Hello Water Institute Faculty and Students:


As a member of the South East Climate Adaption Science Center (SE-CASC), the UF Water Institute can  cover the expenses for one graduate student (and possibly two) to attend the SE CASC Climate Adaptation Science Field Intensive that will be held from Aug 12-17, 2019.


The SE CASC Climate Adaptation Science Field Intensive is designed to provide a learning experience for graduate students from SE CASC Consortium Universities, i.e. NC State University, Auburn University, Duke University, University of Florida, University of South Carolina, and University of Tennessee. Lodging, meals, and classroom learning will be provided at the Great Smokey Mountains Institute at Tremont in Tennessee with field visits to engage with natural resource managers.


Learning outcomes for the 2019 Field Intensive include :

1.      Develop collegial relationships  with graduate students from throughout the SE-CASC Consortium as well as with natural and cultural resource managers.

2.      Gain understanding of the basis of modern resource management agencies’ need to adapt to changing climate and land use, especially through:

a.      Decision making analytics and principles

b.      Basic and applied climate science.

3.      Discuss principles of SE CASC mission and operations, including:

a.      Co-production of knowledge

b.      Working with Tribes

c.       Science communication.

4.      Recognize and describe climate adaptation challenges that resource managers experience and adaptation strategies they can use, using place-based learning and examples.

5.      Demonstrate understanding gained through project presentation and creative interpretation of experiences.


The detailed agenda from the 2018 Field Intensive is attached.


If you are a current UF graduate student interested in attending the 2019 Field Intensive please send a short statement of interest summarizing your background, current research interests, and career goals to Dr. Wendy Graham ([log in to unmask]) by close of business April 30th.  The statement should be signed both by the student and their major professor (as an indication of support for the student attending the week-long course).


Students accepted to attend the Field Intensive will be notified by mid-May.

Wendy Graham

Wendy Graham, Ph. D.
Carl S. Swisher Chair in Water Resources
Director UF Water Institute
PO Box 116601
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-6601

Phone 352-294-7741
Email  [log in to unmask]