Climate Change & Coastal Resilience
Stetson University’s Dr. Jason M. Evans will explore the effects of climate change and sea level rise in his July monthly online lecture “Floodplain Management and Climate Resilience in East Central Florida and Beyond.”
The online presentation is set for Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m. Eastern.
Evans will discuss the scientific background of global climate change and sea-level rise. He will also discuss natural hazards and coastal floodplains in East Central Florida and explore what it means to plan for resiliency — a discussion designed with local citizens and property owners in mind.
He will also discuss specific case studies in New Smyrna Beach, Cape Canaveral, nearby Rockledge, Satellite Beach, the Florida Keys and coastal Georgia.
Evans is an associate professor of environmental science and studies and the interim executive director of the Institute for Water and Environmental Resilience at Stetson University. Most of his recent research has focused on sea-level rise vulnerability assessments and adaptation planning for coastal communities in the U.S. southeast.
In addition to his academic appointment with Stetson, Evans currently serves as co-editor-in-chief for the Journal of Environmental Management – one of the world’s top publications for environmental science, engineering and planning.
For more information about the lecture, contact the Marine Discovery Center at 386-428-4828.