It's a fight to the death in USVI waters as some corals and sponges battle for survival. Dr. Andia Chaves Fonnegra's research shines a light on this dramatic battle and how coral bleaching events play a role.Read More
It is with great pride that we announce the University of the Virgin Islands’ Masters of Marine and Environmental Studies 2015 cohort has had their capstone manuscript published in PLOS ONE, a prestigious research journal greatly respected in the scientific community.
Territory educator creates a sanctuary for stressed students and incorporates real-life hurricane-related experiences into classroom learningRead More
Dr. Kristin Wilson Grimes made her debut appearance on the TEDX stage this past summer with TEDxSaintThomas. Her talk, SEAS Your Tomorrow, is one that must be seen by anyone concerned about or interested in learning more about underrepresented minorities in the sciences.Read More
UVI student/mentor team selected for participation in prestigious scientific conference which promotes opportunities for underrepresented minorities (URM).Read More
Learn how to safely clean a lionfish, what to look out for and what to do if you are "stung".Read More
Dr. Nastassia Jones is the Assistant Professor of Science Education at the University of the Virgin Islands and Managing Director of the Virgin Islands Institute of Stem Education Research and Practice funded by VI-EPSCoR. With few role models, and fewer resources, how did an African American girl from the south grow up to be a doctor, a scientist, and a college professor?Read More
The invasive seagrass Halophila stipulacea continues to thrive in the Caribbean. Don't be surprised if you haven’t heard of it, this is a recent plant to colonize the USVI and it hasn't received a lot of attention from the public. H. stipulate is tenacious and competes efficiently for space with native seagrasses which struggle with man-made threats (anchor dredges, pollution, nutrient run-off). Adding to the problem, few species in the Territory consume it.Read More