Salt marsh resilience compromised by crabs along tidal creek edges A long-term study in Elkhorn Slough revealed the impact of superabundant crabs on salt marsh vegetation and the vulnerability of tidal creek banks to erosion Excerpt from press… Read More
New paper on life cycle informed restoration co-authored by Dr. Angelini
CCS Director Dr. Christine Angelini co-authored a recently published paper in the Journal of Applied Ecology titled Life cycle informed restoration: Engineering settlement substrate material characteristics and structural complexity for reef formation. The study defines and experimentally tests ‘life cycle… Read More
New fact sheet: Massive influxes of Pelagic Sargassum in the Wider Caribbean Region
A new fact sheet, Massive influxes of Pelagic Sargassum in the Wider Caribbean Region, describes the science, law and policy, and management challenges of Sargassum, a macroalgae that has become established and invasive in the Caribbean and parts of the… Read More
Kick-off workshop for new project assessing saltmarsh and mangrove resilience implementation techniques
The University of Florida Center for Coastal Solutions is collaborating with the GTM Research Reserve, City of St. Augustine, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Wood Engineering on a National Fish and Wildlife Federation grant. The project “Designing Innovative Saltmarsh… Read More
New paper by CCS researchers and partners on sustaining coastal wetlands and oyster reefs in the southeastern U.S.
In a new paper in the Journal of Environmental Management, CCS affiliates Drs. John Jaeger, Mark Clark, Director Christine Angelini, and partners from across sectors in the entire region identify the greatest contemporary threats to coastal wetlands and oyster reefs… Read More
U.S. Senate floor shout out to UF/CCS and our collaboration with USACE on Engineering With Nature
On June 24, 2021, Dr. Todd S. Bridges, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Senior Research Scientist & National Lead of Engineering With Nature® gave testimony to the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works during a hearing entitled… Read More
CCS welcomes new interns Colson Douglas and Savannah Peltrau to support FSG/WCIND project
CCS’s summer student interns, Savannah Peltrau (B.S., Environmental Sciences) and Colson Douglas (J.D. Candidate, Law) are teaming up to support a project with Florida Sea Grant under a contract with the West Coast Inland Navigation District (WCIND) to update the District’s five year strategic plan.
CCS Partners with SAS to Expand Artificial Intelligence Efforts in Coastal Communities
The University of Florida’s Center for Coastal Solutions (CCS) and SAS Institute (SAS) entered a strategic partnership to develop tools, training programs, curriculum and research that will continue to trailblaze around the UF AI initiative and the Herbert Wertheim College… Read More
Dune restoration experiments under way by Hallie Fischman from the Angelini Ecology Lab
Hallie Fischman is an Environmental Engineering Sciences PhD student in the Angelini Ecology Lab studying the restoration of coastal ecosystems. She is currently researching how facilitation and mutualistic interactions can improve coastal restoration. Hallie’s been busy in the field… Read More
2021 Florida Legislation and Budget Appropriations of Interest to Coastal Stakeholders
Summary of bills and budget allocations passed during the 2021 legislative session of relevance to coastal stakeholders.