Coastal Connections

Mosquito Lagoon Research and Action

For the past two years I’ve had the great pleasure to work with scientists, business owners and other local community members passionate about protecting what they most value about Mosquito Lagoon in Florida. This NSF-funded work with our interdisciplinary partners included talking with different groups...

Sep 17, 2019

Citizen Science GIS

AAG Presentations with Citizen Science GIS

We've compiled a list of our team's presentations at AAG in DC. Hope you can join us! Thursday, April 4 Mapping Emotional Attachment in the Indian River Lagoon Using Participatory Approaches Assigned to Session Authors: Merry Johnson*, Topics: Coastal and Marine Keywords: ecosystem, environmental, social...

Mar 29, 2019

Coastal Connections

Mosquito Lagoon Listening Session – A Different...

NEW SMYRNA BEACH. Public participation and community engagement have long been discussed as critical components for relevant and effective environmental management. When scientists and other resource managers listen, learn, and incorporate ideas from local people who are intimately connected to the places they manage, everyone...

Mar 8, 2019


Mapping Meaning in the Indian River Lagoon

INDIAN RIVER LAGOON - Anyone who has ever spent time in the Indian River Lagoon knows it is a special place. Whether relaxing on the shore and soaking in the silence, watching dolphins playfully frolic and leap about, or photographing one of the many wading...

Nov 8, 2018


STEM Day at Indian Trails Middle School

(Winter Springs, FL) On Tuesday, September 25 students at Indian Trail Middle School learned the benefits of using drones and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for science and the community during their STEM day festivities (HUGE shout out to Nicole Spain for her hard work organizing!)....

Oct 2, 2018


March 1, 2018 – Dr. Greg G....

On March 1 at 3pm EST, please join us in the UCF College of Sciences room 201, or join the meeting remotely using the call-in information above or the following link:

Feb 16, 2018

Citizen Science

Help us help the birds!

Calling all Florida citizen scientists! We need your help. Please consider contributing your geo-tagged photos of birds in Mosquito Lagoon Florida to help UCF scientists better understand the impacts of restoration on our bird populations. See the flyer below or visit for more details.

Jan 17, 2018