Austin Gallagher, a 2011 Florida Outdoor Writer’s Association scholar and a 2012 Florida Sea Grant scholar, has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in science for his work as an ocean scientist and communicator.
Three graduate students at Florida universities have received the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, recognizing their outstanding achievement in marine and coastal policy research. The following winners have relocated to Washington, D.C. for one year to work with policymakers in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Alex Harper, Florida State University Erica Towle, University of…
Florida Sea Grant regretfully announces the death of Geoff Wallat, Florida Sea Grant agent with UF/IFAS Extension in Taylor County. Wallat, 47, died Thursday, November 19, following a brief illness.
The symposium increases capacity of coastal communities and leaders to make informed decisions, balance diverse uses, ensure access, and plan for the future of their working waterfronts.
The award is presented annually to a Florida Sea Grant agent who takes initiative, creativity and leadership in his or her extension program.
Carlos Martinez, a Florida Sea Grant statewide agent who specializes in ornamental aquaculture and aquaculture education, was recently awarded an Honorary State Degree by the Florida Future Farmers of America Association.
Chuck Adams, Florida Sea Grant’s marine economics specialist and Tommy Thompson, executive director of the Florida Outdoor Writer’s Association, will both be recognized at this year’s Extension Professionals Association of Florida conference.
The winners are Jenny Adler, a Ph.D. student in interdisciplinary ecology with a focus in journalism; Carrie Schuman, a Ph.D. student in interdisciplinary ecology with a focus in fisheries and aquatic sciences; and Jordan Skaggs, an M.S. student in fisheries and aquatic sciences.
The fellowship provides up to three years of funding to outstanding Ph.D. candidates who study ways to improve the sustainability of fish stocks that are commercially or recreationally valuable.
A new Florida law focused on flooding also requires that redevelopment planning in coastal management elements includes the impacts of sea-level rise.