Rule Development in the DEP Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection, by Matthew DePaolis, Coastal Policy Analyst Fellow, Center for Coastal Solutions / UF Law Conservation Clinic & Florida Sea Grant Legal Program
A post-doctoral associate fellowship and six graduate student research assistantships are available starting in August 2022 at the University of Florida for an interdisciplinary project, funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering With Nature initiative, based out in… Read More
The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation has a new article out on the inaugural Coastal Policy Lab course. Full text is provided below and and you can find the original SCCF article here. As part of SCCF’s new memorandum of understanding with… Read More
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
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
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
Florida Sea Grant’s Nature Coast Regional Specialized Agent Dr. Savanna Barry and affiliate Dr. Mark Clark (UF IFAS, Soil and Water Science) are spearheading a project in the St. Martins Marsh Aquatic Preserve on Florida’s Nature Coast to employ drone technology to map and measure seagrass scarring in the Preserve.
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
This analysis briefly describes the amendments to boating law introduced by the bills SB 1946 and 1086 and provides some context. By Tom Ankersen and Colson Douglas.
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