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Nova Southeastern University Researchers Find More Strategic Culling Needed to Reduce Lionfish Invasion

  FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – We’ve all seen the stories – lionfish derbies and other efforts are ongoing in the United States and Caribbean, all with the goal of helping to decrease the number of highly invasive and ecologically devastating lionfish in our oceans. A new analysis published in the…


‘Changing Seas’ Featured at NSU Summer Dive- In Series, July 31

NSU’s Oceanographic Center and WPBT2 invite you to free screenings of ‘Changing Seas’ as part of NSU’s Summer Dive-In film series on Wednesdays 6:00- 7:00 p.m., with a reception from 7-7:30 p.m.   The audience will discover exciting new ocean research, followed by the opportunity to ask questions during a…


National Coral Reef Institute Researchers Participate in a Marine Survey of the remote Bahamas

In April 2011, the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation launched their Global Reef Expedition, an ambitious, 5-year trek around the globe to visit and survey remote coral reefs.  The Expedition’s first stop was Cay Sal Bank in the Bahamas, which lies south of Florida and north of Cuba.  This…


OC Faculty Authors Book on Environmental Change

NSU Oceanographic Center associate professor and scientist Sam Purkis, Ph.D., has written a book entitled, “Remote Sensing and Global Environmental Change.” The work – co-authored with Victor Klemas, M.S., Ph.D., professor emeritus from the University of Delaware – is published by Wiley-Blackwell and will be hitting shelves in the next…


NSU Hosts South Florida Biotech Conference

The Carl DeSantis Building was the site of Enterprise Development Corporation’s 9th Annual Life Science Conference, hosted by NSU. This year’s conference, called Biotech 2010, focused on environmental and ecological biotechnology and the diverse research, development, and commercialization taking place throughout South Florida. Nearly 200 academics, entrepreneurs and business leaders gathered…


NSU OC Scientists Receive Global News Coverage

A manuscript authored by Sam Purkis, recently published in the journal GEOLOGY, has received extensive media coverage from both the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC) and Nature News. The work is co-authored by Gwilym Rowlands and Bernhard Riegl and explains the morphology of coral reefs in the Middle East in relation to a past monsoonal climate that, several thousand years ago, characterized the now ultra-dry Saharan region.


OC Scientists Host Workshop on the Conservation of the Chagos Archipelago

Sam Purkis, Ph.D., assistant professor of NSU’s Oceanographic Center (OC) and Gwilym Rowlands, OC research scientist, hosted a seminar on Mar. 1 at the OC to promote awareness about the ongoing consultation by the British Government to declare the Chagos Archipelago the largest Marine Protected Area on Earth. The Chagos…


OC Scientists to Help Expand Climate Change Research in World’s Largest Marine Reserve

NSU scientists have established an environmental group to help expand climate change research in the newly-created world’s largest marine reserve, the Chagos Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Indian Ocean.