Aquaculturist Kevan Main will be recognized as one of 12 “Champions of Change” for her development of re-circulating systems that farm marine fish while fertilizing salt-loving plants.
Grady Leavins was a strong advocate of the use of research, education and outreach to find scientific solutions to problem facing the state’s oyster industry.
In his new role, Ubeda, who is originally from Nicaragua, will be developing educational programs to address issues related to recreational and commercial fisheries, marine resource conservation and artificial reefs.
In her more than five years with Florida Sea Grant, Carnahan has concentrated on establishing programs that help protect one of the state’s most developed urban areas from coastal hazards, such as rising seas.
The first workshop, “Sea-Level Rise and Flooding: Planning and Law for Local Governments” will take place Friday, September 23, 2016 at the offices of the Northeast Florida Regional Council in Jacksonville.
In his more than 15 years at Florida Sea Grant, LeRoy Creswell has managed a volunteer-based program to restore degraded oyster reefs and improve water quality in the Indian River Lagoon.
This fellowship is designed to provide a post-graduate who majored in environmental science or policy with the opportunity of hands-on experience in state government.
Jason Evans, a Florida Sea Grant researcher, is finding ways for local governments in several cities, including Satellite Beach, to best adapt to sea-level rise. Part of Evans’ research is mapping how vulnerable public facilities such as stormwater drainage systems, fire stations and wastewater treatment plants are to rising seas.
As part of the Newell Seminar Series, Duane De Freese will speak about the opportunities and challenges scientists face delivering research to resource managers and other audiences.
Three aspiring scientists, all graduate students at Florida universities, have been awarded $1,000 each as the 2016 recipients of the Florida Outdoors Writers Association scholarship for outdoor communicators.