Climate change may require coastal land managers to rethink their plant selection process. There may be a need to propagate different genetic strains or different plant species to provide plants for restoration that are adapted to climate change.
UF/IFAS Extension and Florida Sea Grant are hosting a workshop focused on the future of coastal restoration.
Presentations at this workshop will include an overview of climate change science, approaches to sourcing plant propagules for restoration and conservation, ecotypic differentiation, impacts of climate change on sea oats, salt marshes and mangroves, ecosystem services valuation and permitting issues.
Case studies will be presented. Attendees will participate in a hands-on sea oats plant propagation activity. Breakout sessions will allow participants to provide input for a white paper on the topic of plant selection for coastal restoration in the era of climate change.
Who should attend?
Coastal land managers, plant industry representatives, ecosystem restoration companies and researchers
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Center for Marine Studies, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Biosciences, 9505 Oceanshore Blvd., Marineland, FL 32080
Michael Kane: Professor, Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida
Carrie Reinhardt Adams: Assistant professor, Environmental Horticulture Department, University of Florida
Maia McGuire: Florida Sea Grant Agent, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns and Flagler Counties
Christine Wiese: Assistant editor, biological scientist and lab manager for the University of Florida Restoration and Plant Ecology Lab
$35 covers materials and lunch, please use this link: PlantsClimateChange.eventbrite.com
For large group registration or questions, please contact Carrie Adams at 352-273-4502 or firstname.lastname@example.org