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Community Input on Adaptation Strategies

During the Spring 2013 Adaptive Design Studio, the project team met with Cedar Key and Rosewood community residents and stakeholders for workshop activities, design presentations, and interviews. Through these interactions, the project team captured local experiences and adaptation preferences. Community members in … Continue reading

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Project Facebook Page

The Planning for Coastal Change in Levy County project has a new Facebook page! The page operates in tandem with the main project website, ChangingLevyCoast.org, to apply one of the most powerful social media tools to share the latest project activities and … Continue reading

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Planning for Coastal Change Curriculum Brief

Dr. Kathryn Frank and graduate student Sean Reiss presented the “planning for coastal change” curriculum developed for the Cedar Key Summer Youth Program in 2012 to 25 middle and high school teachers from across Florida who were attending a symposium … Continue reading

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Adaptive Design Studio Process

Over the past 16 weeks, eight graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Florida conducted an adaptive design studio course led by Dr. Joseli Macedo. The class focused on the Cedar Key-Rosewood area and identified community-based strategies to adapt … Continue reading

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Adaptive Strategies Workshop

On February 27 at the Cedar Key Public Library, community leaders and interested citizens gathered for an adaptive strategies workshop led by Dr. Kathryn Frank, Dr. Joseli Macedo, graduate research assistant Sean Reiss, and the students of this semester’s coastal … Continue reading

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Ecosystem Services and Sea Level Rise

Ecosystem services are the various benefits (goods and services) that humans receive from natural systems such as estuaries, wetlands, and forests. These services are often undervalued and taken for granted. The international Millennium Ecosystem Assessment identified four categories of ecosystem services: provisioning … Continue reading

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Conclusion of the Civic Engagement Studio

As the fall semester comes to a close, the studio class would like to wish our professor, Gail Easley, a wonderful retirement. Gail has been an invaluable asset to the studio. Her experience, leadership, and charisma contributed greatly to the … Continue reading

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Yankeetown Seafood Festival

The Coastal Engagement Studio had another opportunity to meet residents and visitors of Levy County at the 31st Annual Yankeetown Seafood Festival on November 17-18.  The festival hosted hundreds of tents offering food, crafts, and outreach. Our booth displayed project … Continue reading

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Presentation to Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce

On November 14th, 2012, students from the UF coastal engagement studio, Doug McDuffie and Stephanie Zarkis presented past, current, and future trends of sea level rise to the Withlacoochee Gulf Area Chamber of Commerce. We would like to thank the … Continue reading

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Storm Surge

Increase in average sea level rise affects certain hydrologic processes such as storm surge. Storm surge is a coastal high water level caused by wind from storms. Many of us have become familiar with the effects of storm surge from … Continue reading

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