue crab behavior tell us about Everglades restoration?”. More information >>
Graduate students from the Heithaus Lab at Florida International University (FIU) are pioneering the study of alligators and bull sharks in the Everglades, providing baseline data for the effects the Everglades Restoration Project will have on these predators. More information >>
The Elton Prize is awarded by the British Ecological Society each year for the best paper in the Journal of Animal Ecology written by a young author at the start of their research career. The winner of the Elton Prize 2011 is Philip Matich, a Marine Sciences doctoral candidate in Dr. Michael Heithaus’s lab. The winning paper entitled, “Contrasting patterns of individual specialization and trophic coupling in two marine apex predators” is co-authored with Dr. Heithaus and Dr. Craig Layman. More information >>
The recent opening of the new EcoDiscovery Center at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Ft. Lauderdale included a unique Everglades exhibit featuring research from five FIU research groups.
School of Environment, Arts and Society (SEAS) executive director, Michael Heithaus and Marine Sciences Graduate Student, Adam Rosenblatt’s LTER research was highlighted on the National Science Foundation’s “Discoveries” page.