Each year, Jacksonville University faculty members recognize their colleagues who excel in four areas: community service; university service; scholarship and professional activities; and teaching. A selection committee determines a winner for each of the four categories and announces their pick …Read More »
It’s not every day that Jacksonville University is able to help solve a decades-old mystery that unfolded thousands of feet below the sea, but Jacksonville University graduate student Mackenzie Horton has been hard at work uncovering the fate of the …Read More »
With small artificial reefs in hand, Biology Professor Dr. Dan McCarthy and his students waded through the tall grassy banks and into the St. Johns River just outside the Marine Science Research Institute.
As Dr. McCarthy supervised, marine science students …Read More »
Our charismatic megafauna, the manatee, which is also the Florida state mammal, is in trouble, again. The manatee, or sea cow, is that large, so-ugly-it-is-cute, aquatic plant-eating, gentle giant that can weigh 1,000 pounds or more. Maintaining that size and …Read More »
This past semester we offered a course at Jacksonville University entitled “Ecology of the St. Johns River.” It was mentioned in last month’s column. As part of their final exam, I had them review some past River Life columns and …Read More »
With Halloween just behind us and Thanksgiving looming not too far away, it means the year is coming to an end. Every year I think about how fast it has passed. This one has been no exception, but I am …Read More »
One step forward. Two steps back.
The 2021 St. Johns River Report, developed by a team of researchers from Jacksonville University and several other universities, offers signs of positive progress regarding the health of the river, while some concerning trends …Read More »
This year, as athletes around the world train for gold medals in Tokyo, a new competition has emerged. Originating on the five-acre island of Tobacco Caye in the middle of the Belize Barrier Reef, the Coconut Olympics has left its …Read More »