Students Collaborate on One-of-a-kind Coral Bleaching Study

RSMAS graduate students: Phil Kushlan, Erica Towle, Crawford Drury, Jay Fisch, and Rivah Winter

Thanks to an award from the Rosenstiel School’s Graduate Career Development Fund, a collaborative, graduate student-led research team has a one-of-a-kind opportunity to study how corals recover from mass bleaching events. Five students – Jay Fisch, Erica Towle, Crawford Drury, … Continue reading

Rescue a Reef Update

Growth of staghorn coral two years ager outplanting onto local reef (390 cm)

 Coral reef with out planted stag horn corals. It’s been over 2 years since Dr. Diego Lirman’s Benthic Ecology Lab at RSMAS began outplanting nursery reared staghorn corals (Acropora cervicornis) to degraded reefs as part of one of the largest … Continue reading

Exploring Marine Science Day 2014


Saturday October 25, 2014 marked the 12th anniversary of the Exploring Marine Science Day for middle school girls. The Consortium for Advanced Research on the Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE) partnered with the UM Rosenstiel School and the … Continue reading

Water, Water, Everywhere: Sea Level Rise in Miami


Like many low-lying coastal cities around the world, Miami is threatened by rising seas.  Whether the majority of the cause is anthropogenic or natural, the end result is indisputable: sea level is rising and it is due to climate change. … Continue reading

UM coral scientist studies at Centre Scientifique de Monaco

View of Port Hercule in Monaco

As I write this blog, I am looking out the window at the famous Port Hercule in Monaco and see all of the beautiful yachts and racing sailboats.  And the best part is – I’m in my office!  Allow me … Continue reading

Aquaculture, alumni, and more…

Juvenile Mahi-Mahi

The Future of Aquaculture UM Rosenstiel School Professor of Marine Ecosystems and Society Daniel Benetti published an essay on the future of aquaculture in the current issue of The Journal of Ocean Technology. “In the field of aquaculture, technology has … Continue reading