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Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Primary research is focused on understanding the ecological importance of large predators, especially in ocean ecosystems, and the consequences of human-induced declines in their populations.

Specializes in predator-prey interactions and the ecological importance of sharks and other large marine species like dolphins and sea turtles.


Please visit the following link to view Dr. Heithaus’ current projects


Mike Heithaus

11200 SW 8th St, ECS 450

Miami, FL 33199

Michael.Heithaus@fiu.edu - 305-348-2864

FIU International Center for Tropical Botany