biological sciences

Toby Daly-Engel to Offer Youth Webinar Oct. 22 on DNA, ‘Secret Lives’ of Baby Sharks

The 1 p.m. Zoom event, suitable for viewers age 9 and up, is presented by Sharks4Kids, a Fort Lauderdale-based nonprofit.

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Amazonia Nears Tipping Point, New Paper Reports

The vast Amazonian rainforest could be replaced by savanna within our lifetime, a catastrophic change spurred by rising temperatures and human activity.

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Climate Findings in the Fossils

A study of the central Andean plateau involving a Florida Tech researcher has yielded some surprising paleoclimate results.

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Florida Tech Researchers Find Megadroughts Fueled Cloud Forest Activity

The research also finds that water quality improved after land returned to natural state, indicating some damaging ecosystem impacts are reversible.

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New Research Finds Ocean Warming Forces Reefs Into Cool-Water Refuges

There will be shifts in where coral reefs grow best, but rising global temperatures means cooler areas will be no more than a temporary refuge for corals.

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Florida Tech’s Daly-Engel Stars in New Shark Documentary

Toby Daly-Engel is featured in “Shark Family Tree,” which explores her work using genetics to better understand great white sharks.

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Humans, Not Climate Change, Had Larger Impact on Segment of Amazon Forest

"We have identified that this portion of global climate change can be addressed through policy and education,” said Florida Tech's Mark Bush.

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Prehistoric Changes in Vegetation Suggest Danger from Global Warming

The current warming from climate change may drive an equally dramatic change in vegetation within the next 100 to 150 years unless greenhouse-gas emissions are reduced.

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Florida Tech’s Toby Daly-Engel Featured on Shark Week Show

Daly-Engel, who grew up watching Shark Week, said seeing a white shark in the flesh for the first time was nothing short of amazing.

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Newly Discovered Shark Species Honors Female Pioneer

Eugenie Clark, a shark biology pioneer and founder of Mote Marine Lab, is the namesake of the newly discovered species of dogfish shark.

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