August 30, 2016

Explore More – a forum for scientists and scholars featured in UF’s Explore research magazine – presented a conversation about sea level rise past, present and future with UF geochemist Andrea Dutton and urban planner Kathryn Frank on Tuesday, August 30, at 6 p.m. in the Pugh Hall Ocora.

Andrea Dutton, an assistant professor in UF’s Department of Geological Sciences, is co-leader of an international working group investigating the geological record of changes in sea levels and ice sheet mass in order to better predict future sea level rise. Dutton’s research currently focuses on reconstructing sea level over periods spanning thousands of years, with an emphasis on establishing the behavior of sea level and ice sheets during previous warm periods.

Kathryn Frank, an assistant professor in UF’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, specializes in environmental planning and has led initiatives to study social and ecological adaptations to sea level rise on Florida’s east and west coasts. Her interests include science-based policy-making, climate change and water, and decision-making processes that facilitate mitigation and adaptation to sea level rise.

To learn more about the work of Dutton, Frank and other UF climate change scientists and scholars, visit http://explore.research.ufl.edu/

The event was co-sponsored by UF’s Explore research magazine and the Office of Research, the Florida Climate Institute and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.