2022 Knauss Fellow Spotlight: Gray Vickery

Hometown: Decatur, Georgia Areas of study: B.A. Environmental Science; M.S. Environmental Science and Policy; Graduate Certificate, Project Management   Tell us about your background, previous professional experience and research? I’ve worked in the environmental field for the last seven years, give or take, although I’ve bounced around plenty during that period. After finishing my undergrad…

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2022 Knauss Fellow Spotlight: Kate Shlepr

Hometown: Palm Bay, Florida & Greenville, Wisconsin Areas of study: B.A. Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine M.Sc. Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada Ph.D. candidate Integrative Biology-Environ. Sci., Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL   Tell us about your background, previous professional experience and research? I have a…

Southeast and Caribbean Climate Alliance

Climate change alliance will address human health impacts

By: Tory Moore, 352-273-3566, torymoore@ufl.edu At the mention of climate change, most people think of melting ice and increasing global temperatures. While those are key elements of climate change, one of the lesser-known aspects is the direct impact on human health. Low-income communities, communities of color, rural communities and tribal and indigenous communities suffer the…

Sea Grant leads call to action on Greater Amberjack, public input needed

Image credit: Greater Amberjack by Diane Peebles By: Lourdes Rodriguez, 954-577-6363 office, 954-242-8439 mobile, rodriguezl@ufl.edu A gap of knowledge surrounding the status and future of the Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) is the driving force behind a $10 Million project involving the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Florida Sea Grant. The…