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2015 Florida Coastal Everglades LTER All Scientists Meeting
The 2015 Florida Coastal Everglades LTER All Scientists Meeting will be held at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on January 5-6, 2015. Please register by December 1, 2014 if you plan to attend.

The NRC's Committee on Independent Scientific Review of Everglades Restoration Progress (CISRERP) released its newest report, Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades, The Fifth Biennial Review - 2014.

Dr. René Price co-authors sea level rise paper in Nature Communications
Dr. René Price and a group of researchers published a paper "Timescales for detecting a significant acceleration in sea level rise" in Nature Communications on April 14, 2014.

NSF Press Release: Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon
Nature Communications paper: Timescales for detecting a significant acceleration in sea level rise

Congratulations to Evelyn Gaiser for receiving a Faculty Award and giving the keynote address at FIU's 2013 Faculty Convocation!
Evelyn Gaiser received a Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Activities and gave the keynote address at FIU's 2013 Faculty Convocation on September 26, 2013. Here's the text for her speech, "Envisioning a Future for South Florida through Long-Term Interdisciplinary Research and Education," which highlights the importance of FCE research.

Congratulations to Sylvia Lee for naming three new diatom species in the Everglades!
Sylvia Lee, a Ph.D. student at FIU, named three new diatom species found in the Everglades: Mastogloia calcarea, Mastogloia pseudosmithii, and Envekadea metzeltinii.

Congratulations to High School junior Jamie Odzer, who won a $2000 award for the Best Overall Project in Ocean Science/Marine Geoscience from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership!

Jamie won the award at the 2013 International Science and Engineering Fair, where she presented her FCE research "The Effect of Fire on the Community Structure of Macro-Invertebrates in a Compartmentalized Wetlands Ecosystem: Will wetlands restoration efforts reduce the anthropogenic intensification of environmental damage from natural disturbances?"

Congratulations to Rudolf Jaffé and Yan Ding for their paper in Science about global dissolved black carbon!
FCE Student Ross Boucek contibutes to Oikos blog
Oikos invited FCE graduate student Ross Boucek to write about a paper he wrote with Dr. Jennifer Rehage for their blog. Read his post - "Birthday checks, hungry bears, and subsidy dynamics in the Everglades"

Everglades flux work featured in EOS research highlights
Everglades flux research near TS/Ph-1 and SRS-2 is featured in the Research Spotlight section of EOS, vol. 96, issue 5 (January 29, 2013). Congratulations to Kristine Jimenez, Greg Starr, Jessica Schedlbauer, Sparkle Malone, Steve Oberbauer, and everyone else involved with this research.

FCE Research Featured on the "Coastal Carnivores" Episode of Changing Seas

FCE research on bull sharks and alligators in Shark River Slough by Mike Heithaus's lab was featured on the "Coastal Carnivores" episode of Changing Seas, a program on Miami's PBS station WPBT2.

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