Florida International University Launches Sea Level Solutions Center; Appoints Tiffany Troxler as Director
Aug 26 15
Florida International University has launched the Sea Level Solutions Center to help people understand, adapt and persevere.
The center combines expertise in the natural, physical and social sciences, along with architecture, engineering,
computer sciences, law, communications, business, health and tourism management to develop long-term strategies
in the face of rising seas. FIU's Miami location will be key in advancing the center's mission. The FIU Sea Level Solutions Center will focus on envisioning and designing safe, resilient, prosperous and sustainable 22nd century coastal communities by focusing on the science behind the rising seas, preservation of governance systems, infrastructure challenges and solutions, business impacts, supply chain challenges, ecosystem dependencies, and personal assets. It will work with local governments, business and community leaders to accelerate adaption planning. The center will support efforts to finance and implement plans through local, state and federal funding sources while drawing on collaborations with governments and the private sector, leveraging existing partnerships and creating new ones. The center is also dedicated to training a new generation of scientists, planners, designers, engineers, architects and communicators to develop sustainable solutions to this and other climate change impacts.
FIU ecologist Tiffany Troxler will serve as director. Troxler is a research scientist with FIU's Southeast Environmental Research Center and Department of Biological Sciences. Her research focuses on informing management and restoration of coastal and freshwater wetland ecosystems. Some of the projects she leads include collaborative efforts that examine the effects of salinity inundation on soil carbon balance in Everglades coastal wetlands. She is a national greenhouse gas inventories review expert for the United National Framework Convention on Climate Change in the Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry sector. Troxler is project collaborator and working group co-lead in the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER program. She works to foster local, national and international collaborative research with the aim of addressing local to global-scale sustainability challenges.
Florida International University Presents at Latin America & Caribbean Life Sciences Conference, Mar-27-2014 through Mar-28-2014
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Florida International University Presents at Latin America & Caribbean Life Sciences Conference, Mar-27-2014 through Mar-28-2014. Venue: Graham Center Ballroom, FIU-Maidique Campus, Miami, Florida, United States. Presentation Date & Speakers: Mar-27-2014, Irma Becerra Fernandez, Vice President for Engagement. Mar-28-2014, Mark B Rosenberg, President, Mark B. Rosenberg, President.
Florida International University Presents at Third Annual Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit, Nov-08-2013 09:30 AM
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Florida International University Presents at Third Annual Caribbean Hotel Investment Conference and Operations Summit, Nov-08-2013 09:30 AM. Venue: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Speakers: Greg Bohan, Professor.