Environmental Science News

An evening with Doug Tallamy: Bringing Nature Home

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7pm, FAU Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium  

Tickets $5 in advance, $10 at the door Ticket Information 

Please join us for an evening you won’t want to miss! Dr. Douglas Tallamy, author of "Bringing Nature Home", will share how growing native plants in our own yards, gardens, and local greenspaces gives us the chance—and the responsibility—to play an essential role in the survival of native wildlife.  

Dr. Tallamy, an inspiring and engaging speaker, is the author of “Brining Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants.” He is Chair of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where his chief research interests are to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. 

This special event is being presented by Audubon Everglades, the Atala Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association, FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County, and the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. 

2018 ES Student Research Retreat

The 2018 Annual Environmental Science Retreat was held March 15, 2018 at the spectacular FPL Manatee Lagoon in West Palm Beach. Dr. Ariana Sutton-Grier, Director of Science at The Nature Conservancy, presented her keynote address "Natural Infrastructure, Blue Carbon, and Biodiversity and Human Health: Science to Support Conservation, Policies, and Decision Making". 


ES students presented their research and discussed their work with faculty, fellow students and community professionals during a lively poster session. The Charles E. Roberts Environmental Science Student Research Awards were presented for two categories,  thesis research and thesis proposal.  Richard Jones was awarded first place for his thesis poster "Ecology of Barracudina in the Northern Gulf of Mexicao" and will receive $1000 toward travel to a scientific conference.  Emily Kohler won second place for her thesis poster "Diet & prey selectivity of the Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) in coastal South Florida" and will receive $500 for travel. 


Elizabeth Lago won the first place award for her thesis proposal and will receive $100 toward membership in a professional society or subscription to a scientific journal. Jacquelyn Evans won second place for her proposal, "Physiological responses of wading bird nestlings to environmental changes in a highly managed lake ecosystem".