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
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A community cleaning up the Lagoon during...

Caption: In this picture I am looking for trash at the cleanup event on January 12th. Merry and I found so much trash on the side of the road, we were able to fill two garbage bags in about 45 minutes. LLast Saturday, January 12th,...

Jan 16, 2019
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Learning Something New Everyday in the Field...

More From Our Students in the Field Blog Series. Checking in from the Indian River Lagoon with our NSF Coastal Connections undergraduate research team. Hey everyone! We’ve had so many interesting conversations lately with people on the Indian River Lagoon. For my last experience out...

Nov 29, 2018
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Citizen Science GIS

A Bird’s-Eye View of the Indian River...

OAK HILL, FLORIDA. In 2016, the University of Central Florida’s Citizen Science GIS team led by Dr. Timothy Hawthorne launched its Open Reef Initiative to create high-resolution aerial imagery of vulnerable islands and coastal environments in Belize using relatively affordable, consumer-level drones. Recently, the Coastal...

Nov 28, 2018
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Ecology and Society Paper Now Out from...

New paper now out from our NSF CNH work... Integrating sense of place into ecosystem restoration: a novel approach to achieve synergistic social-ecological impact Kelly M. Kibler 1, Geoffrey S. Cook 2, Lisa G. Chambers 2, Melinda Donnelly 3, Timothy L. Hawthorne 4, Fernando I. Rivera 4 and Linda Walters 2 1Department of Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering and...

Nov 12, 2018
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Field Notes from the Coastal Connections Team

The Coastal Connections Research team is back and ready to rock and roll! After a brief break from our summer interviews, we are picking up right where we left off trying to protect the Indian River Lagoon, and we need all the help we can...

Oct 20, 2018
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