FSU professor awarded early-career research fellowship

A Florida State University professor has been awarded a prestigious national fellowship, recognizing early-career researchers who demonstrate exceptional leadership and promise for contributions to the fields of offshore energy system safety, community health or environmental stewardship.

Student Spotlight: Arria Hauldin

Arria Hauldin is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in anthropology within the Department of Anthropology, part of the College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to her studies, Hauldin was awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship that funded her trip abroad to teach in Vietnam.

Kīlauea lava fuels phytoplankton bloom off Hawai‘i Island

When Kīlauea Volcano erupted in 2018, it injected millions of cubic feet of molten lava into the nutrient-poor waters off the Big Island of Hawai‘i. The lava-impacted seawater contained high concentrations of nutrients that stimulated phytoplankton growth, resulting in an extensive plume of microbes that was detectable by satellite.

An agricultural mystery: FSU researchers work to understand bacteria killing citrus trees

A team of biologists including FSU associate professor Kathryn Jones and postdoctoral researcher Marta Sena-Vélez has put on detective hats to investigate the complicated bacteria behind citrus greening, a problematic plant disease that has felled citrus orchards across Florida and threatened the Sunshine State’s once prosperous orange crop production.

Deepwater Horizon oil buried in Gulf Coast beaches could take more than 30 years to biodegrade

Golf ball-size clods of weathered crude oil originating from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could remain buried in sandy Gulf Coast beaches for decades, according to a new study by ecologists at Florida State University.

Florida State University joins nation's Top 20

Florida State University soared eight spots to No. 18 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, meeting and well exceeding its goal of joining the Top 25.


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