Marine Conservation Ecology Laboratory

Marine Conservation Ecology Laboratory Marine Conservation Ecology laboratory at Florida International University, led by Dr Jeremy Kiszka

You said sea cucumber? Yes! Well, I never thought we would ever be involved in a sea cucumber project one day, but here ...
11/21/2020

You said sea cucumber? Yes! Well, I never thought we would ever be involved in a sea cucumber project one day, but here is the result of it! Please check it out, just published in ICES Journal of Marine Science https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsaa161

Our first lab meeting ever! Of course it was a remote... After a year of existence our lab now has two postdoctoral scie...
08/09/2020

Our first lab meeting ever! Of course it was a remote... After a year of existence our lab now has two postdoctoral scientists and four graduate students. We are all super excited about this new academic year!

Please join my colleague Dr. Jenny Litz (NOAA) and I tomorrow at 4:00pm (East coast time) for this webinar on dolphin re...
07/08/2020

Please join my colleague Dr. Jenny Litz (NOAA) and I tomorrow at 4:00pm (East coast time) for this webinar on dolphin research and conservation in South Florida and beyond organized by the City of Miami Beach. Register here http://www.mbrisingabove.com/your-home/sustainachella/

A few dolphin pictures from our work in the Caribbean... but not from this year obviously 😕 But we will back... soon! St...
05/19/2020

A few dolphin pictures from our work in the Caribbean... but not from this year obviously 😕 But we will back... soon! Stay safe!

New collaborative paper involving our lab: modeling the distribution of harbor porpoises in the southern North Sea. This...
04/24/2020

New collaborative paper involving our lab: modeling the distribution of harbor porpoises in the southern North Sea. This is where our Principal Investigator Dr. Jeremy Kiszka started working with marine mammals... during his high school years! https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-marine-biological-association-of-the-united-kingdom/article/modelling-finescale-distribution-and-relative-abundance-of-harbour-porpoises-in-the-southern-bight-of-the-north-sea-using-platformofopportunity-data/840BE81EA1EA7DE398340521A985A428

Welcome to our newest PhD student Aarin Allen! Aarin is joining our lab to start his PhD on the ecological roles of mana...
04/14/2020

Welcome to our newest PhD student Aarin Allen! Aarin is joining our lab to start his PhD on the ecological roles of manatees in aquatic ecosystems. Aarin has experience with manatees in Florida and the Caribbean and we are very excited to have him!

03/18/2020
Baited remote underwater video highlights from Madagascar

Thanks Global FinPrint for your support! Here is some of the work we completed with Heithaus Research Lab and our collaborators #WCS Madagascar MADA Megafauna

Sampling thanks to Paul G. Allen Philanthropies, Florida International University, Les Baleines Rand'eau, Curtin University, and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Welcome to our two new PhD students Ashley Cook and Enrico Corsi! Ashley and Enrico will join our lab for great projects...
02/19/2020

Welcome to our two new PhD students Ashley Cook and Enrico Corsi! Ashley and Enrico will join our lab for great projects on the behavioral ecology, acoustics, and social structure of cetaceans. So excited to have you joining us this Fall!

Welcome to our lab Dr. Germain Boussarie! Germain completed his PhD at the University of Montpellier and will be working...
02/01/2020

Welcome to our lab Dr. Germain Boussarie! Germain completed his PhD at the University of Montpellier and will be working with us on a number of exciting projects. Welcome Germain Boussarie!

In St Vincent and the Grenadines (West Indies, Caribbean), people are exposed to mercury through consumption of cetacean...
11/16/2019
Mercury and selenium concentrations, and selenium: Mercury molar ratios in small cetaceans taken off St. Vincent, West Indies

In St Vincent and the Grenadines (West Indies, Caribbean), people are exposed to mercury through consumption of cetaceans. Our new paper is in press in Environmental Research https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935119307054#undfig1

This study measured the concentration of total mercury (THg) and selenium (Se), and calculated the Se:Hg molar ratios in the muscle, blubber, liver, a…

We are so happy and proud to be involved in this important project https://casenews.fiu.edu/2019/10/31/new-research-shed...
11/06/2019
New research sheds light on the endangered Gulf of Mexico Bryde's Whale

We are so happy and proud to be involved in this important project https://casenews.fiu.edu/2019/10/31/new-research-sheds-light-on-the-endangered-gulf-of-mexico-brydes-whale/

Written by: Emma Odenweller FIU’s Institute of Water and Environment researchers are part of a team that has been investigating the behavior and ecology of one of the most endangered whale species on the planet: Gulf of Mexico Bryde’s whale (pronounced broo-dus). Photo courtesy NOAA The on

11/03/2019

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This is an amazing opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to join us and work on lemur, marine mammal and s...
10/28/2019

This is an amazing opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to join us and work on lemur, marine mammal and sea turtle conservation in Madagascar! Please apply! Deadline is November 15th!

The Tropical Conservation Institute at Florida International University opens two postdoc positions! Please apply!
10/24/2019

The Tropical Conservation Institute at Florida International University opens two postdoc positions! Please apply!

10/23/2019

Welcome to the Marine Conservation Ecology Lab at Florida International University (Biology)! Our lab has been created in August 2019, and is led by Dr. Jeremy Kiszka. We focus our work on the behavioral ecology and conservation of marine mammals and other marine megafauna

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