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A Conversation with Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson October 22 at Noon
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native. She is founder and CEO of Ocean Collectiv, a strategy consulting firm for conservation solutions grounded in social justice, and founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for the future of coastal cities. With Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, she co-edited the anthology All We Can Save, and co-founded The All We Can Save Project.
Recently, Ayana co-created the Blue New Deal, a roadmap for including the ocean in climate policy. For three years, she taught a seminar on urban ocean conservation as an adjunct professor at New York University. She curates and hosts the Science & Society series at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.
Learn more about the event and how to register here.
Neighborhood Resilience Webinar

The Climate Community of Practice hosts a series of virtual sessions on various climate- and resilience-related topics, including the upcoming Neighborhood Resilience session taking place on October 14, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm CST. Use this link to register.

More Information on the monthly webinar series and the Community of Practice can be found here.

Puerto Rico Re_Start Launches New Report

The University of Florida's Center for Hydro-generated Urbanism (CHU) and the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, with sponsorship from the UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Urban Quality and Culture, recently released a new report titled "Puerto Rico Re_Start: Scenarios for a Resilient Future." 
The report showcases the work resulting from the collaboration between CHU with Puerto Rico around multiple climate-related issues. Read more about the collaboration here.

New Report Provides Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Climate Change

The UF Department of Soil and Water Sciences and UF/IFAS Extension Service recently released a new report about climate change in Florida in a reader-friendly, science-based Q&A format.   

CERF 2021 Design Competition 

The Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) design competition is looking for innovative solutions and strategies to make our coastal environments more resilient in the face of coastal impacts of climate change.Submissions for Stage 1 are being accepted through October 21. The 2021 design competition will focus on a specific site in Coastal Virginia. Details on the conference and the competition can be found here.
Details can be found here.   
If you have any climate-related research, news items, or events that you would like to submit for consideration in the next newsletter, please email them to info@floridaclimateinstitute.org.

Other Upcoming Events & Webinars
2021 National Stormwater and Watershed Conference | St Petersburg, FL | Call for Abstracts
Actionable Science in the Gulf of Mexico Seminar Series | Weekly, September - October | Webinar 
Neighborhood Resilience | October 14 | Webinar
Coastal GeoTools 2021 Conference | February 8 - 11, 2021 | Virtual 
Job, Internship, and Fellowship Opportunities
Climate Resiliency Officer, Seminole Tribe of Florida | Hollywood, FL
Iconic Reefs Restoration Implementation Manager,
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation 
| FL Keys 
Climate Justice Program Manager, New Florida Majority | Miami, FL
Climate Resilience Program Coordinator, Broward County | Fort Lauderdale, FL
National/International and Partial Remote 
Multiple Coastal Program Positions, California Coastal Commission | CA
Postdoctoral Scholar in Climate Change and Health Adaptation, University of Washington | Seattle, WA
Associate Program Officer, NAS Division on Earth and Life Studies | Washington, DC
Climate Resilience Analyst, EPRI | Multiple Locations
Awards and Achievements
Daniel Solis was recently promoted to Associate Professor and Program Leader in the Agribusiness Program at Florida A&M University.

Fuentes, M. M. P. B., Allstadt, A. J., Ceriani, S. A., Godfrey, M. H., Gredzens, C., Helmers, D., et al. (2020). Potential adaptability of marine turtles to climate change may be hindered by coastal development in the USA. Reg Environ Change, 20(3). 
Johnston, N. K., Johnston NK, Campbell, J. E., Campbell JE, Paul, V. J., Paul VJ, et al. (2020). Effects of future climate on coral-coral competition. (Vol. 15). 
Jones, N. P., Figueiredo, J. & Gilliam, D.S. (2020). Thermal stress-related spatiotemporal variations in high-latitude coral reef benthic communities. Coral Reefs.
Perez, T. M., & Freeley, K. J. (2020). Photosynthetic heat tolerances and extreme leaf temperatures. Functional Ecology, 1-10.
Rohat, G., Monaghan, A., Hayden, M. H., Ryan, S. J., Charrière, E., & Wilhelmi, O. (2020). Intersecting vulnerabilities: climatic and demographic contributions to future population exposure to Aedes-borne viruses in the United States. Environ. Res. Lett., 15(8). 
Sommer, J. M., & Hargrove, A. (2020). Power and politics in the world-system a cross-national analysis of environmental governance. Journal of World-Systems Research, 26(2).

Stein, A. L. (2020). Artificial intelligence and climate change. Yale Journal on Regulation, 37(3), 890-939.
Storlazzi, C. D., Storlazzi CD, Cheriton, O. M., Cheriton OM, van Hooidonk, R., van Hooidonk R, et al. (2020). Internal tides can provide thermal refugia that will buffer some coral reefs from future global warming. Sci Rep, 10(1).  
Taillie, P.J.; Jolly, S.R.; Bobay, L.R.; Sneckenberger, S.; &  McCleery, R.A. (2020). Habitat use across multiple scales suggests resilience to rising seas for endangered island endemic compared to sympatric invasive species. Animal Conservation, . 
Vitale, N., Brush, J. & Powell, A. (2020). Loss of coastal islands along Florida's Big Bend Region: Implications for breeding American Oystercatchers. Estuaries and Coasts.   

A Book from the FCI:
Florida's Climate: Changes, Variations, & Impacts
Florida's Climate: Changes, Variations, & Impacts provides a thorough review of the current state of research on Florida's climate, including physical climate benchmarks; climate prediction, projection, and attribution; and the impacts of climate and climate change on the people and natural resources in the state. The book is available for purchase in paperback and Kindle format at Amazon.com.

Individual chapters may be accessed on the FCI website.
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