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bets Alumna Betsy Evans Leading the Way as Vulture Research Biologist

Betsy Evans is a Summer 2020 graduate of the Integrative Biology Ph.D. program in Environmental Science. Evans served as lead author on a study on wood storks, which was recently published, titled, "Urban food subsidies reduce natural food limitations and reproductive costs for a wetland bird." Read more.




storn Hot Dogs, Chicken Wings, and City Living Helped Wood Storks Thrive

Betsy Evans, Ph.D., an alumna of the College of Science, and Dale Gawlik, Ph.D., a professor and director of FAU’s Environmental Science program, were published in Scientific Reports for a study on how wetland bird species persist and even thrive in an urban environment.  Read more . 


Congratulations to Spring 2020 ES Graduates

Four Environmental Science students earned their MS degree in Spring 2020, successfully completing research to advance our understanding of sea turtle ecology, climate change resilience in coastal communities, and the role of cultural identity in the modern food landscape. 

LeoceDaniele Leoce

Daniele completed her thesis with advisor Maria Fadiman examining cultural ideals within the South Florida food landscape.

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MoorehouseMelissa Moorehouse

Melissa did work on the use of stable isotopes to infer foraging niche of marine sea turtles with advisor John Baldwin.

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HustonBridget Huston

Bridget worked with advisor Colin Polsky to assess climate resilience to environmental hazards in coastal communities.


CourtemancheAli Courtemanche

Ali investigated inundation mortality in developing sea turtle embryos under the direction of Sarah Milton.